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

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RATINGS: 245   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3214) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bardzo dobre. Przypomine red flemish Ale poniewaz jest rubinowo czerwone, a po przelaniu wraz z osadem brazowo-bordowe. Piana solidna i wielka i trwala. Zapach octowy troche winny. W smaku takze troche cierpkie i octowe. Troche ciemnych winogron w tle. Finisz dlugi i kwaskowaty. Bardzo dobry wyrob, najlepszy jaki browar oferuje w swojej bardzo szerokiej ofercie

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
My favorite beer from this brewer to date. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a large foamy beige head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tart and sour raisin, fig, cherry, molasses, anise and bread. The flavor was sour caramel, nut, bread, light tart cherries, fig, port wine and vanilla cream. The finish was long with caramel, fig and molasses lingering. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Reddish in color. Thin white head. Its a heavy beer but light in flavor. Very enjoyable beer. This brewery makes a lot of good beers and this is one of them.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
Very dark reddish brown with bubbly, fast diminishing reddish/tan head. Aroma has caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar and some chocolate. Very well balanced taste. Sweet then sour, malty, some liquorice and dark fruit. Full bodied, quite highly carbonated, with a dry finish. Warming alcohol on the way down. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (1829) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2007
750 ml bottle. 2001 bottling, tasted May 2007.

My rating diverges far from the crowd on this one; I don’t know how much of this comes from the fact that I was tasting a well-stored 6-year-old bottle and how much from comes from the idiosyncracies (read: deficits) in my palate.

The cork releases with a powerful rush, and the beer pours a lovely sparkling red-brown with ample warmly colored tan head. The aroma is splendid and ridiculously complex: sour balsamic aromas mingled with tart tannins, tobacco woven through mulling spices, hints of old leather and the faintest woodiness. This is a beer that pushes my ability to assess it even before I take the first sip. All evidence suggests that this one may have aged marvellously - especially given its moderate 7.3% abv - and I find myself very eager for that first sip. The first sip is no letdown. After six years the sugars are gone; in their place, splendid dry complexity, again tobacco and tannins, certainly some sourness but not powerfully so, only interestingly so, richly spicy yeast notes, somewhat bitter though softly so. The flavors range widely as the beer moves across different parts of the palate; fascinating, challenging, and again very complex. Mouthfeel is fairly light, well carbonated, deeply enjoyable.

This one was an unexpected treat. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Presentation: 750ml bottle. Pours a copper/brown color. Highly effervescent with an active light brown head and slippery lace. An aroma that is slightly astringent, with fruit, dried fruit, caramel and a candy sugar background. Aroma also has some bready/earthy qualities. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel with lots ’o co2. Flavor has a sweet start, tartness in the middle and a nice dry finish. A well balanced beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Unwrapped the foil cover and there was mold growing where the cork meets the lip of the bottle. Popped the cork, and there was no ’op’ sound. Should I be worried? Well, here goes... Pours a good solid brown, with ample ruby color when held up to the light. About an inch of cream colored foam. Looks and even sounds very effervescent. The head dies back immediately. No lace. There is a nice malty aroma of molasses and dark stone fruit. Just a hint of a roasted grain scent. No worries - this bottle isn’t spoiled! Sweet malty flavor - heavy in molasses and brown sugar. Some plum or raisin in there too. A little bit bready - like dark-toasted raisin bread. Some spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Dry spice lingers in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
Poured brown with reddish highlights when held to the light. Big off-white head with nice retention and lace. Caramel, yeast and alcohol on the nose. Slightly sweet with yeast on the taste buds.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Nice reddsh color, with a tinted with off white head. Fruity aroma, with notes of licorice and plums, but also treacle. Aroma gave an indication of a heavy beer, but flavor is light and fruity. Slight licorice or treacle note. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Bottle. Notes of raisin, clay, chocolate, dark malt, and yeast come out. The flavors in this beer blend together very, very nicely. This is a well crafted brew. Finish is sweet raisin, light chocolate, alcohol, and candi sugar. There is a sweetness there, but it doesn’t take over like alot of Belgians I have had. Nice dry finish.


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