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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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cheap (6074) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Barely any detectable aroma, but perhaps a mild mustiness about it. Brown like iced tea, not hazy. Very little carbonation. The taste is unique, a musty farm qualtiy on a moldy palate. Has a bit of tartness in the background that makes it interesting. Hides alky well for a 9%. Overall just a tad too strong for my tongue.

AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
On tap @ the Delirium Cafe Belgium. Nice deep brownish red color. Caramel malt nose and flavor stand out, and a sweet finish present.

Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2008
750ml Pours a burnt caramel color with a very fizzy off-white head. Nose of apples, yeast, and alcohol. There is a lot of malts with some apples, spice, and just a hint of bitterness. Very fruity. A nice full body with a little bit of oilyness.

BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
Dark brown colour with a short-lived tan coloured head. The aroma is sweet and malty. There are some berry fruits and a touch of burnt wood. There are smoky malty tastes and some sugary hints before a touch of alcohol at the finish.

DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2008
Draught @ Delerium Cafe, Brussels. Sweet malty nose. Pours clear caramel red beer. Some carbonation. A cream, fruity beer with some alcohol. Not as nice a the Tremens.

Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2008
Draft @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels Jan ’08. Nice deep amber colour with large frothy head. Fruity aroma with an earthy / malty / spicy edge. Taste is sweet / fruity / with a faint hoppy flavour in the finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer.

johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Dark brown with white head. Sweet malt nose. Typical Belgian abbey style ale. I really liked it but had dreams about elephants.

JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
deep mahogany with large bubble fizzy off white head. sweet cider like aroma with a consistent flavor. high carbonation. flavor less rich and thick than appearance suggests.

KM (418) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2007
Tap. Nice amber body. White head. Spicy aroma, but also moderately sweet. Special spicy flavour at first, then a medium sweet alcoholic flavour. Sweet finish. (Delirium Cafe, Brüssel, 15.12.07)

KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
Pours dark brown with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with overripe fruits. Flavor is sweet with strong alcohol note. Bitter finish.

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