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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,525 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,525
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 50
Gots: 84 | FT: 2
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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aflies

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-18-2012 01:52:56 | More by aflies
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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)

11-18-2012 00:40:09 | More by smcolw
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

750mL bottle into a chalice
All kinds of bottle numbers that I cant interpret: LO3 -12234

A: Pours a mahoghany color with reddish hues when held to the light. Just over 1 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Excellent rentention. Leaves a good amount of lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Candied sugar, bready yeast, orange, lemon zest, coriander, caramel malt, not much spice just a bit of nutmeg and a hint of black pepper. Lots of aromas, Im just not sure how well they play off each other.

T: Orange, sweet caramel, spice, dark fruits, cherry cough syrup, some boozy flavors, bubblegum. Again, great complexity, but its just not working like it should for me.

M/D: Pretty smooth, medium body, slightly syrupy, carbonation on the higher side of the continuum, but appropriate. ABV is kept in check very well. Drinkability is good, but its a sipper for sure.

O: Overall, this was somewhat of a disappointment, for 2 reasons. One, I LOVE the regular Delirium Tremens, so I had high hopes for this. And two, I recently had St. Bernardus Christmas Ale which is a BSDA that just blew this one out of the water. There is a lot going on here, but for me the characteristics just dont blend very well. Not bad, but I certainly wont have more than one in the holiday season. Maybe Ill have another next year though.

11-18-2012 00:06:45 | More by zac16125
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

A: Pours a nice amber mahogany color with 2 fingers worth of head that retains for a long time. Only drawback is the huge amount of chunky sediment throughout

S: Some sweet malts, fruits, and subtle spices. Alcohol lends more fruitiness and some sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the sweetness of the malts and nice fruitiness. Goes into a lingering bit of spiciness and more sweetness. Finishes slightly bitter with some phenolic character

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation that cleanses the palate after each sip

O: A solid holiday-styled BSDA with nice complexity and good fruit and spice character. The alcohol is well hidden and accentuates the flavors nicely. A solid holiday sipper

11-16-2012 05:46:13 | More by BEERMILER12
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-13-2012 20:45:01 | More by JVan
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n2185

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-12-2012 23:13:44 | More by n2185
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mmattiso


4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-12-2012 20:22:34 | More by mmattiso
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-12-2012 02:57:52 | More by t0rin0
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-11-2012 19:51:29 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-11-2012 19:01:52 | More by Pdrufo
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

On tap at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, fruits, spices, and a slightly tart aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the tartness is unexpected even though it works out with the aromas and flavors.

11-11-2012 07:24:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-09-2012 10:15:35 | More by Dank26
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Baldjosh

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-07-2012 06:39:05 | More by Baldjosh
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DeezGunz14

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-07-2012 04:46:31 | More by DeezGunz14
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admonster00

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-03-2012 02:52:45 | More by admonster00
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paleoplant

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-24-2012 22:28:34 | More by paleoplant
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-22-2012 22:42:34 | More by hockeyfighter19
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-11-2012 18:21:58 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-10-2012 19:03:25 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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spacemonkeysoda


4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-09-2012 07:02:22 | More by spacemonkeysoda
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

10-05-2012 20:48:16 | More by razorsdescent
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BoRaeCho

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-19-2012 16:46:30 | More by BoRaeCho
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured a 330 into a snifter.

A - A deep brown with an ivory head , recedes rather quickly.

S - Caramel, cherries and bubblegum. Some alcohol that is harsh on the nose. Candy notes could be more intense.

T - Starts with some deep nutty and caramel malts, perhaps some butterscotch. Taste is followed by a warming period accented with pepper and brandy. Finishes with some spice.

M - Medium body with some lively carbonation going on.

O - Not a bad beer, but I can think of a handful of better BSDA's.

09-14-2012 07:00:33 | More by mscudder
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Pat316

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-14-2012 02:16:48 | More by Pat316
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Hbat68

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-09-2012 14:26:49 | More by Hbat68
Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,525 ratings.