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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1935   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinconaway99 (9) - USA - MAR 18, 2002
This is a nice belgian ale. Has a pleasing taste and a nice aroma. Ill pick it up should the store be out of any Stone brews.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3631) - 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 (85) - 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 (222) - - 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 (907) - Chicago heights, Illinois, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (203) - MOLDOVA - JAN 2, 2017
Deep brown, clear, thick beige head. Aroma of ripe fruit, a bit rotten and metallic when cold and with more caramel after warming up. Lots of carbonation, sightly tart finish and watery body.

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 (228) - 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 (231) - 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 (3499) - 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 (743) - 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.


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