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93
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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1590   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (814) - POLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Aroma: caramel, spicy figs, dried fruits, apricot Taste: medium sweet, figs, dried fruits, caramel, apricot

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5641) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Amber appearance with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, Belgian yeast, stone fruits, light floral notes and light spices. Similar flavor, adding moderate malt sweetness and a mild spicy bitterness. Medium to full body with a creamy feel. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4240) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Pours hazy deep copper with tall off-white head. Aroma of spices, caramel, nuts and dried fruit. Taste is sweet, herbal, boozy bitter finish. Rich and creamy body with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CzechTex (154) - - DEC 17, 2016
On tap, Bierhuis One of three strong Belgian beers in a "flight" tasting (plus Gulden Draak and Gouden Carolus Christmas). Of the three this has a bit lighter color, but still brown. Nice aroma, heavy lacing, nice feel on tongue. Sipping from the other two for comparison, this one has bit lighter taste as well. Nice lingering aftertaste. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2016
33 cl bottle poured in to a Tulip. Slightly hazy, deep red colour with an amber tint. Huge, off-white head that fades to a thin layer on top. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, yeasts, fruits, bubblegum, banana, faint liquorice and boozy hints. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with caramel malts, yeasts, berries and boozy notes. A strong, rich beer with a focus on the typical Belgian yeasts. I would prefer a little less booze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1534) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2016
Ámbar limpio y espuma color crema. Aroma de platano, fruta confitada, fruta verde, uva, especias. Cuero denso, sabor dulce de fruta confitada zoigera acidez de fruta verde y final seco.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DraftDodger (1220) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2016
Copenhagen 16/12-2016. 75 cl bottle from Meny. Off-white Ceramic bottle. Pink Elephant in Santa costume ice skating on the label. Pours clear reddish brown with off-white head. A lot of bubbles. Settles as very thin layer of foam. Aroma is sweetish. Belgian yeast, banana, marzipan, bubblegum and a whiff of alcohol. Carbonation is quite strong. Thick palate. Flavor is pretty sweet and a little bit sugary. Medium bitterness and spicy finish. You almost do not notice that this beer holds an ABV of 10,0. A real nice, real strong Belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Myonlyvice (210) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2016
Dark amber with a big off white head.Really complex aroma. Yeast, toffee, dark fruit, spices and malt. A bit on the sweet side, but decent balance of sourness. Good christmass ale!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nephirem (328) - CROATIA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Deep ruby pour with thick and creamy one finger off-white head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Absolutely beautiful smell. Flower bouquet, yeast, caramel, toffee. Bubblegum. Wonderful. Medium to full body. Carbonation is soft but prickly. Very nice thick texture, smooth on the tongue. Pleasantly sweet with a touch of bitterness towards the finish. Aroma is rich and complex, wonderfully balanced. Brown sugar, yeast, wood, caramel, toffee, licorice. Subtly boozy. Bubblegum, woody, herbal and floral. Nicely warming. No traces of alcohol in the taste, well hidden ABV. Overall, excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1206) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2016
Robe ambrée, mousse abondante. Nez puissant, typé et concentré sur des notes fruitées et maltées, une touche de caramel. Bouche à l’attaque ample, fruit discret, fine bulle, fraîcheur et amertume mais manque de complexité par rapport au nez, finale assez longue mais rectiligne. Un bière agréable à qui il manque un petit quelque chose pour être grande.


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