Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.5/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Hazy caramel colored brew with a thick two finger tan head that sticks around for ever. This really isn't that dark in color...it's almost copper. Big waves of sticky belgian lace coat the glass with tons of beautiful arcs.
S - Fruity and vinous are the first two words that come to mind. In that aspect, it's very much like Delirium Tremens which is also very champagne like in aroma. I smell plums, dates, and raisins. Also over-ripe fruit, and a little bit of chocolate covered cherries.
T - Nice full fruity flavor that really smacks your tongue with an initial bite of grapes and apples. Tastes very much like it smells, but with more emphasis on chocolate covered cherries. There are hints of green leaves and grass also, and a good dose of tangy fruit juice hops pull though at the end. The finish is bitter and slightly dry with an only slighty noticable alcohol taste.
M - Nice fizz from the high carbonation at first, then a huge warming alcohol surge that is perfect for the season! Moderately dry and medium in body.
D - An excellent beer for the Christmas season. I like this quite a bit better than Delerium Tremens, and I will certainly buy this again next winter. Next time I'm getting the big bomber though.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2006 05:44:41 | More by pmcadamis
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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.