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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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very good

1,716 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 67
Gots: 168 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of MrJolly
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brilliant copper colored beer. It's well carbonated and has a good size tan foamy head.
Aroma is your prototypicial malts yeast and candied sugar. Sweet and malty tasting some yeast and brown sugar. Has a alcohol induced harshness when swallowed. The ABV is a bit high for me but it does drink fairly well.

Photo of Yoshio
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mouth7
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of theArchitect
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gatornation
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap 12 oz pour

A- pours a dark copper color with a nice khaki head and nice lacing on glass

S- was some dark fruit smells and malt and yeast

T - was sweet dark fruit with baked bread some caramel candy malts, baked bread and yeast

M- sweet and creamy medium high carbonation

O- a good strong ale very crisp and sweet alcohol is present, a good one to have on tap

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25 oz. faux ceramic bottle with little pink elephants pulling Santa's sleigh on the label. Served in a Delirium goblet.
It Pours a dark teak/mahogany color with a solid two finger tan head and some sticky, webby lacing.
Smells of dark candied fruits blend well with resinous and citrusy hops, dry malts, doughy, yeasty bread and white rum.
The full malt body has a husky, raw taste to it at first gulp. Tastes of candied fruits, peppery spices, citrus zest, banana, yeast and white rum zig and zag throughout. It sweetens a bit as it warms.
The body is full, but just shy of cloying. The spritzy effervescence fades fast.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: shiny copper

S: fig, date, big alcohol nose

T: sweet fig/date, big malt,
hint of spices, smooth/boozy finish

M: med/light body, smooth/light oily

O: Usually really enjoy this brewery,
but this just was disappointing. Will
pass on it in the future. Too much
alcohol nose and warmth, not
enough body.


Photo of dcurrin
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of match1112
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: dark burgandy body with a fingers worth of tan head that left sticky lacing.

s: dark candied fruits mainly. very sweet smelling. malts, bread and yeast.

t: not as sweet tasting as it smelled but very tasty. more of the candied fruits and belgian yeast.

m: full body but not at all sticky like i thought it would be. good carbonation with a warming finish.

o: as much as i liked it, after this four pack is gone, i just dont know if i would purchase it again.

Photo of wo87810
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of PthPndr
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gregy55902
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into XL snifter. Reviewed live (but I have enjoyed this in the past).

A - pours a dark ruby red, lots of bubbles, and a 1-finger tan head that quickly disappears.

S - Spices, belgian yeast, bread, black pepper, and alcohol.

T - Follows the nose, belgian yeast etc, but this beer is VERY hot. Alc is not well-hidden at all.

M - High carbonation may actually be contributing to the hotness.

O - I like this beer, but its not my favorite delirium. Much hotter than I remembered. Still, I will pick up a bottle for the holidays and enjoy it by the fire.

Edit: It mellows out a ton while you're in the process of drinking the bottle. Maybe that's why I loved it before - definitely recommended.

Photo of mrunseen
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ububru
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Kooz
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown appearance, but not opaque. Nice half inch head with staying power, lacing on the glass.

Smelled honey-sweet, I thought I detected some hints of malt in the background.

Tasted sweet but not sticky sweet. Honey and molasses are the high notes. No bitterness at all, "warm" aftertaste (if that makes sense--and I don't mean alcohol burn).

Good body, good consistency. Slightly creamy, no dryness, which works well with the flavor profile.

I plan to find a few bottles and enjoy them over the upcoming holiday season.

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of phattman073
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of kornkid8600
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ghebel
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Fallingonwater10
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of jsisko01
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark brown color with a 2 inch-thick, creamy head that lingers for a couple minutes.

Smell - Sweet with orange zest, coriander, clove, and banana, Smells amazing.

Taste - Very sweet with hints of banana, some other fruits I can't really pinpoint, coriander, and clove. Has a really strong alcohol flavor but is mixed in well.. and is bitter near the end with a slight coffee and whiskey flavor.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat thick with quite a bit of carbonation.

Overall - This is probably the first dark beer I've had that DIDN'T make me gag haha. But it's still not my style.. but I won't knock it

Photo of pschul4
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.