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


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RATINGS: 1457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2302) - 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 (634) - 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 (303) - 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 (874) - 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 (418) - 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 (114) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Woc (59) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a lovely big creamy head. Love the dark brown color. Initial taste is also very nice but what I don’t like much is the after taste. It is quite bitter and I prefer sweeter beers. But 10 % of alcohol warms you up nicely during winterand for that this is a perfect beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6901) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
(Draught at Brugs Beertje, Brugge, 23 Oct 2014) Reddish brown colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, raisins, caramel, brown sugar and red fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, brown sugar, dried fruit, raisins and a bitter-sweet finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty, with a warming winter touch. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rammer (352) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Not particularly appreciated. Very wheat, as if you drink a strong dark Wit.

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