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

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mysan_brewing (59) - - FEB 8, 2013
Smells sweet of yeast. Light amber with large sustainable head. Sweet, light tropical fruits, bananas? Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. A pleasant triple, not too special though... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1317) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 2, 2015
large creamy white head. excellent lacing. mostly lasting. translucent sparkling thick medium amber body. aroma: moderate yeasty, bubble gum, citrus lemon, clove and vanilla. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Aroma bem saboroso lembra mais witbier que BSA. Sabor bem condimentado, com lembrança de cravo, coentro e noz-moscada. Presença cítrica do aroma aparece apenas no amargor de casca de limão, que é escalante. Dulçor lembra também baunilha e banana bem de longe – uma witbier sem a acidez, mais complexa. Bem saborosa, diferenciada. A forte presença alcoólica não mascara nenhuma das nuances desta interessante interpretação do meu estilo preferido. O dulçor apresesnta também background maltada. No final da cerveja, há a levíssima incursão de acidez, sem prejudicar em nada a característica do estilo.160 s

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (619) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 27, 2015
On tap at Kaiba, Shanghai. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a white head. Hoppy floral aroma with Belgian yeast. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: 3 fingers white head, straw yellow, cloudy, Aroma: light grassy hops, fruity malt, light fruity yeast, slight wheat perhaps. Palate: medium light body, oily texture, dry finish, average carbonation. Taste: sweet pruney malt, into tones of yeasty fruit, ending with slight grassy bitterness. Overall, good balance, maybe not the best, but still very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1374) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Golden blond with a slight haze, gigantic rocky head, great retention and nice lace. Aromas of earthy hops, cereal, yeast, herbs. Slight bitterness is offset my slight sourness and yeast-like sweetness. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft champagne-like carbonation and a slightly metallic finish that keeps this from being an extraordinary beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1101) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a light and clear copper with a decent white head. Aroma is bready and the taste is bitter with yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidWoodruff (426) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Golden color. Very aromatic- honey, lemon and floral notes. Flavor is light malt and honey. Medium bodied with a somewhat dry finish. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (551) - truckee, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Extremely murky floaties. See through gold color with an active head. Yeasty Apple aromas. Champagne like yeast with a slight tangy apple finish. It zips over your tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2420) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2015
0,33 l bottle barnyard, basement aromas, cereal, caramel, citrus, herbs, golden, clear, rocky head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (701) - CROATIA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle; pours a cloudy gold with an off white head; spicy aroma with yeast and caramel; taste is mostly sweet with yeast and caramel with hints of spice and bitterness; finish is mostly dry; alcohol is fairly well hidden; nice beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredd_an (101) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
Ljus Ale, bra huve! Kanske är full men känner söt doft av malt & belgisk jäst, lite skosula? Smaken är alkohol söt. Man känner verkligen alkoholen men inte på ett dåligt vis. Den tillför en trevlig sötma utan att bli för mycket, men det har säkert mycket med den fina humlen att göra som kommer in som en som en Pale Ale eller APA. Amerikansk humle någon? Kroppen är halv. Eftersmaken är ej på topp. Har lagrat denna 2 år, så överraskande kul att humle fanns kvar. Dock hoppades jag på bättre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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