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


on tap

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RATINGS: 671   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.

birrabona's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
birrabona (221) - - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_Lovecraft (20) - - FEB 11, 2016
caramel, cereal, golden, frothy, cereal bitter final,medium body, lively...good but i prefer a good tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1072) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 10, 2016
Clear gold, white head. Cereals, caramel and brown sugar. Balanced sweetness and bitterness, nothing special though. Leaves a strange light bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (487) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
F: huge, ivory-coloured, pretty stable. C: deep gold, a little hazy. A: hay, straw to floral hops, hint of spicy, citrus, grainy, hint of fruit and yeast. T: sweet malty, alcohol warming, complex hoppy bitterness on the palate, quite dry, spicy, citrus, apples, medium body, good carbonated, good balanced malt with a lot of bitterness but pretty drinkable, I like it, 0,33l bottle from beer festival in February in Brugge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4442) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours clear amber with a thick, frothy ivory head. Strong aroma presents fruity, malty and resiny hop tones. Flavor delivers hoppy and citrus notes like an IPA, but minimal bitterness; malt and pear notes balance these and provide a little sweetness. A hint of wood peeps through as well. Body is viscous, and fizz is firm and lasting. Go on, lose your head!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1352) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
9 abv version from tap in delirium cafe. Nothing special in it. Typical, definitely not the best one belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
midovark (100) - Balssagyarmat, HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2016
0.33 l bottle bought in Venenum, Budapest. Deep golden-orange(ish) color and quite hazy with a relatively long lasting head. Aroma&taste of fruits and hops with a medium bitterness. Long lasting, a bit alcoholic sweet finishing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ardeo (34) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
Bouteille blanche 33. Couleur orange un peu troublée. Belle mousse blanche. Saveurs fruitées avec des notes d’agrumes. Une belle longueur d’amer pas agressif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (593) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Deep golden colour, two fingers head that fades soon. Great lace. Smell is malty, yeast, dried fruits, slithly citrus, peach. Medium to full body, fizzy carbonation. Palate is thick and astringent. Taste is spicy, candied sugar, fruits. alcohol is very noticeable, as it warms your throat and stomach. Dry and astrigent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (573) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Pours copper with a foamy head. The aroma is a mix of sherbet, banana and that lovely Belgian yeast smell. The taste is strong with the Belgian yeast but not much else other than some stringent alcohol. A dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (135) - spain, - JAN 3, 2016
ESTILO: Ale fuerte pálido, fermentado en botella. NOTA DE CATA: - Vista: Color amarillo dorado. Espuma de formación y disipación rápida, de color blanco. - Nariz: Aromas dulces a frutas y a cítricos - Boca: Dulce, suave y cítrico al principio, seguido de malta fuerte. Notas de levadura y especias con final amargo agradable.

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