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

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RATINGS: 1599   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pdoorr (58) - - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours dark brown with a big, tan, creamy, persistent head. Aroma is yeasty and red fruit. Taste is sweet caramel and some citrusy. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet in the aftertaste with a little bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybion (56) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours deep, cloudy ruby with over a finger of soapy light tan head. Lacing is substantial and thick. Aroma of caramel malts, honey, citrus, apricot, orange, berries, and a small grassy note. Taste is more sour than anticipated, with the citrus and berry notes coming through in full force, backed up by honey and a grassy, herbal or vegetable finish. Finish is also quite dry. Carbonation is quite high and the body is a slightly watery medium, so the feel in the mouth could be better. Alcohol is noticeable in both taste and aroma. Not a spectacular brew but nice enough tasting; the biggest appeal of this to me is that utterly gorgeous bottle design, with it;s psychedelia artwork and ceramic glass look. This one is for the display shelf.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
02.06.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Big slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of sweet grainy, dark sugar, hay, caramel malts, dried dark fruits, grass, alcohol, grain, flowers, almonds. Taste is slightly harsh and metallic, grass, alcohol, hay, harsh yeast, grain, almond essence, caramel malts, sugar, dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, harsh metallic mouthfeel. Meh!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wbright10 (16) - - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with fluffy light brown head. Pleasing aroma - lots if spice notes. Coriander, licorice even a little pepper in the back. Similar taste, with dried fruit - dry on the mouthfeel with a little sour note right at the end. Nice beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (622) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This one pours a dark brown with a ruby hue and a thick white head that slowly thins out. The aroma is wonderful and full of ripe fruit, candy and melon. The flavor is full of sweet fruits. Dried apricot, plum, orange marmalade and pineapple. There are sweet bready malts as well that mix with the fruit flavors to give this beer a fruit cake quality that has been laced with warming alcohol. Delirium Nocturnum is a delightful Belgian ale with a full body, average carbonation and a sweet fruity complex finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (316) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
Dark brown color with beige foam. Very balanced, slightly sweet aroma. Profiles are highlighted by raisins and coffee. High carbonation. In the mouth, hints of coffee, chocolate and some raisins. Very tasty. Medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (448) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Annoying, blue foil covers the cap. Pours medium to dark brown. Lots of bubbly, white head. Takes some time to settle. Malt, metal, caramel, wort scent. Some candy. Low on carbonation. A bit below medium body, surprisingly. Mouth feel reminds me of a dunkler bock. Sweet, some sourness and some bitterness. A bit unripe cherry, malt, caramel, some metal, some pear aroma. Not a favourite.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (139) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
No matter how I poured this, got a large billowing offwhite/light tannish head. Body is brown. Initial sip was very carbonated and prickly on the tongue. Set aside for a few moments as thinking it was served too cold. Tasting raisins, but also a bit sweet. A bit of sour in there. Tasting the chocolate malt as it warms. It is a bit boozy. Definitely better as it warms a bit. Can feel the alcohol on it. Was expecting something a bit more. Good beer, but for the price there are others I would go to instead. Glad I tried it but will move on.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Case (218) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Pours dark ruby red with huge head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is caramel, candy sugar, chocolate, loads of carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Not too sweet and quite refreshing. Good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Donkerbruine kleur, weinig schuim. Ruikt zoet. Smaakt goed, wel erg zoet., salmiak.


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