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

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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2004
Bottled (BB 10/2007)
Deep red-brown, a bit hazy, color with small tanned head. Typical Delirum-nose: malty and fruity. Medium-to-full-bodied, warming and malty. Flavor has cherries and prunes. Long bitter alcoholic aftertaste. Real winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Bottled...Very sweet/spicy aroma...golden ruby in color...Thick but quickly dissipating head...Good fruit flavor up front followed by the heavy presence of alcohol...Good warming effect and perfect for the first cold snap of the season in Georga...Heavy and sweet malts dominate the body...A nice Christmas beer...Love this time of year...Lookinf foward ti its arrival on tap

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Big Bottle. 2004. Aroma is very vinous and sweet. I smell a fair amount of pineapple and pears in the aroma. Sweet candies as well. Slight yeast spice hints. Smells sexy! Mild to moderately hazy garney/ruby orange color. Has a nice light tan head that is fine and with decent staying power. Start is somewhat fruity and spicy with a nice alcohol burn in the middle. Nice roasted chocolate maltiness shows up in the end. This reminds me of a Unibroue beer...La Terrible. This has a nice subtle hoppiness to it as well.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2004
Bought in the bottle from the excellent "Beers of Europe" shop near Kings Lynn. The Bottle I bought was in the name "Delirium Christmas". A mid / dark brown clolour. Fruity, Dry. Not too fizzy. Quite drinkable dispite strength.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Got a chance to sample this brew at my regular shop. They had just recieved it as a sample form the distributor and a couple of us got a chance to share. I enjoyed this BSA and hop to see it more often.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2004
Amber-caramel color. Aroma and flavor of caramel, spices and alcohol. Light to medium body, slightly liquorous texture, medium carbonation. Not bad but I expect more than that in a Chrismas beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2004
Nutty, sweet candy sugar aroma. Perfumey with tangerine, some yeast and spices. Cleaar amber-brown with thin, tan head that diminishes to ring. Caramel malt flavour with plenty of alcohol apparent. Candy sugar and spices emerge toward the end of the flavour. Mild bitterness takes the edge off the almost cloying sweetness in the finish. Small bubbled carbonation keeps the tongue interested. Strong alcohol warming. Surprisingly light body. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and a gang of bierophoux.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
Nice white 750mL bottle. Appearance is darkish orange, very ncie color actually although the head is limited to an off-white ring. Extremely sweet and phenolic aroma, tons of belgian candi sugar, powder sugar even. It feels very candyish yet has a big yeast backbone though seemingly not adding much to the melting pot. Surprisingly thin body, like thicker sparkling water. Huge sweetness on the tongue in an herbal fashion(clover and the likes). Very warming sensation, spicy alcoholic middle-mouth to finish. Notes of honey, sucre díorge, plums. A bit cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2004
The aroma is full of spice and candy. Flavor is big and powerful, mostly sweet but not sticky. The yeast comes through as well. Alcohol is noticeably warming, but not unpleasant. Body is fizzy and soda-like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Pours a nice copper with hints of ruby when held up to the light. A nice frothy foamy white head erupts when poured and loads of lacing spider web down the side of the glass. The typical Belgian. Aromas of dark fruits, tons of malts, some chocolate, hints of spices and lots of alcohol. Many deep flavors that adapted more than usual as this beer warmed to about 65 degrees. Raisins, Plums, Apricots, Figs...Yummy!!!! Very malty as well and the alcohol was well hidden in this beer. Extreamly drinkable too, especially at 10%.


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