Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Artevelde Grand Cru features a dark red-brown colour, a firm, creamy, and cream-coloured head. The smell of roasted malt, caramel and the sweet fruitiness of the alcohol give this beer the perfect aroma. Caramel, sweet fruitiness and a pleasant bitterness are the predominant flavours. Its aftertaste reveals a pinch of toffee and date. Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast. Triple fermented.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Presentation: 750ml bottle. Pours a copper/brown color. Highly effervescent with an active light brown head and slippery lace. An aroma that is slightly astringent, with fruit, dried fruit, caramel and a candy sugar background. Aroma also has some bready/earthy qualities. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel with lots o co2. Flavor has a sweet start, tartness in the middle and a nice dry finish. A well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2195) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
bottle 2/03. light brown bordering on ruby with a chubby tan head. held to the light i got a nice garnet color. sweet bland nose. sweet and sour flavor with notes of pepper, and candy that compete nicely. a nice awakening bitter in the finish that dominates the spicy flavor. very dry mouthfeel with lingering herbs and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Bottle. Notes of raisin, clay, chocolate, dark malt, and yeast come out. The flavors in this beer blend together very, very nicely. This is a well crafted brew. Finish is sweet raisin, light chocolate, alcohol, and candi sugar. There is a sweetness there, but it doesnt take over like alot of Belgians I have had. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Poured ruby brown with a small beige head...smells prunes, chocolate, and alcohol (smelled a lot stronger than 7.3)...tasted malty at first then very earthy, mildly fruity but definately some apples toward the finish...finish was crisp, definately thick alcohol in it though...this was a bit disappointing...I thought it tasted like a bottle of Delirium Nocturnum that had been open for a day and sitting in the fridge...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Bottle pours a plum color, small fizzly off-white head, with virtually no lacing. Vinous, figs, dates, raisins, and plums on the nose. Dark pitted fruits on the tongue, slight caramel and grape juice. Seems rather light for a Grand Cru, or at least I expected it to be a bit heavier. Very quick finish, leaving only but a slight alcohol flavor. This one was okay, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Dark brown color, absolutely no head. Aroma is very fruity, somewhat a bit alcoholic. Malty flavor, some fruityness and some yeast flavor. A bit unpleasant palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 24, 2004
Dark brown, rather small head. Light refreshing kind of aroma, some arabic gum with some light dried apple. Medium bodied brew, light roasty notes, malt is well represented.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2004
Smells ridiculously fruity: plums, cheap port, grape bubblegum. Starts sweet with a bit of an acrid finish. Pretty chocolatey, malty, not so fruity; doesnt successfully mask the alcohol bite. Good for a tasting party, but a whole bottle was overkill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 There just isnt any love for Huyghe beers around here, and in this case, I can see why. Dark brown, decent head. Lovely aroma of raisins, yeast, and Amontillado sherry. Flavors fall in line with raisins and light port notes, and some general sweetness. What is costing this beer so much in the ratings is that it really does have a thinnish palate. The flavor profiles are so closely in line with some of the great Belgians that you feel like someone watered down your Chimay. It wasnt bad, sort of a Belgian Strong Ale Light, but I still somehow felt a tad indignant that this wasnt better. RERATE: 11/25/07, Richmond, "industry" gathering. Deep amber, aroma of caramel and apricot. Flavor had molasses, apricot, wood, and cherry, without the thinness I had noted earlier. Will keep up my original numbers as I suspect palate fatigue at this point in the tasting, but 7,4,8,4,17.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Dark brown body, head disappeared quickly. This brew has a pleasant floral, raisin aroma, but the taste certainly didn't live up to the smell. Weak fruit flavor, slighly sweet.

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