crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a lightly golden color, a thick white head with great retention. Sweet aroma a mix of bnana and bubblegum. Taste was lightly hoppy with sweet fruity malty tones. A good ale with a nice alcoholic kick.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled at poechenellekelder cafe in brussels: i thought i had this before but i guess not. although not a whole lot to remember. this one is a wee bit strong and you can feel it. spicy nose with some banana and malt. about the same in the mouth some sweet ness and alcohol kick.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the ales that made me believe Belgians were not for me. Very herbal and floral. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but not my taste.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too impressive...pours golden and hazy with a thick white head...smells quite spicy...peppery and malty...tastes dry yet sweet with malty undertones...finishes dry and peppery and makes me thirsty...
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
duvel tulip glass: a gorgeous, tight, and rocky head diminishes into a thick white ring around the glass. a great clear and golden body shines. what a refreshing belgian! peppery, bitter, and delicious. creaminess is the carpet that gives a ride to spicy hops and subtle malts; slightly sweet and slightly spicy bitterness. this is refreshing! great! one of the best strong belgians iíve had! [note: i haven't had a lot of strong belgians ;o)]
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simply had to try something called Delirium, and what a cool bottle. Aroma was spicy and malty with a slightly sweet, very alcoholic bite. Very potent stuff. Iíd like to (and Iíve tried) to drink this fairly regularly, but itís just too expensive. Give it a try if you can.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly clody, golden color with a small white head. Aroma of perfume and yeast. Flavor of malts, yeast, caramel, and citrus.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy pale gold with a medium head. The aroma reminded me very much of an aromatic white wine; grapey, citrusy, some pine notes, typical spiceyness and malts - very nice. Flavour was dominated by wheatyness with some caramelised malts and faint citrus notes. Lively carbonation and bitterness, with a medium body. Would be excellent in food matches that typically call for medium to full bodied aromatic whites wines. Very good.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I gotta say I really like this beer. It has the quintessential Belgian aroma; yeasty and sweet. With just the right amount of carbonation, a delicious full flavor, potent alcohol content, and a unique bottle to boot, this is a real winner.
ElGaucho (2194) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma seems to mellow at 5th or 6th whiff. At first harsh, then Caramel malts come through. Not a very attractive beer aesthetically. Huge particalia and dirty blonde hues make this look like dishwater or tobacco juice. Thin, white head. A rich, warming flavor greets the palate at first sip. The alcohol is noticeable, but not hit you over the head noticeable. My experience with Delirium Noel was more the latter, so I was expecting more of the same with this one. The flavors seem a bit confused; there is a lot going on here and it doesnít come together all that well. Not exactly a session brew, but a nice winter warmer which I am enjoying in, uh, July.