Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

very good
2,825 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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark brew, dark amber, reddish. The head fizzed away quickly because the glass was not properly prepared. Hazy with big yeast chuncks.

Big Belgian yeast notes, sugar, fruity with dark fruits and spice. Maybe a hint of herbal hops in the background. As someone else noted, a slight metallic note. Alcohol.

Nice flavours, a bit lighter than one of my favourites the Gouden Carolus Classic but definitley of the same style. Fruitiness; those classic dark fruits flavours that you get with this style (some cherry tartness and some sort of cross between dried fruits like figs, raisins and plums), tart apples and a bready maltiness. Not very hoppy but there is some alcohol in the taste to balance the sweetness.

The body is medium to thin, there is plenty of carbonation.

Unfortunatly the head fizzed away and when that happens I am always afraid that I have harmed the beer in smell and flavour as well... Anyway this is a very decent Belgian dark ale, not the best but I would not mind drinking this again as today's hot summer evening was not very ideal for such a beer.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,825 ratings.
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