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

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RATINGS: 1327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle 2004, rated 2005. Tasted this beer last year but didnít add it to ratebeer. Alcohol is more pronounced than what i remember from last year, but still a very good christmas ale (still, 10% alc..). Smooth texture and a lot of different christmas spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2005
From bottle at Cafe Delibere. Dark brown colour, off white rocky head, no lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits, grass, orange citrus, raisin, light alcohol. Flavour is spicy and malty, medium bodied, more sweet than bitter. More malty medium-lenght finish, but not very pronounced. Alcohol is well-hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (2930) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Merry Christmas!!! The ultimate X-mas beer, A velvetly smooth taste of spices with taste of colilander, caramel wrapped up with a smooth texture like cola syrup. Truly to be enjoyed for the holidays.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Medium head on pours but goes thin quickly. Very bubbly. Yeasty malt aroma and caramel coloring. Spice is at front with caramel malt in back of it mixing with a cheese yeast in a lovely balance. Very unassuming 10% alcohol is very well hidden. Slight warmth at finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
This is what a holiday brew is all about. Spicely sweet this beer has execlenct tase and aroma. In one word : "Merry"

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Bottle...interestingly, mine was labeled "Delirium Christmas". Not sure if they changed it this year or if this is a Japan thing? Attractively deep ruby-red, big head, nice looking. Floral, crisp and firm aroma. Nice malt profile; bread, strawberry, deeply malty. Excellent thick finish, "I canít believe itís 10%". Well done!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Besides the silly label this is a solid winter beer. A good balance of spice and sugar. Will satisfy you on a cold night.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Amber appearance. Big white head. Very fruity aroma. Flavour is sour and metallic. Huge amounts of yeast in the finish. Not a pleasant beer. Too sticky and too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2005
New arrival in Iowa. The body is a medium red that is also kind liek copper. The head dies down quickly and was slightly off white with some khaki coloring. The aroa is really boozy with some toffee and a little bit of ginger. There is also a hint of hard cinnamon candy. The taste is rich with some fruity cherries and a little bit of cinnamon. There is also a hint of plums. Highly carbonated moutfeel that is almost too sharp. A nice Christmas brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - DEC 6, 2005
amber color with a huge brown head that quickly disappears. fruity, malty aroma with a hint of sweet spice. alcohol is present but not overwhelming. full bodied.


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