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Huyghe Den Barbier van Melle

Huyghe Den Barbier van Melle
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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Blond high fermentation beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (4519) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
I must have bought this beer years ago, found it in a forgotten corner of my cellar and now it has passed its ’best before’ date by two years... And considering this is Huyghe, I don’t have much trust in it. Anyway: medium, off-white, regularly shaped head over a pale orange blonde beer, clear but completely filled with disgusting chunks of protein and dead yeast all over the place, varying in size from a few millimeters to more than a centimeter. Needless to say, the aroma is seriously oxidized (the sweet, rusty smell we all know and hate); other than that, I get canned peaches, sweet sherry, iron, strawberry yoghurt, sweet cider, honey, rotting apples. Taste is honeyish sweetness, canned fruits, light sourish apple touch, lightly caramelly malts, somewhat metallic as hinted by the iron accent in the aroma, medium carbonated but body clearly thinned out by old age, yeasty finish with lingering sugary sweetness (fortunately not cloying - more a canned fruit kind of sweetness), subtle earthy hop bitterishness and a minerally accent. Thin, metallic, too sweet, strange and - this is where my own forgetfulness comes in - too old. Not too pleasant, but I can imagine it was better when it was young. Yet another boring Huyghe concoction - I will not bother to find a fresh one. After one of the floating chunks hit my lips by accident, I made the painful decision to pour it down the drain - and take one point off for appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (1178) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2013
Golden colour, medium to large white foamy head, sweet citrus creamy soft flowery smell, medium carbonation, soft alcohol hints fruity a bit of citrus and peaches like herby taste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2013
Botella 33 Cl. Cerveza de color dorado y extraña etiqueta de un barbero :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2012
25/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: I/13 (2012-1177)

Clear golden orange beer, lots and lots of big chunks floating around under a big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: some citrus, orange peel, white candi sugar, unripe banana, bit yeasty. Mf: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, little bitter, lemony, lots of orange peel, little spicy. Aftertaste: citrus, orange peel, some hops, pretty watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
Darker blond coloured beer with some yeast parts and lots of carbonation. Medium but diminishing white head. Light fruity malty and yeasty hinted aroma. Medium to full refreshing palate. Finish is sweet bitter fruity and malty hinted. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (13881) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2012
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy golden color with quite a lot of yeast-residu floating in it. Small to medium sized white head. Smell malts, overripe fruits, sweetness and lightly some yeast. Taste malts, sweetness, some fruityness. A bit boring really. Medium carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy malty hoppy fruity aroma a spicy malty herby hoppy bitter taste with a alcholic dry bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, flowers, moderate yeasty, sweet fruity - flowery yeast, honey. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120317]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12828) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
Ulfborg Scooper Smagning 2012. Golden with a small white head. Aroma has some floral and fruity esters, a hint of licorice and a touch of apple peel. Sweet fruity flavour with yeasty notes and plenty carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15274) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. hazy deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, fruit, medium sweet, little phenols,

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