Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.05/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
poured from a bomber into an indian wells brewing co pint glass, nice finger of light tan colored head dissipates quickly but the carbonation is extremely vigorous and replaces the popped bubbles quickly. The body is a murky bown color with a reddish tint, definitely an unfilitered brew.
The scent is very malty with a brown sugar impartation initially followed by a smooth fruit input that ends crisply leaving the nostrils refreshed and eager for more. I get raisins, cherries, a small amount of citrus, figs, and dates in there. A small amount of alcohol smell comes through but not too much.
The taste follows directly from the smell, up front it's pretty sweet with a caramel and brown sugary flavor hitting early, this is followed by a more bulky fruitiness, same fruits as before by I think I get fig and raisin more specifically now. No hop bitterness to speak of but there is a small amount of sourness from the yeast right at the end of the taste, it is disguised quite well though.
The mouthfeel is what I would expect from the amount of carbonation in this brew, it's got a lighter more bubbly champagne-like feel which balances well with all the thicker malt to create an extremely drinkable brew. I like it a lot, I think it would go amazingly with a pie or tart during dessert, something with fruit in it.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 07:36:47 | More by dwilson01
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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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