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


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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.

emacgee's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4056) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours a light clean straw yellow with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is estery with soft white fruit being dominant. Notes of bread dough and spicy yeast creep in. Very similar to a Delirium but perhaps a bit more peppery/spicy. Light medium body with a fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (483) - SERBIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle at Hot Club de Gand Ghent Belgium.Pour it hazy golden color with small white head.Taste and aroma of tropical fruits,spices and Belgian yeast.Good one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (837) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 23, 2014
Draught. Dark golden yellow with medium foamy whitish head, malt-coriander aroma, low carbonation, sharp alcohol taste partially masked by hops flavor, long finish with alcohol aftertaste. Not bad but also not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (132) - ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
33 cl bottle. Golden orange with frothy white head. Yeast aroma, lot of , flavour is sweet. Dangerously easy drinking

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1614) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of citrus, yeasty, malty, grapefruit. Taste is sour, yeasty, malty, spicy, typical belgian stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own glass @ "Pinguin zem Bier-Huus": A very nice Beer house in Basel. A: Golden yellow color with a thick, fluffy and persistent head. A little bit cloudy and dirty too S: Belgian yeasts. Fresh malt. Sweet flowery perfume. Citrus and spices (reminds a Triple) T: Belgian yeasts, malt and spices. Moderate sweet M: Balanced sweetness, low bitterness and reasonable carbonation D: High. Despite the high ABV, you cannot feel too much the alcohol. Really easy to lose the head here... [ BA Review @ 2/10/2010 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (594) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden color topped with lots of white frothy head. Malty aroma, notes of alcohol and yeasty smell. The taste is malty, yeasty with pretty strong alcohol taste. Very dry. Not my favourite really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
UXO (277) - CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a clear pale gold with two fat fingers of white head, great retention, moderate lacing. Nose is doughy, bread yeast and malt with overripe apples and dark fruit. Taste is initially moderate sweet followed by moderate to strong bitter, sour fruit, building spice. Medium body, moderate to high sustained carbonation, with a dry, strongly bitter finish. Iím not entirely sure what to make of this. The nose is, frankly, bizarre. Iíve never smelled a beer like this and Iím not sure I like it very much. Itís almost like an apple turnover thatís spent too long in the sun. Maybe itís the Brewerís Gold hops? The flavour is pretty much more of the same. I donít think I like this very much. Wonder if I got a bad bottle...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
epeter85 (34) - - OCT 5, 2014
Pour from tap, light caramel appearance with light head. Slight sweetness followed by hefty bitterness. The bitterness wears off after a few sips. I highly recommend a pour in the themed glass with dripping blood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
etwas zu alkoholig stark ---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (715) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 21, 2014
Way too overcarbonated. Light malty background dominated by quite pleasant fruitiness, berries, citrusy hops, light yeasty. Mostly sweet with decent bitterness in finish. Bit harsh alco kick. Drinkable, but that high carbonation ruins beer for me

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