Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed according to the ancient abbey recipes. A beer brewed with love, is drunk in the right mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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 (9625) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
A dark brown ale with a thick creamy moka head, with small floaties. A woody caramel aroma, lightly acidic, with raspberry notes. In mouth, a tart sweet caramel, with tannins, acidity, woody, interesting. Overall, a nice one by Huyghe. Bieropholie import, 2006. BB Oct. 2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and yeasty, sour - sweet berry - fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic, sour with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (280208)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3033) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown color, with an beige head. Aroma bit sweet with a chocolat touch. Medium body. Taste sweet, roasted malts, hops in the palate, and little fruity. Good regular abbey beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2007
Dark brown with a medium off-white head. Malty and fruity notes with a touch of sourness. Bittersweet, fruits, caramel and hops. Medium body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
(Bottle, BB Oct 08) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, plums, raisins, and toasted oats. Flavor of dark fruit, some sour citric, and vinous with carbonated mouthfeel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a red hazy outline in the light, head was a thin creamy beige head. The aroma is fruit with a slight citrus presence. Taste is a sweet metallic malt with a acidic fruit bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle, 7%. Nice, caramelly, sweet, malty aroma. Cloudy brown colour. The flavour is sour and quite malty. Citric and fruity flavour, but also a little strange. Peppery and quite sour. High carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8855) - 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.

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