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Delirium Noël - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,497 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,497
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 40
Gots: 83 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Blackdevil77

New York

4.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is absolutely delicious. I have had this and the tremens many times, and time and time again, this stands out as the better tasting beer, regardless of its 10 percent alcohol content.Poured about a finger and half to 2 fingers of head, that dissipated rather quickly. Poured a dark, deep brownish red color. I always notice a bit of sweet taste when I first start drinking this, but it's not an overpowering sweet taste. This beer is just extremely delicious and really stands out. My friend likes this beer more than the tremens as well. It's a bit sweeter and has less of a "bite" then the tremens all while having a higher alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 15:21:44 | More by Blackdevil77
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bonsreeb85

Colorado

4.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of a cool looking bottle with the signature pink elephant. I dig it! The body is a deep dark and muddled tawney color which features a long lasting fizzy and foamy beige crown and offers up some nice lacing.

The smell is that of distinct Belgian yeast and dark fruits. This makes for a sweet nose with understated spice.

Kudos to the brewers of this fine elixer. What could have been an overly sweet mess, is balanced and an absolute joy to savor. Just the right amount of spice and hops to balance the symphonic sweet melody of flavor. Harmony for the taste buds.

THe feel is full and creamy, smooth and velvty. Take your pick. Tightly carbonated.Excellent.

Perfect nightcap, I savored ever one of the 750ml in my bottle and it was enough. (that's not to say I couldn't have more, however I cannot say that I am not satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 02:23:28 | More by bonsreeb85
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GClarkage

California

4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

01/07/05- On tap at the Toronado in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance- Beautiful glowing deep red color with a 1/2 white head and good lacing.

Smell- Deep sweet malt scents. Awesome fumes going upwards. A bit of alcohol, but manly sweetness.

Taste- Dull sweet fruits which works oh so well in this beer. Bananas, oranges, peaches and kiwi. But sugary sweet rather than sour and tart. Maybe a bit of chocolate mixed in.

Mouthfeel- Lightly carbonated, but creates a fairly heavy mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Again, my trip to the Toronado today was worth every penny. Three great beers and one good one. This one was the best of the four or damn close to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 00:41:35 | More by GClarkage
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Buttermaker

California

4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There's two types of Christmas beers...the kind that tastes a bit like a fruit cake and the kind that's just a stronger, maltier version of whatever its root style is. I'm very fond of both. Delirium Noel is an outstanding example of the latter...a Belguim Strong Dark Ale that's perfect for a quiet December night in front of the fire but could just as easily be enjoyed during the summer when you're looking for a strong malt bomb. Pours beautiful (there's very few beers that don't look good going into the glass) lots of bananas on the nose and then the taste - pure malt. Delicious.

I enjoyed it a little colder than the recommended serving temp but I thought it was better for it.

Recommended music pairing: Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful Christmas

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 04:26:26 | More by Buttermaker
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BarleyBoz

New York

4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer! I wish this was available all year long. First thing I noticed was that the color was a little darker than expected. The color is dark amber and when held to the light you would expect to see a "Jurassic park mosquito in it like the old guys cane from Jurassic Park. It is slightly cloudy but very clear for a Belgium style. The nose is sweet like caramel; a great balance of hops and malt. The taste is unbelievable . For a 10% abv beer, the alcohol is hidden extremely well. Noel is very smooth from start to finish. It is very drinkable and could be consumed easily all evening long.

Also reviewed by JAbel9

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 03:46:05 | More by BarleyBoz
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DatSideBeerMan

Louisiana

4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this beer! Had this with a bunch of fresh raw oysters. Amazing.

In Louisiana, we get a little of this but not much and it usually sells pretty quickly.

I have found that this beer changes from year to year but is is very good. I find most Christmas beers not that interested exept this one and a few others.

Look for this at your local store

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 23:27:28 | More by DatSideBeerMan
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-10-2013 02:06:01 | More by reitzbrewing
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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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DustinSWB

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

03-23-2014 23:41:11 | More by DustinSWB
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bmxman187

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

12-04-2013 01:42:00 | More by bmxman187
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

10-05-2012 20:48:16 | More by razorsdescent
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Gregg_Kawakami

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-22-2013 17:23:09 | More by Gregg_Kawakami
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

06-03-2014 19:28:04 | More by ramrod666
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was able to find this on tap in the US at Brosserie Becks in DC.
Appearance: Deep brownish color with a robust head and great hints of red when light hits the glass.
Smell: Great aromas of malt, yeast, and a combination of spices. The head really allows the aromas to explode in your nose.
Taste: Very rich spicy flavor that is smoothed out by the malt as you sip. The beer then fades back into that rich spiciness on your tongue. Its a great flavor of Christmas and really makes you feel warm inside. You also get a slight hint of alcohol but it doesn't overpower the flavor.
Drinkability/Mouthfeel: Great weight, nice carbonation, and easy to consume.
The beers from the Huyghe brewery really have to be enjoyed on tap. Having tried this beer in the bottle, it is good. On tap, unbelievable. It becomes fresher and more flavorful, it's more carbonated which helps balance it; the beer almost pulls a night and day comparison with the difference. That being said, not easy to track down on tap unless you go abroad (this took me two years to find, but well worth the wait).

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2009 17:07:19 | More by pzrhsau
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Aiptasia

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked up this beer recently during a pre-superbowl beer sale. The bottle itself is very impressive and worth collecting. A little off-putting on the opening as my bottle not only was capped with the foil and wire wrap (like a champagne bottle) around the cork, but also a layer of what appears to be wax or just goop from the bottler. It was sticky and tricky to open.

I used a standard 16 oz. glass tumbler to enjoy this one. It's strong and sweet, with a lot of rich fruit essence and flavor blended with caramel and tamari soy sauce up front. This is definitely a beer for the sipping and savoring, and not one for the chugging. It's good and worth drinking if paired with foods like pork, asian dishes and curry.

A: Amber color. Very soft head dissipated within 15 seconds. No lacing. Very fine micro-carbonation.

S: Very faint hints of apricot, pear and anise on the nose.

T: Rich and sweet, tasting of caramel toffee, tamari soy sauce and a hint of liquorice and smoke on the back. Not much hops, not bitter at all.

M: Decadent and creamy. The light carbonation makes for a smooth mellow mouth feel. Hides it's higher alcohol content quite well.

D: A sipper, not a chugger. Drink more than one and the alcohol is gonna catch up to you quick. It's a nice beer to savor and enjoy with food, or when you have to nurse a beer and want a little flavor in your sipping.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 00:06:57 | More by Aiptasia
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shick1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-21-2012 18:41:03 | More by shick1
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Kuba

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

01-30-2013 23:47:32 | More by Kuba
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Saro

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a goblet.

A- pours dark red, half fingers worth of off white head that doesn't linger too long.

S- spice bomb. Alchol is very present in the nose of this brew. All the holiday spices are here for sure

T- the spices come thru very well, along with a gentle carbonation and a slow boozy burn from the 10% abv. This is a great beer to share for 2 ppl and hang out during the holidays.

M- again, lightly carbonated, small boozy burn, despite being so big on flavors, it finishes really clean and quick which can lead to a quick buzz

D- since I love beers that have very apparent high abv, I could drink a couple bombers to myself. Otherwise one pour is probably good for most people. Its a great beer, I like most of what they put out anyhow so I am pleased that I really enjoyed this

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 23:24:46 | More by Saro
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Baldjosh

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-07-2012 06:39:05 | More by Baldjosh
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DeezJutz

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

04-09-2012 14:56:49 | More by DeezJutz
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-23-2012 02:00:19 | More by barbellsNbeers
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asigler


4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-26-2012 03:11:23 | More by asigler
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cowboy83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

12-19-2013 19:01:31 | More by cowboy83
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

12-20-2013 04:12:04 | More by Jcarter1221
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

03-11-2014 21:56:43 | More by dbarny76
Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 1,497 ratings.