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

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RATINGS: 1367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1016) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Poured from a tap. Reddish brown color, medium light white head. Smells of slight caramel and slight band aid. Medium body with a sweet alcohol flavor and a nice finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1330) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, cloves, herbal notes, candy sugar, ripe fruity notes. Flavour is sweet. Okay, but quite sweet and sugary.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheFoamhead (77) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Unfortunately, the beer welcomes me with a slight metal note that (luckily) fades quickly. Then there comes the heavy alcohol taste combined with an - for this type of beer - untypical strong sparkle. Hop bitterness sticks on your lips and the mouthfeel is somehow sirupy. Too sparkling for this beer style, not really my thing. And then its heavy, heavy, heavy

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Distance_Runner (58) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Delirium Christmas from Carrefour, Evere, Brussels. Chestnut amber color. Claadic strong Belgian Ale :-)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5686) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Draft at Rootz Winterbeer Festival. Pours clear Amber brown with a light tan head. Aroma of big rich malt, raisin, licorice, toffee, molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate umami. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (634) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Sample at Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Big, dark and heavy. Plenty of spice and a few mystery ingredients. Quite nice and very flavorful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RD400F (197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
33cl bottle to its original glass, the pour is a dark red with a large off white head. The aroma carries strong spice, licorice, burnt sugar, cinnamon, toffee and other sweet smells. Not much in the way of hop aromas except a bit of mint and grass. The taste is an almost perfect balance of sweet and bitter and is similar to nocturnum. Lots of toffee, chocolate and spices. The beer is very palatable and the alcohol is pretty much non existent. Highly carbonated, medium thin bodied, very smooth drinking and the glass doesnt last long. Overall a beer that is brewed well. If I had to make a criticism, I think it could use a bit more complexity taste wise. However the drinkabillity and transparency of the booze more than make up for it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1176) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at Congress, Longton into a Delirium Noel glass. Pours mid brown with an off white froth. Winter berries, well carbonated giving a zing to the palate. Bloody marvellous.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1017) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured from a large bottle into a tulip glass to drink. The beer had a thicker, slower pour with a fairly cloudy, deep amber-brown color with a gigantic foamy light tan head that had superb retention, and excellent cling and lacing. The aroma featured a pleasant blend of fruity and floral hops with notes of raisin, coriander, fig, and a yeast component along with a touch of sugar. Its taste had a lightly sweet fruity effect with raisin and fig that gave way to a stronger bitter flavor featuring dark fruits, bits of spice and yeast, and a modest alcohol presence. The beer had a very lively and fizzy body with high carbonation and a dry effect with alcohol in the finish. Great beer, warms you up on a cold night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Big Belgian xmas beer. A little boozy, but great on a cold night. Fruity, with interesting yeast flavor in the finish. Raisins and sticky sweet notes lie around awhile afterwards. Must try.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (27) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Fairly high carbonation which was nice. Lots of yeast aroma and the associated esters that had a good spice component to it. Festive and pretty delicious but one or two whiffs had faint tomato undertones that bothered me a bit.


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