Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 283   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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Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Deep, dark, eggplanty brown, with a big, fizzy toasty tan head. Aroma: clean, with notes of toffee and cocoa, but rather "eh"... Taste: big carbonation, full–on cola feel, some spiciness, a touch of toffee. Mostly it tastes like fizzy coke, without enough intervening flavors to offer even the suggestion of something else. Finish rounds out too quickly, body is medium at best...kind of a dud, methinks...didn’t thrill me at all...

mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2004
dark reddish brown with lots of chunkies, quick disappating beige head. aroma of mixed fruit, alcohol and caramelbody seems full at first, but on second sip it thins out towards the carbonated finish. flavour is boozy and yeasty with a bit of spice. not bad but not great.

Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Neutral fruits aroma, malty sweetness but light and watery. A clean aroma. Dark red-brown clear with thin off-white head. Medium-light body with medium-heavy carbonation. Medium malt flavor, mild sweetness, neutral fruits. Light alcohol and acidity. Not bitter. Bit of tart hit in the finish, chalky. After is weak yeasty and chalky.

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.

Kevin (2199) - Montana, 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.

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 doesn’t take over like alot of Belgians I have had. Nice dry finish.

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...

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.

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.

Radek Kliber (7359) - 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.

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