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Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe

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2,249 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,249
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 109
Gots: 212 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

gifted 11.2 oz bottle

a: the pour into a small St. Bernardus chalice reveals a lively carbonation that produces a finger-width layer of off-white carbonation, the beer itself a grade b amber in color with some ruby hues showing through, retains a nice layer and ring

s: the dark belgian malt nose features complex sugars and sweet raisins, plum, candied red apple and cherry, glimpses of sweet clementine and yeasty spice, - malt sugars, wood, and fruit combine to recreate the sensation of a bourbon cocktail - just a touch of alcohol, even some tropical juices sneak their way in, hops papery and grassy, a complex and striking nose once warmed

m: carbonation pushes into the high range, lively on the tongue but not abrasive, body light-moderate

t: the palate reveals a blend of raisin, plum and complex toasted sugars, sweet and fruity dark malts, a pale malt underpinning things the sugars a bit and keeps things crisp, hop flavors of dry, aged grass impart a mild bitterness to the drying finish, lingering flavors of dark fruit skins

o: a great dark ale, probably the first route of exposure to the style for many, that is often ignored because of its ubiquity - but that’s definitely worth a retry

blackie, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Chepe, Apr 05, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Frugal McDougals in Nashville, TN, poured into Tulip.

Appearance: Dark amber color, one finger slightly off white head.

Aroma: Signature Belgian yeast smell, very fruity and citrusy with way more of a dark

Taste: Dark SWEET Fruits. Initial taste is very sweet followed by a sort of dark citrus, slightly bitter (yet smooth) aftertaste. This is a good beer. Basically, it tastes like you would imagine a Dark Tremens to taste like. What Chimay Blue is to a Rochefort 10, is a Tremens to a Nocturnum. It's basically your typical belgian golden ale with a dark twist. The alcohol is disguised by the dark fruits and sweetness of the beer, which I could say of most Belgian Strong Ales (Tremens, Duvel, La Chouffe, Draak, etc..). For an 8.5%, dangerously sessionable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and dry. Very sweet.

Overall: I may prefer a Tremens more as of now, which may be due to having it on tap at Delirium Café in Brussels, but every time I have a Nocturnum I like it more. It may be growing on me and become a regular purchase. A very smooth, refreshing, dangerously sweet beer.

Roman5150, Apr 05, 2013
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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
90 out of 100 based on 2,249 ratings.