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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2791) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2006
A real nice beer! Nicely fruity, with an alcoholic and spicy component. Like brandy-soaked fruitcake, glazed with molasses and caramel syrup. Probably better than that actually, as Ive never had a fruitcake I liked, but i did like this beer. Easy semi-sweet finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled. Amber coloured with a rather large head. Sweet and alcoholic. A bit sharp with notes of caramel, fruits and spices.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBeer45 (1483) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2006
2005 edition, 750ml bottle, poured medium red, lots of bubbles, sweet, faint caramel apple, fruity fragrance, candy apple, faint scents of spiced cider, cinnamon, cloves, taste of pepper, light malt, alcohol in the nose, apple, faint brandy, this was nice, beer was a little watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
On tap, pours a medium amber into the serving snifter. Thin head that dissipates quickly. Sweet aromas of dried fruits and yeast. Nice flavor as the aromas follow into it. Not as sweet as it would seem, nicely balanced by the hops and spicyness of the yeast. Bubbly mouthfeel and a good finish. Best of the "Big 3" Deliriums.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5776) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Cork says 2005. Pours ruby/orange into a trappist glass. Mocha head quickly subsides to skim surface. Honey and fig aromas. Sticky and full honey caramel with a lasting, slightly bittersweet finish. Quad-like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 10, 2006
hazy brown with a large frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, nuts, malt, citrus, and alcohol. lively lacing. flavors are the same as aroma with some herbal notes and flowery soap(in a good way). dubbelish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (3071) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle(2005) from Whole Foods. Medium/dark amber pour. Strong slightly sweet, slightly tart vinous aroma. Some fig notes as well. Strong woody chocolate malty flavors right up front. Then goes into this sour quality almost like a flemish. Start and finish on this are like two different beers. Finish also show a bit of spice and some alcohol. Good stuff.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 On tap at the Trivia Pub in Moon Twp. Pours reddish orange with a light tan head. Head settles quickly. Appears to have lots of fizz but in tasting is almost flat. Smells really beery with rotten apples. First flavor is a strong initial alcohol bitter hit. Taste of sweet whiskey bubblegum. A lingering bitter finish that fades quickly after a minute or two.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 Bottle on 12/06/2008 at the James River Homebrew Club Christmas Party. Very clear copper amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel, fruit, raisins and candi sugar aroma. Sweet caramel, raisins and rum-soaked fruit flavor with a bit of candi sugar. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation and a somewhat syrupy finish. 7/4/7/4/14 - 3.6 12/6/2006: 2004 on draft. Very cloudy reddish brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and fruit aroma, with a candi sugar background. Sharp caramel flavor with a sweet fruity foreground, some carndy sugar and a bit of yeast. 7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3364) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 ***Rerate*** This is a great Belgian beer. After reading my previous ratings, my how a palate can change. Aroma of dill and possibly vinegar. Pour was a murky orange with a thin 1 finger off white ring for a head. Taste was very tart. So much so that I thought it may be a sour ale. Yeast and sour fruit mostly with nice carbonation and a sour aftertaste. Very good! ******* Original rating: A-6 AP-3 F-5 P-2 OI-9 Total 2.5 I typically like Belgians (the beer, of course..dont know any personally) but I cant put this on that list. The best way I could describe this is carbonated cough syrup. I had it on draft, though, and after seeing all the positive reviews am going to purchase a bottle. The aroma smells like sweet fruit, but the taste after the sweetness is gone goes to alcohol and sours. I will re-rate if needed after a bottle


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