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


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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erickok's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4469) - Leuven, - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2268) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
Shared bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 08.11.15. Clear pale golden. Small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, yule tide spices, apricot, grass. Similar taste. Quite sweet, balanced by lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling golden orange yellow beer with few bubbles ; medium white head witha poor retention. Caramel, roast, alcohol, light herb, clove. Light to medium sweet, warming, dry bitter note. Medium body and texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, ok drinkable strong beer ; unbalanced for a christmas beer. Tart with an oyster IQ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (926) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Helder geel bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig hoppig, licht fruitig, citrus. Smaak blijft lang hangen maar bier komt wat licht over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 13, 2015
BOTTLE 30 CL. Clear yellow, huge white head, some sediment. Sweet and tart orchard fruit, spicy hops, White bread crust. The body is dangerously thin with some fruit and alcoholic spice. Well Done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3932) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2015
Fra flaske p DSJT, Cardinal nov-15: lett uklar gylden med hjt skum. Krydder, sdme og balanse. Belgierne kan skape julestemning!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (354) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 5, 2015
Clear golden color with generous head. Yeasty, banana aroma. Taste is really balanced. Some fruity esters and a bit of bitterness too. 8.5% ABV is very well hidden. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 15, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer House, Beijing. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast. Metallic sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
January 23, 2015. On tap at Bier Circus.
Clear golden with a dense medium sized white head. Aroma is sweet grain, light spicy, apricot, hay, almond and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet malty, light bitter, light floral and spicy notes, slight alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied, a bit fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Taboada (568) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 12, 2015
330 mml bottle tasted on the 11/02/2015. Medium size white head and orange colour with some bubbles. Aroma of yeast, grain and herbs. Taste is little bitter with presence of malts, herbs and a little metallic. Carbonation is normal and aftertaste is a little metallic too. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rugamu (113) - SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
Cerveza navidea un poco floja, color clarito y con mucha burbuja. Tiene un toque ligeramente frutal aunque ms amarga de lo que se espera para una navidea. No creo que repita, de hecho, me ha decepcionado un poco.

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