Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 12-12-2001

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Reviews:
940
Ratings:
2,906
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bman6266
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of milehi
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ICTguy21
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mortarforker
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcrech
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Band new keg. It takes several pours to fill the glass. Deep brown color but bright light passes through the center easily. Clear. I'm served a tiny head but it provides plenty of ring and streaky lacing throughout the tasting.

Deep, rich caramel sweetness with a touch of chocolate to the nose.

Surprisingly thin body with good carbonation. The flavor, though, is rich and sweet. Plenty of alcohol up front. Oddly, the swallow is not warming. There's only a touch of bitterness in the finish. Short sweet aftertaste.

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4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was pretty good and aged about 6 years, poured into a tulip at cellar temp:

Was very foamy at the start, but like champagne and reminded me of Duvell. As the foamy dissipated it was more like a quad and resembled Blue Chimmay

The smells were sweet and fruity with flavors of chocolate, prunes, figs, grapes, plums, maple, cinnamon, and cherries with a watery mouth feel that is hard to believe it's 8.5abv. There also was quite a bit of sediment at the bottom but I didn't care, I drank that too. Either way it was the best of the Deliriums for sure.

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: So dark brown that it looks black even when held up to the light, with only the very bottom where the bowl meets the stem having any brown. Gigantic, foamy off-white head with a lot of staying power.

Smell: Spicy and sweet. A mix of fruit and sweet malt with a touch of alcohol on the nose. Orange peel and a sort of earthiness.

Taste: Continuing the earthiness from the nose, with a sort of metallic flavor. Small amounts of that spicy fruitiness, but covered by the unusual earthy and coppery taste.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness with very high, sparkly carbonation.

Overall: Everything about this beer is great except for the actual tasting experience. I can't explain how this flavor got in, but it overpowers just about everything in the beer except the alcohol.

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3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CMA
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a fan of this one. This was one of my first real craft beers and I have to say I think I peaked off the start. Definitely stronger than what I was expecting, but thats probably just because of my lack of experience. Overall though it was a very well polished beer, strong yet smooth at the same time. Alcohol was well hidden.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,906 ratings