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


on tap

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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottles: 33cl with crown cap, 75cl with cork and muselet.
Barrels: 15l, 20l and 30l.
Alcohol volume: 8.5% ABV
Colour and sight: Golden blond, multigrain beer with a very persistent, lacing head.
Scent: A complex smell, with a citrus aroma, followed by hop aromas such as Saaz, Brewers Gold and Amarillo.
Flavour: Initially rather sweet, because of the alcohol. The intense taste and roundness mask the presence of high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 A sweet, alcoholic triple-fermented Belgian ale. It poured a surprisingly pale lager-gold with a loose, lavish head and a suspension of sediment. The nose is sugary-sweet and heavy with fruit and peppery alcohol. There are notes of bubblegum and sour apples. Overall, the nose is piercing, thin and phenolic. In the mouth, it begins sweet and warm with some lemony notes in the middle and a dry Juicy Fruit finish. It’s smooth and rich, with a big peppery kick in the swallow. Tart finish. Despite, the triple fermentation there are still too many residual sugars for my taste. Palate is quite thin for this abv. Drinkable but by no means the best in its style. (Bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Hazy golden color. Nice aroma, malty and spicy; light fruitness. Strong body, malty, a bit oily and alcoholic, strong bitterness, light final astringency (some wallnuts peel).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Delirium Tremens in a different bottle. sma e spice and malt flavore same color same head different bottle that gets good marks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2005
Hazy pale yellow. Thick white head. Fruity, sweet, yeasty nose. Somewhat spicy flavour with acidic notes. Slight vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15946) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2005
Bottled, alc. 9 % (BB 02/2007)
Sligthly hazy orange-golden color, big foamy yellow-brown head. Yeasty, sweetish fruity aroma. Sweet yeasty flavor, some honey and apricot. Medium-bodied. Hides alcohol suprisingly well, it is only sticking in the dry finish. A decent brew, but maybe a bit uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2005
Bouteille- Arôme de citron et de caramel, de couleur doré très légère, une mousse éphémère. Similaire à la Délirium.--Bottle-A caramilzed and citrus aroma, light gold appearance with fast dissiping foam. Reminds me of the Délirium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9254) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2005
Huge off-white head, dense and firm as dried soapfoam; clear golden beer. Sweet, alcoholic nose with a citrus streak, white candi sugar. Quite sweet, but again with near acidic citrus impression, thankfully alleviating the strong sweet alcoholic main character. Amber malt, some caramel. Fruity as from very ripe pears. Neither thin, neither full bodied, alcoholburn and slightly oily-slick, as from a spirit drink. The usual ubiquitous citrus saving the day - that’ll be the day! Not Huyghe’s worst, but very Huyghe all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Bottle. Golden, with thick white head. Lots of floaters. Bit like Delirium Tremens. Citric aroma. Fine in mouth bit of alcohol heat. Hoppy finish. Don’t like this as much though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4386) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle: Poured a hazy orange/yellow amber with floaties, it also had a bubbly white head. The aroma was citrus and alcohol. Sweet citrus flavor with lots of alcohol taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
On tap @ Delirium Cafe. Modest color and nose, with a full off white head. Yeasty flavor with some spice.

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