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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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
littleworm (2) - Chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016 does not count
Love this beer. Bottle at home, with a Delrium Tremens to follow. A great beer to kick off the evening.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (364) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with medium sized off-white head. Aroma is yeast and banana. Taste is dried fruits and yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AntonyWilson (286) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 330ml bottle: Pours a hazy Brown with deep red hues when held to the light. Thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, syrup and molasses. Beautiful caramel and dark chocolate to taste. Very complex beer with loads of flavour. Low bitterness, full bodied with low carbonation. Absolutely fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3639) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2016
Flaska frn beernavigator ca tre r gammal och nstan framme vid bst fre datum. Mahognybrun som drar lite t rtt, rejlt hgt krmigt och bestende skum. St djup doft av torkad frukt med lite honungskaka. Kraftfull och lite eldig och vrmande men stman r i bra balans och smakbilden fin och frmst prglad av torkad frukt, srskilt st torkade pron, honung men med en liten kryddig beska p slutet som r fin. Lite abs-stuk och riktigt gott om n inte toppklass. Mycket trevlig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (792) - Linkping, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle @ home, cellared 3 years, one year past its BB date. Pours a brown liquid with a beige head. Sweet aroma, malty with caramel, fudge, raisins, plums, spices, vanilla, slight licorice and milk chocolate, all in nice balance. Spicy flavor with fudge, caramel, vinous raisins, plums, sweet dates, chocolate, licorice, some red apples. Body is medium, carbonation medium to high. Finish is quite dry with lingering spices, fudge and dried fruits and anise and hints of roasted coffee. Balanced spicy bitterness. Very nice, has aged gracefully.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1971) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with looooot of foam. Candy sweet and strong. Typical Belgian strong, and well done at that. The booze pushes through, but in a nice way. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2822) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from the Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Very dark brown but significantly far from black. All but opaque. The creamy tan head is quite large initially but dies down quickly. The scent is filled with notes of raisins, blueberries, hot chocolate, cognac and liquorice. Theres also a less welcome vegetal note. Divine sweet taste: chocolatey, yeasty and gloriously boozy. Burnt cinnamon bun with caramelised raisins in the long delectable aftertaste. Not quite the heady heights of Delirium Tremens but lovely in its own right.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (673) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is caramalt, malt and yeasty. Taste is malt, spices, some fruits and caramel. Med to low body and med to high carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (637) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2016
dunkelbraun, rtlich mit hellem Schaum. Das Bier ist schn malzig, karamellig, Aromen von dunklen Frchte, Toast, etwas Marzipan, Banane und Hefe, leicht brenzlig. Die starke Karbonisierung berrascht etwas und knnte etwas geringer ausfallen. Dennoch ein stimmiges Bier.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (527) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2016
75 cl. Dark hazy brownish mahogany, fairly beige foam dissipates quickly leaving slight lacings. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, plums, yeasty spicy note, coffee, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruits, raising hoppy and yeasty bitterness and alcohol, soft mouthfeel, dry finish with hints of malt, apcohol and a tiny sour note. Big body, medium to high carbo, soft mouthfeel, do not drink too cold!


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