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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,509 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 43
Gots: 82 | 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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ColinMcF


4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

07-24-2012 19:14:36 | More by ColinMcF
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2012 13:48:06 | More by Stinger80OH
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-14-2012 22:07:19 | More by ssjkyle
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-13-2012 12:22:16 | More by ajs4bd
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mtrain237

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-01-2012 05:56:14 | More by mtrain237
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-26-2012 20:18:11 | More by theminutemen
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB Nov 2013

Beer is light brown, reddish hues as well. A large beige head begins to dissipate fairly quickly. Some lacing.

Smell is very sweet. Lots of brown sugar, as well as a large amount of red grape, plum and fig.

Taste is like the smell. Really sweet dark fruits and brown sugar, along with some bready malt. Some dark cherry is added to the fruit mixture. Some spices as well, a bit of ginger. A bit thin.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Thin.

Overall, a decent beer, but I was hoping for more.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 02:18:19 | More by jrenihan
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dabeers

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

06-19-2012 01:30:40 | More by dabeers
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Josievan

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-08-2012 15:50:57 | More by Josievan
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cbohn2710

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-08-2012 14:05:03 | More by cbohn2710
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bspain5

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-08-2012 01:44:43 | More by bspain5
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caboosesw

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-07-2012 22:21:02 | More by caboosesw
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pagardner

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-02-2012 00:08:59 | More by pagardner
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-30-2012 19:05:50 | More by OriolesFan1008
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WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-30-2012 04:30:47 | More by WynnO
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erha2

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-30-2012 02:18:08 | More by erha2
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2012 16:00:02 | More by smartassboiler
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-22-2012 02:05:55 | More by SickNukes
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TimH


3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-19-2012 17:43:58 | More by TimH
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mskain

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-18-2012 02:20:22 | More by mskain
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy brown with a very small head.
Nose shows soft caramel and candi sugar, Belgian phenols and sultanas.
Very sweet flavours, with sugary figs and prunes. Almost cloying. A fair bit of sharp alcohol is present.
Carbonation is ridiculously high.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 08:54:19 | More by CrazyDavros
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA
No bottled on date visible ("3" is checked on label)
Poured into a tulip glass

Delirium Noel focuses on heavier flavors for the colder months by bringing in darker malts and subsequent dried fruit characters. A good beer, but not one I'd want to drink more than one of per season.

Pours a 1cm, very light tan head, which very quickly subsides to a thin ring around the glass with minimal lacing. Body is a light caramel brown color, orange tones appear when held to a light. No carbonation appears to be visible. Not a particularly memorable appearance.

Aroma is very smooth, no ethanol detectable, a solid blend of caramel malts, butterscotch, dates, roasted nuts, and bourbon.

Opens with some caramel malt and Belgian dark candi sugar sweetness. Dates, bourbon, and caramel then arise with mid-palate. Ethanol detectable from mid-palate onwards, not unexpected in a 10% brew, and integrated fairly well into the blend of flavors. Generally, a heavier flavor with darker malts and higher ethanol influencing the resulting taste.

Body is of medium heft, with fairly prickly carbonation, which is somewhat surprising given the minimal amount of visible carbonation. Resulting beer is at first sharp, then creamy due to the foaming characteristics from the carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 03:49:44 | More by falloutsnow
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into New Belgium Snifter, Bottled April 2011

Pours a light brown with red tones, a huge tan/orange head on top. Smell is sweet and spicy with yeasty notes, dry as well. Some fruit in the nose, maybe cherry? Taste is reminiscent of dark dried fruits, fig and cherry in particular, some brown sugar sweetness and yeast characteristics, quite boozy, though not harsh. Spices are hard to pick apart as they are fairly subtle with perhaps some orange citrus barely making an appearance. Nice dry finish that almost puckers. Mouthfeel a bit prickly from the spicing, high alcohol and high carbs; surprisingly light in body.

A very nice Christmas beer to slowly sip by the fire with some snacks. My major complaint is the booziness, although at 10% it is quite mild. Dark and fruity, a Belgian through and through.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 03:23:46 | More by VaterRoss
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-12-2012 21:16:35 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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apocalypsezombie


5/5  rDev +29.2%

05-12-2012 03:47:53 | More by apocalypsezombie
Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.