Campus Amber | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Campus AmberCampus Amber

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-21-2003

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Younoid
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured into snifter.
Clear brown amber beer with beige head, big bubbles, low retention. Weak aroma of red berries and yeasts. Taste is rough, syrupy and disbalanced - raisins, caramel, red lollipops, belgian yeasts. Carbonation is low. Not very interesting sample.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of Chemister
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Saind
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of deebo
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Served in a big ass goblet this beer is ruddy brown with a thin white filmy head with weak lacing.
S-Very nice rum raisin aroma with estery Belgian yeast. Hints of alcohol in the nose.
T-Heavy on the fermented fruit. Raisin prune flavors strongest.
M-Medium bodied, low carbonation and just a bit cloying.
O-Probably a bit syrupy then most would like but this beer has a nice aroma and flavor and is easy to drink. I really like it as a under the radar Belgian bomb of dubbel goodness.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best By December 2007; Sampled February 2009
An easy pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three finger thick, amber tinged, light tan colored head. The beer is a red-plum color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright red, copper highlighted hue when held up to the light. As I pour this aromas of raisins are noticeable; a deeper inspection reveals a very sweet smelling nose that is a mix of fruit and sweet spices. Ample cherry aromatics, mahleb, fenugreek, candied orange zest, grenadine, a touch of ginger, some white pepper and some clove aromas. The sweet fruitiness is so big here that it almost seems artificial.

Surprisingly dry tasting for such a sweet seeming aroma, though this does have a touch of sweetness to it. The finish is where that artificial fruitiness from the nose comes into play as this lingers on in the mouth with notes similar to cherry extract, blackberry flavors and a touch of cider notes. This has a sort of nuttiness to the finish that seems like it is a bit stale or perhaps even rancid (though this last part is subtle). As the beer warms up it becomes a bit more sweet, but again with that artificial sweetness to it. The beer is pretty light bodied for a beer of this strength, though it does have some heft to it.

Interesting, to say the least, I really wonder where this artificial fruit and sweetness is coming from here. Still it is a little too much and there isn't enough other things going on to provide any sort of balance to these flavors.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2003.
Appearance : amber color (mahogany), foam moderately abundant.
Smell : chocolate, syrup of cherries
Tasted and mouthfeel : Flavoring caramelized, accompanied by touches malt, acridity on final
Drinkabilty : average beer in the style Belgian dark ale

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy appearance. Tastes somewhat like a wine, with some citrus and other fruit mid-sip. Malty sugary aftertaste, I didn't mind as much as me neighbours. A pleasant surprise at Doug Shoemaker's tasting. Usual better than average from this brewery, but not a top notch Belgium.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky, muddy brown color, solid, staying head, leaving a creamy tan ring.
Aroma, unusual, but unmistakably Belgian, sour, citric, heady, musty, yet still, somehow attractive, like a cake gone wrong that you still want to eat.
Taste: tangy, citric, some hops, but the body is thoroughly malty, good balance, though, with a citric twang atop in the taste.
Decent, but unremarkable.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Came in a 330 ml brown bottle, freshness date on the back says this bottle is 3 months after its recommended prime, but hell, it's a 7% Belgian Ale, that's like horseshoes and handgrenades here, probably adds to it. It pours out a slightly hazy punpkin colour, off-white head was a small burst of bubbles that hastily retreated and completely disappeared. Nose is a bit boozy, sweetish malt, it actually smells a bit like squash. Flavour is sweet and boozy, mild spice in the finish, mouthfeel is pretty full. This isn't really my thing though. Still, it's the beefiest amber ale I've ever tried thus far.

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Campus Amber from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.6 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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