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

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RATINGS: 1524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 Draught: Dark Mahogany, some floaters, thin head that faded quickly. Pretty sweet and a nice alcohol kick that tasted very good. Dark fruits, candi sugar, lots of sweetness. Belgian yeast spiciness with sugar sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy reddsih brown with a firm tan head. Black cherries, fudge, dates, figs, vanilla, white pepper and alcohol in the aroma. Figs, sweet cherries and toffee in the firm flavour, hints of pepper and apple-skins. Red fruit, pepper and alcohol in the aftertaste. Finally, a beer from Huyghe that I can enjoy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
2004 Vintage, 750mL bottle. Pours amber with a head that fades quickly. Aroma of yeast and sweet fruits like bannana, apples, and bubblegum. Flavor is a bit sour. While there were bubbles in the glass, palate feels flat and a bit watery. The price of $10 also hurts the overall score. First impression: 7/3/5/3/9=2.7<P>Looking below at other raters, xproudfoot suggests letting it warm up. OK, after 1/2 glass with the above rating, I did that. Let it sit for a while. Aroma now has a cherry aspect. Palate a bit more lively, flavor still a bit sour with a bitter finish. Was really hoping for more out of this one. Bumping overall to a 12, but still wont be drinking this un again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20883) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2006
On tap. Dark amber colour. A little off-white head. Lots of yeast in the aroma with some maltiness and hints of spicies. Sweet malty flavor with lots of yeast and caramel. Hard to feel the alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Merry Xmas present courtesy of SuIIy. Delicious brew. Fruity bready nose, very appealing, very very good, with no hint of the high alchohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Cloudy dark orange/amber body with yeast floaties and medium tan lacing head. Aroma of bread, sweet fruit, maybe some cherry?, caramel and brown sugar. Sweet, caramel, brown sugar, yeast flavor. Creay, smooth clingy palate.

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 (13591) - 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 (2938) - 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. Theres lots of fruits. ripe plums and bananas, caramel apples, as well as cloves. Theres 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 Ive come to expect in Belgian style beers. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth, with nice carbonation.


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