Delirium Red - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by kojevergas:
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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-22-2012 00:31:35 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: poured into a tulip to a deep red topped by a finger of soapy pink head that fades to a small mat with some lacing
S: smells of cherries and that's about it
T: taste is tart cherry, a little malt and more cherry flavor with some lingering tartness. swallow is more tart cherry with a little more malt
M: the beer is moderate in heft with soft carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: Honestly, it isn't bad at all. The cherry seems artificial at times and while it lacks the substance of Belgian Red it's definitely easier to obtain and a quality brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 01:55:20 | More by SHODriver
3.49/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Firestone Walker snifter.
A: Cloudy dark red, with a thin off-white head and low visible carbonation.
S: Cherry Sucrets (though not overly medicinal), sweet and somewhat tart with mild astringent aroma, a little woody and some background bready malts.
T: Cherries, but as the aroma suggested stay somewhat artificial tasting. Tart and somewhat medicinal, acidic. The malt backbone is much less that the nose suggested. The fruit tartness stays into the hang but fades quickly.
M: Light-bodied, carbonation sensation average to a bit below. Alcohol well-hidden.
O: My first thought was this seemed to be a poor imitation of the New Glarus cherry beer (though theirs may be a superior imitation of this). It did open up significantly as it warmed and became less medicinal/artificial and more pleasant. It lacks much funk or depth to the sour profile, and in contrast to the New Glarus beer, the cherry flavor remains at least somewhat artificial. Nothing to run away from, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 22:11:09 | More by macrosmatic
Delirium Red from Brouwerij Huyghe
82 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.