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Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,092 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,092
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 95
Gots: 146 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-12-2001)
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
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Intrinsic

Germany

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't say that I've had many Belgian strong dark ales, but this seems to be right on the money. It looks amazing, with a head that keeps growing and growing and carbonation that never seems to stop. I'm not a huge fan of the colour though - more of a dirty brown than anything.
It smells like black licorice and Belgian yeast - very nice. Taste is good, but a little disappointing considering the lead-up. Some black licorice, sour cherry, yeast, and others I can't put my finger on. Mouthfeel is slightly oily, medium-bodied, very fizzy. Overall, not bad, but I guess it just isn't my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 23:58:41 | More by Intrinsic
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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
90 out of 100 based on 2,092 ratings.