Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

very good
2,823 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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Photo of ezterry
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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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Photo of branko7
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mick303
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Photo of Phacoman
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of pkohler51
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of curtisinpa
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Bpvarona
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MisterE
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of elec
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of paleoplant
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mbonugli
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Amp
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Nelliott1
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Vintage 2007. Gusher. Dark ruby pour with a thin beige head. Notes of cherries, sherry, caramel, milk chocolate. Medium body, very low carbonation and a sticky sweet finish.

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Photo of iKrystin
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of kornkid8600
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of cde1218
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of mscudder
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml poured into a snifter.

A - A deep brown with a thin off-white head.

S - Biscuits, caramel and some juicy fruits.

T - Juicy fruit overrided only by a wealth of sugar and a touch of chocolate. Cherry is perhaps the most pronounced fruit in the brew. Complex, yet just a bit off balance for my taste.

M - Medium body with carbonation that is a bit excessive.

O - This beer drinks well and goes well after a meal, although the sweetness is intense and the body is a bit heavy on carbonation for my tastes. If I am to spend $4+ on a 330ml bottle, I will look elsewhere.

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Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of drinking12many
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with a big white fluffy head and smells of fig and raisins. Medium-light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Alcohol taste is slightly noticeable, but otherwise tastes like it smells: figs, raisins, a bit of yeast. Good, but I think there are better choices in this style, especially for the price. The flavor is not as bold as I had hoped, and it almost seems a little watered down. Still, my favorite of the Deliriums.

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Photo of ceetee26
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of allenc85
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Mattlock
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of MystikCelt
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,823 ratings.
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