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

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RATINGS: 1605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kleur en uitzicht: Kastanje amber. Een fijn, wit, romig en wandklevend schuim. Geur: Een complex geheel van caramelmout, fruitigheid, kruidigheid, zoetheid van de alcohol. Smaak: Flinke portie alcohol, sterk kruidig, lichte bitterheid. De afdronk is zoet, kruidig en licht bitterig.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5673) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Aroma is strong, malty, with plenty of spice hints and even a bit of an odd, rubbery odor that still was not unappetizing. It pours out a dark amber-brown, almost the color of cola with a decent head. Flavor is strong and mouth-filling, malty and quite spicy, with a touch of hops. This ale is quite smooth but has a good bite to it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (6061) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bright gold color. The aroma has fruit and yeast. Quite sweet, with more yeast, some fruit, and salt. Fairly simple, but very good flavor and aroma. Nice, well carbonated palate as well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (8120) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 bottle. body is dark copper-red. Aroma is some fruitiness, taste begins as cigarette, but ends with some sort of fruit. Very Strange, not as good as i wanted it to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Good, a unique beer. Flavor is fruity and complex with some spices as well. Lightly carbonated and highly drinkable. The finish tastes like a cigarette, very strange.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Pours a ark blush color with a foamy head that dissipates into a lacing that lasts. Aroma consists mostly of cherries, honey and alcohol. Smooth creamy cherry taste with a decent alcohol presence and slight peppery finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2007
The pour is dark copper with a small tan head. The nose dark fruits, spices and candy sugar and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is sweet at first pleasant on the palate and finishes with nice warming from spices and alcohol. Good seasonal beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2007
This beer wasnt the easiest thing in the world to drink, due to its spirit-like nature, but it was still pretty good. Id have it again. This beer poured a brilliant tan color with a medium amount of head. Aroma was ethyl butyrate (cotton candy/bubble gum) and a surprising oak flavor. Flavor was pretty complex. At first I thought it was cognac-like with lots of alcohol. Later I got a smokey, leathery, peatiness that Ive gotten from some single-malt scotches (my dads into scotch; Im into beer). Mouthfeel was astringent and drying, most likely due to the pronounced alcohol presence. I felt warm when drinking it, but at the same time I felt it a bit challenging to drink...much like I feel about the scotch my dad is always trying to get me excited about. Id recommend this beer, despite its challenges.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1577) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Pours a darker amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is of plums, spices, candied sugar, and a little bit of some alcohol. Flavor is sweet up front with the candied sugar, plums, cherry, and caramel malts. A little bit of spices on the finish with a little alcohol warming. A wonderful brew that Ill look forward to having again next year.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 3, 2007
0.33 l bottle at Angleterre, Helsinki. Reddish amber with small head. Nose is candy like sweetness with some cherries and marzipan. Flavor is strongly sweet with marzipan and some cherry again. A bit boozy and metallic. Its got some Dr. Pepper in there. Quite strange overall, yet not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. nose is cherry, spice, and candy canes (those colored ones that taste fruity) . Taste was same but a bit over the top.. I wasnt impressed. This could be biased bc it was comsumed out of a solo cup in between drinking a different strong ale.


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