Delirium Noël

A bit of a pain in the ass to open, with the foil apparent glued to the bottle with Space Shuttle technology!

A paler than anticipated pour with some head that doesn’t last long, but turns into a sticky coating on the glass and the surface of the beer that reveals the relatively high alcohol content.

Drinks well below its 10.00% ABV, with a smoothness that is uncharacteristic of such a high ABV brew. It’s like a cross between an old ale and a barleywine that has tempered, but still big and rounded. Lots of balance here.

A lot of fruit esters in the taste, some spiciness, but a gentle warming quality. I like this because it is distinctly Belgian, but has other attributes too.

A very interesting departure.

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01/29/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.38
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