Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum
BA SCORE
4.01/5
2,835 Ratings
Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 12-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,335
Reviews:
919
Ratings:
2,835
pDev:
12.72%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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A- Pours a deep ruby red brown color with fizzy light carmel colored head that quickly dissipates to a ring at the edge of the glass.

S- Wow. Spicy Belgian yeast hits you in the nose first. Lots of sweet dark fruits follow, raisins come to mind. Also plums maybe some figs. Nice sweet caramel aromas.

T- Tasty to say the least. Flavors of toasted dark breads mixed with the dried darker fruits adds to the spicy Belgian yeast. Well done.

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The mouthfeel had a dry finish and bitter to the tongue almost tart.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,835 ratings
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