Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 106   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle from Bootlegger. Pours a dark cola color with a frothy beige/tan head. Aromas of darker caramel and dark fruits. Near full bodied with frothy carbonation. Flavor has dark caramel, chocolate, nuts, dark fruits. Finishes towards dry. Pretty drinkable. Makes me think of a quad. Or at least makes me want a quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10785) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours muddy brown with a big, fizzy, beige head. Aroma is filled with overripe raisins, plums and some caramel. Highish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet at first, some roasted and caramel malts. There is plenty of dried fruits again. Some slight chocolate peeps through. Also some fair fruity tartness in the finish. This is actually a quite fine brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottled(330ml). -Nice reddish/dark ruby coloured, small off-white head, dried fruits nose. Sweet malty, dark fruits, notes of figs and caramel. Alcohol is too dominant, some mild spicy hints and quite sour finish. Messy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7721) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2009
Very slight gushing to medium, light-greige head over beautiful carmosine-sepia beer; end of bottle cloudy. Very sweet, nutty, caramelly, dark malts nose, sweet dark bread, laurel. Banana, bubble gum, sweet bread, dark candi sugar. Slightly bitterish roasted malts in the finish, which appears rather thin. Warming up, coriander. Medium bodied at best, rather sweet-sticky MF; well-carbonated. Very ordinary, sweet & dark beer. As to the Vieille Villers link, read the ditto Trippel. Thanks to Ignace for the bottle watch!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rozsoma (361) - HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2009 Very dark red (reportedly mahagoni red), but lost creamy head very quick, intensive roasted aroma with light bitter chocolate, a beer to gnow at and munch (has herself drunk = itatja magát) medium body, alcohol taste just in the end, finish is very long and very roasty,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2383) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2008
Nice reddish brown body with some sediment,medium foamy beige head. Liqueric aroma of coffee and dried fruits, roasted grains, brown sugar. Medium bodied, sweet candy sugar and coffe in the flavor, fine dried fruits and roasted grains, cocoa taste. Some alcoholic and roasted aftertaste. Fine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Dark reddish brown with scant head. Aroma of dark sour cherries. Flavor of malt with a hint of hops in the finish. A bit thin and average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Very very deep brown/ruby colour with thick dark beige head. Some roasted malt. Some dry malt, some dark fruits. More dry malt in mouth. Quite juicy though. Touch of hop on end. Rather a lovely malty double beer. Nice. Satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5115) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, not balanced, clear, nearly no head, nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle. Spicy raspberry brown sugar malt aroma.j Dark brown color with giant, explosive tan head. Peppery chocolate malt flavor with an astringent hops finish.

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