Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed according to the ancient abbey recipes. A beer brewed with love, is drunk in the right mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2013
Brow coloured beer with large diminishing brownish head and lots of carbonation. Malty chocolate hinted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is creamed malty dry sweet ending a bit bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (6171) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2013
bottle at kulminator. 2001 vintage pours brown , very dark with a red glow. good white fading head smells like a coockie at grandma’s . so old, so good... low carbo ( age? ) is definetly a good thing ! taste is sweet, dugary , very slowly fades to vanilla, of all things . vanilla becomes very strong in the late aftertaste. that is intresting !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of sebletitje that pours deep copper with plugs of sediment that dropped out of the bottle right at the start (stored on its side likely) supporting a short lived tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up a light brown sugar coated ripe red apple, some apple skin and faint muted and even musty yeastiness. The taste has brown sugar and crisp red apples as well as prunes and dates with a moderate degree of sharpness seemingly coming from the yeast and a bit of a drying tannin quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3347) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head, full of floaties. Aroma iswoody raisin malt with some caramel. Taste is a bit watery, mostly just raisin malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Brown 33cl bottle, best before March 2012, poured into a Westmalle chalice in October 2011, mid afternoon (I’m off work: sick). Usually I’d question anyone who said a beer doesn’t look good in a Westmalle chalice, however this doesn’t: huge amounts of sediment flew out the bottle with some larger bits sat in the tan coloured head, they actually look like hop leaves in the head: is this beer dry hopped I wonder? Anyway the rest of the sediment bits are floating around slowly settling as I write this. The body of the beer is dark ruby red, but not bright at the edges like most Belgian browns/dubbels. Chocolate malts in the nose, I was expecting a vinegarous explosion in my nasal passage, thankfully it didn’t smell like the impression it gave. Strange taste, sweet and sour at the same time, wish I’d read some other reviews before starting this one, is my bottle off? I’ve had it about two years and cooled it overnight for todays tasting. So sweet and sour dark chocolate with some liquorice giving it some bite is what I got. The sourness faded away as the beer warmed, or I might have got used to it after 15 minutes of slowly sipping as the sediment sank down the chalice producing a deep blanket on the bottom. I even went off and made a ham sandwich hopeing the beer would settle while I was away. I actually liked it, it grew on me as it warmed and the sediment sank. First impressions count, but to be fair it tasted fine and if I see another bottle I’ll try it again to see if my bottle really was iffy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2012
Ruby red colour with a decent sized off-white head. Smells sweet and malty. Tastes sweet, malty and barnyard. Decent carbo, full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle as "Villers Oud Vieille" @ home, shared with Dutchdrebus. Dark red / brown color, decent sized off-white head. Sweet and malty smell. Tastes about the same: malts and sweetness, nothing more. Decent carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (9268) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
Bouteille 33cl. Bière abbaye dont la signature Huyghe se fit sentir et goûter par la levure. Bière cuivrée, col beige épais. Bière aux notes aigre-douce, facile dans le style oude-bruin flamande mais qui reste un peu faiblarde. On y note un profile plus malté, grillé avec une touche fruitée; prune le tout avec une toute fine couche aigre. Dommage, bonne bière, mais la levure me rappelle trop la Délirium et consorts qui sont, bref, pas terrible. Bière qui aurait été meilleure sous 7%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle from Asao. Bit chocolate and fruit nose, caramel, dried plums and raisins. Nice and chewy. Very dark brown with a bit of orange and a low, super fine head. Fruity, caramel and chocolate flavor, quite sweet, but with a sour edge to it. Is it really an oud bruin? Lots of fresh fruit like cherry, plus a bit of dried plums. Nice enough, though a bit too much cheap sweetness. The nose alone was better!                                                  

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Moderate maltya nd light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. nice.

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