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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,578 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 56
Gots: 105 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

sbanacho, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of ICantBelieveItsBeer
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.

ICantBelieveItsBeer, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Scott_McCool, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

rolltide8425, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

warnerry, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jrfehon33, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mrosenfeld32, Dec 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Chetti, Dec 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Torch20, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

millelacsmark, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of srhoadsy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a snifter.

Pours a medium brown with about an inch of tan, airy head that quickly recedes and leaves a thin surface layer and light lacing.

Aromas of sour cherries and other stone fruits, bubblegum, carmel malt and a slight alcohol background.

Flavor follows through the aroma. sour and sweet with a slight alcohol burn as it warms. A very slight touch of hop bitterness on the tongue.

Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation.

Not something I would drink everyday, but overall a decent beer.

srhoadsy, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

flyingace, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JMartin, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

danthehopslamman, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Theshooster, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tommyd313, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Beejay, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

SportsandJorts, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

cliff1066, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

CMsquared, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Ted, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

redliner8, Dec 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

ChitownEddy, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance- Served a clear mahogany colored brew with a two finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a thin film and very little lacing.

Smell- The smell is full of sweet smells of a darker fruit nature as well as a sugary aroma. The darker fruits are mainly cherry and plum in nature while the sugary smell has a somewhat candy like aroma. Mixed with these are lighter smells of some citrus as well as a yeasty smell. In accord with this being a Noel brew, there are also some notes of a spice aroma, although these are rather light.

Taste – The taste begins with the fruit(mostly cherry and plum) that was detected in the nose. With this is some caramel sweetness as well as a light candy flavor. Some spices and yeast then come to the tongue with the sweet lessening up to some degree and a very light biscuit flavor entering the taste. While this is occurring an alcohol flavor, which is light at first, also begins building. As the taste builds to the end a moderate brandy flavor is left on the tongue, which mingles well with the fruity and sugary flavors and leaves a warming sweet taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the somewhat creamier side with a carbonation level that is a bit above normal. The carbonation is quite “peppery” with the bubbles tingling the tongue as they pop. This when combined with the creamy body give a rather exciting, but yet at the same time soothing feel.

Overall- A quite tasty and enjoyable Belgian strong. It has a somewhat complex but very enjoyable taste with a feel that complements the flavors and alcohol nicely.

Darkmagus82, Dec 09, 2012
Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,578 ratings.