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

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RATINGS: 1450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2004
75cl bottle cork dated 2002. Brown/amber hue, loose head. Subtly spicy aroma, slightly musty. Alcohol burn in the flavor...some malt, certainly sweet...just not finding much of interest here...maybe some orange peel...Mostly, just sweet musty alcohol. Kinda boring.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
75cl Corked 2004Best seasonl this year. This one caught me by surprise. I didnít expect it to be this damn good! Very much like a trappist Quad in my opinion. Cloudy dark golden color with a small layer of film resulting from the initially large head. Nice malt aroma, fruit, candi sugar, yeast, cherries and subtle spices I could not identify. Velvety textured body soft and delicate. Flavor is a winner also. A fruity malty spicy yeasty treat. Cherries, clove, brown sugar, malt and yeast. This is one fine ale!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Delirium Cafe, Brussels 2004: Tap. Poured a clear amber with a touch of red. Large beige head. Aroma is of caramel, prunes, raisins, and candi sugar. Malty, candi sugar sweetness in the flavor with some orange. Very nice and very warming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingman69 (12) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2004/bottle, very strong but drinkable beer. one that I will cherish. It is a triple with spice, how nice. A must for christmas beer drinkers. Pink elephants are to die for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2004 / trappist glass / cherry fruitiness with alcohol, mild sweet and sugary characteristic, light sweet maltiness, small bitter aftertaste, and dry dusty aftertaste--actually, itís quite good. as Metalhead mentions, this makes a good cross-over beer for those into MGD... itís a beer that has been talked about in my hometown, and the artwork helps!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2004
2001 bottle. Somewhat sweet,fruity,mild yeast,malt,mild alcohol warmth,hints of honey. Great beer,gonna have to buy more. Even my MGD liking bro in law loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13693) - 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 (3459) - 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.


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