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

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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kleur en uitzicht: Kastanje amber. Een fijn, wit, romig en wandklevend schuim. Geur: Een complex geheel van caramelmout, fruitigheid, kruidigheid, zoetheid van de alcohol. Smaak: Flinke portie alcohol, sterk kruidig, lichte bitterheid. De afdronk is zoet, kruidig en licht bitterig.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabjork (688) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2006
Bottled. Clear dark red/brown in colour. Bubbly and creamy beige head. Lacings. The aroma is yeasty and fruity.The flavour then... The flavour is fruity, some malt a sweetness and alcohol as well. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2006
750 ml bottle. Dark amber colour, mostly lasting tan head. Very much dominated by a "Unibroue-like" yeast character - very fruity, yeasty, and lightly spicy aroma and flavour. Medium bodied. Good, but straightforward.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours amber with a nice size fluffy off-white head. Aroma of belgian spices and yeast, fruit, citrus, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet, spices, fruit, slight bitterness in the finish. Great brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2008 This is a wonderful winter brew from the Delirium family of beers. It seems to be fruitier than the nocturnum and tremens types, with a slightly sweeter taste to go along with it. The aroma is a wonderful prelude to the rest of the experience. I recommend this beer to those on the fence about trying it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark red mohagany with a very small head that disappates quickly into a small ring. Aromas of cherry, cinnamon, yeast, alcohol, dried oranges, possibly some clove in there. Thickish mouthfeel with a good amount of effervescence. Sugar comes out at the first taste then quickly goes to a sour lemon and finishes with a really nice strawberry and orange. A very fruity beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Nice ruby colored pour....minimal tan head. Big sweet dark fruit aroma...with a notable yeasty alcohol edge. Flavor is just as sweet, orangey alcohol flavor and quite tasty. One of the better Christmas brews Ive had...warming and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a huge creamy head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
Draught at Delirium cafe Brussels. Deep red and residual head. Fiery, warming alcohol dominates. Some solvent character perhaps detract from an otherwise pleasant experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
2005 750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden brown color with a thick frosty beige head. Aroma is tangy lemon with yeasty hops, sourdough bread and brown sugar. Taste is acidic citrusy with hints of caramel,brown sugar,lemon,dough bread,sour cherries and even bubble gum. Very nice and slightly different than your typical belgium style.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TallGuy (17) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2006
This 18 dollar bottle was well worth it. It has a heavy sweet flavor and a lot of alcohol, but you cannot tell. The bottle is very cool, painted glass.


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