Delirium Nocturnum
Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum
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Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #65
Ranked #9,961
4.02 | pDev: 12.19%
Sunday at 08:26 AM
Dec 12, 2001
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Reviewed by solok from California

3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Very clean for a Belgian dark. Notes of molasses and cloves. A little bitterness in the aftertaste, but not hoppy. Outstanding for a Belgian dark. None of the burnt or bitter notes that some darks have.
Delicate head. Smooth feel.
Saturday at 01:24 AM
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750ml Bottle - Pours brown with 2 finger tan foam head. Smells of bready malt, caramel and banana. Taste follows the nose but there are also notes of sweet sticky dried fruit and it's followed by a hoppy bitterness. Great mouthfeel and a high level of carbonation.
Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Beecham from California

Aug 25, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by RockyM72 from Florida

Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

Aug 02, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a dark ruby, chocolate brown color with a strong, deep tan head that is pillowy, spotted, and laces the glasses. Lingers for days. SRM of 20. (4.25)

Aroma: Strong aromas of brown bread, banana bread, smooth caramel, monkey bread, and cinnamon rolls. Notes of sweet bananas and caramel linger. (4.25)

Flavor: Strong flavors of brown bread upfront. Turns into a Belgian yeast and spices that evolves into a banana sweetness. The sweet banana evolves into a caramel bread flavor, some chocolate, mixed with some yeast to dry is slightly. (4.00)

Feel: Heavier-bodied, average carbonation. Finishes sweet and spicy, and shows the booze a bit off the front and the end. (3.50)

Overall: First try at this one and due to a visit since trying the original Delerium Tremens last month. Fairly new at the style, but this drinks fairly similar. Identical Belgian spices, but more overripe banana and caramel. Shows the booze slightly more with less citrus. Shows the booze slightly more with less citrus. Shows the booze quite a bit and sort of overtakes the beer slightly too much for my liking. Glad to finally try it. (Rating: 4.03)
Jul 24, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee

Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by micada from New York

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Never had this before, but I was looking for a small change of pace. This hits all cylinders well. It looks good in the glass, dark, clear, effervescent. Smells pleasant, part Belgian something meets a sweet caramel. Flavor is crisp and complex, with all things harmonized. Mouthfeel is medium, fitting the style. ABV is approachable and brings slow mellowness. I’d sYbthere is more of this in my future.
Jun 25, 2023
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Rated by Phoodcritic from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Jun 14, 2023
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from John’s poured into tulip at home. Dark brown. Good amount of head, dissipated quickly. Love Belgians but this was just okay. Need again
Jun 10, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by Brianito from Tennessee

Jun 03, 2023
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Reviewed by MaddDoGG5150 from California

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark, ruby brownish color with a sticky, off-white foam head.

Aroma: Bready and caramel notes. Sweet molasses, banana, dark fruits, and spice.

Taste: starts off mellow and grows in intensity. Bready and caramel up front, complimented by a second wave of sweet dark fruits, banana, spice, bitter hops and alcohol esters, with a lingering, warm, bittersweet finish. The yeast characteristics are really prominent.

Overall: This brew screams complexity.
May 06, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by Ananabiya

Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Altrurian from Portugal

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
The beer’s appearance is a hazy, rather murky brown, with a high head that is coarsely variegated at first, but settles into smooth creaminess. Cling quickly dissipates. Aroma is rather strong, sweet, and malty. The taste doesn’t measure up to the rich aroma. It is malt-forward, and quite toasty. A crisp, browned-pastry aftertaste lends a surprisingly, perhaps incongruously, refreshing element, suggestive of a dry stout. Balanced texture.
Apr 17, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz undated can.

Pours cloudy brown with an inch-plus khaki head. Plenty of tattered lacing and persistent retention. Candied apples with raisins and cloves in the nose. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Rum-soaked raisins on the palate with sweet malt and a hint of toffee on the palate. Finishes fairly dry with a moderate bitterness.
Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by TwoBeers from Washington

Apr 07, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a translucent dark reddish brown with a 1F tan head and moderate lacing.

Smells of sweet fruit, caramel and bread.

Tastes of sweet toasted malt, belgian yeast, raisins, plums , cherries and cloves with a slightly spicy peppery , alcohol warm finish. This brew mellows and gets more complex as one's glass warms. It is not at its best when really cold, just out of the fridge.

Medium body with light carbonation. Lightly lush syrupy mouthfeel.

This is a very enjoyable, tasty, complex, highly recommended brew.
Mar 16, 2023
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