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


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Bottle conditioned.
Abv 9-9.4%
Cuvée Spéciale. Extra Strong Beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, - JAN 6, 2012
Bottled. A golden yellow beer with an airy white head. aroma is malty, fruity and alcohol. Taste is fruity and spice, orange notes. warming alcohol in the end. A little unbalanced for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Demens (402) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 14, 2017
0,33l bottle. Cloudy yellow colour with slwly shrinking and lasting huge stiff white head. Aroma: Intense floral tones with a soft matured cheese notes. Taste: Quite sweet floral start with a soft bitter mouthfeel. Medium body with (for me) too intense lively carbonation. Long sweet/sour and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ysok02 (1392) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2017
Robe blonde, fine mousse, peu persistante. Nez sur les agrumes et le houblon, pointe de levure. Bouche à l’attaque explosive sur des notes d’agrumes, CO2 très marqué et finale courte et acidulée. Pas du tout mon style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ForlornHope (488) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast and spice, also some fruit (apricot?) but there us also a slight unpleasant tang of alcohol there. Tastes sweet to start with a sharp, harsh bitterness. More spicy yeast with the malt. Dry finish but overall the end is spoilt by an overriding alcohol backdrop. I wouldn’t bother with this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ulrikolsen (571) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2017 Bottle. Pours almost clear golden with tall white head. Aroma is hoppy with grassy and flowery citrus notes and only slightly malty. Taste is dry and hoppy with grass, flower, citrus and has light malt and banana in the end, and alcohol is well hidden behind hoppy bitterness. Rerated at 31032017.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (1413) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016

0.33 bottle.
A clear, gold color with a small, white head of good retention. Aroma of pale malts, alcohol, grains, fruits, and fermentation. Taste is once again marked by pale malts, some fruits, and alcohol - generally delicate. A medium body, a slick texture, and an average carbonation. Finish is shortish, alcoholic, also smacks of fermentation. Overall the beer is bad, alcoholic, and devoid of any inherent qualities.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
hrabren (1144) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 1, 2016
I remember sharing this one with Radoš, he was very happy because of the corsair on the picture. At Svijet piva (World of beer), Zagreb, a year ago. Clear yellow. Tiny to small white head. Faint aroma of sour grapes. Dry, like gemišt (wine with sparkling water). Soft carbonation, no body. More like some wine mixed with regular water. Very bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (202) - spain, - FEB 12, 2016
Cerveza de espuma ligera, abundante y blanca, seca, bien carbonatada, con un notable aroma a fruta y levadura. En boca deja un sabor ligeramente afrutado y a maltas dulces y con una buena integración del alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2995) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2015
Alone at home. Clear blond colored beer with medium white head and lots of carbonation. Herby hopped floral. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet spicy bitter.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (1811) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2015
Blonde en cuvée spéciale, d’un niveau abv de 9,4 %. Couleur blond doré moyen brillant, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines partout, avec une fontaine centrale bien vive. Mousse banche à flocons moyens, puis nappage à 1 mm. Arômes de malt clair, bois blanc, pointe de cerises douces, pain blanc, pointe de bogues de noix. 1ère bouche soyeuse, entre amer et acide !!! Arrière-bouche plutôt longue, mais pas complexe, et amertume indéterminée. 2ème bouche peu convaincante, vague. Arrière-bouche avec quelques épices, mais pas du tout fines. 3ème avec un peu de girofle, mais peu harmonieuse. Arrière-bouche assez longue, avec des baies sûres. Longueur au goût très faible, qui descend pour devenir métallique, fade. Jambes lisses. Levure un peu fruitée, mais ligne très faible. Alcool fort, mais il suit l’ensemble sans même le regarder !! Alcool parfaitement inutile.... Finale nulle. CONCLUSION. Je sais maintenant pourquoi les oreilles du corsaire sont fumantes : il vient de se rendre compte qu’il va se trouver dans les basses cotes de chez Huyghe !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8846) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle scaduta ad agosto15 oro velata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso mieloso maltato un leggero terroso nota erbaceo alcol nascosto note fruttate

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