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

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RATINGS: 727   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
emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours a light clean straw yellow with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is estery with soft white fruit being dominant. Notes of bread dough and spicy yeast creep in. Very similar to a Delirium but perhaps a bit more peppery/spicy. Light medium body with a fruity finish.


3.5
svrakula (26) - SERBIA - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Solid Belgian beer, but not for wow. Pretty bottle design, I like it.

3.7
vinivini (2209) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 28, 2017
Draught. Clear golden pour. Nose: powerful malts, fruit, spicy yeast. Similar taste. OK still not impressive

4.2
tsd08460 (1129) - 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

3.6
thedirektor (22) - - 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.

3.3
sinte (564) - 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
Homer321 (5003) - 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
fernockibeer (105) - 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
surething_ii (281) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle from Pezinská pivná 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
19Oracolo78 (191) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
Birra dal colore dorato. Schiuma bianca, pannosa e moderatamente persistente. All’olfatto 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
Bush_Docta (276) - - 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.


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