Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
3.63/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I missed this beer (as in they ran out) at the 2010 Empire Brewfest in Syracuse and have been excitedly waited to try this. In celebration of my gf's 21st B-day, she chose it as her first purchase.
The beer looked good in comparison to the other Belgians I've had, I was a tad put off by the amount of yeast that was present in every pour. It poured a dark brown and has a light tan head, not much lacing or carbonation (surprisingly). Also the bottle is interesting and fun, got to take that into consideration too...
The beer smells of Belgian funk. Nice and rich with a bold yeast-malt-fruit smell. Typical Belgian in a lot of respects, but different from smelling a Triple or Lambic.
Something about the beer didn't hit me like the others I've had. It just didn't have the "umph" that I was looking for and instead had a funky bitter strangeness. This consensus was agreed by all who partook. I'm just not sure why, but I felt like I never really fell into this beer like a Chimay or Duvel. Ether way I enjoyed the beer, just not as much as others
The lack of carbonation and strange aftertaste led me to the slightly above average rating. I just wasn't feeling the beer. I was almost grossed out by the tremendous yeast accumulation (which is typically a pleasant surprise). I felt like my mouth has seen better beers, but is still not consuming a bad beer in general
I enjoyed drinking this beer, but I'm not convinced; in other words, I enjoy the effort, but the fruit was not ripe for the picking. Warmed up to the recommended temperature it still wasn't bringing that boldness that I have come to expect and appreciate.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2010 03:43:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
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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
90 out of 100 based on 1,910 ratings.