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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1960   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Murky brown body, topped with mocha cream. Pretty lacing. Nose is hit with spices, abundant prunes, raisin bread, and yeasty whallop. Flavours consist of flowery, sweet raisiny, molasses and bread. Slight warming qualities. Fairly redeeming. Good examplw of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Ah, Im still waiting to be dissapointed by those wacky trappists. This is beautifully done, all cream and orange, with bits of nutmeg swirling about to keep the tongue busy and just the right bit of carbonation and alcohol. Smooth, lovely, and fun to curl up with--if you can afford it. Kind of like Selma Hayek, no?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2005
Dark and lovely, with a diverse range of flavors--a little bitter but mostly sweet and sour. The sweetness in quite complex--kind of like the crust on a creme brulee. A much more interesting beer than the Tremens.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2005
large full tan head over a dark brown pour, the scent is just a little off, definately has some alcohol in it a bit of an odd malty aroma sweet but strange hints of barley I think in the aroma and lots and lots of spices. Palate was full lightly creamy well carbonated. Flavor is a bit light for a "big" beer. Lots of spice nutmeg and others, hints of weak alcohol and a dull sweet malt. Overall a fairly underimpressive brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1539) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2005
the bottle was insane looking so i had to try it. Dont remember exactly what it tasted like, but it was pretty good, but not good enough to shell out the money for some more of these pricy suckers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Had this one in a pint bottle at a pub. Very strong good taste. Very good aroma and appearance. Many good things going on flavor wise. You barely notice the high alcohol content.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
this strong and bitter - not nearly as good as tremens - finishes long slow and bitter - I thought - by taste- this was a high alcohol brew. 8.5 is actually weak for this strong a flavor - in my ever be it so humble opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2005
Dark brown-red colour, large brown head. Full aroma, roasted, some sweet chocolate. Taste is rather sharp, full of herbs, light biterness in the finish, but specially that roasted taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (751) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2005
A dark brown-reddish beer with a reasonable head. The taste is sweet, alcohol, raisin and yeasty. An aroma of some sort of liqueur and some strange fruits. A good beer but not impressive. (Bottle 33cl)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Dr. Pepper-brown with a bubbly head. Maybe I should just say "looks like Dr. Pepper." Fruity, brown sugar sweetness that loosens its cloyingness as the brew warms up. Somewhat nutty characteristics as well. Not as full-bodied or complex as expected but still quite nice.


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