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La Bouffonne - Brouwerij Huyghe

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80
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 6.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kojevergas on 07-25-2011

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 1
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3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle with colourful cover art (typical for the brewery) and a standard pressure cap served into De Molen stemware in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of nice soft delicate cream, good fuzzy foamy thickness, and great retention for the high ABV. I'd estimate it at about five minutes. Colour is a cloudy orange-gold. Appealing.

Sm: Musty off-cream is all me broken nose picks up. All apologies, lads. It's a very light aroma.

T: Creamy open to orange peel citrus ester hop body atop a full and expressive barley foundation. Very clean and clear cut. Act breaks are precise, with a troublesome dying stale cream finish buried beneath the barley note's attempt to cover up the flaw. Well balanced albeit simply built. I wouldn't call it refreshing, but for 9% abv it's rather impressive in this regard. The orange ester in particular is a highlight of the taste.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick. It's got too much body for the relative lack of hops. Aside from the overdone thickness, the texture suits the taste.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for 9% ABV. The price is very reasonable by French standards, even though it's an import. It's a good evening beer. I'd have it again. All this said, it's something of a disappointment coming from the same brewery that does the Delirium series.

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La Bouffonne from Brouwerij Huyghe
80 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.