Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by Hex92:
3.85/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Its been a while since I have picked up one of these. I always see the tremens at the store and this time they had nocturum. In my mind I thought this was a better more flavorful beer. I think this is yet another beer that I used to push the limits for me but now is just decent.
Bottle was dated 2-12 which I hope was the bottling date...if not maybe that explains my impression of it.
A- looks good, not amazing but good.
S- some of the dried fruit flavor of the style but not much else.
T- its good, but not great. So many others in the style that have so much better flavor and mouth feel.
O- kind of dissapointed. I have been revisiting several beers recently that I used to be big fan of and this is yet another that isn't living up to my memory.
I think I will pick up another in a few months to see if this was an old bottle or just another case of a beer that doesn't't live up to my memory.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 04:15:18 | More by Hex92
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4.01/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the nifty faux ceramic bottle into a goblet. Color is a murky root beer brown with some reddish tint. Fairly aggressive khaki head that leaves a nice spidery lacing on the glass. Aroma is a well-integrated blend of dark fruits (raisins, dates, cherries), toffee, corn flakes, molasses, clove, hot alcohol. Smells rich and spicy, sweet and only subtly roasted. Semi-chewy or moderately thick body, coats the mouth and leaves a lingering sweetness along with an almost soapy residue. Palate recalls same elements as the nose along with medicinal orange, tobacco, chocolates from one of those mixed boxes (maraschino cherry in particular), wood, floral soap, sesame, light roast or green coffee bean. Wonderfully sweet, nutty, and dessert-like yet the alcohol burn intensifies as the sips accumulate. As good as its lighter and better known stablemate. If I was going to nitpick I'd say that the alcohol is a tad hot and spicy, but my evaluation of this characteristic is partly mood-dependent ... Sometimes the Belgian booze hits that spot square on.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 21:23:31 | More by CalgaryFMC
Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
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