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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 109   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.


3.5
   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 (3710) - 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 (7790) - 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 (756) - 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 (1401) - 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 (1229) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2004
Dark ruby with a small thick creamy head. Aroma light malt and a bit of dry liquorice. Flavour is a quick sharp hit of alcohol followed by a slow sweet liquorice flavour. It is a kind of weird beer, if it is according to some old recipe it makes sense as weird ass flavours were considered to heal you.... maybe someone ought to point out that nowadays we don’t believe that so much and balancing the old recipe out flavourwise wouldn’t be a bad idea, of course keeping the old trditions is important but not at the cost of improvement. Most homebrewers do it hehehe.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (596) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004
Aroma was licorice, malt and lightly spicey hops. Appearance is dark brown with a hint of red, slightly cloudy with a smallish head. Flavour was quite like a Delirium Tremens mixed with licorice and carbon. Way too much carbonation. Quite disapointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
This has a good looking copper tinge with cream brulee head. There is a small nose with some banana and muscatel grape prsence. This beer starts as over carboated which needs to be left to settle for a while. There is a degree of candi sugar present but there is some problem overall with this beer. I think it could have achieved a lot mosre than it does but with a touch of astringency and over dryness it falls short on a few counts.


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