Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe

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2,405 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,405
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 118
Gots: 286 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-12-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of rydev24
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of ElCommodoro
2.23/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Look is incredible. Very dark, translucent brown with a hint of red to it. The head is very frothy and tan, like on a cappuccino.
The smell is horrendous! Not much there except for a yeastiness and what smells like maybe metal. Not what I was expecting and in no way pleasant.
I find this beer fairly unpleasant. It's interesting, but the yeast is just excessive. At least, I assume it's a mix of excessive yeast and some citrusy hops that's giving it that rotten apricot flavour. Whatever it is, it's over the top. It's starting to taste a little more like fruit and a little less like fungus as I drink, but not enough to change my mind about it. It's really hard for me to discern anything else in the beer. I'm not sure whether there's not much else to it or if it's because other flavours are just being overwhelmed by my dislike of this particular flavour. This is a little better than the Delirium Tremens, which had that same over-the-top rotted fruit flavour to it. This one at least is a dark ale and has some maltiness that accompanies that kind of flavour a little better than in a pale ale. It's still over-the-top, though. Won't be buying this again. This stuff ain't cheap.

Photo of Riverared
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kja157
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is hazy and brown with hints of ruby. The beige head is about a half inch thick and leaves plenty of lacing in its wake. The aroma offers Belgian yeast, sweet malt, caramels, alcohol. Lots of yeast comes through. Sweet caramels soaked in alcohol. A present sweetness exists throughout. Distinctly Belgian, with dark fruits and light spices. Medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. Alcoholic warmth is there, most notably in the finish. Overall, a tasty brew. I would have this again.

Photo of ZinFanDave
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of nyctrance2
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ThirstyTorpy
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of mooer92
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of knmal89
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Giggy
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: dark brown with ruby highlights. Tan creamy head. Very interesting bottle and label.

S: caramels, yeast, dark fruits, oranges, and apples.

T: malty, burnt coffee. Sweet red grapes, sour cherries, complex herbs.

M: nice carbonation, alcohol content hidden well.

O: smooth, creamy. Definitely a sipping beer.

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of rsant
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of EddieG28
5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of TDRudy
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, dark amber color with an red-ivory head. One of the prettier belgians I've had in a while.

Strong aroma of black cherries, tart apples, hints of caramel and bittersweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is like the burst of an unripe bosc pear, tingling but smooth.

Flavor is tart medicinal, fading to apple and cherry with an herbal hint, fading into a smooth malt.

All in all substantially superior to it's more popular cousin (Tremens), and definitely entered among my favorite beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
90 out of 100 based on 2,405 ratings.