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


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Brewed at Huyghe for Brouwerij Duysters/De Loterbol (Diest)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2009
(33cl bottle) Hazy, amber coloured hue with many nasty and ugly floaties and a mid-sized, slightly tanned foamy head. Sweet and yeasty, slightly toasted malty aroma with notes of candy and a vinous fruity touch. Light-sweet flavour with a tinge of acidity, light to medium bodied with a fizzy carbonation. Dusty-yeasty, minimal toasted malty and slightly fruity taste; finishes slightly fruity and fizzy with a touch of vinegar. Not a pleasure (23.III.09).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4540) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle @ Take One. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, fruits and some hops. Flavour is soft and sweet, caramel, a little fruity with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottled sample aquired via lubiere. Amber in colour with medium to strong carbonation. The aromas are somewhat saison-like, with notes of hay, marshmallow, and lemon. Flavors are of pale malts, grassy and earthy hops, thyme, mint, and kosher salt. Light bodied, and hides its alcohol well. Quite drinkable, but with loads of character too. Surprisingly good, considering its low ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle at Ons te Huis, Diest. Pours amber with a steady offwhite head. Fruity aroma. Maybe a bit too sweet and fruity chewing gum. Still drinkable, though not a favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 amber coloured body with yeast particels and a off white head a spicy malty aroma a sweet candy fruity taste with a little bitter alcholic finich

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 Hazy amber coloured beer, with small white head and no carbonation visible. Malty bit roasted aroma, though bit sweet and candy. Full bit creamy and sparkling palate. Finish is malty, spciy with bit metallic touch ending bit bitter and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a lots of medium size particles, a large to huge, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, lemon, grape, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. (Nice balance and scharpe / fresh aroma). Body is medium to full, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is soft to lively. (Smoth and soft). (101207)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Bottle, 33 cl. @ home 28.08.’07 (Bought at Willems) Amber color, white head. Aroma caramel, a bit yeasts, malts, little fruits. Medium body. Taste = complex fruity, malty, little bitter and sourness. Good. Re-tasted with DavidBles, yesterday 07.08.’08 @Ons Tehuis (Diest). Almost clear amber color, with off-white head. Caramel aroma, bit yeast nose. Taste caramel, malty, bitterouch, dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
A cloudy amber ale with a thick creamy off white head, ith light floaties. Aroma of spices, thyme, coriander and fruits. In mouth, a tingly mouthfeel is noticed, with crisp dry sharp malt, herbal qualities, astringent, lots of alcohol for the style. Very yeasty. Bieropholie private imports, BB 30-12-2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours a cloudy rusty amber color with lots of chunks floating and a medium, bubbly, offwhite head. The aroma has candy sweetness with fruityness akin to peaches or apricots and spices, interesting. The flavor doeasn’t have anything special or amazing but the mix of peaches/apricots, yeast, spices and candy sweetness is interesting, there’s a sense of balance between these elements that prevent this beer from being unpleasant. The body is medium with a smooth, almost creamy texture with a lively carbonation that provides a little push to the flavor. The more sips I have of this beer the more I like it, it’s very surprising since I don’t like this brewery.

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