Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

very good
2,814 Ratings
Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 12-12-2001

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear chestnut with 2 fingers head, settling to a thin skim across the top

S: Caramels and sweet toffees with a solid funky yeastiness. Smells like fruit leather with a boozy run ester.

T: Belgium yeast balanced with maltiness, sudtle mineral notes and dry fruity.

M: Thin to Medium bodied with low carbonation

O: Easy to drink back, with a solid Belgium yeast presences with fruity notes and malt sweetness. A good beer, but not a great beer on account of the mild flavours and smell.

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Bougie thing to quaff this bougie beer from my bougie pink elephant. But I do love the glass, and the beer, it ain’t bad either, even if it is a mood brew.

STYLE: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

ABV: 8.5%

LOOK: Dark mirror. The only light in the house that’s on is the one in the dining room, that and my laptop. There’s a nice reflection from my most-stolen-in-America tulip, with credit to this dark, dark brew. Beachy thin head with a light caramel tinge. Subtle carbonation.

NOSE: Roasted raisins, molasses, sugar cookies, apple cider vinegar.

MOUTH: A recent trip to Napa clued me in to a wine secret. That some of the better wines are better enjoyed after opening up in a decanter – for up to 24 hours. I’ve done the hour-before-guests come thing, but a day, that seemed overkill. Until I tried it. It’s the same principle for some of the better Belgians, including this one. Honey, malted chocolates, plums, dried cranberries. There’s more here, obviously, but that’s not the point. Somewhere the sweet yeasts are hiding, maybe with the tucked-away ABV, and notwithstanding the complex flavor profile and top-class warming mouth, I need a touch more tartness for balance.

Beeradvocate Rating: 89

ratebeer Rating: 94

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Thanks to Liz and Rex for this one! Had while having a drink out paint out.
A Nice dark brown, fluffed fairly resilient white head, leaving some pretty lacing.
S Lots of roasted sweetness, caramel nose.
T Taste was a lot more of the roasted sweetness, some fruit, some winey tartness, and overall maltyness.
M Felt creamy and silky in the mouth, good carbonation level, nice roasted malty aftertaste.
O Overall very good, delicious and satisfying familiar belgium malty yummy flavors. Greatly enjoyed with great people.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
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