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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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very good

1,578 Ratings

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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

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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Photo of Ryan011235
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 12/6/12

Deep plum color with brown hues. Ample, three finger head dissipates rapidly. It doesn't leave much lace though. Thin, wispy layer of retention. A few arcs of lace.

Deep baked spice bread aromas: toasted bread, ginger, cinnamon. Figs, raisins and plums. banana bread as it warms. Earth and nut overtones.

The flavor isn't quite as lush as the I was hoping for based on the aroma, but it's still quite good. Ripe fruit notes hover over the spice bread; both are just fine, but they aren't entirely at ease together. Cinnamon raisin bread at the core.

Medium full body with a granular base. Moderately low carbonation makes for a fluffy feel. The feel is great; it has a quick coating that doesn't last too long.

This is dangerously drinkable; I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing that I bought the 11.2oz bottle. I'll probably have to give this another shake sooner than later.

Ryan011235, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of RyanAU
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

RyanAU, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

SFC21, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bockerdoppel91, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of berlinpa
4/5  rDev +3.4%

berlinpa, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -22.5%

brez8791, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Mark5252, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of lisahope27
1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

lisahope27, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Salacioussiren
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Salacioussiren, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of mattyb85
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mattyb85, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Navalartichoke
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Navalartichoke, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
4/5  rDev +3.4%

JakeDebus, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Paracatu
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Paracatu, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of jasperska
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jasperska, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of hlatimer266
4/5  rDev +3.4%

hlatimer266, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of warrenout330
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle pour

A- pours murky mahogany color... amber colored hues to the light.... fluffy white head, quickly dissolves to nothing but a ring around the glass. No lacing to the glass.

S- candied raisins, fresh picked figs, dried plums. Slight metallic, spicey esters...

T- reminiscent of candied fruits, faintly. Metallic slang on the tongue... spicey yeast lingering.... this beer comes out when at perfect room temp... but the taste is where this beer still fell short for me

M- decent carbonation, almost full bodied but lightly syrupy on the mouth.. metallic feel

O- I love delirium noctrum.. and this almost reminds me of it but on a Xmas front... but it just falls short for me and I'd take noctrum any day over this.

warrenout330, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of asigler
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

asigler, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into goblet.

A - Nice dark brown color with shades of amber. 1 to 2 finger head.

S - Yeasty, bready aromas, complex.

T - Delicious bready flavors, some spiciness.

M - Nice creamy mouth. Medium bodied.

O - Always satisfying and smooth. Hardly any alcohol taste (until you're done).

Beer-A-Lot, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown, ruby-red color with decent clarity. Very volatile with a smokey-white head that forms on top - fluffy and thick. Sweet, fruity, estery aroma, complete with all kinds of berries, plums, and figs. Dark, deep, and sweet fruits. Heavy alcohol presence on the first sip, warming quite a bit with a high phenol-like character. Sweetness hits the tongue right away; black licorice, plums, black cherries, white grapes. In the background, you can pick up hints of the banana-clove combination that is found in many Belgian style ales. The malts are very sweet and earthy. In the middle of the sip, I was even getting a bit of tartness; cherries and pears. Slight musty aftertaste with some funky yeast. Medium body, high carbonation.

Overall, a decent brew, but the weakest of the Delirium bunch. Tasty, but I would probably pass this one up in the store next time, for either a better Belgian style or a different holiday seasonal offering.

tectactoe, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of mike77
1/5  rDev -74.2%

mike77, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of ikantspel
1.35/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

bomber into a duvel tulip

pours a brownish amber color with a pretty heavy head and lots of sweet lacing

somewhat of a funky smell. lots of yeast with some caramel and malts.

taste like vomit. bad batch maybe? metallic almost blood aftertaste.

chalking this up to maybe a bad batch or bottle. ive drank worse... i think

ikantspel, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

barbellsNbeers, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

GoGators, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Robdrinx
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Robdrinx, Nov 21, 2012
Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,578 ratings.