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


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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.

   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%..........

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (883) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (338) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1115) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (875) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werthergoethe (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 10, 2015
Хороший крепкий эль. Насыщен& вкус.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Strong golden color and slightly opaque. A Cream advanced training, dense and persistent. Excellent lacing. The cream on top brings a peculiarity of microbubbles present at its base and greater near the top. The aroma is very slightly sweetened by vanilla, banana or perhaps, with citrus notes, for strawberries, green apples, cloves, and hops are present discreetly. Alcohol can be noted in the aroma, but nothing that is compromising. As a powerful Belgian Strong Ale does not show an amount of drink but of appreciation. Its flavor is fruity initially being soon caught by the power of alcohol that is neat by strong bitterness. Well spiced by coriander, nutmeg and perhaps peppers notes. The hops are applied subtly noticed. The bitterness comes to exceed a little and perhaps influence of excessive carbonation, but despite this detail is very well built and balanced. Medium body and slightly oily texture. At the end there is a very slight incursion of acidity, without harming anything in the feature of this beer inside your style.

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