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

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RATINGS: 1453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Santa definatley carries some as he transcends time and space each year. And drinker of this fine beverage will attain such a feeling. Its a delicious counsin to the tremens and nocuturnus. IF this beer can light that jolly ole cowboy’s fire, it can light mine.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
750 ml bottle from notes. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, brown sugar, candied fruit, holiday spices, some alcohol, raisins, fig, nutmeg, some boozy notes with the flavor, but overall this is a pretty decent offering.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (220) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
T: -very reminiscent of mulled wine -cherries,plums,figs,raisins,spices F: - carbonation -alcohol coming through,giving it a "nutmeg character O: very fine beer,perfect for cold winter nights

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (611) - - MAY 23, 2015
Explosive aroma of spices balanced by fruits notes and polished by scent of flowers. Taste of oranges, caramel, malt. Slightly sour. Long lasting fruit-n-spicy aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2393) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
330ml bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours deep rosy red with medium white head. Spicy, fruity aroma. Taste is fruity, malty and lightly spicy. One of the better Christmas beers.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (191) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 Compra: www.cervezasespeciales.com. Opinión: Genial. Aunque sigo prefiriendo la delirium normal. Cuidado que se sube y no te das ni cuenta!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (438) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Robe brune tirant sur le orange, trouble, quelques particules en suspension et une mousse blanchâtre enveloppe le liquide tout le long de la dégustation. Arômes très maltées, épices, caramel, crème brûlée, cendre, citron. En gros, on dirait un amalgame de différentes choses qui ne s’agencent pas très bien. En bouche, un certain équilibre s’installe. Les saveurs sucrées prennent le dessus. Caramel, compote de pommes, dattes. Le tout entourés de levures épicées. Finale brève, sèche et sucrée.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1356) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Botella de 33 cl tomada en pacos de Oviedo en febrero de 2012. lote D hasta octubre de 2013. 10 vol. no esta mal, una de las mejores belgas de navidad hasta la fecha.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Nose of caramel candies and reminders of holiday spices. Tastes of amber malts and medium sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
15.12.2014. Ruby brown, big head in Rochefort glass. Aroma has sweet malts, spices, raisin, molasses. Sharp carbonation. Sweet raisinous malts, quite full, some bitterness, plums. Tasty, nice balance although a bit on the sweet side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarkBarkBark (1) - - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
Decent beer, I remember it being a lot better than this however. A bit of a metallic taste.


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