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


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot. Rated on 15.01.2010
Aroma is somewhat fruity with apricot, some spices and Belgian yeast. Flavour is slightly sweet and somewhat fruity with caramel, Belgian yeast, some spices and distant floral notes. Quite typical Belgian christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Cool pic on the front but that doesnt count for much does it? The pour is murky brownish yellow with a big white head. Nose is citrus, cloves, honey and corn syrup. The taste is sweet, with a little bitter on the end. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, perhaps just a bit to carbonated. The body is light and the finish is long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5452) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Light misty golden body and white firm head. Sweaty base, orange peel, sugar, banana candy and corn flakes. Big carbonation, light mouth feel although a bit sticky. Yeasty start taste, sweet peach candy like middle and yeast and sticky ending. Like Lemoncello. Not quite my idea of a Christmas beer, but alcohol warmth does a lot. Not refined at all, but I like it. (75cl bottle from Cave Gambrinus)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Idiosynkrasie (6524) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Aroma of artificial, esteric sweet guck arouses the danger and the reminiscence of headache at once; unpleasant dry, herbal overtones. Taste is sweet, artificial with unpleasant and improper dry herbal overtones. Ugh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
33 bottle @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of toffee, some yeast, sugar and caramel malts. Flavour of alcohol, caramel, toffee, some fruits and hay. Alcohol comes through a bit. Not as good as I recalled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3425) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. If only the beer was as good as the label. Cloudy piss yellow pour with a huge white head. Faint lemon/citrus aromas. Clean and light in body. Lemon zest with some spice notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (3232) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Sweet, spicy aromas. Pours golden, with big white head, vanishing, some lacing. Medium body, oily texture, high carbonation, Taste is fruit, some spicy, a bit crispy, with alcohol noticeable. Not very well balanced. A regular belgian ale, nothing remarkable about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2012
(bottle, 75cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and unstable frothy head. Slightly yeasty spicy sweet pale malty aroma with grainy accents and a vinous fruity touch, including notes of pears and physalis. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a spritzy carbonation. Slightly grainy pale malty taste with restrained fruity notes and alcoholic strength shining through from the middle part; sweet malty and discreetly bitter hoppy finish with notes of warming alcohol. Drinkable but also a bit profane. 26.XII.11

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Aroma of sweaty feet. Funky, flat flavor with a bit of citrus. Light body. Tried at the Kerstbierfestival in Essen in 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10180) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2012
Bouteille: Golden, lively carbonation, stable white creamy head, a faint tinge of X-mas spices in the sweet grainy-malty nose, restrained traces of peaches and oranges, alcohol detectable; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; citrus-fruit in the sweet and alcoholic finish. Nothing wrong with it, but kind of a liquid sleeping pill......

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