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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,715 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,715
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 66
Gots: 168 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: taez555 on 02-03-2002

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5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - A thick caramel note to it. It is almost opaque to the point you cannot see it. There is a vibrant red tone, almost a caramel color. There is a two finger head; almost like a rich molasses.

Smell - Very overpowering, but not in an abrasive fashion. It warms the nostrils and brings home that Christmas feeling. Very festive with a distinct fruity essence. High expectations.

Taste - There is a powerful punch that comes with this bear. It overwhelms the pallet with strong citrus notes. So much diversity of flavors, it is baffling. Almost mystical. Truly defies logic.

Overall - Eerily drinkable, delightfully effervescent, there is no hyperbole great enough to even take a shot at this titan of a fermented beverage review. Legitimately one of the great ones.

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5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So what do I end with after a Great Divide Belgian Yeti? Christmas in July tells me a Delirium Noel.
Wow. I am thoroughly impressed. It says its 10 percent alcohol. It's so fruity that's all I can focus on. Complex fruit flavors. Don't be afraid to follow an imperial stout with this one. Damn I wish I could tell you what fruits. Some people say cherries but I don't get that. Maybe fresh plums and dark grapes. It's unique but totally enjoyable. Get ya two. Drink one and squirrel away one for later.

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5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like all the Deliriums, this is a bottle that, once cracked open, is impossible to resist. It's like rushing to the tree on Christmas morning! Monumental, creamy white head. How to aptly describe this aroma, though? Spicy...dark..."vinous", as Michael Jackson would say. Beautiful carbonation, effervescence everywhere. Color's a gorgeous dark red, and the flavors continue to unfold. A constant, buy very pleasant assault, of dark fruit and spice. The finest thing you could put to your lips when the chill is on!
A dizzying onslaught of divine taste!

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4.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of a cool looking bottle with the signature pink elephant. I dig it! The body is a deep dark and muddled tawney color which features a long lasting fizzy and foamy beige crown and offers up some nice lacing.

The smell is that of distinct Belgian yeast and dark fruits. This makes for a sweet nose with understated spice.

Kudos to the brewers of this fine elixer. What could have been an overly sweet mess, is balanced and an absolute joy to savor. Just the right amount of spice and hops to balance the symphonic sweet melody of flavor. Harmony for the taste buds.

THe feel is full and creamy, smooth and velvty. Take your pick. Tightly carbonated.Excellent.

Perfect nightcap, I savored ever one of the 750ml in my bottle and it was enough. (that's not to say I couldn't have more, however I cannot say that I am not satisfied.

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,715 ratings.