Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe

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2,408 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,408
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 118
Gots: 291 | 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  rDev -0.2%

Photo of KimenTshom
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bomber poured into a tulip glass

A - Dark brown with ruby highlights when held up to light. About a finger of dense, tan head.

S - More subdued than expected, but with a nice mixture of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Probably the least impressive aspect of this otherwise excellent beer.

T - Dark fruit, herbs and a slight medicinal taste on the end. Nicely balanced with sweet malt up front giving way to a pleasant bitterness and herbal quality as it crosses the palate. Suggestive of a cellared beer, with an excellent melding of disparate flavors. The alcohol is barely discernable, which is quite impressive for this ABV.

M - This is probably the best aspect of this beer - the mouthfeel is incredible and very distinct. There is a soft fullness and creaminess that lasts throughout the entire glass.

O - A very complex yet approachable Belgian. Not the absolute pinnacle, but definitely high in the ranks!

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of zander4dawin
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark amber beer with a thin head. Tastes are spicy, burnt sugars, caramel and white grape. Really smooth and enjoyable. The mouthfeel is a little thin compared to some other dark Belgian beers, but Nocturnum only comes in at 8.5% ABV. Has a dry finish on the pallet.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark reddish color with thin light tan head. Some lacing. Smells nice with lots of ripe fruit and yeast. Taste was o.k. Sweet up front with the usual banana and other ripe fruit. Not sure if I had a bad bottle but there was a strange stale aftertaste. Mouthfeel was a little watery and not much carbonation. Overall I did'nt care for this particular bottle. I will try it again when I find some more and adjust my review.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JJohnson97
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Brown in color and maybe a little reddish look. Looks incredible. Great lacing and head retention.

S - Fruity yet kind of had a yeast smell too, a little bit of chocolate and caramel and some dark fruit notes. As the head came down, the smell became more complex. This is so complex that i had a hard time deciding what I was actually smelling.

T -Very mild bitterness. Malty,with a chocolate taste. then comes out with a fruit flavor. Possibly a plum, or grape. I have had a hard time trying to decide what it is that is lingering, but it seems so complex that i miss the note. Very nice taste, can't think of what it is but it's incredible.

M - This is a very smooth beer. I can taste the alcohol but it's faint. Excellently masked.

O - This was pricey, but worth it. I don't know if there's a better Belgian Ale. It's so complex and taste so damn good.
Serving type: bottle

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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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1/5  rDev -75.1%

Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
90 out of 100 based on 2,408 ratings.