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


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RATINGS: 732   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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eoconnor101's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eoconnor101 (2) - San Diego, USA - JUL 12, 2012
The people who have floating yest in their bottles obviously had badly handled bottles and shouldn’t rate them. I had this beer on cask in the brewery in Melle. A gigantic 2.5 finger head gives way to gorgeous Belgian lace that clings to the glass. The nose is of ripe pears, pepper, damp earth, and a subtle hint of mangos. The taste is spot on belgian strong. The spicy phenolic blast is unbelievalbly smooth, the ester profile excellent. There is a cleanly balanced bitterness that drops away quickly with a low-medium hop aroma gives way to a clean finish. It is not too sweet, not cloying at all...this is an excellent beer, better than DT and on par with Duvel Triple Hop, De Graal, and Augstijn grand cru.

tomandoaltura (345) - - NOV 20, 2017
Notas de albaricoque, cereales y miel de abeja con un tenue gusto también a machacado de membrillo. Gran cuerpo y final semi-seco,

Cimbasso (1007) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Sampled from a bottle from Utobeer. Stoneware-style bottle with a crown cap. Pours a hazy golden colour with sediment and a foaming white head. Lots of sweetness in the taste but offset by a well-balanced bitterness. Notes of orange, peach and yeasty flavours. Also candy and spices. Good bitter finish. A good Belgian Ale but a little too much sugary flavour for me.

djcampbell (354) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2017
Chutné pivo, které je velmi podobné deliriu tremens. Tóny třtiny, či banánů spojené s dobrou říznou chutí a krémovou pěnou.

julesxxl (65) - Cholet, FRANCE - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 (froment-avoine, dorée, nez savoureux, moussue, très abricot-levurée, le sucre (naturel) la soutient)

ciocanelu (2953) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 24, 2017
Clear golden color with frothy off-white head. Aroma has sweet malt and sugar with light yeast esters. Taste is boozy, sugary, yeasty with some earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium to light body, medium carbonation, dry, but quite boozy and difficult to drink.

Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

Hopverdju (1495) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2017
Goudblond bier met grote witte wand klevende schuimkraag. Geur: licht moutzoet, wat fruitig, ietwat banaan en sinaasappel, citrus, wat alcoholisch. Smaak: licht bitterzoet, wat alcoholisch, vleugje appel, peren en citrus. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, droog

NiklasT (105) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Dark golden, looks like honey. Thick head. Aroma yeasty, spicy with some citrus and peach. Taste nicely balanced with yeast, some sweetness and bitterness at the end. It drogs out quickly, though.

vlada94 (224) - Nis, SERBIA - SEP 12, 2017
Clear orange colour with medium, short lasting white head , aroma is strong , malts, caramel , fruity , taste is malty , caramel, spicy, light hoppiness realy bitter , medium to high carbonation, bitter aftertaste. Good beer , but i expected something sweeter .

MasDen (478) - Mogilev, BELARUS - SEP 3, 2017
Aroma is malt, fruits, caramel. Yellow, white head. Malt, caramel, fruits, bitter. Medium body, high carbonation.

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