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

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RATINGS: 592   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anandat (6) - - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
Maravilhosa cerveja. Leve, refrescante e complexa. Forte, teor alcoolico 9%..........

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle from De Bierkonig in Amsterdam. Pours a slightly murky yet effervescent dark golden, humongous frothy head. Yeast sediment floaties can be seen. Aroma is nice and reminiscent of a solid Belgian golden a la Duvel. Tart, yeast, spice, orange marmalade, hint of champagne. Very nice Well balanced and subtle. Soft and fizzy on the palate. Taste is on-point and full of more yeasty spice, fruits, and a slight hop bitterness. Sticky bittersweet finish with a hint of alcohol burn. Better than expected based on price and other reviews. A nice cross between a Belgian golden and a tripel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear copper amber with a huge white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is sweet phenolic spicy fruity peachy malty; very nice. Flavor is acidy sweet and so fruity in front, good malty body nice pungent bitter bite with lots of fruits in middle ending with a good bitter fruity and pungent tounge tickling aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (699) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Aroma: Earthy hops.orange peel, spicy, Appearance: Clear, gold body .Large, fizzy, white head. Lacing. Flavours: Medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness. Crisp, lemon, light alcohol warming, resin, Palate: Medium-light body, High carbonation. Astringency, Overall: 330 ml bottle. Thanks Tanja 18D. Belgian Golden Strong Ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (263) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2013
A ’golden blond’ triple with a firm white head. The yeast is all over the glass due to the carbonation and doesn’t come to rest. The aroma brings mainly alcohol and citrus from the hop. Pretty sweet but surprisingly smooth mouth feel. Some banana. The sweetness sticks in the finish. A very well done triple.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle Nov 2013. Cloudy, smooth, sweet and slightly cloying, deep and mouthful. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Rating #804 - January 13, 2014 - Post work 33cl beer bottle from Coop - Trying to get through this review without a Robespierre joke. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is booze, grassy hops, and yeast. Palate is initially sweet and boozy, prolonged sourness, and lots of cool sweet citrus, grassy bitterness. Quite nice for a sourish tripel. Pity is treason. Damnit.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/5/2012. Pours moderately cloudy golden color with a 3 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Great dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, bread, candi sugar, light pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
Goudkleurig, dikke laag wit schuim en veel koolzuurgas. Ruikt hoppig, zwaar. Smaakt zoet met een bittere nasmaak. Goed bier.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (641) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% - Uitstekend biertje destijds gedronken - Compliment aan de brouwerij- en brouwmeester - Sluit erg goed bij de smaken die ik zoek in zo'n bier - Vandaar de hoge beoordeling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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