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

bottled
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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Artevelde Grand Cru features a dark red-brown colour, a firm, creamy, and cream-coloured head. The smell of roasted malt, caramel and the sweet fruitiness of the alcohol give this beer the perfect aroma. Caramel, sweet fruitiness and a pleasant bitterness are the predominant flavours. Its aftertaste reveals a pinch of toffee and date. Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast. Triple fermented.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
first sip hit me hard. but other then that was a decent gradn cru. still not my style, but belgians always work.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2003
High carbonation, but no head at all - dark ruby, good clarity - slighty yeasty aroma - flavor is very subtle, too subtle even - some plums and other dark fruits, vinous qualities - watery finish - soft and dry, slight tartness - pretty boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Deep amber/brown color. Sweet malt and plum aroma. Sweet flavor, slightly sour aftertaste. Dry mouthfeel, decent body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2003
deep amber with some reddish notes..clear. thin head, lots of bubbles and lacing. strawberry, it was i strangely notice at first..that and sugar. actually thought this was good compared to the rating.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Hazy reddish brown hue with good off-white head and lace. Aroma is very fruity with tones of raisin, peach, apple, and grape. Also detected some sweet spice, caramel and musty yeast esters. The initial taste was full of sweet malt and soft spice. Picked up a undertone of nutty bitterness towards the middle and the finish had a alcohol presence. Well rounded taste but seemed to lack the body to match. The mouthfeel is thin, fizzy and slightly papery. Alcohol level and the matching chest burn increased as beer warmed up. Overall drinkable, but not something I would buy again. Worth the one bottle though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Nice Belgian brown, although the aroma far outshines the flavor. Mixed fruit, raisin, and nutty nose, flavor is a close match. Small head quickly dissipates, and a nice refreshingly smooth palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2003
copper colored w/a very light beige lasting head. Strange herbal hoppy/medicinal malty aroma, caramel, and slightly fruity. Medicinal aroma disappears after it warms. Malty sweet & caramel, very well balanced from start to finish, but lightly bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Also lightly woody/earthy hop flavor in the aftertaste; very little fruity flavor. Light medium body, above average carbonation and warming alcohol, very pleasant. It seems I like Belgian Ambers since this is the first one I've had. I may have to have more of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2424) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2006 Not sure what to expect with this beer. Bottle was given to me and was slightly sticky on the outside. After removing the foil noticed some "growth" around the top of the cork and the cork was very wet and loose in the top. Not sure if the bottle was bad or not. Opened to very little carbonation pop but poured a decent head with good carbonation. Head did not last long though. Aroma slightly fruity and rich. Color is a lovely dark ruby brown. Flavor is rich with toffee (I guess), raisins and maybe a little molasses. Not overly complex but plenty to savor. Finish is creamy and smooth with a slight alcohol warming. Apparently the bottle was not bad and I was treated to a decent Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Brown body, big beige head. Aroma of ripe fruit, yeast and spices. Very spicy and sweet, subtle hop presence. Too spicy in my opinion.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2003
Ruby amber murky with large bubbled shortish lasting pale beige head. Reasonably pleasant medium light sweet malt, molasses honey and nectar fruity aroma. Thin metallic body. Medium malty sweet alcoholic and light spice flavours. Weak watery slightly vinous finish. Disappointing stale bitter and alcoholic finish


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