Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.74   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A Belgian witbier flavoured with chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Noctilucus (102) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
Cloudy brown with a burgundy streak; quickly disappearing lively foam. A nose of chocolate and strangely enough cherries with a touch of alcohol. Doesn’t smell like a beer at all, though in itself it’s a nice aroma. Really reminds me of a black forest cake... The taste reflects the same fruity (cherries) and chocolate elements, with the chocolate not being overly sweet yet not bitter fondant either. The mouthfeel is that of a beer. Not much carbonation. In the aftertaste it’s those cherries again, though soft; just the slightest bit of cocoa remaining; overall a very soft (weak) aftertaste. Can’t decide whether this would make a nice dessert or whether it’s just plain strange.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
LoveDarkBeer (9) - West Bromwich, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012 does not count
Not nice at all. VERY poorly brewed. Yazoo mixed with Carling can would be a better tasting beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2012
Floris Belgian beer a bad name and this has to be the worst (best?) case in point yet. If you buy yourself the cheapest no-brand wheat beer from yoru local supermarket and pour in a children’s chocolate milk mix (Cecemel or real cocoa milk would be too good to compare), then you’d still have a more drinkable beer mix (yes, this is no beer, but a beer mix) than this vile concoction. Shame on you Huyghe - if it weren’t for Delirium and Guillotine, your "Red" and the Floris range would cost me my Belgian beer credibility in Germany for even having bought and tried this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
This review was carried out in the ’Troll Keller’ Gent, Belgium: Jan 2009. The 33cl bottle was poured into a fluted vase and it wouldn’t quiet fit in. The bar was dark but the beer appeared a deep amber, an off-white head sat on top. It smelt like a chocolate orange. The taste was of milk chocolate and raspberries, which I found a bit strange at first. Fairly high carbonisation, but it couldn’t be called ’fizzy’. The aftertaste was dry, an interesting beer and a pleasant aside from the heavier beers that followed.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle @ a friends place. Gift from me for his birthday. He doesn’t like me anymore... Slightly hazy dark orange / brownish color, no head. Smell is indescribable: some weird chocolat-pudding and just awful. Taste is the same. I have no words for this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2012
330ml Bottle (Delirium Cafe, Brussels) - Hazy copper/brown with a foamy head. Chocolate and malt in the aroma. Sweet, chocolatey, nutty and slightly roasted taste. Not too serious, but I have tasted much worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (4296) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
This beer doesn’t taste chocolate like a stout, but more like chocolate milk. Not recommendable.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
RoodMormel (48) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2012
Absolutely hidious, the smell, the taste pretty much anything. The appearance is decent but thats it. I couldn’t even finish it. After 4 sips it was enough for me and i almost had to throw up. Have no clue why they call it chocolate beer because i could’t detect it in the smell or taste

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an offwhite head. Smells appalling; something akin to overly-sweetened grass (if you were to consider it normal to sweeten grass in the first place), with lots of chemical odors, and oranges. It smells faintly of chocolate only if you trick yourself into believing it. Tastes somewhat like one of those chocolate-oranges you can buy, but without the melt-in-your-mouth goodness that redeems them. Extremely sweet, and not in a good way. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, oily texture. Finishes dry, but extremely cloying -- the orage sticks with you. Drain pour; I never want to try this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Tydlig chockladdoft med toner av appelsin. Tydlig chokladsmak, söt och ganska jobbig i längden. Blaskig eftersmak

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