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


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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2768) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at delirium brussels. I get a it of sweet tobacco in this. Otherwise typical spicy sweet trioel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2341) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Tried this at delirium cafe in Brussels. Pours a clear golden. Aromas of sweet yeast and bread. Buttery and sweet flavours. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (49) - - JUN 24, 2015
Lekker zoet bier met wat licht donkere kleur en mooie schuimkraag. Frisse, citrusachtige smaak met een wat bittere nasmaak. Lekker bier en drinkt makkelijk weg maar mist net wat karakter voor een top bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (312) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Piana biała, średnio i grubo pęcherzykowa, szybko opada do postrzępionej warstewki. Barwa złota, początkowo klarowna, od połowy butelki, po lekkim wstrząśnięciu, mętna (widać na zdjęciach). Aromat typowo belgijski, triplowy - są owoce w postaci brzoskwiń, moreli, trawy cytrynowej, jest pieprz czerwony, leciutka stajnia oraz nieśmiałe cytrusy od chmieli. W smaku mniej słodkie od typowych tripli, pół wytrawne, owocowo-przyprawowe, aczkolwiek dość treściwe, słodowe i jednocześnie winogronowo-winne. Goryczka faktycznie obecna, średnia w odczuciu, lekko żywiczna i grejpfrutowo-pikantna. Alkohol obecny, rozgrzewający, nagazowanie średnie do wysokiego. W afterteasie gorzko-cierpkie owoce głogu i likierowy alkohol (jest to dość przyjemne i zachęca do kolejnych łyków). Fajne belgijskie klimaty podane w nowofalowy sposób, konkretnie nachmielone na goryczkę, nieco mniej na aromat, pozostawiając tym samym miejsce dla estrów od drożdży. Dla mnie idealne połączenie, zdecydowanie wyznacznik jakości dla polskich nowofalowych jasnych belgian ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1234) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Doble malta y trigo. Pajiza y turbia con tropezones de sedimento. Espuma hiperabundante con aspecto de gel de bańo. Aroma plano y si acaso metálico. Potente en boca con predominio de dulce caramelo, aunque tiene un toque metálico, y también algo de melocotón. Bastante alcohólica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (104) - FRANCE - JUN 10, 2015
Robe blonde, légčrement opaque. Mousse bien. Saveurs de grain, levure, pain, agrumes. Carbonatation fine. Assez sčche en bouche. Une trčs bonne bičre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aloiscarvalho (80) - - MAY 26, 2015
Alaranjada, densa com boa espumação. Aroma com um pouco de cítrico e lúpulo floral. Bem encorpada, balanceada, com leve amargor e lúpulo perceptível.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (480) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle with expiry date Oct 2017. Aroma is linden honey, fruity, coriander. Spicy bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Tap at Little Delirium. Clear golden with white head. Tangerine skins, hay, marmalade, funk, raw vegetables, sweet malts. Quite sweet going into light sourness and thick bitter citrus finish. Medium bodied. Quite interesting beer, has some almost lambic like touch, I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Drink Shop, Tallinn). Pours golden with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is fresh fruits, apples, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, fresh fruits, citrus. Alcohol is rather well covered. Overall: ok.

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