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


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RATINGS: 1960   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/20/2001
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ziggys, Chattanooga

rusty brown, thin tan head, rich sweet aroma with strong fruity overtones, essence of dates, rich malt flavor, complex fruit character,
-------- /> Date: 04/01/2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

muddy brown, frothy tan head, rich dry malt flavor with lots of ripe fruit character, unlike the bottle it tends to fade after a while

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ohemming (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle. Big thick head. Nice sweet and toasted aroma. Flavor is good, not great, but overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14890) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Aroma of dark fruits and some dark caramel/molasses malt. Dark ruby color (before halogen) with a finely bubbled beige head. Seems to start with strawberries*, quickly superceded by something like raisin. There is a very little yeasty spice. The body is thin to medium, and the carbonation is nearly creamy. The finish is strangely both sweet and dry, even a bit astringent. Its good stuff, but apparently not the best in style. *one time shot - just the first mouthful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Draft in Ghent. Hazy brown color with and off-white head. Definitely taste caramel and other sweet noted. Maybe a little thin but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours a murky brown with a small beige head. Aroma is almost to sweet. Lots of sweet fruits dominate the taste. Finish is Yeasty with a slight bitterness. Decent Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (13688) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2007
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a dark copper amber color with medium light tan head. The aroma is sweet with malt. Very nice lacing on this one. The taste is a sweet caramel with a nice finish and hides the alcohol well. A very good belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Thanks to Kelly. Ruby/brown with a big craggy tan head. Nose is yeast, hot alcohol, raisin/port, some brightness (lime?), grape, a hint of dark malt - overall too alcoholic. Flavor is raisin/port, some yeasty fruit. A bit of honey in the finish. extremely thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2007
I agree with many of the reviews here, noting that while this is a decent, well-merketed beer that the Delirium Nocturnum is could be better A tad on the sweet side, with some standard burnt spice and fruit notes. Somewhat disappointing and therefore a lot like the Delirium Cafe in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7515) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Rich, malty, strong ale. As good as any Belgian strong you can find in the States. Most of the reviews on this page are a bit unfair to this straight up Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4512) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle: Pours hazy and dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel an yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. Nice.

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