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

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RATINGS: 1765   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Pours a deep reddish brown with thin light brown head. Nose is bitter and alcoholic. Flavor is robust and a little sour. Warming feeling persists. With the cooler weather this is a real treat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22099) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Bottled. Reddish copper colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Sweet alcohol, caramel, malts and yeast in aroma. Flavour is hoppy, smooth with hints of spices. Also a huge peak of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 27, 2005
nice dark brown color with nice off white head. very nice nose, with clove, pumkin, malt, and caramel aromas. nice spicy taste that finished with a smooth bitter aftertaste. very nice job. be careful, it WILL get ya buzzed if youíre not careful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Dark brown with reddish hints, big beige head, mostly diminishing, and thatís a pity! The aroma is spicy with notes of malt and caramel. Strong alcohol flavour specially in the aftertaste. Malt is also present and that gives a very nice sweetness to this beer. In my humble opinion, this Delirium is very good and itís a little under-rated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle: An absolutely delightful BSA. This snuck up on me quickly with its ABV%. A nice darker colour with some nice sediment. A spicier taste that I loved. Will be back for more of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattShizzle (553) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Good Belgian strong ale. Doesnít taste nearly as strong as it is. Could easily sneak up on you!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Sampled side-by-side with Tremens. The darker color of this beer hides the "floaters" better. I realize that bottle conditioned beers are going to have some sediment, but IMHO the whole Delerium line has way too much. Moving on...A strange complex fruity aroma came to me in the form of rasins and grapefruit. Flavor was more subdued. Finished a little spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Pours a deep dark amber--canít tell if itís cloudy or clear-- with a moderate beige head. Smells of raisins and yeast. Tastes a litte bit of toffee and chocolate with some acohol. Slight bitter finish. I like tremens better than this one. Dunno about noel yet, but itís hiding in my closet, so Iíll figure out in a couple days. Update: Not that it matters, but I can pick up a little graham cracker in the aroma as well. Just felt like adding it, because this is a new aroma Iím able to pick up now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
sugarplums on the nose, chocolate graham crackers in the mouth. Daresay it tastes a bit like a stuffed artichoke also. got a bit of carbonated bite, crunchy palate if there is such a thing. looks deep leather with a slight tinge of red. frothy head with fine lacing. nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2005
Aroma: fig, brandy and bailing wire. Appearance: red highlights in a dark brown non translucent with a cappacino tan fluffy head that leaves sheet to patchy lacing. Flavour: hints of mocha and plum brandy, balanced spiritousness with barely a hint of hop presence. Palate: medium mouthfeel, gently carbonated, gives way to a mocha/carbon finish.


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