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Abdij van Averbode
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Averbode, Belgium

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for the Norbertine abbey of Averbode.

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3.4
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Delhaize. Gorgeous label, that much I have to admit. Pours a lighter, lightly hazy citrus with a sinking soapy white head. Smells very heavily of perfume, flower air refresher, synthetic apple, quite soapy, smells like a German hefe processes and managed to death at a factory. Tastes very synthetic as well, air refresher, perfume, synthetic apple, chemical, light fish guts, strange off-putting soapy synthetic taste, soggy white bread, white sugar sweet. Carbonation is a tad higher. This is Huyghe and this is a commercial brew so nothing here that surprises me, it isn’t as terrible as I feared but it tastes like a mix between a Belgian Strong Ale where mass appeal and cheap alcohol were the main goals mixed with a coriander-less rubbish Belgian white. I can drink it and it is okay but as a special, premium or craft beer of any kind this is an insult to anyone who understand even a little bit about beer in my opinion.

3.5
vickey9 (1000) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 VMedium blond with not a stable head. Nose is coriander, spices like cloves, or bit of gluhwein. Belgian yeast. LMedium body, light carbon, stlick texture. Taste is semi-sweet. Palate gives a feeling of rather bitter ingredients, dried plums, pumpernickel., barrel. Bitter finish. [email protected]

3.1
mmahut (1858) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy pale body with medium sticky forsty head. Aroma is mostly yeasty, with spicy, light fruity character. Taste has high earthy and spicy bitterness with light malty sweet support. After taste retain that earthy long lasting bitterness for a while with light floral touch to it. Body is full, high carbonation.

3.1
EddyBeer1 (1086) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2014
Blonde trouble, effervescence moyenne-forte en fontaine, col blanc moyen. Malts cara, un rien fruitée, un peu épicée, petite amertume. Une parmi d’autres, banale et ennuyeuse...

3.5
kraddel (8888) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2014
Bottle by GVA Pours clear blonde . Small to good white foam Smell is very straight yeast Taste is -as usual- wildly overcarbonated . Appart from that , everything youve tasted ( too ) many times before . Grainy-yeasty with a bitter touch . very plain , common taste . Boring as hell

3.3
Trappist1 (682) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
@ZBF.Thanks to Timpe for sharing his sample. Color is golden yellow with a white head. nose: malts, typical Huyghe yeast, bit fruity, spicy, sweet. taste is fruity, yeast, bit malty. Finish is sweet, above average carbonation, finish is sweet, to even sticky. I cant undo the Huyghe label over this beer, but still, it is much better product then their own beers. Still, I find it a bit suprising that Averbode Abbey is finding their way to the ’other side’ of the country. Huyghe lacking an abbey beer in their product range? Overall, Belgium is another abbey beer richer, while this beer can stand the fight with Leffe, Grimbergen and maybe even neighbour Tongerlo, I do not immediately see the added beer value.


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