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


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RATINGS: 1450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paolo71 (91) - Alviano, ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
In bottle. Beige, frothy, fairly fine head. Dark amber with orange shadows. A bit cloudy. intense and fairly persistent at nose. Honey, a lot of banana, apricot, candy sugar, caramel. Very carbonated. Full body. Inizial sweet and a very pleasant bitter in the end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ermaki (25) - - FEB 6, 2015
Cerveza con bonita apariencia y una espuma densa, de suave sabor a pesar de eso 10°, muy buena totalmente recomendable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kadakas (48) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2015
Pours to the glass with great white top but then goes as fast as it came. Smell really sweet, a lot of malt in it, reminds me aroma at the quality beer bar at winter time. Taste is very light, malty, can even feel a pine taste but not so sweet at all as you might assume from aroma. I can even taste some estonian spicy sprat at the end of taste, but not in a bad way, it is actually quite interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2273) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Mahogany pour with a frothy white head and clinging lace. Fruity, earthy aroma. Spicy malt, Christmas cake flavour. Well balanced with a tangy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (577) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A beautiful clear brown beer with many hues ; big off-creamy white head ; good retention. Fruity aroma (prune, grape), caramel, biscuit, roast, spices. Medium sweet, light warming background. Medium body, dry silky texture, high carbonation, warming finish. Overall, a nice fruity christmas beer pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (291) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a hazy copper color with a large beige head. Lots of bread and yeast on the nos. Dark fruit and spices also present. Good body some good carbonation. Some sweet malt on the taste. Not a ton of alcool on the taste. Very easy to drink and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (807) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at the Beer Emporium, Bristol. Poured a deep amber colour with a good sized and quite solid off-white white head. Aroma of dark fruits, spices and malt. Medium sweetness. Low carbonation. Medium body. A good beer, dangerously easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Mahogany pour with a light beige head that lasts for days. Lots of cooked fruit and spice on the nose There’s also a bready character in there. A little warm on the palate but full of spice and bread notes with some cooked fruit. Solid but not especially exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (371) - ITALY - JAN 25, 2015
33 cl bottle. Amber copper colour with creamy beige head. Malt, yeast, wood aroma. Sweet malt flavour with spices. Alcohol is dangerously hidden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (81) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 23, 2015
Si presenta nel bicchiere di un bell’ambrato carico con riflessi ramati, limpido; solido e generoso il cappello di schiuma, color ocra, cremoso e molto persistente. L’aroma non è di buona intensità: a fatica emergono sentori di caramello e biscotto, frutta secca, pera e canditi. L’elevatissima carbonazione è la prima cosa che risalta al palato, disturbando la percezione del gusto; buona la consistenza, il corpo è medio. Biscotto e toffee danno il benvenuto, c’è un accenno di uvetta e di frutti rossi, c’è il dolce dello zucchero candito. Il finale è sorprendentemente secco, con una lieve nota amaricante di frutta secca ed erbacea che non ti saresti mai aspettato. L’alcool (10%) è molto ben nascosto, ed è piuttosto l’elevata frizzantezza a rallentare la velocità di bevuta.

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