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


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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottles: 33cl with crown cap, 75cl with cork and muselet.
Barrels: 15l, 20l and 30l.
Alcohol volume: 8.5% ABV
Colour and sight: Golden blond, multigrain beer with a very persistent, lacing head.
Scent: A complex smell, with a citrus aroma, followed by hop aromas such as Saaz, Brewers Gold and Amarillo.
Flavour: Initially rather sweet, because of the alcohol. The intense taste and roundness mask the presence of high bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombelsky (31) - - APR 1, 2016
Good looking golden coloured beer. Clear appearance topped with white, big, frothy head. Lacing is not so sticky. Very fresh fruity aroma, mostly peaches maybe oranges. Light cereal, later some herbs appear. Well balanced rather dry taste. Medium bodied palate. Soft carbonated, bit spicy. Pleasant spicy, warming. Watery. Long dry finish. Delicious beer, but not do special. There are plenty of beers like this and much cheaper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (425) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2016
Clear blond, very large head. Strong aroma of hops. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (750) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
The beer looks very good. There is a nice golden yellow color. The beer is a little hazy. A nice layer of white slightly rough foam is poured on top of the beer. The smell is nice. There is a sort of trippel bitter sweet aroma, that is in good balance. There is also that almondy smell of alcohol. There are some very fruity hop aromas, which are a nice touch. The smell is familiar, yet special. The taste is the same as the smell and extremely good. There are nice hop flavors. The taste is bittersweet anThe beer is very fruity. The palate is good. The texture is creamy and the carbonation is lively. This is a good beer, a world player.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1033) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2016
A fairly run of the mill Belgian Strong Ale, which is to say, very good. Aromas and flavors of light fruit (apricot mostly), spices and a bit of funk. Body was a little too light. Certainly a respectable beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (202) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
Cloudy golden colour with a large head due to the high carbonation levels. The citrus aroma is quite dominating and the beer is relatively bitter. Below average for the style for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maarten1993 (1008) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
Drank at Masums place 21-2-2016. Okay blond beer. Lots of foam. Pretty standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_Lovecraft (319) - - FEB 11, 2016
caramel, cereal, golden, frothy, cereal bitter final,medium body, lively...good but i prefer a good tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1363) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 10, 2016
Clear gold, white head. Cereals, caramel and brown sugar. Balanced sweetness and bitterness, nothing special though. Leaves a strange light bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1269) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
F: huge, ivory-coloured, pretty stable. C: deep gold, a little hazy. A: hay, straw to floral hops, hint of spicy, citrus, grainy, hint of fruit and yeast. T: sweet malty, alcohol warming, complex hoppy bitterness on the palate, quite dry, spicy, citrus, apples, medium body, good carbonated, good balanced malt with a lot of bitterness but pretty drinkable, I like it, 0,33l bottle from beer festival in February in Brugge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5247) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours clear amber with a thick, frothy ivory head. Strong aroma presents fruity, malty and resiny hop tones. Flavor delivers hoppy and citrus notes like an IPA, but minimal bitterness; malt and pear notes balance these and provide a little sweetness. A hint of wood peeps through as well. Body is viscous, and fizz is firm and lasting. Go on, lose your head!

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