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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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very good

1,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,631
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 61
Gots: 127 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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 -9.8%
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.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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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.

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 1,631 ratings.