motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. seemed somehow appropriate to have a go at this. reddish brown colour and pretty flat. aroma of dried apricot and apple yoghurt. a bit on the thin side. had obviouldy mellowed quite a lot. sweetish but not as offensively so as other huyghe beers
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from 23rd.street,has a hazey murky brown color. yeasty fruity aroma, lighty fruity bready taste. fizzy,sweetnees at the finish spicy boozy taste, medium body, has that unmistakeable Belgian Flavor
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large head and hazy almost brown colour. Lots of carbonation on the tounge. Had a pleasing taste, typical of the style. On the sweet side with a tad bit of alcohol in the finish.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2005 Rerate. Complex flavor. So this is cloyingly sweet. Yowza. Hard to drink. Still decent though.
larsniclas (5308) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swwetish and fruity aroma with notes of solvent.
A bit dry with some sweetness. Really fruity and malty with a bit too much alko-feel.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy reddish-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma was sweet, fruity, alcoholic. Medium bodied. Flavor was sweet and syrupy and alcoholic. Not enjoyable.
biznizness (1063) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good Belgian strong. Iíve had better, but certainly this is a good example of the style. The finish could have been a little... fuller, I guess.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Prespa in Buffalo. Reddish amber underneath a frothy beige head. Malty, fruity: melon, orange; and spicy: coriander; also with a bit of caramel. Medium to full body, very little alcohol detected. Very good.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(draft) Dark brownish red with a very dense head that lasted forever. A very nice completion to the Delirium triad. Not as much spice as I was perhaps expecting, but very drinkable. More similar to Delirium Nocturnum than to Tremens.
JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sampled both the 2002 & 2004 bottles in one sitting. Both were spicy, caramel malt flavored. 2002 bottle had an overall polished character. Delirium Noel is a well-made Belgian strong ale.