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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: 1951   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (88) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 Smell of banana, peaches, coriander and cardamom. Earthy spices. Subtle cream. Banana, liquorice. Subtle eucalyptus. Introverted. A lot of foam.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (639) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Dark red, with beige head. Belgian yeast aroma, hint of chocolate. Taste is a little sweet up front, some spice, and a mildly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (558) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2017
Pours brown from the ceramic bottle. The head is large, foamy, and sand colored. Lots of evident carbonation. The aroma is cherry with lighter hints of banana and fresh dough. The taste is overall banana sweet with hints of bubble gum, spice, and a cherry twang. Nice start but we eventually glide into a dusty bitterness. Ends with a light sourness on the tongue. The taste is marred by a palate that seems way too fizzy at the outset. A few minutes of settling in the glass and things improved. Good, but not without flaws.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djcampbell (8) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2017 does not count
Velice originln čern pivo. Ve vech směrech přjemně potěilo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle that was a gift from my nephew Luke. Pours a hazy, somewhat muddy brown with a thin tan head. Very pleasant aroma of caramel, figs, and brown sugar. The flavor is a bit more subdued than the aroma with caramel, figs, brown sugar, Belgian yeast and a bit of alcohol heat. Mild bitterness at the finish. Very heavily carbonated which I think took away from both the flavor and the mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (518) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2017
Pours black with white head. Aroma of clove, spice, rum and toffee. Flavour of candi syrup, faint hop taste and dark fruit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3663) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Dark brown pour with reddish hues with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, licorice, and molasses. Dark fruit flavor with licorice, coriander, and some caramel. Excellent lacing. Very nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SebBrews (108) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 12, 2017
Pours a very murky brown-burgundy color with a thick, dense beige head. Caramel and plum jam aroma, raisins, grapes. Sweet, malty taste. Yeast, dark fruits, cloves. Creamy with average carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (223) - - JAN 5, 2017
Served in a snifter from a 330ml bottle. Pours dark garnet-brown colour with a thick beige head. Aroma is banana, molasses, malts and caramel. Taste is caramel, molasses, bread, banana, slightly bitter and sweet, finishes off with bitter-sweet and slightly sour combination . Full body with medium carbonation. Very nice indeed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2017
750. Murky brown with a pillowy khaki head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of dark stone fruits. Figs, plums, and raisins. Lots of Belgian yeast as well. Taste is fruity with dark stone fruit, lots toffee, and molasses. Heavily carbonated with a semi sweet finish.


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