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


on tap

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RATINGS: 725   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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edpeg (904) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 28, 2012
Pale yellow clear body with white rocky head. Aromas are citrus, wheat malts, yaeast , hops , malts, grains. Palate is medium full-bodied with lively carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste sweet malts, with alcohol warmth and medium short hops finish. It is a strong alewith big ABV, however the texture is refreshing ennough with nuances with flavours and taste. Quite drinkable.

BlackHaddock (7353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Suprised to find I’d not reviewed this beer before, as I’ve had it many times over the years: anyway this review is of a 330ml bottle, plastic designer covered. Best before Oct 2013, taken during one of my ’mixed tasting evenings’ March 2011. Poured into a Westmalle chalice: dull orange/old gold in colour, with a large white head which stayed but produced minimal lacing. The nose was sweet and yet with citrus notes within. The sweetness carried on into the taste, the sour citrus smells did not. Alcohol took over the mouthfeel, which was almost too fizzy, certainly well carbonated, if not overly. Just a bit too sweet and lacking in body for me, as well as the alcohol content being too obvious.

RuNpali (87) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2012
Tastes and smells like a basic Belgian strong ale, so I like it! The color is somewhat lighter than I expected. Nothing really new here. A cool bottle, though.

parisiona (29) - CYPRUS - APR 4, 2012
Nice taste but not something special.

yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - MAR 31, 2012
Golder colour. Aroma of yeast and coriander. Flavour is sweet, yeasty and some alcohol

esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2012
Drank ~ 2 yr afrer bb date! Orange to amber colour with lots of yeast, thin white head. Berryish nose with notes of red currants, sour cherries, strawberry quark and hint of herbs. Dry, apricoty and berryish taste with evident sourness. Slightly caramelly and raisiny finish. Soft texture, a bit thin and alcoholic, sticky and sour berriness. It’s not at its best, that for sure. Surprisingly drinkable, still.

teddybeer (3783) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2012
33cl bottle. Golden colour with a frothy and foamy off-white head. Aroma has Belgian yeasty notes, with some hoppy hints. Flavour is yeasty, moderate sweet, slightly caramel and alcoholic. The final is alcoholic with a moderate bitterness. Carbonation is medium to high. Body is medium to high.

dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
pours orangish gold with a big pillowy head. Nose is hay, cereal and some very subtle hints of lightly sweet fruit. Taste is sweet but also a very good bitter presence for balancing. Mouthfeel is crisp and has a long aftertaste. Better than I expected.

Alexus (242) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2012
Shared bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours a nice white foamy head, pale golden in color. Mild aromas of wood, spices and fruity (like a Belgian use to be). Nice bitterness and warming alcohol. Good texture and a good beer all in all.

abemorsten (3616) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours a hazy, pale straw golden body with a two fingers thick, foamy white head. Biscuits, wood, spices and ripe sweet fruit on the nose. Medium to heavy carbonation. Full body. Sweet flavor with light pepper notes and malts. Alco warmth. Syrupy texture and smooth to drink.

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