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

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RATINGS: 1768   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
Aroma:Dark fruit,caramel... Appearance:Drak brown,huge brownish head... Flavor:Dark fruit,caramel.... This beer llok like the trois pistole from unibroue....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4390) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong brownish head. The aroma is fermented, aniseed and fruity and the flavour is dry, fruity, slightly sour with a touch of sweetness. Overall a reasonable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This beer poursed a dark sienna color and left a small head that disappated quickly, the smell of this beer is dried fruit (plum,apricots, and raisin). As I tasted this beer the malty character came to the front, sweet with a small amount of bitterness that finished smooth with a fruit dose on the palate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Has a decent, yeasty and fruity aroma to it. Has a nice dark brown body, with a tan head. The flavor is kind of disappointing. Pretty good body and carbonation. Overall, it’s not as good as I was hoping it would be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
From 12oz. bottle. Pours a dark, murky brown with some hints of red when held to the light. Nice tan head with decent lacing. Nose is of sweet bread and some very promising dark fruits. Flavor starts with a dry coco upfront followed by some of those sweet breads and dark fruits. Alcohol in the finish detracts some as does the dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Rating #400! Pours a fairly dark brown color with a somewhat thin tan head. Very appetizing aroma reminds me of candied cherries and caramel with a hint of cinnamon bread. Unfortunately, the flavor is not quite as exciting as the aroma. Some caramel with sweet sugary bread notes. Thoroughly enjoyable but not spectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2006
Cute bottle. Hazy brown, with small off-white head. Yeasty, spicy aroma. Sweet fruit, sour berries. Malts and alcohol become prominent after a while. Yeast and malt dominate flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Poured a dark brown with a nice head, kinda thin. Aromas were spicy and flavor was smooth, and not too harsh. It wasn’t a bad brew although I prefer the tremens, not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2006
My least favorite of the dlirium series. As others have noted, the caramel is pretty potent in the taste and almost ruins it for me. Spicy yeastiness is also there, but not nicely balanced. In the overall scheme of things, a good beer, but a bit "clumsy" compared to the rest of the stable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Rum raisin and caramel apple aroma. Notes of cinnamon or clove in the nose as well. From the bottle this beer pours a dark brown with a thinning head. A dry "belgian yeast" quality on the first sip. Caramel, malty alcohol body and bitter dry in the finish. The spicy clove tinge in every sip makes this an enjoyable "evening buzz".


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