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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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very good

1,719 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,719
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 68
Gots: 175 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: taez555 on 02-03-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into Delirium Noel snifter with pink elephants wearing Christmas hats

A: Very clear, light amber red almost brownish red. Light tan head with good lacing, medium to small creamy bubbles, good head retention.

S: Great smelling beer, sweet smell was getting to me wile typing about its appearance, yum. Fruit, cherries, brown sugar dry fruits and some slight floral notes with light spices.

T: Sweet dry fruits, plums, dark sugar and cherries right away. I was expecting bold alcohol notes due to its high abv but I have to really focus on them to notice much alcohol. Fruitiness and sweetness are very upfront but the balance is enjoyable for a noel.

M: Smooth with a warm aftertaste, the alcohol doesn't come through while drinking but is obvious once you stop sipping and wait a few seconds. Sweetness is retained a bit also. A slight caramel like or dry dark fruit aftertaste also remains, which I like.

O: Lighter bodied and more drinkable than expected. I thought it would be darker in color and much more spiced. I like the flavor a lot, definitely a good noel and will buy again. Strange how drinkable it is, i'm enjoying this. I can seriously drink this all day...

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on Christmas eve, poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: Beautiful!!! Deep orange/amber, two figures of off white fluffy marshmallow like head. Text book lacing down the glass. This is what a beer should look like.

Smell: Spice, Peaches, Fig, Plums, Apricots. Some alcohol. Notes of woody/nuttyness.

Taste: follows the nose with the fruit but that's about it. A little bit of spice but not like I smelled. You can taste the alcohol for sure. To sum it all, it's a belgIan strong dark but not really a christmas version.

Mouthfeel: not to thin and not to thick, a nice balance. No alcohol bite but you know it's there. Good carbonation, easy to drink.

Overall: probably would get again next year if I saw it on the shelf while shopping but not somthing I will seek out and would probably skip over in preference of other holiday beers. It will definetly get you feeling good at 10 abv.

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33cl bottle poured into a Delirium Noel Glass

It is a deep red brown color, with about a 2 finger white head. One the head is gone there is constant lacing.

As it pours there is a spicy fragrance. Also smells of bananas. Smelling the glass after the head dissipates the spicy smell is more prominent. Also smells more of darker fruits.

As you drink there is a taste of the darker fruits; cherries and figs. Definite spice notes as well.

There is solid carbonation throughout the drinking. The alcohol is also prevalent as you hold it in your mouth.

Overall it is solid Noel Beer. It's higher alcohol content will definitely keep you warm on those cold, wet winter nights.

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A: nutty brown to red with an small tan brown head semi translucent

S:not a very strong but you can definitely smell the spices in beer not much else there though

T: interesting with lots of spices blended well with the malt the abv is completely hidden definitely matches holiday flavors well

M: smooth and oily very thin but goes down very easy with no alcohol with a clean finish

O: represents Christmas flavors work and could pare well any Christmas meal. That isn't it this is a really solid beer on its own with great taste and mouthfeel I will be back next Christmas season

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,719 ratings.