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

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RATINGS: 1575   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchMark (398) - - DEC 29, 2013
Quite subtle for a Christmas special. Most of them are very sweet and heavy. This one is slightly tart with a bitter finish. The taste is mildly sweet with some berries and yeast. Nice prickly carbonation. Good stuff. I could drink it all year. Delirium Easter anyone?


4
TimE (5954) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2017
The deep amber, malty brew brings up lots of images of Christmas with a flavorful profile of cinannmon, cloves, all spices and stewed oranges. Great depth with a warming finish

3.7
davidf93 (143) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 26, 2017
Red Orange colour, quite frothy head. Earthy malty sweet aroma. Quite alcohol.

3.7
shawnmurphy (539) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2017
750-ml caged and corked bottle pours cloudy orange-brown with small off-white head. Aroma: caramel, yeast, sweet spices. Flavor: all of the above with some honey and grapes. Medium- to full-bodied.

3.6
Marko (5758) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 24, 2017
How the hell didn’t I rate this. Noted at least 1 Belgian rating missing from where it was before recently, so who knows, maybe this one fell victim to some moron or just bug. Shared with Hrabren, thanks! Slighly hazy dark amber body, enormous off white head. Fresh caramel and wild strawberry aromas, slome bubblegum. Taste... mild fruitiness beaten by all too dry phenolic touches. Strawberry and light peach. Okay, good even perfumey Belgian ale.

3.8
lokis333 (514) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 22, 2017
Hazy amber colour with white foam. Aromas of sweet cherry, plum and lollipops. Palate, full body with sooth texture leaving sweet finish. Taste, sweet of spice, cinnamon, fruits and light touch of alcohol. Overall, nice cinnamon gum like sweet beer.

3.9
ALIBALI (2209) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 28, 2017
7/3/8/4/17 Hängt dir den klassischten aller BSA Mäntel über. Kupfer, Karamelo & Kräuter. The KKK took my baby away 😁...🚀❤👌 0,1/1 Jetson. Fass. ZYTHOS 2017.

4.1
tekstr1der (491) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Ruddy brown pour with everlasting tan foam. Aroma is malty and semi sweet with some astringent, somewhat sour/metallic notes. Flavor follows very closely. Having just had Rochefort 8 and regularly drinking Chimay Blue, this was a letdown for sure. The pink elephant had done well for me in the past, but not so much with this one. Okay, and drinkable for sure, but expectations were so high.

3.6
hawthorne00 (3990) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. Deep clear red with a very large off white head. Aroma of caramelised bananas, raisins, prunes, mace, aniseed. Full bodied, not terribly syrupy or boozy. Moderate carbonation. Some roasted flavours join the dried and stewed fruit and the finish is drier than expected with moderate bitterness. Licorice and aniseed hang around. Good.

3.9
msbernac (2676) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle Aroma-caramel, toffee Appearance-ruby, hazy, white foam Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, Palate-full body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.7
john44 (3133) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. As "Delirium Christmas" - Dark Amber. Strong, sweet (syrupy), very fruity and spicy ale. Fruits (cherry, citrus, apple). Malty, caramel, brown sugar. Yeasty. Warming in the finish, but alcohol well hidden. (2008)


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