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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium NoëlDelirium Noël

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,446 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1446
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 02-03-2002)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #47 (Dec 2010):

Pink elephants are in abundance during the holidays--we're sure St. Nick is seeing them on his last night of work each year. Clear mahogany color, crackling head downsizes to a thin ring of lace. Smooth and slick, creamy body. Malty with a toastiness throughout; hint of caramel soon leads to a very warming alcohol. Candied tropical fruit and raisins mesh well with a spiciness from the alcohol and hops. Ghost-like herbal phenols barely make any noise. Hint of yeast and more spicy warmth in the end. Tastes like the holidays and drinks like a Belgian beast, pink elephants and all.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 23:21:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml brown magnum covered with a faux ceramic looking plastic wrap. Corked caged and foiled, the label has some pink elephants in an X-mas theme.

Appearance: Thin yet sticky tiny bubbled lace, lots of chill haze in this reddish amber, almost burgundy hued brew.

Smell: Every earthy in the aroma; yeast and a malty husk. Fruity with faint banana, pear and apple in the nose as well as some alcoholic esters. Faded spicing.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Struggling moderate carbonation throws just enough crispness on to the palate. Real slick on the tongue with a bitty feeling in the mouth. Husk grain does little for the palate, odd spicing and a yeast bite make the taste buds take a step back. Phenols are medicinal in an herbal way. Finishes dry with a husky astringency.

Drinkability & Notes: A mediocre brew, actually I was quite disappointed being that I have been quite happy with the rest of the Dellirium brand. I could hardly finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2003 18:54:55 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from the 2002 Kerstbierfestival, Essen, Belgium.

Tawny brown beer with a creamy off white lace. Aroma of yeast, spice and alcohol. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel that builds on the palate. Spicy phenolic character paired with a prickly alcohol. A tad vinous. Dry sweetness and a dry yeast finish.

A good first beer to ease me into the 2 day festival ... lovely stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2003 03:45:36 | More by Todd
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A: Brown with a deep red, good head retention and full, well-carbonated body.

S: Strong alcohol presence, tart, sweet, and strong.

T: Bitter berry tart cut with hop-ale savor creates a strong and vital first impression, then the layers of traditional Belgian complexity gradually introduce themselves. Copperish, floral, fruity, sour, and warm. More assertive than other Delirium beers, but perfect for the season.

M: Excellent. The perfect blend of strong, sharp and smooth.

O: I make sure to grab as many as I can every winter. It's a great beer for the season without being too "seasonal" (i.e. fruity/fake-tasting). If you're a fan of the style at all, it's a must-buy. Absolutely delicious, warming, and in ways comforting.

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Pours a rich crimson red, with an abundance of chunky sediment. There's a fine head of fine white foam, and only insubstantial lace in my St. Bernardus goblet.

Nose is nice fruity aromas, including berries, wine grapes, strawberries, and a definite earthiness and bread-like character from the yeast. Exquisite!

Taste is heavy on the fruity qualities, with a sweet character (witness the berries mentioned before) and a slightly spiced, warming finish. I get plenty of carbonation here (indeed, the caged & corked bottle popped loudly upon opening). This is a beautiful brew, packed with complexity and well worth a try for anyone into classic Belgian ales.

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,446 ratings.