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Delirium Red - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
81
good

258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 19
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2011)
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Photo of MrPlayboy
1/5  rDev -71.9%

Ew, I'm not sure if they changed their recipe over time but I am shocked that this beer is rated as "Good" based on the 2014 release. It should have thrown me off when I read the bottle "natural flavors with stevia added" but at the time I drew a blank trying to think of what stevia meant. As soon as I took the first sip it hit me: fake sugar.

This beer tastes like diet cherry 7up. It starts off with an innocent and encouraging ruby colored brew with a whitish pink head.

Aroma is where things begin to head downhill. Medicinal cherries and some Belgian malts.

The taste is good for about a half second and then you get a fake cherry and fake sugar flavor that lingers. This seriously tastes like a diet soda with a shot of strong ale added. It's not drinkable. I poured more than half the $12.99 bomber down the drain. I thought about saving it for cooking but realized it would probably ruin any food that I added it to. Gross.

MrPlayboy, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this bottle at a mini market near the grand place in Brussels, enjoyed chilled in a small glass.

The color is deep crimson which borders on burgundy with thick haze and pink creamy head with fine bead. The smell is strong as in fruit-wise and has a similar aroma to a Luden's cough drop with light yeast scent and an almost vegetal tinge in the background. The feel is sweet, strong and lower than average carbonation with semi-swet and strong finish.

The flavor is very cherry with sweet up front on the tip of the tongue with mild Belgian character making it seem less sweet with a light phenolic but as it warms it seems sweeter almost like cherry syrup type flavor and verges on cloying and not as enjoyable. Overall this is okay, but I expected more based on the other Delirium beers sweeter than expected which is okay if you like sweet cherry but the only real thing I liked is the cherry has a natural flavor.

Slatetank, Aug 13, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

WIBrewMan, Yesterday at 08:11 PM
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4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11/20...pours dark crimson red with cling pink tinged white foam. Fruity nose. Malty too. Fruity taste, cranberries, cherries. Some tartness rolls into a belgian yeast hop. Really good.

KTCamm, Wednesday at 08:36 PM
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4.44/5  rDev +24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.28/5  rDev -36%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Purchased in Italy. Fruity with a little weird, but good. Could be the stevia.

Dougology, Nov 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +18%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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Delirium Red from Brouwerij Huyghe
81 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.