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


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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
birrabona (205) - - JAN 27, 2013
Light hazy , intense golden with green reflex . Very strong body . Bitter. Dry. Special belgian yeast and sugars. Good balanced .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottled 19/07/14. A golden coloured beer with a loose white bubbly head. A typical Belgian yeasty beer but itís a bit lightweright especially at this strength. No great depth of falvour and booze is unobtrusive. Itís OK but no more,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robv (1) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
Itís an aromatic beer, especially the taste. Aromaís of several hops and some flowery hints in the nose. Bitter and a little sweet at the same time. Itís a nice and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WilleLW (173) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Hazy dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma of yeast with vanilla. Some malts and a fresh aroma of berries (?). Taste of yeast, banana, vanilla. Some taste of fruits and alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (226) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Best before date of May 16, 2015. A loud pop when I pulled the cork out, it pours a medium gold with a 2 finger head of foam that seems to keep on growing...well above the lip of my glass. The smell is of citrus hops, some spice..err...peppery notes, a real dank kind of smell that you get from some well made IPAs. Itís pretty hoppy from the get go but I DO get a smidgeon of sweetness deep beneath that biter flavour and there is a nice peppery sort of spiciness going on. The citrus, malt, yeast, and pepper are doing a good job of satisfying my palate and the alcohol is there but not invasive. Medium bodied for the most part; it thins out a tad in the finish. I had never heard of this brew but itís very enjoyable and easy drinking and dry enough to make it "thirst quenching", if thereís such a thing with beer. :^)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2993) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Draught @ Le Trappiste, Brugge. Pours slightly hazy golden with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops and flowers, with fruity notes and estery touches. Sweetish flavour of fruit and malt, giving way to bitter, hoppy notes and touches of yeast. Bitter, slightly metallic aftertaste. Okay but it smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours Golden with a White head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Banana and clove. Nice malty body with a nice finish but the aftertaste is a bit tangy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kamwitsta (125) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
The aroma pretty weak; yeast and hay mostly. Pours brownish orange, clear, with a sky-high head made of enormous bubbles that donít last long and look a bit like some kind of scum. Bitterness medium, sweetness low, definitely spicy, the alcohol reasonably well hidden. Medium body, foamy to the tongue, carbonation below average, finish bitter and spicy. Should be quite nice, I imagine, if one likes Belgain beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1144) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours bright gold, large billowy white head, no lacing. Aroma of Belgian sugars, hay, barnyard, some toffee. Taste is very much the combination of a traditional Blonde Ale combined with the yeast and sugars of a Belgian Ale, think Delirium Tremens "light". Nice short crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Light spice, yeast and fruit aromas. Spice, yeast and hop flavors come through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (160) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2014
the aroma of malt, citrus, buckwheat and hop... the taste is rough, bitter with notes of spices, herbs, raisin and hop... aftertaste is rather bitter and warming...

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