Trogdor (196) - Cairns, - APR 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
deep golden with a nice white, creamy head, low carbonation.
caramel, toffee and spicy alcohol dominate the aroma.
tastes like tremens with a more pronounced toffee flavour.
mouthfeel has that highly carbonated fizzy sensation on the tongue, soft at the back of the mouth with the ever-present alcohol spiciness that always accompanies a beer of this strength.
overall this is a very enjoyable beer that reveals more secrets as it warms in the palm of your hand, like a tremens that has been boiled longer to get a nice caramelised toffee flavour from the malt.
nickel (568) - - MAY 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
josanguapo (90) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
Franckg (386) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
angel77 (1283) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
p1meatloaf (255) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of caramel candies and reminders of holiday spices. Tastes of amber malts and medium sweetness.
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BarkBarkBark (1) - - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer, I remember it being a lot better than this however. A bit of a metallic taste.
Kauge (603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 4.40). BB Sept 2017. What a curious label. An elephant dancing on ice, Santa throwing bottles at Snowman, and in the upper part, a row of birds falling on their beaks. What will this beer make me do I wonder. The bottle’s also interesting. How do they do that? Anyway, the beer poured a clear caramel colour, its head was big initially but dropped fast, leaving a bit of lace and a thin layer. Creamy beige colour. On the nose I got caramel, mixed with some childhood cellar shop bubblegum, it was candy-like, and as it warmed, it acquired a clovey spiciness, also a pungent alcoholic note. Some grassy hops seemed to be present as well. It tasted of alcohol and indistinct spices, dark fruits and caramel, plus a lot of herbal bitterness later on. It finished grainy and metallic and somewhat dry. Body was medium, carbonation near flat, with a velvety smooth mouthfeel and nice alcoholic warmth. Overall: nice, boozy, ballsy, sweet, strong ale. As I prefer darker Belgians I found this to be somewhat better and more interesting than, for example, Duvel, that I had before.
ronaldtheriot (1469) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delirium Noël has a think, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, rust-read appearance, and a good bit of sediment suspended throughout. The aroma is of slightly fruity, sweet, brown bread crust, and the flavor is the same, with candy sugar and very low bitterness. There is also a strong spiced holiday bread component. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and this beer finishes a little boozy. RJT