Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe
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4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
So many years have I been waiting for a chance to try this biere de noël. Since 2003 i've come across it at least half a dozen times, and somehow managed to procrastinate enough as to never have come around to actually buy it and try it. Quel con.
Red deep toned, with a rapid-fading head all white. No visible activity, granted it is fairly nontranslucent because of its own darkness.
Very vin blanc sort of smell, mostly somewhere between a chardonnay and maybe a champagne, sort of in the way in which it is pugnant, yet somewhat apple ish
Taste is very pleasant, however inferior to its more popular brother. Call me synesthesic, but red bathes the tongue right off, with a bitter companion laterally flanking it. At times a wood, more grainy feel- this is overall hardly sweet, more kin to the stale anglosaxon ales. At the back of the mouth a slight alcohol feel altough still very sublte. No aftertaste, no traces. Full bodied and well carbonated. Very nice.
Aside from its redness, this is not christmas, rather a pleasant, strong and almost devilish experience.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2011 21:56:26 | More by Andreji
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