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

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (231) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Large white head with some cereals aromas. Clear yellow body Warm in mouth with light malt taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (332) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Cloudy yellow with sediments and white foam. Intense flavor and roundness bitterness. Strong malts are present, together with spicy notes and a long-lasting bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
Goudkleurig, dikke laag wit schuim en veel koolzuurgas. Ruikt hoppig, zwaar. Smaakt zoet met een bittere nasmaak. Goed bier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Case (239) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Fresh aromas of wheat, bread and sweet malt. Taste is spices, bread, candi sugar, oranges. High carbonation. Nice balanced intense taste, I like this more than the Delirium.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (242) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2014
From 0,33l bottle. Pours light cloudy pale golden liquid, medium, frothy to creamy head, stable. Aroma: flowers, malt, sweet. Taste: light sweet, medium bitter, light sour, flowers- elderberry, yeast. Palate: medium long bitter-sweet aftertaste, average carbonation. Overall: sticky aftertaste, nice Belgian strong ale, quite drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 13, 2014
Hoppy floral aroma. Looks good, foggy golden colour. Brilliant taste, floral, hoppy and balanced malt. Mild hoppy finish. Overall very nice and goes very well with any cheese.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/5/2012. Pours moderately cloudy golden color with a 3 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Great dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, bread, candi sugar, light pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
33cl bottle from Reijngoud. thin creamy white head. Ckear golden pour. Welll hidden alcohol

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aroma - smells of funky yeast and dry white flesh fruit esters Appearance - gold body; very unfiltered hazy body, tons of nucleation, larger sized chunky unfiltered debris, unsettling to some I’m sure, but it actually offered something in this unique looking brew; head is off-white head with some unfiltered debris mixed in looks like a glacier huge and rocky. Taste - has an charred oak barrel nature, with a white flesh fruit overtone, and some champagne like zip; funky yeast as well as some tang. Palate - body is light; texture is champagne like in nature; carbonation is above average; finish is dry, bubbly, and tangy

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hockert (76) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Fruity aroma. Slight cloudy golden color. A little more fresh than the usual Belgian. But unfortunately not something that stands over any of the other Belgian beers.


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