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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This vinous and sometimes sour Belgian Ale offers simple fruitiness and vague sweetness in a drinkable spectrum which appears to emulate the Oud Bruin style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A foamy discharge quickly dissipates to form a thin veil atop the chunk-laden red.
-The finish is flat, and showcases weird fusels.
-Is it me or this is already oxidized?
-Fruitiness recalls cherries at times, but not brightest and juiciest in the tree.
-A quirky number to say the least, but I can’t say I’d have any more especially if I can have access to a decent Flemish Sour Ale.

Bottle; best before Oct.’08.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Very light and simple. Light wheat aroma with citrus and butter flavors. Medium palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle. Off-white high creamy and lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Strawberry caramel aroma and flavor with low bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2007
Bottled. A dark, dark brown coloured beer with a dissipating tan coloured head. The aroma has blackberries and plums and is nicely fruity but there’s a subtlety to the fruitiness. The taste again has lots of fruit but lacks body. Needs more oomph to be really good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2007
Pours a clear ruby color with a medium, bubbly, light brown head. Aroma of sugar plums and raisins. The flavor has a little something that really feels problematic, the fruits are there but they’re pushed aside by the uglyness of this beer. The body is light to medium with a dry mouthfeel and gentle carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
Slightly soured note underscores malt sweetness in the vinous and fruity aroma. Hazy, dark, ruby-brown body is topped by a finger of fine bubbled, fizzy, tan head that diminishes slowly to cover with scant lacing. Plums, raisins and dates in the jammy flavour with some fusels and notes of alcohol. Very dry medium full body with moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB Oct-08, Bièropholie, Aug-06) sampled with Oakes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
Bright mahogany colour. Interesting winey, fruity aroma with accents of wood and raisins. Fairly full body, though quite fizzy. Simplistic plummy malts, hints of toffee and maybe some brighter fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4518) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
(33cl bottle) Retired? Hmm... I believe this beer came from the Bieropholie Private Imports for the Summer of 2006. Pours a lasting, frothy almond-coloured head with a deep brown, sediment filled body. Nose is very white wine, tinny, prunes, lemon zest and coriander. The flavour is quite unique and delicious - chewy, fig, bourbon, tart wine and a cherry malt. Very good stuff. Glad I had the oppotunity to try this.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Dark ruby body with an initially large off-white head that turns into a thin layer. Aroma of spices, black forest cake and pie crust. Very fruity beer with some black cherries and lots of grapes. Weird spicy mix that does do it to me. A bit sour. Some cherry pie toped with some chocolate. Despite the abundance of fruity dessert flavours the body felt really empty. A funky beer but not too often. It’s retired now. What else are you gonna do but retire when you’re always labelled old (vielle/oud).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de raisin et fruité. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque presque noire. Présence d’un énorme col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de petits fruits confits et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool pétillant en arrière goût. (Rating #684)


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