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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4124) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. A yellow ale with huge head. Some wheat smell, yeast and grass. strange aroma, near to Duvel style, specially for the yeast. Quite dry with agrumes notes and bit acid finish. Very strange for a beer taht wants to be a Christmas ones ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1469) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Appearance: Nice bottle! Golden orange, some fizzy white head. Unpleasant floatie bits, lots of it. Aroma: Lots of fruit, quite sweet. Taste: Sweet and fruity. A bit flat. Floatie bits ruin it for me. Info: 330ml bottle, 18/5-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3255) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
Bouteille de 330ml acheté au St. Bock. Brassée par la Brasserie Duwac à Mouscron. Étiquette de rêve, très sexy ! La bière est blonde dorée passablement foncée. Elle a un léger arôme de caramel avec des petites épices. En bouche elle a une certaine sucrosité. Elle est très bonne. Surprenante pour un produit qu’on pourrait penser que le marketing est plus important que le produit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2875) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2010
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy fruity sweet taste with a sweet fruity bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Sexy bottle is quite noteworthy. The beer itself is straw-colored and lively. Aroma of citrus and black pepper. Flavor is an interesting balance of sour and bitter, malt and hop combo is enhanced by light spice, maybe coriander. Medium body, nothing exceptional. Interesting Christmas beer, but not as special as the bottle might imply.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2346) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2009
Clear blond coloured beer with small white head and medium carbonation. A hoppy aroma with some spices. Full palate. Finish is fruity hoppy ending with a dry spicy touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3064) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2009
Kerstbierfestival, Essen bottle: Golden clear heavy sweet but no so sweet christman brew, with an fruity taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. A spiced Christmas ale, but actually not very exciting at all. Tastes a lot like Delerium Tremens with a bit more spice in it (and there is already too much). Lacking a punch, lacking any kind of strong definition. It was very disappointing, especially compared to the label!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mxthem (19) - ITALY - JUN 24, 2009
Molto liquorosa nonostante la non estremamente alta gradazione. Nel freddo dell’inverno è gradevole, tra le altre cose, perchè non essendo corposissima pur avendo una schiuma molto persistente, può ricordare chiare estive. Bevuta alla spina in co2 presso la Pazzeria di Milano.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6588) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Clear yellow body with a frothy longlasting white head. Very spicy coriander like aroma with lots of lovely fruity notes like banana and peach. Flavour is Sweet malty with lots of banana and some clove. Light fruity. Medium bodied. Nice trippel.

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