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

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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2151) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Solid gold brew with a nice sized creamy white cap with nice retention and excellent lacing (lots of crud in the bottom of the bottle poured out into the last 1/4 of my glass). The aroma is a split between the berries (strawberries) and peaches and the soft yeast with a slight mustiness and very faint pepper. When this is cold itís harsh, when itís warmed considerably it lacks joy, seems watered down. The taste is kinda wimpy but does have apples and some other light fruit, maybe honey, watery, some peppery spice and obvious alcohol, especially when colder. Almost too easy to drink at this point. Light medium bodied. Sort of smooth with a so-so chest burn. Finshes boring or harsh, depending on temperature. My empty glass smells like assholes...er...........

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AvidDirtman (25) - , JAPAN - JUN 13, 2009
A herbacious dishwater of a brew, Iíve had a few bottles of this over the last year and I have to say this is the worst of them so far. Zesty concoction of oranges and lemons. Smacks of hoegaarden but without the Je ne sais pas. Very pale, translucent appearance. An intial sticky sweetness, but leaves very little aftertaste. The bottle is the best thing about this brew. Pretty light for a 8.5% beverage, and pleasantly refreshing in some respects. Its not all doom and head chopping gloom with this one. Stinky but interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (7263) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2009
Spicy golden malt aroma with pears and butter and a bit of strange funk. Creamy, spicy flavor with some wheat malt, and an ok hoppy finish. Lemony, with honey, too sweet. Somewhat fake tasting and lacking depth.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cirrhosis (1252) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
"One hell of a noisy cap on this beer, its reducing to nothing more than a skiff very quickly and then to just a bubble ring around the edge of my glass. Body of the brew is golden brown with massive chunks floating around in it, and when I say massive I have corn flakes in this brew. I normally love beers with floaters in it but this is nuts my beer is almost a solid. Aroma is fairly standard for the style and is not wowing me, just the typical apple, wheat, yeast, and a touch of rubbing alcohol you canít help but notice. Holy crap I almost launched my first sip across the room the chunks are so big you can feel them in your mouth, it took me by surprise and I thought there was vomit in the glass or something, I guess besides that the feel light and crisp. Taste is apple juice, light tasting sour malts the rubbing alcohol is noticeable but it has a spiciness to it witch I like. Iím getting down to my last couple of sips and thereís so much sediment in my glass itís starting to resemble mud. Hahahaha my last sip was so chunky it felt like I was slurping soggy cereal. This is drinkable and non offensive but for the style its far below average and I see no reason to drink it again. "

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
Bottled, 330ml. Slightly clouded orange gold with white head, yeasty deposit. A bit of strong alcohol with sweetish spice notes, some hops but not too much. Nothing outstanding here for such a big beer. Reasonable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2009
bottle - Pours mostly clear blonde with a two finger white head. It smells of bready malt and citrus accented yeast. The flavor is a nice balance of pale malt and bittering hops. Itís medium bodied and overall not outstanding, but itís good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (530) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Hay reddish with nice glow, frothy head and beautiful carbonation. Strawberry peach mandarin smell, with hints of orange and bread. Subtle. Somewhat alcoholic metallic freshness with hints of fruit - apples/pears and chlorine. Some honey in there. Sour sweet salty with a fresh watery palate. Woody finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 23, 2009
33cl Bottle. Golden orange color, HUGE white head that lasts.Lots of fruits in the aroma with a nice yeasty note. Similar flavor that is enhanced by some floral notes.not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3290) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy blond body with yeasty flakes, lively carbonation and an average white frothy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with flowery, herbal and spicy hints. Very well balanced taste that hides the alcohol almost perfectly. Ends with a decent bittersweet, warming finish. Very enjoyable!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2009
14/03 0.33 l bottle from beershop.hr, shared with Doggythedog. It poured golden body with some particles and small white head. Hoppy aroma, orange and some apricot with notes of malt and alcohol. Alcoholic flavor as well, sugary with apricot and quite rustical. Finish was shorter, slightly sweet and alcoholic, like all of its components. This is not a malt liquor so I canít consider it quite good.


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