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


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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 330ml bottle best by 4-05 thanks to BA bosse) Pours opaque gold with nice ring of bubbles. Nose of apples, white grapes, raisins, bread, and Belgian yeast. Taste of sweet bread, raisins, grapes, alcohol and spicy yeast. Nice carbonation with a creamy, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quinten (1052) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2010
At vonk slijterij zaandam, bottle 330ml, Hazy golden, medium fizzy head, lots of fruits like orange, peach, some caramel and nice bitter, nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2942) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours pale orange, fluffy white head fades to a coat that laces well. Fairly high bead, some suspended bits. Moroccan preserved lemons and bread dough aroma. Fairly sweet and heavy on the palate, with the bubbles doing surprisingly little to lighten it. Alcohol not obvious. Some orangey sourness and bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. 11.2 oz. Pours hazy brown with a heavy, tall off-white head. Aroma of bread, spice, pumpkin, hops, barley, and notes of tangy citrus fruits. Mild body but not week. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. Finishes nicely and hides the alcohol perfectly. Good Belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle best before 4/05 thanks to thirdeye11. Cloudy light amber, cream head. Yeast, dried apples and other fruits. Nice on the palate, big flavors of yeast and dried fruits, alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roebuck (45) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Brought a bottle back from our trip to Brussels last spring. Poured well with minimal head. Very carbonated with a sweet smell to it. The taste was somewhat sweet with hints of alcohol. After contact with the air for a bit, it seemed much like a wine, to open up.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle - Orange with large chunks of suspended sediment. (so big that you can feel them on your tongue) White head. Medium body. Low to medium carbonation. Smooth. Sweet, wheaty, fruity (bit of banana and lemons). Alcohol warmth just comes through. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
Hazy pale gold beer with a lively large and lasting white head, aroma is sweet and citrus, the taste is lighter than expected with a slight malty edge to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4402) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2009
330ml bottle. Pale light honey colour with a crisp loose white head. Strong bold aroma with a sweet note that teases the nose. Strong flavour that hits the back of your throat. Very flavoursome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1214) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 24, 2009
Ceramic 330ml bottle into Trappist glass. Nice label! A clear orange-golden beer with large particles floating about and a medium white head providing fair lacing. Aroma is bready malts, faint honey and oranges. Quite light bodied for the ABV with flavours of restrained sweet malts, faint oranges and a mild bittersweet spicy finish. It is certainly not the most flavoursome Belgian strong ale that you could buy but still decent with a smooth drinkability.

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