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

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2211) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
Bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 7.3%. 1.69€ Very dark magohany brown colour, with some ruby shades when hold against the light. A bit less than two fingers of tan head, with low retention for its most part, but a thin film of foam stays to cover the beer’s surface. No lacing left on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, fruit sugars, some light alcohol. Very nice. Taste is very sweet. with some iron notes. Lots of fruits here, mostly dark ones like plums. Aftertaste is also sweet with mostly the fruit sugars notable. Nice body, medium thick but more carbonation than it was needed. Overall, and although is quite sweet, this one was pleasantly drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
corkyrory66 (553) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2013
Huyghe nous fait le coup de la bière avec une étiquette de château, et d’une appellation Grand Cru. Jusque là, on peut être d’accord. Mais une bière à 7,3 % abv, et sans statut historique peut-elle prétendre à ce niveau de classe ? Pour toute personne sensée, il semble que non, bien entendu. Pourtant Huyghe a tenté le coup... Couleur brun sombre. Clarté opaque. Bulles moyennes, mais en fontaine au centre du verre (point positif). Mousse beige à texture souple qui tombe vite à 2 mm. Arômes de moka, pain gris, candi, avec une pointe de croissant. Volume souple. 1ère bouche très centrée sur du malt torréfié. Arrière-bouche avec une pointe de cerises noires. 2ème bouche équilibrée mais d’un niveau faible. 3ème assez fade, tendant vers la bière de table, avec une arrière-bouche aqueuse... On est très très loin du Grand Cru !!!! Levure douce, inadaptée complètement à un grand cru. Longueur sans aucun engagement, sauf celui d’une bière brune quelconque. Alcool ne soutenant aucun sujet notoire. Finale sans élan, sans grandeur, sans âme … En conclusion, pourquoi le marketing saisit-il les brasseurs de temps en temps pour leur insuffler des idées saugrenues, totalement à côté de la plaque ?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark amber to brown colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Slightly sugary toast-malty aroma with notes of dark and red berries, also hints of alcohol. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Toasty malt-character with notes of candy sugar, berry fruits and a tinge of caramel; sweet and fruity finish with a mildly spicy and alcoholic touch. 21.II.13

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2375) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg: højt skum som legger seg raskt. Deilig aroma av solbær. Frisk og lett i smaken, bærer sine 7,3% med den største letthet. God munnfylde og deilig, fruktig ettersmak. Et lettdrikkelig koseøl.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1157) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle@home. One finger foam. Amber clear. Peppery spicy yeasty caramalty notes. Sharp dry medium finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle, 33 cl. Almost coear dark amber with a huge, quickly dissapearing off white head. Notes of caramel, liquorice, dried fruits and spices. Taste is sweet malrty and follows the nose. Medium body, ok, but.....

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2012
33 cl bottle. Dark brown colour. Beige head. Aromas of fruits, sweet malts, caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet, well balanced caramel and malts. Some sourness. Finish has a strong iron taste. Medium body Ok beer, iron taste is to predominant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5797) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, fruit, caramel, spice and yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoltonDK (556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle at Silga. Finehead. Hazy brown color. Caramel aroma. Supermice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Rich malt aroma with a strong hint of sour fruit, perhaps blackberries. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with ruby hints. Solid, long lasting tan head. Flavour is slightly disappointing after the aroma but still good. Malty with firm bittering and a touch of sour and funkiness.


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