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

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RATINGS: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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VAYankee's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Slightly reddish brown with a short lived cream colored head. Sweet banana yeasty aroma with a faint spicyness. Sweet acidic fruit flavor with a slightly sour aftertaste (also a little chalky). This beer really does not match my drinking preferences.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1286) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
(On tap att Bishops Arms Linköping, 2013). Sweet scent of syrup, fruit, malt and oddly enough mustard. Sweet and fruity taste with hints of malt and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Light brown w/ thick white head, VERY sweet, malty aroma. Medium mouth, subtle vanilla flavor, little aftertaste. "Quick and done."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Een heel lekker kerstbier, net zoals het moet zijn met veel smaak eraan. Een aanrader

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (661) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUL 28, 2014
Amber color with big head. Malt caramel and candi sugar aroma. Sweet and smoth with liquorice and malt flavour.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
What an overpowering seasonal ale! This beer about knocked me over when I first tried this brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (193) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 7, 2014
the aroma of caramel and wine with shades of dark fruits and garden berries, and toffee... the taste is caramel and malty with notes of apple, dog-rose, brown sugar, plum and passionflower... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste... wonderful ale...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (494) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bottle 75cl. Brussel. Clear amber pour with creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and some spice. Nice belgian strong ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (642) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a deep, slightly reddish amber color. It has a slightly hazy appearance with some streams of very tiny little bubbles rushing up to the head. The head is tall, light tan in color and slowly fades leaving little to no lacing behind. The aroma is big and full of sweet malt and fruity notes. The flavor is big and full of fruity notes inside a deep, sweet malty base. Flavor notes of tropical fruit like papaya, pineapple, and guava pop out of the sweet malt, no doubt full of Belgian candi sugar. Yeast adds some funk and alcohol is also present in a mellow warming way that adds another nice level of complexity. There is even a slight leafy hop note than brings a hint of bitterness at one point before being surrounded by everything else. Its mouth feel is big, smooth and well rounded. Carbonation is soft and its body is a solid medium to full.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdoorr (63) - - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle 75 CL. Pours light Cooper with a off white persistent head. Yeasty aroma with hint of banana. Taste is sweet caramel and candy sugar. Medium body and high carbonation. Caramel in the aftertaste. Hide alcohol very well, high drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
Vöröses színe és aszalt gyümölcsös illata van némi vörös gyümölcsökből főzött lekvár aromájával vegyülve. Az ízjegyek egy pezsdítően élénk, savas keretbe ágyazva jelennek meg egy kellemesen, nem eltúlzottan édeskés jelleggel és szinte meghatározhatatlan sokszínűségben, mégis olyannyira összetetten, hogy ez a megnyugtató harmónia az, amit a leginkább kiemelnék a sör tulajdonságai közül.


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