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


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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottles: 33cl with crown cap, 75cl with cork and muselet.
Barrels: 15l, 20l and 30l.
Alcohol volume: 8.5% ABV
Colour and sight: Golden blond, multigrain beer with a very persistent, lacing head.
Scent: A complex smell, with a citrus aroma, followed by hop aromas such as Saaz, Brewers Gold and Amarillo.
Flavour: Initially rather sweet, because of the alcohol. The intense taste and roundness mask the presence of high bitterness.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
filipdevolder (1) - oeselgem, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
wonderfull beer with a very good hoppy smell and a well balanced taste of bitterness and alcohol

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alusmamuts (1846) - LATVIA - DEC 15, 2012
Very mild strong beer, nice light amer colour vith nice big white foam. The strenght is hidden in the mild taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DamnGoodBeer99 (13) - Shingle Springs, California, USA - MAR 5, 2002
An incredibly satisfying Belgian Ale. My favorite so far. In fact, I think this beer is superior to Dellirium Tremmens (by the same brewer). Looks great, tastes great. I just wish they sold them here in Sacramento (Thank god I have a brother in L.A. that cares!) Gotta try this one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle 330ml, it was 9% ABV. Masterpiece, a great match for spicy food too. Aromas of bread, caramel, and hay. Taste is sweet, with strong bitter notes, and very long finish. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head, and lots of yeast particles.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2001
Almost perfect.This is a very flavorful,high-test triple that ranks high on my list.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eoconnor101 (2) - San Diego, USA - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
The people who have floating yest in their bottles obviously had badly handled bottles and shouldnt rate them. I had this beer on cask in the brewery in Melle. A gigantic 2.5 finger head gives way to gorgeous Belgian lace that clings to the glass. The nose is of ripe pears, pepper, damp earth, and a subtle hint of mangos. The taste is spot on belgian strong. The spicy phenolic blast is unbelievalbly smooth, the ester profile excellent. There is a cleanly balanced bitterness that drops away quickly with a low-medium hop aroma gives way to a clean finish. It is not too sweet, not cloying at all...this is an excellent beer, better than DT and on par with Duvel Triple Hop, De Graal, and Augstijn grand cru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (633) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Veiled golden color with a powerful storm of activity. Thick creamy and super frothy white 5 fingers island cloudy head, lasting more than 20 minutes, creating thick leggings. Flavors of cheese, coriander, banana yeast, strong presence of grains, floral bouquet, some hops, hints of wood and a nice vinous and roasted feel. Some ester fruits like apples, a hint of honey, oaky, grassy, and orangy clove. Pleasant sugary feel yet sharp and bitter. Slick light body with champagne like carbonation. Medium to strong finish of long length, ending with a burned malty tongue coat, hoppy grass feel, warming alcohol, yeasty, barrel aged feel, and fruity grapefruits. Overall this is an outstanding craft with rich delicious yet accessible flavors for the style and strength. Very fresh but the smell is a little rotten yet still pleasant. Incredible quality stuff. Complex, balanced, well intensified, filling, warming, a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2003
Really impressed with this strong ale. Nice name for a beer ;-). Has quite a heavy body, alcohol is noticed. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adriancscott (16) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle 33cl: In a tulip glass. A great golden colour with slight sediment which is nice. A great white head that doesnt dissipate. Great lacing on the glass which holds in thickness. Nice aroma of yeast, hops and subtile spices. Great taste in spite of its strength of 9.3. Hidden very well with a taste of hops, corriander and slightly fruitty with a nutty edge. The yeasty alchohol taste is not overpowering, but it is present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 330ml bottle purchased in Tournai, Belgium. Wonderful citrus and clove aroma. Cloudy, murky, orange-tan color. Deliciously yeasty and tangy on the tongue. Full of flavor, a real Belgian treat. A lot of people dismiss the Huyghe brewery, but I think the yeast strain they use can deliver an exceptionally smooth and rich taste. World class, a must drink for those into the Delirium line.

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