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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2007
330 ml white bottle. 04/07 notched on the lable.

Hazy redish brown with a hefty tan head.

Aroma is fruity, dates, ripe plum and citrus.

Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, spice, with a rum like finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle, 33cl. Has a big white head. The color is nice burgundy/red. The aroma is rich and sweet, with notes of citrus and caramel. Flavor is rich and fruity, but still has a freshness to it. Overall a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/20/2001
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ziggy’s, Chattanooga

rusty brown, thin tan head, rich sweet aroma with strong fruity overtones, essence of dates, rich malt flavor, complex fruit character,
-------- /> Date: 04/01/2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

muddy brown, frothy tan head, rich dry malt flavor with lots of ripe fruit character, unlike the bottle it tends to fade after a while

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle. Big thick head. Nice sweet and toasted aroma. Flavor is good, not great, but overall a nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Aroma of dark fruits and some dark caramel/molasses malt. Dark ruby color (before halogen) with a finely bubbled beige head. Seems to start with strawberries*, quickly superceded by something like raisin. There is a very little yeasty spice. The body is thin to medium, and the carbonation is nearly creamy. The finish is strangely both sweet and dry, even a bit astringent. It’s good stuff, but apparently not the best in style. *one time shot - just the first mouthful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Draft in Ghent. Hazy brown color with and off-white head. Definitely taste caramel and other sweet noted. Maybe a little thin but I enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours a murky brown with a small beige head. Aroma is almost to sweet. Lots of sweet fruits dominate the taste. Finish is Yeasty with a slight bitterness. Decent Belgian Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2007
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a dark copper amber color with medium light tan head. The aroma is sweet with malt. Very nice lacing on this one. The taste is a sweet caramel with a nice finish and hides the alcohol well. A very good belgian strong ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Thanks to Kelly. Ruby/brown with a big craggy tan head. Nose is yeast, hot alcohol, raisin/port, some brightness (lime?), grape, a hint of dark malt - overall too alcoholic. Flavor is raisin/port, some yeasty fruit. A bit of honey in the finish. extremely thin body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2007
I agree with many of the reviews here, noting that while this is a decent, well-merketed beer that the Delirium Nocturnum is could be better A tad on the sweet side, with some standard burnt spice and fruit notes. Somewhat disappointing and therefore a lot like the Delirium Cafe in Brussels.


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