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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1590   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 (374) - - 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?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (342) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pours a clear ruby colour with a creamy off white head which lingers for a long time. Aroma of spices, caramel, yeast, toffee, prunes, dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a acidic finish. Notes of spices, dark malts, apple juices, raisins, prunes, yeast. Texture is oily, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klukas (180) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JAN 7, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a trappist glass. Appearance: Blurry copper colour; Rich thick head with “spring” in the centar. Aroma: Dried fruit, alcohol… Palate: Full body, creamy, moderate carbonation with many small nibbling bubbles. Taste: Sweet, caramel, dried fruit, mineral water, roasted or brown sugar, old banana; moderate bitter/sweet alcoholic aftertaste. Overall impression: Enjoyable, tasty, complex, strong.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumpelmies (162) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle. Copper coloured. Nice creamy long lasting head with beautiful lacing. Aroma of yeast, sugar, red (dried) fruits and malts. Taste of caramell, nuts, raisins, plums, yeast and sugar. Manages to be sweet, spicy and bitter at the same time. Highly carbonated. Quite balanced and the alcohol is incorporated very well but it doesn’t put me in a very festive mood. I prefer the other Deliriums.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (198) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2017
330mL bottle BBE: 09.18 (aged for approx. 18 months). Chilled to well-chilled (around 6 degrees). Pours a cloudy deep red with large, billowy, yellow head with extensive lacing. Masses of orange, sherbet, rolled oats, lemon, coriander, bubblegum and clove on the nose. Heavily sweet with a real candied note, and a touch of alcohol astringency. Full-bodied with a somewhat sticky texture, high carbonation and a spicy finish. A really interesting nose promises much, but perhaps this has taken Tremens a bit too far, and lost some of its balance.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (5040) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2017
Old rating rerated 01.01.2017, 0,75l bottle (best before 30.11.2014) @ home:
Nice fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet concentrated fruity, raisins, caramel malts, grass, minerals, fruit stones, prunes, butterscotch, candi sugar, alcohol. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, "knekk", grass, fruit stones, hay, raisins, butterscotch, nuts, alcohol, bark, candi sugar. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough, probably aged a year or two longer than it it should...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1438) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 1, 2017
bottle @ home clear copper, cream orange head winey, raisins, black cherry liquor, spices, cloves, anis cream, toffee, spicy, fruit liquor, bitter ending

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jybi (142) - FRANCE - JAN 1, 2017
Nos amis les éléphants belges reviennent pour fêter Noël. Sur une luge, avec bonnet de Père Noël et écharpe, le marketing de la brasserie Huyghe fonctionne toujours aussi bien! Que de mousse en versant la bière en son verre....mais cela donne un côté festif également pouvant être appréciable. Celle-ci de quatre centimètre initialement, s’affaissera progressivement lors de la dégustation. La couleur ambrée couplée d’une limpidité parfaite est plutôt agréable à l’œil. Le nez continue sur cette lancée, plaisant sur les céréales, le candi, l’orange et le candi. L’attaque, plaisante mais relativement peu développée, se porte sur l’orange, le candi et les céréales. L’ensemble est malheureusement très vite déstabilisé par l’alcool. Les 10 % Abv censés devoir nous réchauffer ne sont pas assez bien intégrés et prennent le dessus sur l’amertume. Des arômes d’orange, de girofle et de réglisse arrivent tout de même à se forger une place, mais l’arrière bouche trop peu présente ne permet pas une bonne assise des saveurs ni de procurer cette sensation suave appréciable pour une bière de Noël. Le final est quant à lui décevant et de longueur limitée. Il permettra cependant à révéler à posteriori l’amertume et à nous faire regretter que l’alcool ne lui ait pas davantage permis de s’exprimer. Bref, les éléphants s’amusent, mais à vouloir dévaler les pentes de luge, il en tombent à la renverse!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1413) - Montana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Clear brown pour with big off white head. Nose of toasted nut, brown sugar and spice. Flavor of caramel, sweet malt, touch of spice and hint of alcohol. Nice clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1881) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2016
Bue à la pression. Grosse bière de noel qui tache. Malts, sucre, epices, carmel, alcool. Boum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llucmaduell (202) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2016
Beer Christmas that I think it deserves that name. It is proper beer commercial, maybe even deserves note; but does not reach the level of the great beers of Christmas. And they do enjoy the Christmas holidays in a way really wonderful for beer lovers. This not.


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