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


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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kristall-König (2678) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2011
Optisch trüb gelb mit üppigem feinen Schaum obenauf. Typischer fruchtig-hefiger tripel-Geruch. La Guillotine startet fruchtig, legt dann etwas Herbe nach und feuert das Geschmacksbild noch mit etwas Alkohol an. Säuerlicher Nachhall. Die 9% reißen einem zwar nicht gleich den Kopf ab, machen sich aber schon bemerkbar. Geschmacklich ziemlich gut gelungen, lecker. Das Etikett hätte man sorgfältiger zeichnen können.Test vom 14.4.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8248) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Orange coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Fruity aroma, heavy sweet too, yeasty notes too. Cheese. Sweet flavor, heavy sweet, light bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy texture. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6007) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
light sour aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, soft carbonation, soft carbonation, long very fine finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
I really liked this one. Perhaps more than say Delirium Tremens itself. this one is sweet, fruity, malty, and delicous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2050) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle 330ml, it was 9% ABV. Masterpiece, a great match for spicy food too. Aromas of bread, caramel, and hay. Taste is sweet, with strong bitter notes, and very long finish. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head, and lots of yeast particles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Rusty-gold hazy pour with a moderate, fine white head. Nose is generic fruitiness without any hops or spice to it. Flavor is somewhat similar but has some tartness as well, along with a touch of bitter peel. Finish is dry but sticky, oddly enough. Drinkable but underwhelming for a Belgian strong.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2011
33 cl bottle. Golden yellow body with a big white head that stays pretty long. Almost no aroma in this beer. Just a little touch of alcohol an slightly floral aroma. Bitter taste. Not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
engelschalk (157) - Trnava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2011
cloudy, medium golden with light head. Aroma is form my little bit fruity, sweet and a spicy. I feel sweetness and alcohol in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (15763) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Eigentlich ist schon alles beschrioeben und ich kann es nur bestätigen: Sowohl den beschriebenen fruchtigen, hefigen Geschmack, als auch den kratzigen Nachall. Positiv fällt zudem aus, das der hohe Alkoholgehalt im Geschmack kaum zu bemerken ist, wodurch das Ganze noch als recht süffig eingestuft werden kann. Test vom 15.9.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,8,9,6,13,9 - 8,70

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeopoldT (90) - Lazarevac, SERBIA - JUN 11, 2011
Amber colour,cloudy with medium, not so strong head. Frutiness on the nose, caramel and bread. Heavy bodied with sweet and fruity caracter, and sensable alcohol. Sweet and little bit dry finish

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