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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
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemon and light citrus hops. Taste is mildly sweet with basically no bitterness, quite balanced. Light body, smooth on the palate, and soft carbonation. Overall, I quite enjoyed this beer.


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 (2221) - 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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