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

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RATINGS: 1672   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkyCrow (43) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Interesting aroma. Interesting beer. Tastes nicely of raisin and fruit, but that flavor evaporates quickly and is replaced by bitter astringency. But still a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (74) - - NOV 7, 2014
(Tap) very fruity! Not much dark chocolate or coffee flavors. More dark fruit I guess? Its interesting and I like it, although its too dry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mecafilo (94) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark brown hazy colour, big very long lasting tan head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of caramel, medium hoppy, medium yeasty, with interesting notes of basement aromas, barnyard and soft notes of cheese and leather. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, soft sour. Little to medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trystan148 (18) - FRANCE - NOV 5, 2014
Not really a big fan of dark beers but I liked the mouthfeel who stays a long time!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (298) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and wall adhesive collar. Good nose with notes of caramel, mocha and dark chocolate. The herbs such as licorice and coriander reflected. The palate has a very good mouthfeel, alcohol and soft. Then it gets more and more bitterness to the fore, partly it comes from the hops. The afterdrunk is nice and long. I prefer Tremens in this series, but also this one is good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1182) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Clear, deep copper to red body with a very long-lived, light-tan head that leaves a good amount of foam on the glass. Strong, sweet and sugary aroma of dark dried fruits, plum, candi sugar and Belgian yeast. The flavour follows the aroma, with additional caramel, alcohol and traces of liquorice. Moderate sweet taste with a moderate to light bitter long-lasting finish. Close to full body, rather oily texture, moderate carbonation with some dryness in the late finish. A nice beer, but if I could bring just one bottle with pink elephants on the label to a desert island, Id go for the Delirium Tremens.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Online]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Gusher. Dark cola color with a small quickly vanishing off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is of liquorice, cola, light spiciness, caramel and dark fruits. Taste is dominated by liquorice and light spiciness, dark fruits, caramel and cola. Medium body. A tad watery. Fizzy carbonation. This bottle was probably not in good shape (gusher, fizzy carb), but it was really bad. Lack of balance. Too much liquorice. Bleh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared with Tom at hotel tasting. Brown pour with disappearing head. Aroma of licorice, coca cola, booze and toasted grain. Taste is sweet, boozy, very malty, quite rich and overwhelming. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1549) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a medium thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, syrup and spices. Sweet taste with some sourness and bitterness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (939) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron. Sabor a malta, dulce, levadura, alcohol.


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