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

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RATINGS: 605   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1188) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 22, 2014
Couleur dorée, bonne mousse blanche. Nez fruité et levures assez doux. Gout leger et doux , fruité et levures. Fin rapide

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1172) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours bright gold, large billowy white head, no lacing. Aroma of Belgian sugars, hay, barnyard, some toffee. Taste is very much the combination of a traditional Blonde Ale combined with the yeast and sugars of a Belgian Ale, think Delirium Tremens "light". Nice short crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottled 19/07/14. A golden coloured beer with a loose white bubbly head. A typical Belgian yeasty beer but it’s a bit lightweright especially at this strength. No great depth of falvour and booze is unobtrusive. It’s OK but no more,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (808) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle Aroma-herbs, fruits Appearance-golden, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (2235) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2015
75cl bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: alcohol, little fruity, quite some grains, nothing special. TASTE: alcohol again, somewhat hoppy, though faint. Oké beer, but nothing special whatsoever.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2001
tasted a bit like toilet cleaner (not that i’ve ver sat down and drank a bottle of toilet cleaner), but i would imagine it would taste like this,besides this taste it was ok, overall this beer wasn’t the worst i’ve had, maybe i just had a bad bottle? who knows.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2003
Sweet flowery hop and citrus aroma. hazy golden, soapy head, which dissipates fast. Citrus flavors and much of the usual belgian background radiation. Maybe I am just not in the mood, but the beer seems to have a bit too much of the strong flavoring - balance is off. Fine fizzy carbonation in the mouth, lowers the fullness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
Retaining creamy head. Nuttiness, fruit, and spices (clove, pepper) and hops, in a creamy yeast but not all that works. Wild. Medicinal alcohol kick, so not wild enough. Carbonation tickle tongue. Slightly above average beer but below average Belgian.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2004
Slightly hazy golden yellow body with a good size white head. Aroma is spicey and tropical fruit, yeast and lemon. Taste was of grapefruit with hints of cloves. Alcohol was well hidden, medium body and soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2005
Golden, somewhat hazy. Nice offwhite head. Yeast, quite flat aroma. Malty and yeasty flavor with some marcipan.


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