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Averbode | Brouwerij Huyghe

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3.69/5
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62 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerpirates on 05-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,214
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
62
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - so this is made by the same outfit that makes the Delirium series, eh? Wouldn't know it by looking at the label, I tell you whut.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, chunky, and somewhat fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some decent soap suds pattern lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, faint lemon rind, an earthy yeastiness, banana bubblegum, and some weak leafy, musty, and gently perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy pale malt, white wine lees, mild banana chip notes, muddled citrus zest, tame Belgian yeast, and more understated leafy, herbal, and tipsy floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is obviously quite overwrought up front, but eventually settles to a middling frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, as the yeast has a certain old-school laissez-faire attitude here. It finishes trending dry, the mixed malt turning all crackery, while the fruity and yeasty essences waft off into that good night.

Overall, this is an agreeable enough version of the style, rather crisp and assertive in its drinkability, due in no small part to the well-concealed 15-proof booze contingent. I could do without the opening fireworks show, but that's a minor quibble. Good stuff.

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3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours very clear yellow with a lacy yellow head. Smells neutral, slightly of citrus. Very mild flavors. Slightly sweet, more citrus than expected. Very clean finish, but not enough depth.

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Photo of arthurspoor
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

verry fresh blond beer. Yeast and bit of lemon on the nose. Dry and sprarkling mouthfeel. A bit of sour and bitter in the mounth. dry bitter finish.

Very refreshing and surprising. It even reminds me of Duvel in more than one way.

I like it!

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3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Averbode from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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