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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1971   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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3.7
Berserkir (56) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Dark red-brown body, mild white head. Slightly low carbonation. Strong yeast with slight fruit aroma. Flavor of dark fruits (plum, cherry) and a hint of caramel.

3.5
robforbes (2236) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 old rating: 7/4/7/3/15 - 3.6 ( 12/1/2007 ) pour is cloudy copper with a large tan head, a few floaties hanging out in there swimming around with the many bubbles, and some lacing. smell of sweet fruit, apple, pear, after a bit darker fruits start to come in along with a touch of caramel, and some cocoa. taste is tart, sour malt, berry, plum, red grape, caramel, and nuts, ends tart and a tad bitter.

3.5
Maverick34 (3206) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottled. Dark and cloudy with a long lasting head. Aroma is yeastish, flavor is very fruity. Very carbonated too.

3.6
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Draught at Delirium Café, Brussels - came very dark, cloudy brown with a thick tan head on top. Aroma very sweetly malty and yeasty, brown sugar, dark fruit. Flavour is of cherries and other fruit along with typical Belgian yeastiness and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Fairly typical and not mind blowing...flavour is a little bit mild and simple overall. Not as great as the more popular Delirium Tremens.

3.4
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle: Deep cloudy burgundy pour, with visible floaties, and a dense tan head. Sweet Belgian malt aroma. Has some brown sugar, fig and raisin hints, and is also somewhat boozy. Creamy carbonation. Roasted flavors upfront, followed by an apparent boozy/alcohol flavor. There’s some faint sweet fruits, with brown sugar and more roast & alcohol toward the finish. A straight forward and simple Belgian Strong Ale.

3.5
Grovlam (4214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle. Large thick and beige head that mostly lasted. Excellent lacework. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of yeast, mix of fruit with apricot as the dominant note. Light citrus and some caramel and pilsner malt in top of that. Over the palate light toasted malt and warming alcoholic feel. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light acidic and a sharp bitter feel, maybe from the alcohol. Sweet and fruity warming finish with a lingering end.

3.3
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2007
33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with auburn highlights and a medium-sized tan head - leaves lots of lace on the glass. The aroma is strong with alcohol along with caramel and soft fruit. The aroma also has a hint of corn-syrup-sweetened chocolate (like a Tootsie Roll). The flavor starts dry and peppery with waves of dry cocoa and toffee slowly rolling in. The middle of the tongue tastes a bit astringent with alcohol - peppery bitter hops combined with caramel and malts. The finish is dry and strong with some more cocoa. The mouthfeel is lively and highly carbonated - and also quite light in body for the strength. Overall, interesting and decent, but not awesome.

3.4
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
I picked this up because there was some article attached to it in the store calling it the best beer in the world. Not the best, but one of my more favorite beligians.

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16055) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
Dark brown with a creamy white lasting head. Nuts, malts & dried fruits. Good mouthfeel. Very pleasant. Perhaps a commercialized beer, but quite nice!

4.3
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red-brown color, with a creamy thick, off white head. Leaves good lacing. Aromas of Cherry and Yeast, along with malts and plums to create a very good complex fragrance. The first sip is first cheery and dark fruits, followed by the yeasts and malts to combine into an almost cherry muffin flavor. The feeling is smooth, not too bubbly. The finish is dry, with a lingering cherry and yeast. Delicious. I will be stocking this one.


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