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

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RATINGS: 1939   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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ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 29, 2008
A világos elefántnál édesebb és jobban kijönnek az aszalt gyümölcsös jegyek.Igen összetett,rafinált ital!Itatja magát és ha nem figyel az ember,könnyen eltapossa a rózsaszín szörny!

3.7
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - FEB 28, 2008
Ma che sorpresa che sorpresa; che la stappo e annuso il collo della bottiglia e mi arriva una botta pazzesca di albicocca/pesca fresca spiazzante mista a zuccherosi (canna) toni o caramello però di una dolcezza proprio stramba che quando la verso non so bene cosa aspettarmi. Ma il colore spacca il banco dello stanco: c’è un scuro nero con schiuma beige mooolto chiara e decisamente abbondante e persistente e l’aroma è lo stesso ma più smorzato e bilanciato dall’alcool. Nel sapore è un sentore veloce, subito subentra un qualcosa di scuro, quasi caffè comunque abbastanza tostato, che si confonde con il piccante dell’alcool in una frizzantezza forse esagerata sostenuta da un corpo importante ma non troppo mapposo. Oi, è buona. Manco parente della sua versione diurna. Bravi bravi

4.5
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 The alcohol content is 8.5 %. Lot of dark fruits in the aroma. Medium body with very intense fruity and spicy, almost wine-like taste. Excellent!

3.5
hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle, finally got my chance to drink this beer. Love Tremens and Noel, so why not, well I see why not, this is the worst of the three. Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong brownish head. The aroma is fermented, aniseed and fruity and the flavour is dry, fruity, slightly sour with a touch of sweetness. Overall a reasonable beer but not excellent.

3.5
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottled. Pours caramel brown, dense tan head, good lace. Nose is sweet, raisiny, fruity. Flavor is sweet, malty, slcohol notes, musty, a little metallic in the finish--bad bottle?. Finish was slightly astringent, alcohol notes. Mouthfeel thin to medium.

3.4
DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2008
pours a brownish red with a thick off white head. Huge chunks floating around in this one. sugary yeast nose. Flavor is similar with some nice spice and a bit of tart thrown in. Plums, raisin, sour grapes, and other random fruits are floating around in this one. Nicely carbonated. Good.

3.5
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Pours a dark chestnut brown, with a thick, foamy, light tan head. Smells of profound dark candied fruit, candy sugar, and sweet dark malts. Theflavor is sweet as well, with a noticeable tartness to it that gave it some twang. The candy sugar and sweet malts are almost masked because of its tartness. Really just average when it comes to this style. Nothing really stands out from it, and it has some flaws. Needs to bring out a little more of its Belginanness for me.

3.2
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle from Canals. Amber pour with spice/bready aromas. Candy sugar and fruit taste. It was okay for me.

3.5
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Pours a dark brown that has a lot floating around in it. Nose is just a clump of sugar. And I don’t like it. Flavor is yeasty, bitter and funky. Sharp caramel edge on the backside. Feel has a lot of carbonation to it and a typical liquid feel. Overall this is an okay beer. Two years ago I might have been more interested in this beer, but then again, maybe not. With so much other great stuff out there, I don’t really see why I should bother with this one here.

3.1
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 30, 2008
11.2 oz bottle 8.5% alc. Smells, tastes, and looks like liquid fruit and yeast. Tons of stuff floating around, very chuncky, did not finish because i think i may have gottin a bad bottle. Hopefully i will have a chance some day to rerate.


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