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


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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.

CampbellWilson's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Golden with medium white head. Managed to leave the yeast in the bottle despite its opacity. Fruity aroma - oranges and lemons, some apple, distant banana. Also honey, yeast, alcohol, candy sugar. Medium body for the abv. Warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 23, 2016
On tap in a restaurant in Arras, FR. Color: clear golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: alcohol strong ester nose, yeast oozy domination. Caramel finish. Taste: full body with strong sweet malt backbone, boozy and not well balanced. Dry alcohol finish. Really boozy beer. Aftertaste: ALCOHOL!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2751) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016
Pours hazy golden with high white head Aromas of honey, phenols, bready malts, spices, oranges Taste sweet of honey, phenols, oranges, spices, sweet bread

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1054) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2016
Robe dorée, mousse moyennement persistante. Nez fruité, agrumes, mangue, céréales, pointe de levure. Bouche à l’attaque fruitée, de la fraîcheur, de l’équilibre, une belle bulle fine et une finale longue et équilibrée. Une bière agréable, équilibrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Veiled golden color with a powerful storm of activity. Thick creamy and super frothy white 5 fingers island cloudy head, lasting more than 20 minutes, creating thick leggings. Flavors of cheese, coriander, banana yeast, strong presence of grains, floral bouquet, some hops, hints of wood and a nice vinous and roasted feel. Some ester fruits like apples, a hint of honey, oaky, grassy, and orangy clove. Pleasant sugary feel yet sharp and bitter. Slick light body with champagne like carbonation. Medium to strong finish of long length, ending with a burned malty tongue coat, hoppy grass feel, warming alcohol, yeasty, barrel aged feel, and fruity grapefruits. Overall this is an outstanding craft with rich delicious yet accessible flavors for the style and strength. Very fresh but the smell is a little rotten yet still pleasant. Incredible quality stuff. Complex, balanced, well intensified, filling, warming, a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (268) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 14, 2016
Aroma: slightly sweet malt, coriander, spices Appearance: bright golden, clear, fluffy head Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel, high carbonation Taste: malt, spicy, slight bubble gum Overall: fantastic beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 Bottle 330ml - cellared for approximately 2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours gold with a slight haze. Head is large, foamy, off white and is mostly lasting. Aroma is of perfumed /herbaceous hops, green apples, lemon zest, orange zest, sourdough, straw, honey, cloves and coriander. Flavour is a medium herbaceous hop bitterness; wholegrain bread, pears skins, green grape skins, orange zest, coriander, green leaves, cloves (light) and a strong spicy/peppery finish. Full bodied with a slightly oily texture, lively carbonation and a decent length finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perun (84) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - SEP 9, 2016
Светлый, аромат слабый, алкогол& чувству& сильно, во вкусе кислый хлеб и дрожжи

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3124) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2016
From the corked, caged, and foiled 750 ml bottle with an 05/16 bottling date. Orange-yellow pour underneath a big, white foamy head. Active carbonation. I get a forward aroma of Saltine crackers, Graham crackers, orange zest, and butterscotch. Light to medium body. The taste is also very cracker-like with toasted bread and a bitter and fruity finish. Effervescent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ulrikolsen (378) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with tall offwhite head. Aroma is light malty with biscuit and slightly spicy with coriander and a slight hoppiness. Taste is light malty with biscuit and light bread and slightly spicy and hoppy. Finish is rather dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (136) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Couleur dorée 100% transparente. Une épaisse mousse pétillante recouvre ce liquide formée de grosses bulles avec une effervescence des plus démoniaque. ça sent la fleur à pétale blanche, de petit fruit et la levure belge. En bouche, un léger soupçon de pomme verte et de sucre brun, on ressent qui a de l’alcool mais on ne la goûte pas du tout. Une finale sèche et légèrement épicé. Correct

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