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


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RATINGS: 1547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Kleur en uitzicht: Kastanje amber. Een fijn, wit, romig en wandklevend schuim. Geur: Een complex geheel van caramelmout, fruitigheid, kruidigheid, zoetheid van de alcohol. Smaak: Flinke portie alcohol, sterk kruidig, lichte bitterheid. De afdronk is zoet, kruidig en licht bitterig.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml served in a Prairie teku Vintage 2013 A - Pours a cloudy dark brown/amber with a 1 finger off-white head. S - Brown sugar, figs, dates, banana bread, raisins, faint spiciness, tangy fruit esters, over ripened grapes. Candy malt and orange aroma grows as it warms. T - Oxidation is the first thing I notice, phenolic mineral/metallic notes, tangy vinous fruit, herbal hop bitterness, orange alcohol, finishes with spicy alcohol. M - Slow building carbonation goes from creamy to prickly, heavy side of medium body, alcohol on the finish. The nose was very nice on this but the flavor had some odd stuff going on. Lots of oxidation and the alcohol paired with the herbal notes was not what I would call tasty. This is a one and done for me. Serving type: bottle 12-28-2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trolleo (1385) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2016
Cloudy brown color, huge and firm tan head. Dried fruit, raisin, caramel. Taste is medium sweet with nice dark fruit sweet finish. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. //0,33l bottle as Delirium Christmas at Craft Room

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3432) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
330 ml bottle from the Bishop’s Cellar. Pours a murky caramel colour with average-sized, lasting light tan head. Aroma is candy sugar, dried fruit, caramel, dark fruit and light spiciness. Flavour is quite sweet with candy sugar, cherry, prunes, toffee, yeasty fruitiness/spiciness and a little booziness. Fairly lively carbonation. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
[backlog] 24-12-15 // 750ml bottle shared on christmas eve. Copper colour, solid white head. Strongmalty sweetness, with cherry plums, red fruits. Belgian yeastiness. Strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rei00 (66) - CHILE - SEP 8, 2016
Una Belgian Strong Ale de color marrón y alta carbonatacion. Su aroma es a caramelo, malta tostada, toffee y frutos secos. Su sabor es a caramelo, malta tostada y naranja, con un leve amargor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Very nice pour .... leaving a deep cherry colored clear brew topped by a very shortlasting off white head. Only a little lacing suprisingly. Smell is big Belgian yeast .... sugar and fruit. Booze soaked cherries, berries and peaches. No hops to speak of. Flavor is off the charts, I am not saying it is hugely complex, but it leaves nothing to hide. Creamy carbonation.... I like alot. Quite a bit of alcohol but ties perfectly to the fruity cherry overtones and the Yeasty spiciness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Bottle 330ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy copper. Head is large, foamy, off white and lasts well in the glass. Aroma is spicy with strong notes of fresh coriander, pepper, brown bread, barley, Belgian candy sugar, dried currants, dark plums, dried apples (light) and hints of gingerbread men. Flavour is spicy with a light bitterness, strong notes of brown bread, dark grapes, dried currants, dried apple, coriander seeds and a peppery finish. Full bodied with lively carbonation an oily texture and a decent length, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (816) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Kirkas, rusehtavanpunainen olut runsaalla höttöisellä ja melko pitkäkestoisella vaahdolla. Tuoksu marjainen ja maltainen. Hieman alkoholinen aavistuksen mausteinen. Maku maltainen, marjainen ja jouluisan mausteinen sekä hieman alkoholinen. Melko täyteläinen ja runsashiilihappoinen suutuntuma. Hieno ja jouluinen, mutta aavistuksen yksipuolinen laadukas belgiale jouluun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2016
Apr. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle that poured a hazy golden body with a frothy, short living although a big head. Sweetish aroma, fruity, a bit roasted malty and yeasty, touched with alcohol. Flavor was bitter, caramel, fruity and light vanilla spiced. Overcarbonated palate on medium to full body. Long finish, lightly bitter alcholic. Quite simple and unrefined, expected more, although it was okay anyway. Just that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (238) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2016
Skummar kraftigt redan vid öppning. Färgen är mörk bärnsten och skummet halverar snabbt och lämnar en mycket tunn hinna. Doftar sött av torkad, mörk frukt. Därtill lime och lätta aromer av jäst och kryddor. Halvt vinös och där alkoholen känns en aning. Ölen har en bred men inte så kraftig smakpalett där fruktiga bärtoner harmonierar med karamellsötma. Som en vinös kombination av en dubbel- och trippeltrappist. Kroppen är bara halvfyllig och ölen skummar för mycket i munnen för min smak. Alkoholen känns utan att störa. Torr avslutning med kort beska och därefter en lång, behaglig eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fules (826) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 17, 2016
Hosszan tartó nagy hab, finom fűszeres, komlós illat, erős karamelles beütéssel. Íze erősen komlós, karamelles, határozott gyümölcsös érzettel. Az alkoholt igencsak érezni, utóíze enyhén kesernyés, citrusos, és hosszan megmarad. Testes sör.

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