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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Poured a opaque nut brown color with a foamy medium bodied slightly off white head. Strong aroma of apples and alcohol. You can just tell this is gonna burn the palate. Flavor is similar, warm and tingly on the tongue with a bitter sweet bite to it. Main flavor is apple but with a nutty finish. I can never tell the Belgians apart but this was drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Poured a murky brown color with very little head. Aroma of citrus and bananas. Taste like any other belgiun ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2006
330ml opaque bottle. Very dense dark amber color with a lasting head. Mellow spicy/malty aromas. Big body and full mouthfeel. Intense malt and estery flavors. Big malty flavor starts slightly dry and then tilts toward the slightly sweet, with the alcohol presence building into the finish. Complex and well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Cold 25.4oz corked bottle: Pours a cloudy dark orange color with minimal alabaster bubbles around the edges of the glass. Aroma is of sweet malts, alcohol, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Ending is of alcohol burn, sweet malts and fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15913) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2006
Tap at Chr. Firtal, Odense: Dark amber with fine white head. Smooth and filling texture. Spices, easy alcohol and malty sweetness. Very creamy and delicious. Live carbonation. Complex! Excellent lasting finish! Great Belgium!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
nicly spiced basically seems like a better tremens i suppose light delicate brew to relax to and bag the piffy yeasty aroma sweet tho looks good with lasting white head enjoyable brew nothing i will buy more than one a year

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Dark amber color - fairly clear and bubbly with a thin head. Nice rich flavors, warming and smooth. Notes of cherries, coriander & other spices. Finish is clean and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Poured a dark brown, with some hints of red. Aroma of fruit, citrus, pit fruit, and some hops. Malt also. Flavor was unexpected and complex. Fruity and smooth. Evident hop presence. Malt as well. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
This was a nice winter ale. Perfect for those cold winter nights. Beer was poured a dark brown color and a light head. Aroma was spicy and flavor was nice and smooth although its pretty strong, but well hidden. Good stuff overall, looking forward to getting some more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Got this for xmas from my pops. He said the beer guy told him it was the single highest selling beer in the store for the holidays...i bet its cause of the xmas elephant on the front. Beer poures a beautiful burboney brown with some haze and a medium amount of froathy offwhite head. Aroma is banana, yeast, spices, pine. Flavor is delicious, very smooth, perfect balance of hop, malt and alcohol. Overall, a xmas classic. Definitely buying again next year.

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