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

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RATINGS: 1785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2976) - 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 (334) - 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 (1440) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
2 Bottles shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry and myself. Pours reddish-brown with a large light-brown head with some sediment at the bottom. Aroma of sugar, malt, fruit and alcohol. Flavour of sweet malt and fruit. Can’t taste the 8.5% which could be dangerous. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle (330ml) - Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev - two bottles courtesy of me and blankboy. Poured clear and lively dark brown with a decent off-white head. Noticeable yeasties in bottom of bottle. Aroma very mild at first, but opened out to brown sugar roasted malt, caramel, spices, raisins and fruits, hint of mushroom, and alcohol (oh yes). Caramelized brown sugar taste, sweet malt, alcohol, prunes and cloves - actually became slightly tart as it warmed. Mouthfeel typically lively and alcoholic. Overall solidly decent but not great - I slightly prefer the Tremens - a tad harsh and even a little metallic on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
Dark brown with a healthy creamy dark tan head. Some floaters at the bottom from the dregs of the bottle. Sweet candy sugar, malt and vague fruitiness in the aroma. Fruity sweet malt, - plums, dates? Drier than implied by the sweetness in the aroma. Smooth medium effervescent palate. (3+) Quite pleasant but not transcendent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle: Transparent brown color with a rapidly diminishing white head. Aromas are fruity sweet with a maltier backbone. Flavor is bitingly sweet with a sour finish.


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