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


on tap

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RATINGS: 712   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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8588) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2012
20/I/2012 33cl bottle @ blind beer tasting "Bier van de maand" Gentse biervereniging - BB: IV/2014 (2012-61) Thanks to Fokke for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep orange beer, small sediment floating around, creamy big off-white head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet malty, candi sugar, some almond, ripe fruits, banana, cinnamon. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, fruity, green plums, goose berries and sweet fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: ripe banana, soft hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2012
From backlog

Head: large , white , foamy
Colour: gold
Smell: boozey , citric , hops and a bit of yeast
Taste: sweet sticky start ( by the malts i think ) , then comes a boozey dry taste with a long dry yeasty bitterness , pffff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6977) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2011
330 ml mock stoneware bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9%. The glass fills completely by a white foamy head, and the golden beer below appears only slowly. Strong and "typically Belgian" sweetish aroma with yeasty, spicy and fruity notes. The flavour is also spicy, medium sweet and "typically Belgian", with distinct hops in the finish. Warming mouthfeel. A few of La Guillotine, and you might lose your head completely ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (3270) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle, long lasting stable creamy head, veru hazy light orange with some floaties, strong aroma of vanila with rubber, spices and honey, flavour of white fruits some biscuity malt, grapefruit bitterness and a fruity sourness. Easy to drink and a nice foody beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (880) - ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2012
Pours clear gold with a large white head. Malty and yeast aroma, some banana and bread. Breadyness and maltiness continue into taste, with a fairly bitter palate and strong alcohol tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1541) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2011
9% ABV. Hazy orange pour with a big, fine pored white head, which diminishes slowly to a filmy one. Fruity-spicy smell. Light sharp start followed by a fruity, peach and mandarin tasted aroma escorted by honey, citrusses, notes of coriander and distinct herbs with alcohol in the background, mouthfeels slick and moderate sticky. It finishes long, sweetbitter and dry with tart citrusses, spices and alcohol, which leaves a tart-spicy aftertaste behind. Great and well balanced one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parket (582) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2012
from tap @ Brugs beertje, orange/yellow colour with foamy/stable white head. Nice presentation with the painted blood on the glass. Smell: yeasty. Taste: yeast, nice herbs, alcohol and some hoppy notes. Nice but has nothing special I cant find in other ones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2958) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
Third attempt at this one, the first being late 2005 and left unimpressed then.
Out the bottle at just on cool and into a snifter. Hazy pour before being joined by a bad case of the floaties that unavoidably plop into the glass. Average two finger crown is mostly lasting but manages a fine Belgian lace. The carbonation fine and streaming, the floaties eddy but dont settle. Yeasty nose, mildly tannic and predominately candyish with hints of guava and pear, and medicinal alcohol. There is a hot, spicy, vodka-like kick to it. Esters of supple pale fruit, guava, canteloupe, pear drops. Quite sweet, the body full and gluggy not helped by the chunky yeast, the carbonation spritzy giving it some height. The finish is creamy, chunky with bitter underripe fruit, alcohol warmth and noticeable tannins. This is similar to the notes from 2005. Is it three unlucky batches here in Oz, I think not! (33cL, 9.0% ABV, BBE 04/14, Thirsty Camel, Butler)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Sampled at the Beers2012 Expo in Tel Aviv. Pours reddish and hazy with some foam. Sweet aroma, sweet taste. Full body and very balanced. Notes were taken after quite a few drinks, to be re-rated. 8/4/8/4/17=4.1 Jan 2012 Re-rate July 2012: Hazy to clear golden amber with a frothy white head. Clear, delicate fruit and alcohol aroma, then bread and grain. Tastes bitter, fruity, a little bread, a little more alcoholic than I remembered. Soft carbonation, long, alcoholic finish, medium body. 8/4/7/3/11=3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2011
Pours an Hazy yellowish with a decent head, aroma of honey, sugar can, light spices and a touch of plums, flavor of herby hops, alcohol, toasted bread, coriander and sugars, medium bodied, decent

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