TAR (2349) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Similiar palate to Hapkin; Explosive and dry. Winey, bubblegum aroma. Fruity, light body, and some subtle bitterness. A lot of fun this was.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This seems a bit confused. It has the color of brandy and has some notes of brandy in the flavor and, to a lesser extent, the nose. Very malty with caramel, excessive toffee and alcohol apparent. This beer has an underlying spicy bitterness that doesn’t seem to match with the overwhelming malt character. Good, but not great.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not alot of dif between this and the Tremmens, to my taste. I love it yes. And an added kick. A bit spicier than the Tremmens, with that same clean finish.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - DEC 8, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
even though I normally dont grade this - I love the label - it has the pink elephants from the delerium tremens bottle pulling a christmas sleigh.
colour of an orange soda, somewhat hazy.a very strong drink at 10%abv which is masked by the sweet and spicy tastes. nice spice flavours here to distinguish it from the tremens,also hasa zesty citrusy flavour from the yeast.
good stuff - would be worth buying an extra bottle to lay down.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Alcohol is far too strong on this one. While it’s 10% abv, it’s not masked at all, and the prevailing alcohol really masks the upfront malt. It improves in the aftertaste, where the malts come more forward. Oddly enough, found that it dried my palate after swallowing similar to an American hopmonster APA, though it doesn’t taste like one.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong green apple nose, and similar taste. Weak, sweet body that fails to adequately compensate for the very strong alcohol notes. I’d expected something more robust like the Tremens for Huyghe’s winter brew, and was disappointed.
fraternie (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally a great brew from Delirium. My formal date loves the pink elephants of the other two, and the bottle for this one falls somewhere between adorable and hilarious. As for the beer....strong fruity citrus malt flavor, excellent balance, and I agree that the color falls between Tremens and Nocturnum, although the beer is much better than both. My only complaint is the overwhelming sweetness of the beer which begins to bear, Excellent coverage of the huge abv... and overall a great reason to look forward to December.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a big head that leaves plenty of belgium lace on the glass. A cider like aroma and flavor with just a bit of yeast. The high alcohol content is quite well hidden. A great seasonal beer.
Bov (8268) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
red-bordeaux colour, few head, liquorice and plum aroma, sweet and heavy, strong alcohol presence, dry with some bubble-gum finish - keep this one 4 years in your cellar and I bet you will get some great stuff !
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite drinkable/loveable. Noel produces a nice fruity aroma that satisfies even without taking a drink. Alcoholic warmth and carbonated mouthfeel coupled with an almost sweet flavor are the high points of this ale. Noel seems somewhat darker in flavor and look then Tremons yet lighter then Nocturnam. Very, very good.