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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours golden orange with a lots of yeast sediments floating around. Initial huge white head, slowly collapsing into a nice lacework. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, very inviting and fresh. Flavour picks up on the fruity flavours from the yeast and shows a light floral note in addition to this. Sweet caramel malt swept around this together with a mellow yeasty note and a light uplifting flavour from the alcohol. Ends fresh and slowly warming. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
A slightly hazy dark orange beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is very sweet and very fruity, combined with notes of yeast - of the fruits oranges comes thru. The flavor is also very sweet and very fruity with oranges and peaches coming thru, then notes of yeast and hints of alcohol comes along, before it in the end turns spicy with some coriander and cloves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour with sediments floating around. Big white creamy head. Fruity and wheaty aroma. Fruity wheaty and a bit alcohol in flavour. Some soapy hints also noteable occasionally. Hides ABV well, though you note there is some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) My version at 9,3% ABV. Jesus, this almost exploded out of the bottle as soon as the cap was removed. Lots of pressure, lots of carbonation - the yeast must have worked overtime in here. Golden with some haze. Some malty notes and a hint of some bitter hops. Slight spice but first and foremost this is very strong with a very pronounced alcohol. 070397

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22561) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
11th May 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Blond beer with a big frothy head. Strong but not overly so. Only slightly fruity. Reasonably easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
orange coloured ale, typical belgian hopy nose, with a sweet slightly spiced flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Herman and SeaBass, on a very late evening in Gent, after "lights out." Blond, good body, not too bitter, not overly strong. Thank you, gentlemen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Hazy golden color. Nice aroma, malty and spicy; light fruitness. Strong body, malty, a bit oily and alcoholic, strong bitterness, light final astringency (some wallnuts peel).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2005
Golden, somewhat hazy. Nice offwhite head. Yeast, quite flat aroma. Malty and yeasty flavor with some marcipan.

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