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


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RATINGS: 696   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (869) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle from Brian...thx man...nose was the usual barnyard funk...pour looked nice with a big head...flavor was off to me....tasted like a sour...maybe an old bottle?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rhombic (97) - SPAIN - NOV 9, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 Pours amber with a nice white head. Aromas are nice, herbal, notes of cereal. The taste is fully charged with alcohol though. If someone had told me that this one was a 13% beer I would have believed them. But it is only 7%... bad, bad balance* that worsens the taste. The texture is quite watery, if however it is medium body and the finish is neither too shot nor too long. The alcohol taste - it seemed almost like fortified beer! - is a let down. -------& Maybe it’s a bad batch, or a particularly old bottle. However, I’m not going to have this one again in the near future to compare...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patjeadam (148) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
A very nice belgian hoppy golden pale ale. First smell is a little underwhelming but really pleasant. First sip immediately dives in. Lots of flavour, some bitterness, hops dancing on your tongue. A really good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2209) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from Masuyo’s. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a huge rocky white head. Lots of yeast on the nose with some light lemon zest, banana, clove, cardamon and alcohol aromas present. Starts out with a little sweetness, then finishes with a strong bitterness with some woody and mineral character as well. Great carbonation with a medium body. Excellent lacing throughout. An almost saison-like character but the booze shows on the finish. Very enjoyable classic Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - OCT 20, 2015
Yeasty, banana cake, clove. Honey, orange, herbal hops, oak, bit of spice, bitter finish with a boozy edge. Classic one but maybe not the most complex nor refined Belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MohaBeer (194) - Lima, PERU - OCT 19, 2015
Dorado intenso con ligera opacidad, buena espuma y adherencia. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado alto, lúpulo especiado-floral moderado alto, licoroso ligero. En boca licoroso moderado alto, maltoso caramelo moderado alto, lúpulo especiado-floral moderado alto, lúpulo de amargor moderado alto con ligera astringencia. Final maltoso-amargo, con cuerpo y buena carbonatación.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (358) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Piurs a clear golden color with a large foamy white head. Nose of dark fruits, spices, brown sugar, yeast, hay, malt. Taste is smooth sweetness. Small hoppy finish. Light to medium body. Alcool is quite well hidden but you get a little pleasant alcool finish. Not as good as other belgian but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (942) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours an unclear golden colour with a huge white bubbly head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Taste is of malt, lots of hops, citric fruits and yeast. Medium body and above average carbonation. Bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (939) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2015
0.33l bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma is citrus, spices, sugar and pepper. Taste is heavy sweet with medium bitterness, followed with alcohol presence. Medium to full body. Overall it’s good beer with nice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (787) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2015 pours a hazy golden with a steady white head and some lacing. fruity and floral aroma, some raspberries. flavour of apricots, raspberries. balanced, medium bitter finish. alcohol is noticeable but not too prominent.

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