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


on tap

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RATINGS: 705   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Pale hazy yellow with a big white head that fizzes ahead. Lots of small bubbles in the body. Heavy yeast aroma with lemon, banana and lots of ginger. Quite sweet with a lemon twist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2006
0.33l bottle at home. Hazy yellow with huge white foamy head. Yeast,fruit and spice aroma. Malty sweet, yeast and some spice in taste. Warms you up nicely when you finish the bottle. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Golden, slightly hazy, thick white foam. Smell is sweet, yeast, wheaty, a little bit of fruit. Flavor is orange peel, a little sweet, a little bitter. Light alcohol taste throughout, but not as heavy as expected for this ABV. Palate is quite light all around really, maybe even a little watery. Refreshing, with just enough sting from the alcohol and just enough layers of flavor to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3257) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
Hazy yellow gold hue, with a multitude of flaking lees swirling around, with a frothy white head, sweet yeasty fruity nose, of ripe apples and pears, with a sweet pale malt note, and a spicy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp yeasty fruity character of ripe apples, a faint peachy note, hint of spiciness, flowery hops, with a warmth alcoholic mouthfeeling, leading towards a dry hops bittering and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Change the bottles red silver and you have Delirium! Almost. Served by a surly waitress in Brugge. Golden. Bit hoppy. A wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (504) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Hazy golden color, huge rocky white head, a small amount remains on the surface after some time, with a thich ring of foam around the glass. Mouth-watering yeasty, fruity aroma--a definite "breadiness", but alongside fresh fruits (apples, pears, peaches). Pretty powerful. Big flavors of predominantly sweet malts, yeast and fruits balanced by a touch of hops. Surprisingly no trace of the 9.0% abv. Mouthfeel was initially a bit sticky and syrupy, but was not powerful enough to bring out the flavors. A bit too "light" perhaps... easy to drink but only because it seemed to instantly disintegrate. A bit dry at the finish. But I felt like this beer needed more of a punch. Overall not too bad, but nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle. Golden amber color with a large white head. Aroma heavy malty (fruity) yeast and moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter. Full body, normal carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle at home. A very sweet ale with apple scent and lemon and orange flavors. Tangy flavor with bitter ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 Very solid if unspectacular brew...lots of carbonated bubbles and gets better as it warms, particularly the sweet aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
pours a pale golden pear colour...medium fizzy head...lacing sticks around...smells of honey wine....sweet and smooth, refreshing for the alcohol limit...masking is A+...twisted lemon and honey taste....well made refreshing brew and no visible floaties...

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