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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de canelle. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée cuivrée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence de lire ainsi que d’un énorme col mousseux avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool fruité en arrière goût. (Rating #929)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Sweet peach juice and yeasty flaccidity cannot coalesce, as coriander spiciness attempts to freshen the experience. A weak Belgian Ale at this point in its evolution.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam settles atop the chunk-full pale orange.
-A vinegary nudge bothers the sugary fruitiness.
-Alcohol even appears in the flavor profile, which isn’t necessary at this gravity.
-The sweet fruitiness more and more resembles that of the syrup found at the bottom of canned peaches.
-Although this Belgian Ale is a month past its life expectancy, I would be rather surprised that it was considerably better a month or three ago.

Bottle; best before December ’06.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2007
Slightly amber hue, with a big rocky beige head, with some floaties of lees swirling around, yeasty, toasted malt, with a fruity note of ripe apples, hints of spicy nutmeg, coriander, brown sugar, faint hop in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp yeasty toasted malt and fruity character of ripe apples, with a subtle nutmeg spiciness, floral hops, toffeeish note, leading towards a winey fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle, best before 2005. Hazy dark amber coloured with an average white head and some light carbonation. Sweet yeasty aroma with a fruity touch (citrus, apple). Full body. Finish is fruity, light bitter yeasty. Goop preserved, nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotty (1094) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2006
Another Jeff beer, very much a Duvel look-alike, nice and flavoursome, but not as good as the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2006
Frothy, even fizzy off-white head. Good lacing. Amber color. The aroma is impressive: cookie, banana, raisin, apple, fig, a bit of pine. Very energizing. The flavor though does not stand up to the aroma. Starts just fruity, even slightly sour; finishes heavy bitter with a sharp alcoholic flavor. The texture is dry, though feels somewhat fizzy in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2005
Bought at Fedici, Diest. The building on the lable is Den Drossaard in Diest, the former youth hostel were I have a have a summer job each year. The beer is dark amber, clearly unfiltered. Aroma of malts and dried fruits, raisin, yeast, clearly alcoholic. Complex flavour with subtle fruitiness and sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2005
why does the label state it’s brewed by brewery Duysters? labelbeer from Huyghe? pours amber colored with a bubbly big head which disappeares quickly. smells fruity, yeasty and sweet. taste: sweetish, caramel, fruity and alcoholic followed by a nice hopbitter. finishes dry, bitter and long with a slight cardboard taste. medium bodied, fizzy co2. not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Amber coloured with a considerable head. Very complex with an initial sweetness being substituted by hoppiness only to finish slightly sour. Notes of fruit, yeast and caramel - in no particular order. OK, but a bit confusing. 100398

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
Deep amber. Notes of rosted malt and hints of alcohol in the aroma Taste is malty and a bit roasted with bitter dry aftertaste.

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