Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe
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3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
750ml bottle, caged and corked--painted white with a label featuring a pink elephant wearing a Santa hat, as well as Santa's sleigh being drawn by a team of pink elephants. It pours a light amber color with rusty, ruddy undertones. The two-finger off white head is quite frothy, showing good retention and leaving ample lacing.
The smell is yeasty and spicy, plenty of clove and pepper, along with banana and sweet malt. The taste offers Belgian candy, sour apple, some licorice, rasin, clove, caramel and chocolatey malt--the alcohol is well disguised.
The mouth is medium bodied and a little syrupy. The drinkability is a bit limited due to the syrupy characterstic. Solid, though not outstanding--below the standards of the other beers of the Delirium family.
The mouth is
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2006 00:53:05 | More by Osiris9588
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4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/6/2013. Pours light hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, apricot, banana, caramel, brown sugar, toast, bread, clove, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, apricot, banana, caramel, toast, brown sugar, bread, clove, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, apricot, banana, caramel, brown sugar, toast, bread, clove, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 03:50:16 | More by superspak
Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,496 ratings.