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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,643 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,643
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 61
Gots: 135 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rangerred
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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Photo of ICantBelieveItsBeer
5/5  rDev +28.9%
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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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 1,643 ratings.