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

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RATINGS: 723   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Golden with medium white head. Managed to leave the yeast in the bottle despite its opacity. Fruity aroma - oranges and lemons, some apple, distant banana. Also honey, yeast, alcohol, candy sugar. Medium body for the abv. Warming alcohol finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (551) - Udine, ITALY - APR 24, 2017
Bottle 0.33L. Slightly hazy, deep golden body with a huge, creamy, off-white head, mostly lasting with nice lacing; high density of tiny particles. Moderate-to-heavy hoppy (grapefruit, flowers), light-to-moderate malty (caramel, grains) and yeasty aroma with notes of spices and alcohol. Moderate bitter, light-to-moderate acidic and sweet flavour; long lasting harsh finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation; light astrincency in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4659) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Draft. Coasters. Aroma of candi sugar and light phenols. Some fruity esters asbit warms. Clear gold. No head. Tatse is mostly phenolic pepper and a light subtle honey malt note. Decent but kind of bland.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fernockibeer (63) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Butelka do 10.2017. Wygląd - jasno pomarańczowe, zmętnione, z obfitą biała pianą. Aromat - słody, kukurydza, wychodzący alkohol, można wyczuć żelazo. Smak - chlebowość, słody, drożdże, owoce. Odczucie w ustach - wysycenie od średniego do wysokiego, pełne ciało, dość słodkie. Alkohol mocno wyczuwalny.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
surething_ii (198) - enkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle from Pezinsk pivn pumpa. Oh yes, this will chop your head of easily. Classic Belgian strong ale just as I like it. I wonder how this taste typical for bb is actually called.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Oracolo78 (171) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
Birra dal colore dorato. Schiuma bianca, pannosa e moderatamente persistente. Allolfatto sentori fruttati, frutta candita e mashmallow. Al palato corpo medio con note dolci, di caramella gommosa alla fragola, frutta candita. Birra interessante soprattutto per il suo elevato tenore alcolico che non si sente per niente.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bush_Docta (228) - - FEB 24, 2017
Golden, slightly hazy, with a thick, lasting head and nice lacing. The aroma is white fruits (banana, apricot), Belgian yeast, clove, orange zest. The taste is very citrusy, quite dry, some alcohol with a medium earthy, grassy bitterness. The beer has too much acidity and it lacks complexity I expect from Belgian ales.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lkowalkowski (314) - POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Barwa złota, jasna ,gęsta, drobna piana. W aromat świeży, owocowy. W smaku wszystko ok. Przyjemne piwo.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teran (318) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 20, 2017
Opaque colour. Slightly hazy, nice white top. Strong in alcohol, strong in carbonation. Bitterness is high, subtle sweetness somewhere behind the lines. Some acidity at the and. Powerful Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1257) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden pour with a thick, pillowy white head. Aroma is complex, spicy and earthy with hints of citrus. Taste is much the same, some spicy and earthy notes, a subtle sweetness, hides the ABV pretty well but definitely finishes with an alcohol warmth. Dry finish. Like this more than expected based on the reviews.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolfcarnival (286) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
bottle, first drink in oxford with rory & priya, had an afternoon of board games!! pours hazy yellow. bready, honey, spicy aroma. full malted body, taste of phenols, lots of dark caramel, sweet slightly peppery finish. its not subtle or balanced but its aighttt


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