Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe
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3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep brown, ruby-red color with decent clarity. Very volatile with a smokey-white head that forms on top - fluffy and thick. Sweet, fruity, estery aroma, complete with all kinds of berries, plums, and figs. Dark, deep, and sweet fruits. Heavy alcohol presence on the first sip, warming quite a bit with a high phenol-like character. Sweetness hits the tongue right away; black licorice, plums, black cherries, white grapes. In the background, you can pick up hints of the banana-clove combination that is found in many Belgian style ales. The malts are very sweet and earthy. In the middle of the sip, I was even getting a bit of tartness; cherries and pears. Slight musty aftertaste with some funky yeast. Medium body, high carbonation.
Overall, a decent brew, but the weakest of the Delirium bunch. Tasty, but I would probably pass this one up in the store next time, for either a better Belgian style or a different holiday seasonal offering.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 18:54:36 | More by tectactoe
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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
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