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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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3.5
bhensonb (15963) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Aroma of dark fruits and some dark caramel/molasses malt. Dark ruby color (before halogen) with a finely bubbled beige head. Seems to start with strawberries*, quickly superceded by something like raisin. There is a very little yeasty spice. The body is thin to medium, and the carbonation is nearly creamy. The finish is strangely both sweet and dry, even a bit astringent. It’s good stuff, but apparently not the best in style. *one time shot - just the first mouthful.

3.7
Borup (15915) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 33 cl. bottle. A clear dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, spice, yeast, fruit, raising and witha bitter finish.

3.8
Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
On tap poured clear dark garnet with a large tight amber head.Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and spices. Flavors of toffee, spices, and pepper.

3.6
imdownthepub (15514) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Bottled, 330ml aged 4yrs. Dark brown with off white head. I find these bottles difficult to pour as you always get the bits. Solid, dark ale, caramel with hints of spiciness and a wine like flavour, quite sweetish still after the cellaring. Pretty reasonable.

3.6
gunnfryd (15482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, citrus, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, malt, fruit, sugar, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

3.3
DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2008
Draught sample at a beer festival in kibbutz Ma’abarot, May ’08. Dark brown color with a medium, rather stable, beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some pleasant roastiness, fruity notes and chocolate hints. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, notes of coffee and caramel and some fruitiness. More yeasty and drier towards the finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.1
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber, nose is sugary caramel and toffee, taste is fizzy, sugary, sweet caramel.

3.5
Tmoney99 (15114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle from Dilly Deli. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex tart citrus yeasty aroma. Medium body. Moderate to heavy bittersweet yeasty flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish and small alcohol bite of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.4
kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
Draft at Antwerp Beer Festival. Dark red/brown pour with a thin off white head. Flavour of sweet malt, dark fruit, yeast and a touch of chocolate.

3.6
HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Dark amber colour. Powerfull fruity and light bitter flavor. Prune notes. Moderate bitter very dark fruity flavor. Average finish. Oily slightly syruply palate.


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