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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (528) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2017
Poured out a dark brown with a tan head.The taste was caramel lightly spiced and overly sweet with a moderate bitterness. You wouldnt know it was high alc. Worth trying once but probably wouldnt buy again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carlom (12) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2017
colore ambrato scuro, schiuma compatta e persistente, aroma poco presente con sentori di lievito, pera, coriandolo e pepe. Al palato malto tostato, iniziale leggero sapore ferroso lascia il campo alle spezie e al luppolo, birra equilibrata secca con finale amaro.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (511) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017
Dark red/brown liquid, large head. Strong, sweet aroma of malt. Medium body, very strong carbonation. Taste is sweet, with a hint of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wallenrod (19) - - FEB 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 Wrażenie na pewno zniekształcone przez gushing, ktry się objawił po odkapslowaniu. W smaku czuć było wysokie wysycenie i teraz pytanie, czy to nadal efekt gushingu, czy tak miało być? Typowe belgijskie ciemne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1775) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Dark brown pour, orange tones. A chocolate orange aroma. Flavor of plum, orange, yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (1009) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. It poured dark brown with a big frothy tan head. The aroma was dark fruit, caramel and spices. There was a moderate bitterness level.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pallleon (271) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 23, 2017
Stt szn. Nagyon harmonikus zvilggal. Ugyanakkor mg sem zlett annyira, mint pldult a Tremens.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2017
Copy and paste my rating of Bobeline Dark Label, nothing to see, just rebranding. Bouteille 33cl, wow, never saw this Huyghe beer coming thanks to its bottle design, likely alias as well, see Delirium Nocturnum. BB 09/2019 Ambre, col pais jauntre voire blanc-cass. Arme au nez typiquement belge, qcq pices en rtro avec un fruit noir de raisin sec et figue. Malt, multi grains. Palais reste trs belge surtout avec la levure, sucre rsiduel qui pousse le tout quais 9%, fruits noirs et sec; pruneaux, raisins, dates, petite touche mielleuse, pice de coriandre sur la fin avec une pointe de rglisse. Malts pils, cara ple et Munich. Amertume noble qui perce en retrait. Correcte, mais rien qui risque de redfinir les bires belges.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malushky (125) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
330 ml bottle from Theater of Wine. Pours clear dark brown with large, tanned head. Warm and yeasty aroma, dough, hint of alcohol, herbal, fresh and pleasant. Taste is strong, malty, warm, dough, coriander, a bit alcoholic at the end. Very high carbonation, slightly bitter aftertaste, medium-bodied. Decent beer, but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostS (207) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 19, 2017
Aroma - softly, red wine a bit fermented, some fermented fruits with medium sourness (very pleasant), yeasts and herbal hops. Taste - slightly caramelized malt, fruits sweetness, raisins, alcohol (cognac) with fruits, some notes of strong red wine, yeasts. Very good!


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