Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

very good
2,808 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: nice dark brown color with two fingers of head that lasts as a nice layer

S:nice slightly fruity smell with plenty of malt

T: complex mix of a malt and chocolate from roast malts with the fruit flavor and heavy carbonation. Very little typical hop flavor but may be just the complexity

M: fairly thick but good for style particularly given the carbonation

O: a good beer, complex but balanced array of flavors. Worth a taste

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL Bottle (BB 04/2014) This poured a compact thick soapy tan head, this has very good retention and sticks around for a long while, lacing and film are excellent. Colour is a dark deep chestnut brown.

Aroma has plenty of thick, sticky malts. Toffee, stewed fruit, coffee, a light grassiness all feature. A light citrus and plumy character. Really interesting.

Taste starts lightly, with a big hit of fruity character, sweetness, cherries and alcoholic raspberries, then allows more dry malt, and a bit of spicy acidity. Yeast makes a bit contribution to this. The aftertaste is warming, dry and slightly nutty.

Mouthfeel is quite big, rich texture, but relatively highly carbonated. It is lively on the tongue, with a healthy bite to it from the carbonation. It is drinkable and refreshing. Not exactly smooth, but lively. Finish is dry and warm.

An interesting beer here. Very fruity and malty in the profile, with a raisin-like dryness. It shows a very good complexity, and is nicely balanced. Hops are overall light, yeast is present but not too assertive. Worth trying, it is a great example of the style.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,808 ratings.
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