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

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RATINGS: 1388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
(2004 Version) This beer offers an aroma consisting of wheat, yeast, and a tangerine citrus smell. This beer sits in the glass as a copper solution with a thick butterscotch colored head. This beer greets the palate in a moderately thick manner producing the taste of yeast, wheat, and mild nuts. It fades smoothly leaving a mild nutty aftertaste lingering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2006
750 ml bottle. a lot of nice smell. Golden brown colour. Spicy but round aftertaste. Good to taste to christmas food

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2006
Clear light amber body, huge diminishing off white head. Enormous aroma, malts yeast, caramel, wood, fruits and grains. Sweet bitter taste with a little carbonation. Finish is very alcoholic, sweet light bitter, roasted flavour. Very heavy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a very hazy amber/brown with a thick two finger head that slowly recedes to a nice cap that leaves behind sheets of lacing. Smell; when I first opened the bottle the smell was almost wine like. after I poured it, that winey smell went away. Thereís lots of fruits. ripe plums and bananas, caramel apples, as well as cloves. Thereís also a bit of alcohol presence in the nose. Taste; really nice ripe plums, a good bit of banana flavor stands out along with a bit of sweet caramel maltiness, and some alcohol bite in the finish. It has the nice yeasty and spiced smells that Iíve come to expect in Belgian style beers. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth, with nice carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Warning: Do not serve this right from a fridge. We bought it refrigerated so we had to keep it cold, but this tastes pretty terrible cold. It needs to be a little warm. Some of my notes pertain to cold aromas/flavors (the first ones): smells like veggies, spice fruit, tomato, salt water beach. Brown with a lil tan head. a little unpleasantly sour, punchy. alcohol shows through. Let it warm up: it tastes like apple crisp, sweet, smooth, alcohol punch is not ípunchyí anymore.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
33cl Bottle. Poured a deep amber with a large, bubbly head. Smells of fruit (cherries and plums) with a hint of spice. Flavor has a nice amount of fruit and spice with some yeasty goodness. Canít taste the alcohol at all. Quality brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2005
750 ml - 2005 - Aroma is yeasty bubblegum and allspice. Pours a cloudy yellow-brown with a nice fluffy head and decent lacing. Flavor is sweet bread dough, allspice, bubblegum, and other spices. Palate is crisp and clean for 10%. A nice treat on x-mas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Comes as "Delirium Christmas". Slightly hazy, dark amber with a rather tall and handsome head. Spicy nose - of coriander in particular. Good, full, malty body with plenty of spices - coriander and perhaps some cinnamon and allspice too. Quite harmonious and balanced with a sweetness that never gets too dominating. Quite a hoppy finish. 261205

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Draft - ruby in color. A beige head that is quickly gone. Big fruity nose - I get a bunch of grape. A fairly still beer - surprisingly little carbonation. Vinuous and fruity flavor. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Sampled on tap. Amber color with a thick white head. Aroma had banana, cloves, candy apple, lemon, dark fruit and cherrys. Taste was very smooth for the strength. It had some wheat beer characteristics but was more complex. Palate was a bit thin but otherwise this was good.


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