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


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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 13/20
nearbeer (4381) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2015
75 cl. with a cork indicating a 2012 vintage. Pours golden-amber with a few sea monkeys floating around the midriff and a thin film of foam on top. Nose is treacle, pineapple, berries and a faint hint of oak. Tastes of brown sugar and apple, with some bitter herbal and wooden hops. Long finish has some waxy kerosene notes that I detect in all of the half-dozen products I’ve tasted from this brewery. Medium body has a low-medium carbonation and is balanced, but in an extremely bipolar fashion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poolstar (33) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
golden beer,hops with some spices a nice beer but prefer the tremens from the same brewery

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle 0.75l. Slightly hazy golden with medium bubbly off-white head. Sweetish aroma with some fruitiness and light maltiness, yeasty. Very sweet flavor, fruity (pear, apricot), yeasty, some herbs, light maltiness, quite alcoholic and somewhat metallic. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2015
Clear light amber, big white foam head. Light citrus notes, some hop. Strong bittersweet taste initially, changing quick to more bitter, some fruity tones. Complex. (Arnhem 201504)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGCostaNeves (71) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Strong golden color and slightly opaque. A Cream advanced training, dense and persistent. Excellent lacing. The cream on top brings a peculiarity of microbubbles present at its base and greater near the top. The aroma is very slightly sweetened by vanilla, banana or perhaps, with citrus notes, for strawberries, green apples, cloves, and hops are present discreetly. Alcohol can be noted in the aroma, but nothing that is compromising. As a powerful Belgian Strong Ale does not show an amount of drink but of appreciation. Its flavor is fruity initially being soon caught by the power of alcohol that is neat by strong bitterness. Well spiced by coriander, nutmeg and perhaps peppers notes. The hops are applied subtly noticed. The bitterness comes to exceed a little and perhaps influence of excessive carbonation, but despite this detail is very well built and balanced. Medium body and slightly oily texture. At the end there is a very slight incursion of acidity, without harming anything in the feature of this beer inside your style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (916) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Helder donkergeel bier met veel schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig, hop, banaan, vanille. Erg goed bier wat lang blijft hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1241) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij, Culemborg Hazy golden with a thin white head. Sweet and spicy aroma with some Belgian yeast. Taste is bitter but the alcohol sweetness does indeed mask that a bit. Finish is long and rather dry. Nice but deceptively potent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chromeotaphor (115) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Fris waterig citrus aroma (brood hinten). Felle witte zeepachtige schuimkraag met een forse carbonatie, die langzaam weg trekt. Komt ontzettend bruisend fel binnen (net als de delirium tremens), een warme felle bittere afdronk die vrij soepel te drinken is. Drinkt zich geweldig weg net als andere brouwsels van brouwerij Huyghe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle->tulip. Gold with huge frothy white head. A: sour yeast, grains. T: odd yeast and grains combination, some sour, some bitter. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arek (684) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Carrefour, Wrocław, Poland.
Bursztynowe, mętnawe piwo o obfitej i puszystej pianie oraz słodowym, ziołowym aromacie. Rozgrzewające i drapiące w gardle. W smaku gęste, lekko biszkoptowe, ziołowe z łagodną, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

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