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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
11.2 oz bottle-Dark brown color w/a good size off white head. Sweet Belgiam aroma w/flavors of candied sugar, brown sugar, & dark fruit. Kind of thin, this one was ok, but not as good as other Delirium Brews. Kind of rough, not as smooth & complex as finer Belgians.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1669) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2007
750 bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge,thick head. Typical Belgium candy nose, with chocolate notes. Body gets thinner as it warms. Tastes a bit alcoholic, with candy sugar coming through strong. A decent dubble but certainly not "world class"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
750 ml bottle. Fluffy white head and a muddy caramel brown pour. Very boozy throughout. Aroma and taste of sour fruit. Some metallic flavor which was off-putting. Between the heavy booze and the odd metal taste, I cant say I enjoyed this one much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
Its a beautiful red mahogany with a nice head. The aroma is sweet, slightly perfumes with notes of candy sugar and malt. The flavour is sweet with notes of roasted malt, candy sugar, light fruit, a very light citrussy bitterness and caramel. The overall impression is for me a very heavy and solid beer, that has a lighter part in the middle of the flavour. 2295

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3332) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a dark mahogany/amber color with a light tan head. Aroma of yeast, sweet malts, caramel, dried fruit and spices. Sweet and malty flavor with caramel, dark fruits, toffee, and some spices with a nice dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours cloudy brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is yeasty and clean. High carbonation, complex and bold palate. Strong and fruity with perfume undertones. Finishes heavy yeast and bitter - great belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berserkir (56) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Dark red-brown body, mild white head. Slightly low carbonation. Strong yeast with slight fruit aroma. Flavor of dark fruits (plum, cherry) and a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2213) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 old rating: 7/4/7/3/15 - 3.6 ( 12/1/2007 ) pour is cloudy copper with a large tan head, a few floaties hanging out in there swimming around with the many bubbles, and some lacing. smell of sweet fruit, apple, pear, after a bit darker fruits start to come in along with a touch of caramel, and some cocoa. taste is tart, sour malt, berry, plum, red grape, caramel, and nuts, ends tart and a tad bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3124) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottled. Dark and cloudy with a long lasting head. Aroma is yeastish, flavor is very fruity. Very carbonated too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Draught at Delirium Caf, Brussels - came very dark, cloudy brown with a thick tan head on top. Aroma very sweetly malty and yeasty, brown sugar, dark fruit. Flavour is of cherries and other fruit along with typical Belgian yeastiness and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Fairly typical and not mind blowing...flavour is a little bit mild and simple overall. Not as great as the more popular Delirium Tremens.

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