Huyghe: Delirium: Deliria (Belgium: Belgian Strong Ale: 8.5% ABV)
Visual: Pale yellow with a chunk of carbonation and a massive mounded white head that leaves lots of suds and lace.
Nose: Wheaty. Palma violets. Light bitterness. Dried raspberries. Carrot.
Body: Palma violets. Good bitterness. Lemon. Cane sugar and candy floss. Crisp. Light potato character. Carrot and coriander. Vanilla.
Finish: Good bitterness. Vanilla. Celery. Candyfloss. Light potatoes. Coriander. Wheat.
Conclusion: A balanced Delirium beer. Huh, I did not expect to say that, Ever. Seriously – I have a love for Delirium Tremens (How have I never got around to doing a tasting note for that beer?), but they do tend to be a bit mental.
This is closer to a traditional Belgian ale than most of the Delirium range – in fact the influence of wheat like and spice notes makes me think of a bit of a Wit beer, but…
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