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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Also available under the name "Forts de Lige 14-18". http://www.lavenir.net/article/detail.aspx?articleid=DMF20131029_00382409

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (4457) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle thanks to Deanso. Almost clear reddish brown with beige head. Lots of herbs, licorice, figs, typical Hughes marzipan, light spices, sweet brown sugar, old wood. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Not good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (1360) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2016
F: huge, pale yellowish, good retention. C: dark brown with dark red against the light. A: malt, dark caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, honey, candy sugar. T: malt, dark fruits, banana, yeast, brown sugar, honey, herbal, spicy, alcohol, medium body, medium to high carbonation, nothing special, slightly above average for this style, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour market - Saint-Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svartvit (210) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deansos place. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a beige head. Malt forward, quite sweet, loads of caramel, belgian yeast, dark fruits. Very typical flavor profile. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (3183) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle at "This is not really deansos last THT"-tasting. Hazy dark amber. Sweet malts, berries, medium sweet and light vegetal bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12007) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear amber brown with a thick cream head. Aroma of yeast, malt, caramel, light dark fruits, light herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1635) - LATVIA - NOV 8, 2016
Dark brown with rich beige creamy head. Fruity aroma. Not bad taste, but probably this one sample is bit defective - something of old butter notes, while otherwise roasted grain and quite strong bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Nose of prunes, stewed raisins, dark roast malt, lightly nutty, and yeasty. Dark reddish/brown color, and a good-sized frothy tan head, with sticky lace. Dark fruit, lightly phenolic, berries, raisin, all fairly sweet, along with moderate bitterness and some definite alcohol presence. Medium-heavy body. A bit over carbonated. Sweet and somewhat rich.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (3059) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2016
Hazy dark colour, white creamy foam. Nose of caramel and dark fruit. Rather dry and bitter taste. Not bad, nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4812) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Commissioned massieve ale from Huyghe with very thick and frothy, papery lacing, dense, pale yellowish beige head, clear dark chestnut brown robe with rusty amberish hue. Aroma of caramel, cold tea, raw red cabbage, light DMS (cooked vegetable), coriander, burnt sugar, dried fig, elderberry, liquorish and unmistakable iron-based head stabilizing agent, as in most of Huyghes beers. Sweetish onset with sourish balance, hints of dried peach, blackberry and some date, strongish carbo (a tad much for the style, in fact), very caramelly and toffeeish, straightforward malt sweetness with a toasted bitterish edge and some nuttiness, metallic due to the added iron, liquorish-like spicy note, herbal hop bitterish hint in the end but remaining primarily caramelly, with the aforementioned toasted bitterishness and a vague glow of warming alcohol. Straightforward strong dubbel, not very inspired and suffering from iron in the same way as most of Huyghes strong beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Draught @ Namur Beer Festival 2016. Aroma has ripe fruits and sweet licorice. Flavour has funky yeasty tones and ripe fruits. Foamy palate. Unusual but good and balanced. Alcohol is present but does not disturb that much.


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