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

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RATINGS: 1594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kleur en uitzicht: Kastanje amber. Een fijn, wit, romig en wandklevend schuim. Geur: Een complex geheel van caramelmout, fruitigheid, kruidigheid, zoetheid van de alcohol. Smaak: Flinke portie alcohol, sterk kruidig, lichte bitterheid. De afdronk is zoet, kruidig en licht bitterig.

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4.6
SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2006
this beer is beautiful! So many delicious flavours...WOW..what a nice first sip...sweet and fruity, god, so damn delicious!! ...smooth...this is a new favourite at christmas time!

4.4
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - DEC 25, 2006
750 ml corked bottle, pours a beautiful dark honey color with a creme colored, medium-sized head that fades slowly. Medium activity carbontation. The nose is one thing: banana nut bread. It’s almost uncanny how wonderfully bready and sweet this is. The taste is mixed and hard to put my thumb on. So much happens at once, it’s hard to tell if the sweet, doughy part or the earthy hop is first, because both tastes seem to overlap at the same time. The alcohol is very noticeable during the finish and for awhile on the stomach. The palate is smooth and silky, not acidic or bubbly at all. A wonderful seasonal beligian. To this date I haven’t had the regular Delirium Tremens, so I can’t compare the two but this one is a winner.

4.2
[email protected] (43) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 25, 2006
I had the last bottle in a Belgian place up here. The nose had some fruit and spice in it, and the flavor was full of something in between grapefruit and sour grapes. It also had plenty of spice, with a body not unlike an oktoberfest. I couldn’t detect the alcohol in it at all, it was quite wonderful.

4
radagast83 (8533) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
750ml. Since it had been a while since I had had Tremens or Nocturnum I really can’t tell you if they were similar in taste, but it sure did remind me a bunch of memories of having them. Great holiday beer, very spicy, and had less of an alcoholic taste then I would have expected considering the high alcohol content.

4.1
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - DEC 23, 2006
Another outstanding Belgium beer. From a bottle with my boss. Aroma is spiced banana bread, as is the taste. A bot of malt, novices might say that it was too sweet, but I loved it. Citruses, low carbonation, and some cinnamon and clove spice. Great. Thanks Dad for bringing this down from Cleveland.

4
Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
On tap and from bottles. Easily the best holiday beer seeing that they’re not concerned with how many spices they can cram in there. If I want nutmeg, I’ll drink egg nog. if I want a solid, matly, holiday belgian ale, then I’ll drink this stuff.

3.7
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a pretty robust, tan head. Really, really spicy aroma. Taste is fruity and spicy. A nice Christmas beer.

3.6
OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle, 700 ml. Pours clear brown/amber with a lasting tan head. Nose is spicy with lots of sweetish dark malt. The flavor is sweet, mainly malt and fruit (raisins, plums, dates and citrus). Also yeast and alcohol. Medium to full body. Well balanced, slight acidic/bitter finish.

3.9
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
750 ml. bottle- color of amber , small stark white large bubble head - nose of prunes , yeast , molasses , dark fruit , mocha , malt , and spicy – taste of red fruit , tawny port , red wine , milk chocolate - body is low in carbonated , and creamy – aftertaste is slightly acidic , Citrus (mostly orange) and red fruit

4
chicagobears (477) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Pours reddish brown with a bready head. Awesome label with the pink elephant wearing a santa hat. The aroma is full of fruits, figs, and Belgian sweetness. Tastes of plums, prunes, peaches, and some spices. The alcohol is noticable and warming. A smokiness lingers. A great winter warmer.


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