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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934
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pDev:
12.47%
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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with some sediment present, big dense three finger tan foam head that takes a while to settle, leaves gobs of lace.

Aroma is nice sweet malts, candi sugars, brown sugar, dark fruits, plums, raisins and figs. Some nuttiness and earthy spice to round this one out, almost like a dry dirt smell but not in a bad way.

Taste is is like the nose nice sweetness of the malt and sugars up front, lightens as it moves to dark fruity notes and finishes earthy and dry. Strange starts full and finishes lighter medium. Pretty darn tasty, I have had this one before not sure why I didn't review back then but looked good at the store yesterday thought I would treat myself.

Mouthfeel is strange starts all sugary and full but moves to a lighter medium in the finish. Carbonation is on the lower side for a Belgian brew, which I enjoy.

Overall I like this beer kind of strange I haven't reviewed it before as I have had it a few times. Maybe not he best Belgian Strong Dark but enjoyable just as I remember it.

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Photo of Spechopper1007
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Belgian strong ale and its a nice one. It pours a thick light tan head. The color is dark amber. The aroma is complex mixture of sweet and fruity with a strange funk. The taste is as complex as the smell its coffee/caramel, zesty/sweet fruits and faint hops. Overall a very complex brew and I am grateful to have found it.

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Photo of Zet
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A lively brew with a big steady head of foam and a dark brown colour. Smell of dark fruits (plums, raisins, dates) and caramel. Nice rich taste which is moderately sweet in the mouth with dark fruits, malt and toffee and mildly bitter and dry in the finish with a light roasty and nutty profile. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Nice.

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Photo of Batman11
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark burgundy colored pour with a very thick, creamy, frothy head and lots of active, steady carbonation.

S - Sweet Belgian candy sugar/malt, spice, clove, dark fruit, raisins, and prunes.

T - Earthy sweet malt, clove, spice, raisins, figs, and a mild earthy bitterness on the backside.

M - Big medium body with a wet finish.

O - A tried a true Classic.

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Photo of ChrisMartinez
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: drops brilliant deep mahogany brown with ruby highlights blanketed by 3" of light tan foam with a fine bead and good retention marking the glass with thick Belgian lace

S: smells of dark dried fruit, fruit, light fruit cake, spice, hints of anise, faint tobacco, and some rich caramel

T: flavors start with dark dried fruit, raisin, fig, banana, traces of anise, faint root beer, a hint of tobacco, alcohol, caramel, and dark sugars leading to a moderately high bitter, drying finish

F: medium to medium light body and above average very soft and creamy carbonation.

O: big, full flavored beer provides a nice mix of malt and yeast flavors balanced by hop bitterness.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AAG
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle in Bruges, Belgium. Beautiful, creamy head; ruby read; taste transitions from sweet to tart to dry. Complex, rich, and tasty. Medicinal, alcohol, earthy aromas. Great beer! Got to love Belgians!

Addition: Creamy head tastes like candy.

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Photo of MGoeltz
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chris826
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer looks like a dark brown, and has an off-white head. Smell is fruity and malty. Taste consists of brown sugar, malt, caramel in the mouthful. Alcohol is very well hidden, is very fizzy, and carbonation keeps this beer feeling light and refreshing overall.

A very tasty Belgian Ale-- I prefer this to it's related golden ale variety, Delirium Tremens.

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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,871 ratings