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Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
90
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2,496 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,496
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 144
Gots: 384 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-12-2001

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Ratings: 2,496 | Reviews: 872
Photo of josanguapo
3.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Too weak. I prefer the normal delirium tremens

Photo of CAC329
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell and taste disturbed me and i have been enjoying belgian ales. Disappointed.

Photo of Rivoire
3.05/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not really a big fan of dark beers but I liked the mouthfeel who stays a long time!

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer, little over carbonated but excellent taste. Couldn´t chat with the pink elephant, maybe you need a few.

Photo of JerodH
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorites.

Photo of Salsashark3d
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Not sure why this is rated so high. As soon as i opened the bottle i couldn't get the head to calm its shit. finally started pouring it. looks super dark which you would think would be a good sign. taste isnt all that great unless you like copper. and it doesnt feel smooth at all. too bubbly and feels more like drinking a soft drink. i disapprove...

Photo of sporklift87
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured several fingers of tan head, great retention and light lacing. Darker brown and some cloudiness, with some orange shining through. Smells like brown sugar and malt with hints of apple. Tastes fruity--pears and pineapple, with notes of cherries and apple. Brown sugar appears most as an after-taste. Medium bodied and doesn't present much for a lingering sensation. Light carbonation feel. Overall, I like it quite a bit as a unique style, although it doesn't seem much like a traditional Belgian. Some sort of hybrid. Very pleasant, yet expensive, so I'll buy again, just not that often.

Photo of Hip-Hop
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've had a long relationship with this Champ. Excels both in Flavor and Buzz.

Photo of rpmetzler
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This one was built up a lot by stores we frequent. It's a nice, standard, darker belgian, but is nothing special. Smooth and good taste.

Photo of Bugcatcher
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer just not my style but not worth the 12 bucks per bottle.

Photo of macbethkid84
4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A friend of mine wanted me to try this years ago and finally got the chance. Worth the wait.

Photo of Grayson
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown with a large, sticky head. Carbonation came up in particular spots at the brim, forming three small circles, which looked kind of cool, I suppose.
S: First note was brown sugar, with a little malt. Very nice.
T: A very good combination of dark, small fruity notes, malt, and deep bready notes. I like this a lot.
MF: Doesn't seem to linger at all on the palate.
O: One of my favorites now. As someone else pointed out, it's a great deep blend without a single sharp note.

Photo of TX-Badger
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark reddish brown color with off-white head. Dark fruits, spice, anise, and caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very complex, very good.

Photo of srandycarter
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Never had this one before. Dark cola with HUGE head. Lots of cling. Smell sucks, as it is cellarish and musty. Probably too cold. Taste is very nice. Big malt, lots of belgian yeast. Mouth is medium to heavy, way huge carb and good balance. Not a session beer, but nice to try.

Photo of BobMessina
2.88/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like the regular D. T. Better

Photo of Svingjo
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

This pours a dark translucent colour with about a finger width of tannish head that stuck around. The nose came forward with some dark fruit and sweet molasses and maybe a bit of maple around the edges. I was really looking forward to diving into this. Unfortunately was a bit underwhelmed with the flavour. Some of the same notes came forward on the tongue, but there was a grassiness that overpowered those notes. I thought maybe I had the beer a bit too cold and let it warm up before taking some further sips. This did bring forward some of those flavours but only slightly. It was still a good beer but was expecting a little bit more of a flavour profile based on the nose.

Photo of Jsteez
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark and murky brown; sticky, creamy, tan 2 inch head; cream lace on glass; good retention; tight bubbly surface remained on the beer throughout consumption. Smelled like prunes, candied prunes, brown yeasty bread, burnt sugar malt. Tasted like burnt sugar, burnt molasses, spiced burnt malt, yeast, brown sugar, pretzel bread, and brown spice bread; the aftertaste was sweet with an ever slight hop taste, but almost not noticeable. Just noticeable when the beer warmed a bit. The higher alcohol was well-hidden, but it came through just a little. The mouthfeel was full bodied but light a sense; carbonation was on the medium side. It wasn't dry, in fact it was wet; quaffable, definitely! This was a very delicious brew!

Photo of titvs
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L13_14_184. AROMA: complex malty aromas with caramel and bready notes, mixed with faint esters and a background floral aroma. spicy alcohols present. no discernible noble hop aromas. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and translucid. medium ivory head with below average retention. some lacing. TASTE: mild flavours of toast and dried grapes. the alcohols are present with an almost solventy character, with spicy notes. low bitterness with a medium-dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a dark belgian strong ale that showed promise on the aromas but didnt deliver on the flavours. needs more complexity.

Photo of Dorrin
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Simply delicious!

Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev -0.2%

This was lovely. A friend shared it with me and we drank it straight from the bottle, so this isn't a proper review, but I really enjoyed it. Fizzy and fairly light tasting, although my friend found it too boozy.

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Dark brown pour with a two-finger off-white and foamy head. Aroma of bread and dark fruit. Taste has sweet bready malt and light clove flavors upfront. Medium body also has some hints of plum, raisin, alcohol and yeast.

Photo of Gregg03
4.25/5  rDev +6%

This is an extremely well-crafted beer. It scores well in all categories. My only issue with this beer is purely personal preference on flavor. To me, the flavor is somewhere around a lighter porter with apricot flavoring. So, if you like that flavor, it's a great beer. If you don't like that flavor, it's still a great beer for tasting and craft purposes.

Photo of iTunesUpdates
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Payed $11 for a 750ml and expected a beer with ridiculous flavor. The beer to me was not as great as it was build up to be. Sure this was a great buy, but not worth the price to me. Still worth trying it if you haven't yet.

Photo of puboflyons
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

From the corked, caged 750 ml bottle stamped 20:54/L21-13267. Sampled on August 17, 2014.

Dark chocolate brown pour that builds up to a bountiful tan or light brown head.

An intriguing aroma that screams dark fruit such as plum, prunes, and apples along with the dark Belgian malts, more laid-back Belgian candied sugar ester, and virtually no booze.

Medium body that has a little chewy bite to it.

The taste is similar to the aroma with a bevy of overripe dark fruits, sweet roasted malts, and a low to modest hop bitterness that fills it out at the end. So I say à bientôt (see you later) and I'm off to enjoy this one with dinner.

Photo of firefightn24
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at a local Spec's after seeing it online a few times. I thought this was a pretty good beer overall, but after a while the herbal and spice flavorings made me like it less and less. However, I would drink it again as it was something different and still good.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
90 out of 100 based on 2,496 ratings.