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Delirium Red - Brouwerij Huyghe

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82
good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2011)
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kojevergas

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-draught into an Antwerp Beer Passion Weekend 2011 stemglass at Antwerp Beer Passion Weekend in June 2011. It was advertised there as the worldwide "premiere" of this beer. I later saw it in bottled form in France. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger pink head of incredible appealling creamy fluffy foam and great thickness. Colour is a nontransparent solid dark red-ruby. Certainly a unique appearance. Quite special.

Sm: Brilliant fruit berry esters: cherry in particular. Very pleasant and inviting. Hints of yeast. A moderate strength aroma littered with vibrant cherry.

T: Brilliant cherry fruit ester body. Magnificently creamy on the open, inviting you to the beer. Subtle layering and fantastic complexity. Very full-bodied and expressive. Some of the most impressive fruit flavours I've experienced. Absurdly well balanced. Hints of biscuity yeast lend it depth. I'm blown away. Absurdly well built.

Mf: Avoids being syrupy, which is tough to do in a fruit beer of this high an ABV. Smooth with coarseness where required to coax out the flavours. Refreshing and wet. Ideal carbonation.

Dr: Conceals its high ABV very well. Priced extremely fairly. Incredibly easy to drink. It's priced better out of the bottle. I definitely preferred the bottled version, but it's nice on-draught as well. By far my favourite brew in the Delirium series. I don't know why it doesn't get more attention.

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Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2012 00:31:35 | More by kojevergas
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S: smells of cherries and that's about it
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Delirium Red from Brouwerij Huyghe
82 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.