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


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RATINGS: 1588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Cork popped on its own after I removed the cage. Poured from bottle into Maudite glass. Head about 1", foamy shaving cream type, and pretty pure white; sinks down to a thinnish but persistent layer. Liquid is dark brown with a little bit of red hue in the light. Aroma has a lot of metal in addition to the expected dark fruit, brown sugar, and candy. Flavor is rich and sweet, with a sharp note of bitterness. Spicy, even. Mouthfeel is extremely light and dry for a beer of this strength. No alcohol detected anywhere. Interesting in some ways, but overall a bit harsh.

simontomlinson (624) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Off white bubbly head stayed on a very dark brown, luscious, still body.
Stewed fruit, caramel, orange & Christmas spices aroma.
Medium bodied, sparkling on the palate, thinning to the back with a prickly finish.
Sweet caramel tastes with over ripe fruit, spices, candied orange, demerara & a long tangy, fruity finish.
Excellent Christmas Ale

CraftyHare (127) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2017
330ml bottle pours dark red-brown with thick creamy off-white head. Aromas of caramel malt, molasses, spices and alcohol. Tastes of dried fruit, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, spices and cognac. High carbonation, but thin body has trouble hiding the 10% alc vol. Not as layered as I would expect for a xmas strong ale. Cool label artwork though.

Tjeerd (630) - GERMANY - NOV 30, 2017
Dit is een kerstbier zoals je dat verwacht. Kruidig als een goede glühwein, maar belgisch bier zoals alleen belgisch bier kan zijn.

serrano94 (27) - SPAIN - NOV 28, 2017
De sabor amargo pero con suavidad. Espuma poco duradera y con bastante aroma a malta. Una delicia para los paladares exquisitos para beber a diario.

deepdrinker (314) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 Very nice winter beer. Brown / red appearance with toasty / warming taste to it

meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2017
This one was from our favorite bar- a 2010 version, so pretty aged and poured into a little tulip glass. Appearance is a dark red/brown and a nice smooth palate. The aroma is malty and with a vague holiday vibe to it; the taste has some strong alcohol on top and then some spices and a toasty/bready flavor towards the end. Good for drinks with friends on a Wednesday after officially becoming a Costco person.

Shark_Pants (769) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2017
330ml bottle BB Nov 19. Slightly hazy, deep amber with big off white head. Sweet candi sugar aroma, caramel, strawberries, spicy phenolics. The taste has big strawberry notes, caramel, some grassy and peppery notes. Full bodied, nice prickly carbonation.

Nikokaoja (402) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - NOV 6, 2017
6. 11. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Subdued aroma, classical Delirium twist to it. Taste is balanced tiltedt o a bit sweeter side in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is rich, high carb. Good but not the cigar!

tomandoaltura (361) - - NOV 6, 2017
Apariencia : cobrizo casi translúcido (14 SRM aprox.); cabeza beige; regular retención; buen encaje

Aroma : machacado de membrillo, clavo y canela

Boca : guindones, peras y naranja; ligera sensación dulce en boca; amargor medianamente intenso (38 IBU aprox.); regusto seco de larga duración; tenue tibieza alcohólica; cuerpo medio; excelente carbonatación

Tide (4496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle at Delirium Cafe Tokyo. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with ripe fruits, toffee, caramel, a bit of hops, earthy notes, yeast, toast and spices. Bitter finish with ripe fruits, toffee, caramel, earthy notes, yeast and spices. Very nice Belgian strong ale.

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