Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3235) - 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 (3420) - 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 (12756) - 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 (4675) - 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 (15304) - 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 (9411) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Very light and simple. Light wheat aroma with citrus and butter flavors. Medium palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8904) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - 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.

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