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


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RATINGS: 570   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.

eoconnor101's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eoconnor101 (2) - San Diego, USA - JUL 12, 2012
The people who have floating yest in their bottles obviously had badly handled bottles and shouldn’t rate them. I had this beer on cask in the brewery in Melle. A gigantic 2.5 finger head gives way to gorgeous Belgian lace that clings to the glass. The nose is of ripe pears, pepper, damp earth, and a subtle hint of mangos. The taste is spot on belgian strong. The spicy phenolic blast is unbelievalbly smooth, the ester profile excellent. There is a cleanly balanced bitterness that drops away quickly with a low-medium hop aroma gives way to a clean finish. It is not too sweet, not cloying at all...this is an excellent beer, better than DT and on par with Duvel Triple Hop, De Graal, and Augstijn grand cru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (136) - - AUG 29, 2014
Clear yellow orange with a white head. Aroma of peaches and strawberries. Smooth sweet finish and a taste to match the aroma without being too fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours clear straw limited head and lots of lacing. Nose is fruity, some hops limited candi. Fruit,’hops nice. Full sticky body lingering bitter. Biermarkt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Deep golden blonde, heavy Huyghe ale with off-white head, relatively stable seen its strength. Fruity, citrussy aroma, caramel malts, sweetish taste, quite light body for such a heavy beer, yeasty spiciness, grassy hop bitter finish with warming alcohol. Actually not bad and one of the better Huyghe beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3506) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap. Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, pear, mango, faint floral notes, and some faint spice. Flavor is dry malts, spice, floral hops, Belgian yeast esters, and and some candy sugar sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Belga Café. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, light earthy hops, pear esters and Belgian yeast spices. Flavor is malt forward, light hops and bitterness, light esters and Belgian yeast spices with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (150) - - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a clear light amber body with a thick head. Slightly funky aroma. Round malty taste with tones of yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (141) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Orange colored beer with a nice head that stays long, high carbonation. Taste is fruity, begische yeast, almost no bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
Een bier met een wat bijzondere smaak, maar spijtig genoeg was het niets voor mij

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (905) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Peach, herbs, citrus and grass. A decent Belgian brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Clear golden yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, candy floss and hops. Taste of caramel, yeast, malts, toffee and hops on the finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

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