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

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RATINGS: 556   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle: Poured a hazy orange/yellow amber with floaties, it also had a bubbly white head. The aroma was citrus and alcohol. Sweet citrus flavor with lots of alcohol taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (6782) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
Ceramic bottle. Fluffy but high and lasting white head. Hazy yellow body with a lot of sediments. Fresh and slightly bitter citrus aroma. Alcohol dominated rather sweet lemon flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
Sweet orange aroma. Pours with a golden/orange hue and large white head. Very rich, syrupy, malty and orange flavour. The alcohol content is evident and there is some bitterness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (40) - BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle, 33cl. Golden colour, grainy taste. It has a fairly good taste.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - MAR 8, 2007
Bottle, 330 ml. Golden and lightly muddy coloration. Good cream. Citric and lightly sour. A little acid. Fantastic aroma.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2007
Coloração alaranjada turva, creme denso e consistente, líquido com suspensão de sedimentos minúsculos. No paladar, típica ale belga .

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
orange coloured ale, typical belgian hopy nose, with a sweet slightly spiced flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy, particulate orange body with an average egg-white head. Aroma of mustiness, wet wood, light citrus, and tobacco. Flavor of yeast, some fruit, mild hops, and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a huge fully lasting white head. Powerful aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Good palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
HUGE head. orange color. nice aroma of yeast and dried fruit. some bitterness in the finish, little bit of spice. overall, nice beer.


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