Beerenberger (1107) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of dark dried fruit, figs, bread, Belgian yeast, and initially a hint of cheese. Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with a quickly dissipating white head. The taste is overeall sweet. Rich red pitted fruit, malts, and a nice bready flavor. The finish has a welcomed hint of alcohol burn, but overall the alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, while I think of a "winter seasonal" beer as having more spices, this was a very pleasing beer that I enjoyed and would drink again.
Eberndt (79) - - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle straight. Don’t remember too much as I haven’t drank this in a few years but I do remember liking it.
Geiserich (2900) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish to amber color, creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh, sourly with fruity berrie notes (currants, plums). Flavor is sourly-sweet, malty, light roasty with fruity plum notes.
leaparsons (7487) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rusty brown with an off white foam. Aromas are berries with caramel and vinous notes. Lemon and marzipan with funky, cheesy aspects. Spicy with oranges and hints of strawberry. Flavours are orange and lemon with musty cheese and a herbal character. Spicy with base toffee malts and medicine. Warming alcohol on the finish. Happy Christmas.
michcam8 (235) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of Belgian sugars, bread, and some spice. Taste is not as noticeable, with the sweet malt/sugars the most prominant, and doughy yeast flavor on the tail end. Alcohol is hidden well, with no detection. Not a bad beer, but price would deter me from purchasing again.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warm bottle found under the stairs. The countdown begins here. Excitable cherry red pour with a piled nicotine whip of head. Banana-yeasty aroma with dried bark, plum brandy, brown sugar, clove, heady pear and orange liqueur snorts. Warm and yeasty with heady overripe stone fruit (plum, nectarine) peppered with alcohol heat, black cherry throat sweet and elusive spice. Finishes warm and medicinal with cherry and cough mixture. Fairly standard robust Belgian strong
Saeglopur (21) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Red-brown clear body with creamy, long-lasting, medium bubbled, slightly beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits, a bit roasted. Taste starts pretty sweet, with cherry, dark fruits, brown sugar, then it gets spicy and alcoholic and finishes slight bitter-dry, again with some dark fruits. Medium creamy body, with pretty strong carbonation and alcohol warming. Overall not bad, I like the end-to-end dark fruit touch, but it’s a bit unbalanced and too less complex for my liking. There are some better Belgian christmas ales.
marquisalex (101) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/3 taster glass. Red/brown, amber. Thick beige head. Yeasty, malty, spicy almost wood nose. Strong flavours. Spicy. Alcoholic burn, full bodied, mid lasting. Christmassy, not an all-year beer. Not really for me, either, sadly.
stouby (3424) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DØE tasting. Clear red-amber. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, notes of coriander). Flavor medium+ sweet, light fruity and bitter. Almost full body, some alcohol.
tillmac62 (47) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium amber with a red hue. Massive thick off white head that lingers with superior lacing. Light nose of dark malt sweetness, Belgian yeast and alcohol against a backbone of dark fruit. Light medium body that matches well with the somewhat high carbonation level. The taste is pleasant with notes of spice against an alcohol base. It finishes with a note of spice and alcohol. The alcohol leaves that nice pleasant burn. More spice or lower alcohol would improve the balance and make this outstanding.
tectactoe (656) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: deep brown, ruby-red in color with decent (unexpected) clarity, topped off with a volatile, smoky-white head - very fluffy, thick, & slow to recede. Aroma is sweet, fruity, & ester-y. Berry, plum, fig.... very dark fruit character with heavy alcohol presence all over the place, phenol, spice, sharp yeast, & medicinal tones. Taste is heavy alcohol up front... warming, nearly hot with a high phenol presence, even at colder temps. Sweetness in the form of black licorice, plum, black cherry, grapes, with hints of red wine. Mild banana & clove notes from the yeast; dirty & earthy malts in the finish. Faint tartness mid-palate, almost astringent. Cherry notes & pears open up with warmth... musty & slightly cotton funk yeast in the aftertaste. Not the biggest fan of this one, definitely the weakest of the main Delirium trio.