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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.


ghawener's rating

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ghawener (1480) - San Salvador, - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle: Instant favorite. A potent heavenly brew. Food Pairing: sip by itself.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pringao_Toribi (289) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2015
In short : sour and very sweet beer. Aroma: flowers, toffee and yeast. Taste: goes form soft sour to a mixture between strong sweet and sour. Palate: very lasting sweet finish, fizzy while drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cnesta (5) - grand prairie, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
This is pretty good. Lots of carbonation. It bites fruity. Not as well rounded as I would have hoped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hednom (58) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle 33cl bought at Delirium Brewery, amber colour with beige top, sweet arome, black fruits. Taste of black fruits, also taste of alcohol

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (386) - - FEB 25, 2015
Medium copper, clear. Medium body, low flavor,dilute mouthfeel, short length. Highly acidic, low bitterness, dry. Some roast flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Slight aftertaste of smoked meats. Really good tho. Not too fullbodied, allowing for large sips. Smells like gym socks.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (197) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Butelka, Pod Mosteczkiem. Ladna piana, kremowa, nie za szybko redukujaca sie do cienkiej warstewki. Ciemno wisniowo-czarne, przejrzyste. Aromaty estrowych, ciemnych owocow, rodzynek, kandyzowanych fig, przyprawowosci, karmelu, w tle troche czekolady, zwlaszcza po ogrzaniu. W smaku slodkawo, karmelowo, owocowo, przyprawowo, w posmakach czuc bardzo mocno kolendre - zabijalo mi to duza czesc przyjemnosci z picia. Po ogrzaniu silnym przyprawowosc zanikala, wiecej bylo karmelowo-owocowej nuty. Mile w ustach. Gdyby nie te zbyt zagluszajace inne posmaki i aromaty nuty kolendrowe, byloby wyrazniej fajniej, a tak, jak dla mnie, nie do powtarzania. NIemniej... zakladam, ze dla wiekszosci osob ktorym ta konkretna przyprawa nie wadzi to piwo musi byc naprawde dobre.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBlueSky93 (256) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
On tap at Frites, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Pours dark, red-brown with a single finger off white head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, mocha, chocolate. Taste of initial dark fruits with some caramel from the malts, lightly syrupy, with almost christmas fruity cake, lemon, cherry, some zestiness too. A Fantastic beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (173) - Skogn, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a nice dark brown/amber with plenty of head. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, with some apple, pear and spices. Flavor has dark fruits, loads of dark fruits. Raisin, prune. Spicy. It's also kinda alcoholic and boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1946) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Sweet, yeasty, bubblegum, pepto-bismolly aroma. Medium body, full carbonation. Dark fruit, light coke, light bubblegum, light cherry,fruit cake, lemon... Still quite light with a little zestiness as well ass the richer fruit. nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2015
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Hazy dark red color. Finger of tan head. Leaves good thicker lace. Loose lace towards the end. Looks great. Medium to bigger body. Soft, kind of moderate to stronger carbonation. Kind of dry finish. Spicier flavor, some dark fruit, mild chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, bit more dry than your typical belgian strong, which is nice. Spicy taste overall, maybe a bit too spicy for me initially.. Though the beer does grow on me overall. Smooth, despite the stronger carbonation. Lighter bitter, nice mild warmth on the finish. Some strange metallic up front, kind of coppery. Steph L. tasted it, she said it tastes kinda bloody. And yeah, she’s right. The metallic is kind of distracting. Beyond that, though, solid belgian strong ale overall. Nice to enjoy with my Subway BMT.


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