Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum
BA SCORE
82.1%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 2,830 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:
#3,298
Reviews:
919
Ratings:
2,830
Liked:
2,324
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
12.72%
Alströms:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
662
Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've yet to try any of the Delirium beers and I finally caved when I needed to fill a spot in my mixed six.

The pour produces an opaque brown but comes together in the glass to produce a murky brown out of light and a deep red when held up. A large three finger head develops but dissipates in a good amount of time.

"Metallic" scent upfront followed with a warming alcohol aroma. There's a very fain bread character here but it's overpowered by raisins, figs and a general "sweetness"

As it hits the tongue I sense raisin, figs and a faint hint of cherries. Very nice. I'm let down from here though. A bit of a yeast character starts to exhibit bread flavors in the middle but it's cut short quickly by the metallic alcoholic aftertaste.

Lighter carbonation inside the medium body helps it feel a slight heavier. The thickness here isn't assisting with the metallic taste though.

Honestly, I'm a bit let down. While there are some wonderful raisin, fig and cherry flavors, they're cut short by the metallic taste from the alcohol. In some beers that flavor can enhance even but here it just detracts from the experience. I also would have liked a bit more "Belgian" in my Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Some of my favorite yeast flavors weren't here and this just seemed like a cleaned up version of the style. It's alright but it's not that great.

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APPEARANCE: Opaque dark brown. Massive beige head comprising small bubbles. Has a thin creamier layer on top.

SMELL: Pungent alcoholic aroma. Bready yeastness. Coriander & dried fruits, mostly raisins.

TASTE: Rummy alcoholic bitterness with raisins and dandelion & burdock. Slight hint of marzipan. A touch of vanilla. Quite a bit of bready yeastiness. Aftertaste - a touch of bread and some fruit. Frothy in the mouth.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 2,830 ratings
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