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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Fluffy tan head, tastes of of chocolate malts, brown sugar, prunes, raisins, dark rum, bit of the alcohol, figgy liquorice aroma, laces nicely on my glass, I like this stuff because it tastes really good, dark belgian candy sugar finishes dry, dark brown cola-like color. (that was a run-on sentence, cause I liked it!)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & gregclow - courtesy of HogTownHarry & blankboy. Dark brown, bubbly tan head. Some cola, alcohol, stale malt in aroma. Taste of butterscotch, and sweet dark malt with hints of spices. Some fruity notes as well. A little thin. Not bad, but not overly flavourful and a little too strong.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Aroma of relaxing in a field of flowers. The flavor is a bit like wine... fruity and herbacious with a touch of alcohol and a dry finish. But there is just enough malt and hops to give some beer character. As far as Belgians go, there are some better ones out there, but this is quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2005
bottle. Pours a solid deep red-brown hue with a dense, lingering head. The smell is rich of flowers, alcohol, and malt notes. The flavor is immensely dry with some raisins, complex fruit notes, and more alcohol. This successful harmony is followed by a very dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry & blankboy. Ruby brown with a reddish off-white head that is small at first, but picks up a lot when swirled. Aroma of brandy-soaked cherries, brown sugar and a hint of cocoa. Body is thin. Flavour is quite sweet and fruity, somewhat one-dimensional, with alcohol warmth in the finish. Seemed a but stale as well. Alright, but I expected more for some reason.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Poured brownish with light brown head. alccohol is covered with caramel, brown sugar, spice, nutty taste, with hints of fruity, and sweet. Nice finish that’s not too bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1236) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2005
16 Jun 2005 - (Schruers terrace, Margraten) - Sweet fruit and comple hop malt aroma. Cloudy brown-red colour, with a light brown head and interseting lacing. Steely sweet fruit hop flavour. Biting hop malt that lingers unpleasantly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 I love Delirium Tremens, and I expected this to be the a darker version of it. I was sooo wrong. 330ml Delirium Tremens glass. The aroma was neither fresh nor old. Malty and vaguely hoppy. Flavor was dominated by a broken bitterness and a slightly coppery taste. Not what I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
somewhat malty, very strong and sweet, went dowm sweet and smooth with a nice fruity aftertaste, great on a cool Colorado night!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Pours deep mahogany brown with large tan foaming head. Instant sweet aroma of caramel and brown sugar. The alcohol is completely hidden by sweet roasted malt and brown sugar flavor. Full palate that clings to the tongue. Crisp sweet finish.


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