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

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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (243) - - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a reddish brown. Smells of figs, brown sugar, and spices. Taste is mildly sweet with spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (509) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of spice, banana, and sweet alcohol. Taste is sweet. Great brew. Drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (98) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 33cl in Delirium Noel glass. Wonderful dark amber colour which glows red in candlelight. Mouthfeel is perfect not thin but also not cloying. The taste is much sweeter (and sticky) than expected with hardly and bitterness. This is exactly what you want for a Christmas beer. Next to Tsjeeses my favourite Xmas beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (8588) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle: Copper coloured, lots of floaties visible, mid-sized off-white head, nose is composed of sweet molasses and dried fruits; pretty sweet flavour, full bodied, what elseÖ;lingering sweet caramelly and fruity ( mainly raisins ) finish with an alcoholic aftertaste. Too sweet and too stickyÖ

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (158) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Aroma of clove ,oak and dates. Clearish reddish copper, thin white head, minor lace. Taste is sweet plum, clove, and oaky bitterness. Palate a little fizzy, a little thin. Overall, decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachneger (238) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Robijn kleurig bier. Volle schuimkraag die snel weg is. Geur zoet fruitig( zacht fruit). Redelijk CO2. Smaak zoet fruit( kersen) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle, pours reddish-brown with a thin lasting head. Nose has hints of toffee, sourish wine, faint woody mustiness. Body is sweet, turning faintly tart with sultanas and dry plums meeting a firm earthy bitterness and a sweet and lightly spicy-bitter finish. Good for the style, though a bit too sweet for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Howlader (422) - - JAN 30, 2014
Large format bottle, served in a tulip glass. Pretty fun Belgian beer, probably better than Tremens?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (140) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Light quickly fainting head with candy or lambic aroma. Regular amber body. No great taste, just little bitterness with a lambic aftertaste. Deceiving for a delirium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml served in a Prairie teku Vintage 2013 A - Pours a cloudy dark brown/amber with a 1 finger off-white head. S - Brown sugar, figs, dates, banana bread, raisins, faint spiciness, tangy fruit esters, over ripened grapes. Candy malt and orange aroma grows as it warms. T - Oxidation is the first thing I notice, phenolic mineral/metallic notes, tangy vinous fruit, herbal hop bitterness, orange alcohol, finishes with spicy alcohol. M - Slow building carbonation goes from creamy to prickly, heavy side of medium body, alcohol on the finish. The nose was very nice on this but the flavor had some odd stuff going on. Lots of oxidation and the alcohol paired with the herbal notes was not what I would call tasty. This is a one and done for me. Serving type: bottle 12-28-2013


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