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


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RATINGS: 716   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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GSAP's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (723) - - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Onmiskenbaar fris en fruit in het aroma, doordrenkt met citrus, licht kruidige van hooi en basilicum. De smaak doet er niet voor onder met dezelfde tonen, maar de nasmaak is lichtbitter zonder breedte of diepte. Stijve doch bruisende kop op licht oranje. #2 aroma van zoete merengue. Smaak fris kruidig, heftig koolzuur. Rating hetzelfde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teran (315) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1210) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
schnubbie (32) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 24, 2017
A nice golden beer with a strong bitter aftertaste. Taste of hay and fruits. Nice foam. But not my taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tanel025 (48) - ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2017
White creamy and thick foam. Aroma is light fruit, a bit like apple cider. Pretty good aroma. Taste is light sweet. Medium body. Finish is bitter. Strong palate. Overall not my taste. Foam tastes better than liquid. No character in this beer, lacks complexity too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (255) - - JAN 3, 2017
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur or, belle mousse, fines bulles, odeur de houblon et dalcool, got sur le houblon, les fleurs et lalcool, amertume lgre, got qui reste sur lalcool en fin de bouche

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (1343) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Butelka 0,33l Kolor złoty, jakieś małe farfocle pływają ale piana dobra, mocna. Aromat słodki słodowy, trochę ził. W smaku wytrawne, ostre zioła na podniebieniu przyjemne ziołowe. Bardzo dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle in a resaurant in Bruges. Pours blond with a big frothy white head. Mild spice and citrus aroma. The taste is peppery spice with hay and bread. Bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (163) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2016
Blonde bien dore, translucide avec une norme mousse dense, centrale et structure. Nez caramel, pices et agrumes, pamplemousse, orange et citron, abricot, pche, coriandre, poivre, noisette, miel, chocolat lger au lait... Petite odeur champignonneuse, mais rien de dsagrable. Une blonde avec du caractre donc ! Carbonatation soutenue, amertume franche en premire bouche. Lalcool ne prend pas trop le pas sur le reste. Les saveurs sont trs vgtales, les houblons sont plutt costauds au niveau gustatif. On retrouve la coriandre, le pissenlit, la roquette, le poivre, des herbes trs olfactives, ainsi que diffrentes crales qui marquent larrire-bouche. Bire type intressante et assez distincte qui rappelle la Lucifer par exemple. Un bon classique Belge qui procure toujours du plaisir ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

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