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


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RATINGS: 1934   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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ALIBALI (2396) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2017
Kriekig anmutendes JohannisbeerBelgianYeastFruchtgetränk mit BubblegumFruitBeerAffinität. Der schäumende Shaker🎆👽. Probierschluck von Thomas.

Jury (288) - RUSSIA - JUN 13, 2017
Запасы с выдержк& достаю) вкусное, ароматн& прекрас& пенная шапка держитс& оч долго, густое, тягучее, крепкое. PRD 01.08.2015.

Spontaneum (5) - Belfast, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2017 does not count
For a non abbey Quad, it’s fantastic got the edge on Gulden Draak. I prefer this to Orval even, (heathen). Heady whiskey, brown bread, dates, Christmas pudding of a beer. But not clawing or sickly sweet. Mouthfeel is not as great as say Pannepot Fisherman’s Ale, it’s still complex and brandy warming.

beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2017
Restrained aroma in a deep red brown pour. Complex yet subtle mix of grain and fruit make this a deliciously different brew (from the usual IPA at least).

hrabren (1358) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 23, 2017
0.33 l bottle at MBR, Remetinec, Zagreb. Shared with Marko. Had it years before, rating only now. Dry fruits and cherry aromas. Toasty. Alcohol. Red fruits. Light metallic. Light dry. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not good.

vlada94 (220) - Nis, SERBIA - MAY 22, 2017
Dark brown colour with slighty tanned, medium head, aroma of chocolate and caramel is just great, taste is strong , boozy , followed by the subtle notes of chocolate and caramel.

pivnizub (10765) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 Bouteille: Deep ruby-amber coloured, some floaties visible, big and stable and creamy and lacy tanned head, complex - mainly sweet - nose of sweet dark malt and licorice, traces of dried fruits well detectable, traces of hops hardly detectable; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; drier finish , dried fruits, caramel and traces of chocolate detectable, well balancing bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not my cup of tea. To be honest, I did not like it at all...

dnoaksson (827) - , SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2017
Länge, alltför länge, har flaskan gäckat mig, uppflugen som den varit på många, alltför många, hyllor i ölhallar, precis utom räckhåll, en hägring som ristat in sig i minnet, och som när den till sist uppenbarar sig en sen kväll i Tallinn för ett ögonblick får mig att tro på mirakel, tills det upplöses i strupen, förvandlat till den typ av smakrik öl som belgare tycks brygga lika lätt som om det gällde kokkaffe. Träffa aldrig dina idoler, heter det. Och drick inte öl som du länge, alltför länge, har beundrat på distans.

GC1379 (35) - - MAY 13, 2017
25.4 oz bottle at home - dark reddish brown - thick tan head - cork shot out of the bottle and hit the ceiling when I opened it - sweet malty - chocolate seems to be missing for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Skarecrow (866) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2017
300ml bottle from New World. HUGE tan head. Dark mahogany brown color. Aroma of fruitcake, yeast, caramel, molasses. Sweet malty palate with dry finish. OK.

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