Bière Du Corsaire | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Bière Du CorsaireBière Du Corsaire

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Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 11-24-2003

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by ccrida:
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3.77/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle bought and consumed in Budapest at a little cafe in front f Staint Stephans catherdral. Clear spritzy gold, medium sized white head with some foamy lace.

Smell is very estery, lots of banana, a little bit of spice as well.

Taste is also really fruity, enhancing the sweetness of the sugars, wirh some caramel malt notes as well. A touch of iron, and a hint of slate as well.

Mouthfeel is dry, light, though a touch sticky.

Drinkability is pretty good if your fond of fruity Belgian esters. The over-ripe banana is too pronounced to session, and it's really not that notable within it's range, but plesant enough that I'm glad to have tried it.

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Photo of ggaughan
2.24/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What an interesting beer. Maybe that is because the bottle I had was a bit older or maybe not. You can't tell from the outside of the bottle as it is painted red but there is nearly as much crud at the bottom of the bottle as there is beer in the bottle. Before I poured the beer I got a good aroma that reminded me of a gueze but based on it being a Belgian ale, I was a bit scared. When I poured into a Duvel tulip glass it was as if I was cleaing out an old pipe and bits of rust came rushing out. Although I have had alot of beers with stuff at the bottom or floating around inside, this was a first. I took a few sips to get a taste and was not overly impressed. After running the beer from the glass through a strainer, I gave up due to the high degree of sediment.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml Bottle, 9.4% ABV: BBD Aug 2014. Poured into a stemmed tulip glass (Corsendonk badged) at home on 26 Jun 2013.

Looked to be pouring a clear golden colour when lumps flew out the bottle neck well before I'd got anywhere near the end of the pour. I ended up with a cloudy old gold body with a full white foaming head, so not a complete balls-up.

The nose was semi-sweet with honey and malty molasses (sugar candy) to the fore, some yeast notes also, most likely from the sediment that rushed into my glass.

The taste is very similar to the aroma: sweet molasses, honey and yeasty, mixed grain feel in there too. You can sense the alcohol content within the flavours : I think this could easily give you a cracking headache if you had more than a couple of bottles.

The sweetness tends to dominate the flavours and the alcohol is a little high for the body depth: fine for a one off, but not something I'd have a bucket load of.

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Photo of hopdog
3.05/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. I bought this one for that crazy looking ghost pirate on the label (or would that be a pirate ghost).

Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Tons of floaters. Aromas of yeast and spices (mainly pepper). Tastes of lighter spices and lightly fruity. Very light alcohol in the finish.

Notes from 12/28/05

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Photo of crookedhalo
3.91/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle uniquely painted mauvy-red with gold foil around the crown. Chunky bronze-brown color with decent beige head, rather thin. Big yeasty smell, with some cocoa, dark candi sugar, and dark berry thrown in the aroma, too. A wisp of hops, but nothing major, especially for a craft Belgian. Wonderfully rich vanilla/chocolate taste, mixed with the subtle effervescence and fine fruity finish make this beer rather enjoyable. Rather nutty finish, especially for a Belgian. Balanced, but a bit on the sweet side. Excellent dessert-ish type beer. Try one.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
2.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Holy scrod. This poured into my Lucifer with a maelstrom of floaties, scrod chunks and yeasty sea monkeys that the bottom of the glass was covered. Straw clear hues. This looks like someone sharpened a pencil and put the pieces into my glass.

Leafy earthy musty sents. Difficult to describe.

First Swigs: Hot, pilsner-esque with grassy dry hops. Red apple wedge fruit. Lingering dry aftertaste. Reminds me of De Koninck.

Well carbonated.

Last Swigs: Dry red apple sipper. Must’ve got a bum stored bottle with the insane pour. Cool red wax coated green bottle. Not too much to write home about. Essentially, this became a drain pour. Maybe this needs to be re-reviewed one day.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Bière Du Corsaire from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 6 ratings