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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,497 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,497
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 40
Gots: 83 | FT: 2
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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rangerred

Tennessee

3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap.

Arrived a clear brownish red with a thick tan brown head. Good head retention and lacing.

Aroma has lots of spice that is reminiscent of Christmas. Cinnamon and clove are quite prominent.

The spice carries over into the flavor with caramel, apple, and peach also being noticeable. In some ways it recalls a fruit cake or a grogg. Along with this is sweetness and a super sweet and sticky mouthfeel that greatly hinders drinkability.

Overall, this is definitely a sipper to be enjoyed in small amounts. It is a bit too sweet for me but I could see how this might work well as an after dinner drink.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 20:21:11 | More by rangerred
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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,497 ratings.