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


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RATINGS: 1541   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.

Listigovers' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (856) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 26, 2012
A truly wonderful brew! A strong sweet winey aroma with lots of spice. This is absolutely the definition of a full bodied beer, it will warm you to the core on the coldest of winter nights. Perfectly spiced, with no specific flavour overpowering the others, which is a serious issue with some of the winter beers I have tried. Perfectly smoothed, tingles the tongue, lovely. Highly recommended for anyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (178) - 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 (2665) - 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 (218) - 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 (676) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westkyoto77 (617) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle to Belgian glass. Rich deep brown, creamy head. Heady aromas of caramel, spice. Boozy, but not over-rich. Supple and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roldano (83) - - JUN 1, 2016
Espuma beige que se va disipando pero permanece como una fina capa, color marrón achocolatado y opaco, el aroma en nariz es ligero, sabor potente con regusto donde se aprecian sus 10º

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AVLarsen (96) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
A real Belgian! Typical yeasty. Long lasting taste and palate. Not too sweet and nice and bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoarHL (9) - Århus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016 does not count
Wonderfull and beautifull beer. Many tasteful notes. I would definitely buy this beer again. But then again I am a sucker for Belgian beer ;) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatusBeer (377) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2016
330 ml bottle. Semidark brown colour with huge head off. Aroma of tutti frutti, chocolate. Taste of maracuja,caramel sweetness, huge % of alcohol. Moderate carbonation. Smells like christmas or not

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (726) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
33cl bottle, poured into a matching long stemmed tulip glass. A Xmas gift from my eldest son. Dark reddish brown colour with a thick tan coloured head. Strong sweet smell of caramel, stewed dark fruits, sugar, and Belgian yeast. Full body and light carbonation. Sweet caramel and molasses on tasting, fruit and spices (which taste a little artificial). Sticky sweet and bitter finish.

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