Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum
2,836 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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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, mahogany red body, a tad hazy, with a thick, off-white head; lots of dynamic carbonation roiling around in the body; looks like lots of yeast globules bouncing around. Alcohol infused with dark grains and smells of fig and prunes; some chocolate and hints of various spices. An interesting combination of fruitiness (e.g., cherries), roasted and chocolate malts, hop bitterness, and gentle alcohol warmth for the taste; chocolate and bitterness lingering through the finish. Medium body, smooth, clean.

A very tasty strong beer. Wonderfully complex and subtly balanced throughout, especially in ensuring the relatively high ABV is kept in check (taste-wise). An adventure in every bottle...

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Nikki's Liquors in North Providence, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a slightly hazy molasses body with a generous 3" head that reduces slowly and leaves heavy lacing.

S- Candied sugar, sweet plums. I also get some cranberry and dark fruits. This is all sitting on a metallic aroma.

T- Cranberry, tart cherries, molasses. Ends with a lightly toasted malt, hoppy bitterness. This one is sure complex. Wine-like.

M- Medium mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation.

For one of my first strong Belgians, I feel as if I would need to get used to this style. Overall it was enjoyable, but couldn't get past the strong metallic aroma. Complex and balanced.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,836 ratings
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