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%
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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dutchdarthvader (177) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2017
Tap @ Delirum café Amsterdam. Schuimt mooi maar verdwijnt redelijk snel. Ruikt niet expliciet. Ziet voor een sterk biertje veradelijk fris en door drinkbaar uit. Maar pas daar mee op!!! Smaakt bloemig niet expliciet zoet maar mist een speciale bite die bij zwaar blond of tripels je boven de middenmoot laat uit stijgen. Daarvoor zaten er simpel iets te veel onvolkomen heden in het palette. Het een bittertje is ook vrij vlot weer verdwenen en opvallend het biertje is vrij droog van smaak. Je krijgt er alleen maar meer dorst van. Leuk aardig biertje maar net niet. Als is rijp rijp voor de guillotine misschien wel iets te extreem.

loscovar (342) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle from la superette à bieres. Quite common belgian triple, good but not special

majecha (48) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Mocne ale łatwe w piciu. Aromaty chmielowo belgijskie - czyli klasztorne. Fajne i ciężkie.

Craftakt (32) - Hannover, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2017
Bis auf den Namen ein reichlich unspektakuläres Bier. Die Bitterkeit passt nicht ins Gesamtbild. Vielleicht soll diese aber auch den Wow Effekt ergeben - tut sie aber nicht.

drdisque (840) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2017
On tap at Bangers & Lace., Bready medium bodied Blonde Ale with a good strong alcohol kick. Moderately effervescent. Strong but bright. However, not particularly flavorful, would be better if it were sweeter. Barely above average, and below average by Belgian craft standards.

svrakula (37) - Zrenjanin, SERBIA - JUN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2017 Bottle 33cl. Solid Belgian beer, but not for wow. Pretty bottle design, I like it.

vinivini (2410) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 28, 2017
Draught. Clear golden pour. Nose: powerful malts, fruit, spicy yeast. Similar taste. OK still not impressive

tsd08460 (1166) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2017
On tap at the Delirium Café in Leesburg, VA Aroma: citrus, bread Appearance: hazy golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

thedirektor (26) - - MAY 6, 2017
A blond beer with thick foam. Taste of grains, bread and and citrus. I find there’s a lack of colour in the taste but the beer drinks down quite quickly and is refreshing / asks for more. There is a lack of complexity / a lack of mystery to the beer and quite unbalanced.

sinte (568) - 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.

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