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Artevelde Grand Cru | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Artevelde Grand CruArtevelde Grand Cru
BA SCORE
3.56/5
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81 Ratings
Artevelde Grand CruArtevelde Grand Cru
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,253
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
81
pDev:
16.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 59
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3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Kedoezel
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Rivoire
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of titvs
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch LG8_13198. AROMA: leather and old aromas. no esters recognizable. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and clear. large ivory head with good retention. TASTE: leathery flavours mixed with some sweet and caramelly notes. low bitterness and a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with high carbonation. OVERALL: a belgian strong ale with oxidated aromas and flavours.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.45/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with two finger beige head, foamy and sticky.
Big smell of caramel, dark fruit, red wine, cherries and floral honey.
Really fruity from the first sip, with nice raisin and plum, really sour cherries, banana, acidic red apple, with oranges and lemon throughout (bitter grapefruit at the end). Some red grape mustiness also. Malts are lightly roasted, but sweetened with nice caramel notes and Belgian sugars. Very spicy, with peppercorn and anise, some hints of vanilla, and fainter licorice and maple. Yeasts are a bit sour and "dusty". Hops are green and spicy, mildly bitter.
The finish is somewhat earthy and bitter from the hops and the roast, but the big acidity/sourness balances things out (mostly). Alcohol is a bit too aggressive also. Somewhat fizzy also.
In the end, it's a decent refreshing BSDA, with some off notes though that keep it in the mediocre category.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a lightly hazy amber color and is topped by a light brown head that disappears after a bit. The aroma is a mix of spicy notes, chocolate, prunes, musty earth, and figs. Quite an interesting melange of aromatics actually. The taste is sweet up front, but then moves to a spicy note in the middle. I get notes of cinnamon, figs, prunes, raisons, and a certain woodiness. This beer finishes a tad on the week side, it quickly disappears losing the rich fruity maltiness surprisingly quickly. This beer has notes that are quite reminiscent of a lightly aged beer; hints of sherry and rich meaty malt notes. This beer is reasonably tasty, in fact all of the flavors and aromas I consider quite desirable, but it just seems to be lacking in some way that makes it a bit disappointing. The flavors do not meld enough into a synchronized whole.

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was told this was rather tasty and discounted at 2 bucks it's worth a try.

A - Very little head maybe just a tiny lace ring. Color is a deep hazy chestnut brown. Mild sediment at the base so it might be as old as the other Belgiums I had tonight.

S - Strong caramel, plums and raisins, fruity yeasts, and a of rum and vinegar.

T - Despite the mild vinegar tone this beer is exceptionally good. Smooth ripe stone fruit with notes of dried sweet apricot and plums. Caramel malt sweetness throughout is also a plus.

M - Not drying at all this one drinks smooth maybe some chalky aftertaste but aged well.

Overall if it's still around I might pick up another couple. Quite a smooth easy drink Belgium strong ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Big, bright and airy, this robust brew forms a massive head on top a dark, stormy body. 4.0

S: Big malts, caramelized sweetness and light floral hops with belge yeast

T: Boots in with a strong caramelized malt as to be expected from the smell, then turns out a red fruit taste and delicate bitter herb script before finishing with rebound on the sweet side

M: Medium body with a mid level of carbonation, sits a little too long on the palate

O: Although a lovely brew the bittering agent isn't balanced with the sweetness the way that I was looking for after the first few sips. Great aesthetically and a fantastic back story, I feel that it holds more love for Grand Cru enthusiasts then with someone of my bitter loving tastes.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle at DELICE & CAPRICES , Brussels

Dark ambery brown colour with big beige foamy head, which leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, some alcohol and mild fruity- and yeastyness. Pleasant. Flavour is raisins, caramel, sweet malts, some nectary and fruityness as well as mild hopping. Alcohol shows as a very slight glueish note being in the background. Biting carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Artevelde Grand Cru from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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