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


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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottles: 33cl with crown cap, 75cl with cork and muselet.
Barrels: 15l, 20l and 30l.
Alcohol volume: 8.5% ABV
Colour and sight: Golden blond, multigrain beer with a very persistent, lacing head.
Scent: A complex smell, with a citrus aroma, followed by hop aromas such as Saaz, Brewers Gold and Amarillo.
Flavour: Initially rather sweet, because of the alcohol. The intense taste and roundness mask the presence of high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (888) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 23, 2014
Draught. Dark golden yellow with medium foamy whitish head, malt-coriander aroma, low carbonation, sharp alcohol taste partially masked by hops flavor, long finish with alcohol aftertaste. Not bad but also not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (205) - ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
33 cl bottle. Golden orange with frothy white head. Yeast aroma, lot of , flavour is sweet. Dangerously easy drinking

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1760) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of citrus, yeasty, malty, grapefruit. Taste is sour, yeasty, malty, spicy, typical belgian stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own glass @ "Pinguin zem Bier-Huus": A very nice Beer house in Basel. A: Golden yellow color with a thick, fluffy and persistent head. A little bit cloudy and dirty too S: Belgian yeasts. Fresh malt. Sweet flowery perfume. Citrus and spices (reminds a Triple) T: Belgian yeasts, malt and spices. Moderate sweet M: Balanced sweetness, low bitterness and reasonable carbonation D: High. Despite the high ABV, you cannot feel too much the alcohol. Really easy to lose the head here... [ BA Review @ 2/10/2010 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (749) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden color topped with lots of white frothy head. Malty aroma, notes of alcohol and yeasty smell. The taste is malty, yeasty with pretty strong alcohol taste. Very dry. Not my favourite really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
UXO (402) - CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a clear pale gold with two fat fingers of white head, great retention, moderate lacing. Nose is doughy, bread yeast and malt with overripe apples and dark fruit. Taste is initially moderate sweet followed by moderate to strong bitter, sour fruit, building spice. Medium body, moderate to high sustained carbonation, with a dry, strongly bitter finish. I’m not entirely sure what to make of this. The nose is, frankly, bizarre. I’ve never smelled a beer like this and I’m not sure I like it very much. It’s almost like an apple turnover that’s spent too long in the sun. Maybe it’s the Brewer’s Gold hops? The flavour is pretty much more of the same. I don’t think I like this very much. Wonder if I got a bad bottle...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
epeter85 (42) - - OCT 5, 2014
Pour from tap, light caramel appearance with light head. Slight sweetness followed by hefty bitterness. The bitterness wears off after a few sips. I highly recommend a pour in the themed glass with dripping blood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
etwas zu alkoholig stark ---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (744) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 21, 2014
Way too overcarbonated. Light malty background dominated by quite pleasant fruitiness, berries, citrusy hops, light yeasty. Mostly sweet with decent bitterness in finish. Bit harsh alco kick. Drinkable, but that high carbonation ruins beer for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamedra (559) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je velmi příjemné, sladce karamelové s nádechem pomerančové kůry, kvasnic a lehkým alkoholovým podkladem. Pěna je jasně bílá, jemná, mohutná a držící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá a jemně kalná. Chuť je velmi silně prostoupena alkoholem, má sladový nádech s lehkým kvasnicovým podkladem, finiš je středně hořký, alkoholově palčivý a držící. V ústech pivo působí robustně, má silný říz a je hůře pitelné. Jedná se o pivo, které rozhodné dělá čest svému jménu.

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