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Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,210 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,210
Reviews: 848
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 107
Gots: 196 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

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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j-rod18

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

03-15-2013 00:40:59 | More by j-rod18
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-13-2013 21:54:38 | More by TrevorWGrover
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-13-2013 18:23:23 | More by Focusf111
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beeragate

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-13-2013 16:33:46 | More by beeragate
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Nick_Foltz

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-12-2013 09:41:37 | More by Nick_Foltz
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Matagal

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-12-2013 01:46:11 | More by Matagal
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-11-2013 05:24:35 | More by spycow
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%

On tap at Slater's 50/50 in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

03-11-2013 02:24:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ZiggyPop

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-10-2013 07:30:05 | More by ZiggyPop
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2013 15:18:11 | More by Duvel
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Groomsy

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

750 ml. bottle poured into a chalice... and then a tulip. Because it's a big bottle. The cork has "2.010" on it... I'm guessing this is 2010 vintage?

Dark brown body with crimson and garnet hues in the light, topped by a thick tan head of a finger width. Not a lot of lacing left behind, but the body of this beer is beautiful. Constant carbonation jets from the bottom of the glass.

The nose is quite boozy but still has plenty of richness. Particularly, some dried spices come to mind, as well as dark fruit (figs, plums, raisins) and some overall caramel/toffee notes. This beer is seductive in both appearance and smell. I've had one Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Unibroe Maudite) that had a similar nose, but this is much more full and... dare I say... nocturnal? than others. A bit mild, though.

DN's taste is robust, smooth, and refreshing all at once. It is a mood beer for sure. Ripe with dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and fusel alcohols (not displeasing), this beer is absolutely for dark winter nights (like in KY right now...) and has plenty of warmth on the finish. There are some tart green apple notes that highlight the middle of the palate. Excellent stuff.

The mouthfeel is fairly heavy - but the zesty, effervescent carbonation provides a kind of palate cleansing not found in many beers of this style. Lingering flavors of bittersweet chocolate, alcohol, and toffee on the palate remind you that this is a big beer, not for beginners.

Maybe this isn't the best example of the style, but it remains a classic for good reason, I think. This is a big beer and is to be taken slowly. Definitely worth putting in the cellar or trying fresh.

03-09-2013 03:37:04 | More by Groomsy
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2013 01:26:24 | More by jroberts8811
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

My first Delirium! 2012 batch.

Pours out a deep amber with ruby highlights throughout and 2 fingers of an off-white head.

The aroma is packed with dark fruits like figs, plums and raisins, some nice cherry notes, fruity esters coming from the Belgian yeast, toffee and caramel and coriander and orange peel with some light spiciness.

The taste is also very dark fruit forward with a lot of cherry in there as well. The coriander and orange peel are more prominent in the taste and there are some nice toffee and caramel notes to round it all out. Definitely a sweeter beer, but not cloying in any way.

The body is medium-heavy (although lighter for the style) and there is a nice creamy mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation. There is no alcohol in the taste or smell, but a slight warming as it goes down.

This is a solid example of the style, but nothing that will blow anyone away. Worth checking out for sure!

03-07-2013 01:21:31 | More by JohnnyMc
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

03-06-2013 00:07:45 | More by Apathetiq
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-05-2013 21:52:05 | More by JDavidRice
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sodensp

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-04-2013 04:55:07 | More by sodensp
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-04-2013 01:20:32 | More by AngusOg
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-03-2013 02:56:34 | More by aszatk01
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-03-2013 00:43:50 | More by Brownsfan13
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jfvarela

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-01-2013 20:15:09 | More by jfvarela
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-01-2013 08:36:08 | More by Poupae
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-27-2013 02:20:27 | More by plinythederek
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

02-25-2013 03:49:53 | More by RudnicsMEB
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -15.2%

A: Clear chestnut with 2 fingers head, settling to a thin skim across the top

S: Caramels and sweet toffees with a solid funky yeastiness. Smells like fruit leather with a boozy run ester.

T: Belgium yeast balanced with maltiness, sudtle mineral notes and dry fruity.

M: Thin to Medium bodied with low carbonation

O: Easy to drink back, with a solid Belgium yeast presences with fruity notes and malt sweetness. A good beer, but not a great beer on account of the mild flavours and smell.

02-24-2013 05:09:01 | More by FondueVoodoo
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shredder83

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-21-2013 04:17:03 | More by shredder83
Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
90 out of 100 based on 2,210 ratings.