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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed according to the ancient abbey recipes. A beer brewed with love, is drunk in the right mind.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2914) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
Dark reddish-brown colour with a medium sized tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma of dark fruit, sour milk, herbs & tree bark. Flavour is malty and earthy, with some bitter cocoa and medicinal/band-aid notes. Dry, spicey finish. A very interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 6, 2004
Warm aroma, sweet, toffee and toasted malts. Medium bodied. Woody brown, creamy head. Sharp front, aromatic hops, fairly dry. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5348) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottled. Purchased at Kulminator. Labeled Oud Vieille Villers Dubbel. Vintage 1997. Dark brown body with lovely garnet edges. Small tan head resting on top. Nose is sort of strong malts, maybe creme brulee, and watery coca with some tarter fruit notes. taste is rich and "meaty" with caramel, spices, sweetened malt, faint fruit notes and light brown sugar. Body feels a bit on the thin side but retains a decent carbonation feel and a lingering spice on the tongue. Almost a bit of tartness or sharpness as well. Finish is thin also while holding onto it’s spicy and cocoa flavors along with maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Ruby red-brown with an off white head. Malty extract nose with peppery licorice and alcohol and a hint of dark passion fruits in the mouth. Too much sweetness and a roast barley notes although the extra malt is nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Sweet malty aroma, with some brown sugar, molasses, and light bitter-sour hop character. Dark reddish-brown clear, with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with some malty sweetness, more dry though, with mild astringent bitterness. Caramel and a little bit of molasses come through in the finish, with some stale hops, papery notes. After has a little alcohol and light nuttiness. Decent, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
Aroma is fruit and brown sugar, deep garnet, and a small toffee head. Flavour has plums, prunes, raisins too. Fairly complex, medium bodied, extra bitter. Very good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
Bottle. Reddiosh brown body with a good sized fluffy off white head. Aroma has some maltiness with alcoholic undertones. Flavour has a strong malt character with a subtle hint of chocolate at times. A bitter-sour tang lurking about detracts from it in my opinion but it is still a nice beer, with a medium mouth feel. Sampled @ Smokeless Joes with DougShoemaker.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2004
Great intens brown color with a fine small head. Rich aroma’s of coffee, cacao, soft spice and malts. Full flavor with hints of malts, chocolate; cinnamon and a good hoppy bitterness in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1473) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
Dark chocolate brown colour with small head and no lacint. Malt aroma. Spicy malt falvour which is long and sweet. Smooth fizzy palate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
31 May 2004 - Intense sweet fruity hop malt aroma with a light hop spice. Dark chocolate brown, small head retention, no lacing with slight cloudiness. Over hopped bitterness with a dry finish. Lingering hop taste with a spicy sweet malt flavour. Finish was a bit fizzy and lighter mouthfeel than I expected. Promises much but lets you down.


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