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

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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.9
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
This reminds me about Delirum, just a tad sharper. The head isn’t very lasting and the alcohol is very clear in the prickly and sour mouth feel. The alcohol joins forces with citrus and coriander, and leaves no room for other notes. IMO it should be far smoother and have more complexity, it’s too raw and unrefined.

3.6
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2007
great golden color under a medium and white head wich does not disappear. The nose is creamy apricot. Fruity and yeastly flavour with a great body. Nice carbonation under the big percent of alcohol. Tons of coriander:)

3.4
Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Golden hazy with a medium fizzy, white head. Fruity, yeast, spices and some sweet malts. Thin, carbonated body. Spicey flavor, yeast, malts, some fruit sweetness. Finish has a nice spice bite. Alcohol is well hidden throughout. Quality brew.

3.4
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2007
Unclear gold with a fine lasting white head. Aroma is sweet from yeast & fruits. The body is medium filling. Lively carbonation. The alcohol warms up my body a bit & is also noticeable in flavor. Quite nice!

4.4
adriancscott (16) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle 33cl: In a tulip glass. A great golden colour with slight sediment which is nice. A great white head that doesn’t dissipate. Great lacing on the glass which holds in thickness. Nice aroma of yeast, hops and subtile spices. Great taste in spite of it’s strength of 9.3. Hidden very well with a taste of hops, corriander and slightly fruitty with a nutty edge. The yeasty alchohol taste is not overpowering, but it is present.

3.1
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle, 33cl. Firm white head. Beer is yellow, slightly golden. Aroma is citrus and malty. Fresh citrus flavor, with sharp mouthfeel. Overall a medium to good beer.

3.1
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
bottle at delirium cafe in Brussels. PALE COLOR? MEDIUm CARBONATION not sur why capitalized. a bit on the sweet side. alcohol suprising

3.1
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2007
8.5% bottle. Pale, spritzy, silkily headed. Aromas of dried apricot, hop grassiness and too much booze. Some biscuity malt and hop dryness detectable, but too aggressively alcoholic. Poor man’s DT.

3.7
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2007
Deep cloudt yellow with a lot of carboantion visibile but no sign of sediment. Big, sudsy pure white head with fair retention and lacing. Spicy sour citrus aroma with a crisp edge. Flavour matches the aroma with the alcohol adding some nice warmth. Sour finish. Very good but not great.

2.8
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 10/21/1997

Appearance: light yellow,
Aroma: strong ester aroma,
Flavor: rich malt flavor with lots of hot esters,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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