Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by smcolw:
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Large, large-bubbled head. It settles to only ring bubbles (still large), leaving no lace at all. The color of the brew is a deep amber, nearly brown and crystal clear.
Fresh biscuits with honey is the first smell I detect. There is faint alcohol and hop toward the end of the smell.
There's a brandy sweetness to the beer that reminds me of raspberries and apricots. Lightly sour in the swallow. The alcohol is quite prominent in the swallow. The aftertaste is short lived. Full bodied with a respectable level of carbonation. There's a touch of spice (all spice?, white pepper)
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 00:40:09 | More by smcolw
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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
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