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

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RATINGS: 1690   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2005
In the bottle. Pours dark garnet color with an ecru-colored head. The head is simply a beast. No glass can contain it. Raisin-like aroma, but overall, nothing complex or remarkable. Flavor is fruit-like in its simple tartness. Disappointingly not as good as DT.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TinyClanger (41) - West Sussex, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2005
A dark ruby beer that pours well, with a tight, short-lived tan head. Hints of spice on the nose. Initial sweetness with spicy clove and chocolate flavours, with caramel hints. A predominantly coffee aftertaste, with a rich, warming sensation.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Yellow pour with no head. predominately yeast in the nose and the taste. Not a very interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emodx (10) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Surprisingly dry compared to other brands of this style. Definately worth checking out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5102) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 I am not a fan this brewer and have been consistently disappointed in their products. Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh this beer poured a dark brown color with a trace of a tan head. The aroma is sweet and tangy malt. The flavor is sweet and has molasses, chocolate and caramel undertones. There is the usual rose water flavor that you find in the Delirium beers. One of their better efforts but still not something I would seek out.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2005
Take a bottle of chimay red and add some vodka and citrus acid. Even after these alterations, you still get a great beer. And just like Chimay, its not worth the green.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 33 cl. bottle. Good aroma and nice appearance. However, disappointing flavor and mouthfeel with much too much alcohol taste. Overall a miss - nothing like Delirium Tremens!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 This is a fantastic Belgian strong ale. Great malt characteristics with well balanced hops and sweetness. Good and strong--will definitely warm you up.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
Hazy, blackish-red brown with a quickly receding head. Inviting aroma that seems a little sour with cherry, cream, orange, banana, malt, oaky woodiness and spicy notes. Spicy-sweet malt and a pervading bitterness that doesn’t seem to come from hops, rather malt and maybe wood. Unfortunately the high carbonation and bitterness conceal a lot of the gentle flavours that are apparent in the aroma. There is some banana and alcohol also in the flavour. Explosive carbonation, low to medium body and some astringency.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
Bitter tangerine-orange-citrus, milk chocolate, plum-like fruitiness and mild spices in the aroma. Alcohol never detectable. Clear amber-brown with mild tan head that is initially a partial cover and ring but slowly diminishes fully. Fruitiness translates strongly in the flavour with some marzipan-like nuttiness. Thick and malty with plenty of yeast character and spices and herbs that come out in the finish. Dark malts appear mainly in the aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation. Bottle sampled with asheft after the MontreAlers April meeting.


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