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

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RATINGS: 1340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiddleBrau (948) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Deep amber reddish color (really nice) with off-white head. Toasted malt nose hit of alcohol. Spicy bite on the tongue followed quickly by malty sweetness that coats the tongue. There is a hint of alcohol initially that fades to the flavor of the hops and malt. Tasty but clearly not a small brew in many respects (standard fare for Delirium). A nice brew to ring in 2013 with.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. Lovely and traditional BSDA. Sweet and malty with the strong and delicious taste of Belgium yeasts. A: Dark amber and clear color. with a ruge beige aired and bubbled head which dissipates quickly leaving almost no lacings S: Sweet and roasted malts and the delicious Belgium yeasts. A bit fruity (reminds plums and raisins). Fresh earthy hoppy. Bit alcoholic end T: Better part. Sweet upfront. Very malty and fruity with a light bitter hoppy end. A bit metallic. Could be a bit less sweet and a bit more bitter IMHO. Delicious Belgium yeasts aftertaste M: Creamy medium body and medium carbonation D: Good. No mistake, another delicious Delirium specimen. Enjoy it! [ BA Review @ 11/24/2010 ]

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie gives 2.5. V. V. Vvvvvvvvvvvccccv. V ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (684) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown with small white head and some yeast floating around. Very sweet, brown sugar, candy, strawberry, artificial fruit flavors, pears and Christmas bread. Chemical bitter finish. Ok but the finish is pretty bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a darkish beer with bubbly off white head. smells quite malty with a yeast backbone apparent with spices and dark fruit. taste is super complex...fruity, malt, candi sugar, a little yeasty but not overdone. one of my favorite winter beers. 12/09-a 2008 bottle did not hold up as well as hoped. still good, but did not diferentiate itself enough from their other brews."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2014
33cl bottle. Still as Delirium Christmas. Pours hazy brown with brownish head. Malty and thick. Some thin aftertaste of yeast, but that is what strong ale is all about. Spicy and actually does remind me of winter. Mix of raisins, dried plums, papaya and cane syrup. Serve it in chalice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a semi-light bronzed brown color with a slim quickly concaving white foamy head. Light lacing traced the glass here and there. The smell started off rich in some Belgian sweet candy to spicy entranced dark fruit, more raisin as it warmed. Light chocolate malt made a good balance. The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and added a deep dark bready malt gentle with the chocolate and a touch of cherry. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a depth of cherry character arranging itself neatly around my tongue in a good sipping quality. Overall, what an excellent choice of a Belgian Strong Ale. Always worthy to partake of during the holidays.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwillrich (151) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - SEP 9, 2014
Aromas de caramelo, mel, açúcar queimado, toffee e terroso. Cerveja de muito corpo, aveludada, que causa uma sensação de boca bastante complexa. Teor alcoólico elevado, que gera sensação de aquecimento. É uma cerveja densa, que exige harmonização com comida.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobblehead (35) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from a 750ml into chalice, fruity aroma, reddish color, light head, taste of raisins, good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2599) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Another go at the most rated and available to me list. Good chewy grain and dark red fruit. Very smooth and almost a little light for the alcohol content. Finish is a little earthy and some fruit again. Pretty nice and surprisingly easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (238) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
Pours an average frothy off-white head that slowly diminishes. Body is hazy copper, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, molasses, hay, roasted malts), light hops (orange, lime), light yeasts (leather) and raisin, grape, cola, spices and forest fruits. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by sweet and finishing in light acidic going to bitter. Body is medium to full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. An enjoyable christmas beer. Quite a heavy one, though, clearly a delirium.


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