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

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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


Nordcore's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1246) - Lyngen alps, - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, cloudy with a large foamy hvite head, lasting head. Aroma of malt, fruit, spices and lemon. Medium bitter taste with a malty and alc. Ending.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (593) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Degjäst och frukt honung, , toner av päron, värmande högre anoholer. Söt torr smak. Lite mandel. god men inte fantastiskt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzerfaust (780) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 24, 2016
330ml bottle from Beervana. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a very big white frothy head that lasts for long and leaves a cute film. Aroma is fruity and spicy with the classic Huyghe profile. White wine, pears, white grapes, melon, prickly pear, apple and some flowers. Clear peppery and other spicy hints. Some phenolic hints. Taste is mostly sweet with a slightly bitter alcoholic-herbal touch. Fruity notes of apples and pears dominate with lots of alcohol punch complimenting and, sometimes, overpowering it. Not bad, but the alcohol is too present. Medium body, high carbonation, a bit spritzy. Finish is sticky. It leaves a long aftertaste. Not the best by Huyghe but a mildly interesting experiment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strap (709) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
golden with a medium head. floral and honey aroma. some lemon flavor, and quite boozy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stijnemans90 (93) - - APR 30, 2016
Bier met een een sterke smaak van gist. Geeft hem een bijzondere smaak maar mij iets te krachtig en muffig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
I_LUV_BEER (81) - - APR 29, 2016
Served in a tulip from a bottle. Pours golden colour with medium head. Aroma is malt, bread, yeast. Taste is bread and yeast with banana notes. Quite heavily carbonated, almost prickly. Nice one.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bartlebier (3215) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
33cl bb06/2018, dutifully revisited after at least 5 blissfull Guillotine-free years... Bref: A fuming grave for heaps of fusely peach molding over, stressed yeast and sugary cereals. - Macro soap pores for a head, ridiculously sugar-sweet in aroma (old macrobakery peach tarts going stale in a Lidl bin), slick and coating the palate in unhealthy refined sugars, with an empty mid (artificial lemon, banana) and an obstructing metallic bitterness reminding me of cooked leek, unripe banana peel, old bread yeast and chestnut husks. - Even after three small sips at 3 different temperatures and the following drainpour this remains an instant headache in a milk ceramic vase. Well after the 200th celebration of the French Revolution, French and Hungarian exports seem to be booming...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (644) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Draught at Delirium Cafe on 25-Apr-2016. Clear golden amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruit and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Sweetish taste of molasses, orange peel and lemon citrus. Slightly bitter alcoholic finish. Not a bad Belgian strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (626) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a mostly lasting thin off white bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, spice, orange, bread. Taste is of brown sugar, warm spices, hint of pepper, some bitterness and warming alcohol notes on the finish. Light oily mouthfeel, medium to hard carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magela (124) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Good, nothing fancy though. The aroma is fruity but spiced. Has a well malted body with extra carbonation. Taste is bittersweet. Notes of cereal and citric fruit.


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