Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

very good
2,814 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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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GNWBC
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

Pours a dark mahogany with a off white head

S: Smells of dark stone fruit, malt and a bit boozy

T: sweet stone fruit up front and it fades into a boozy finish

MF the carbonation gives this beer an interesting twist it seems like it should drink more smoothly like a stout but the bubbles really attack your palate on the way down. Keeps it interesting.

OA: a good end of the day beer strong sweet and bubbly.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally had a chance to down a bomber of this last night after having it on my "to try" list for quite a long time. I had the Delirium Tremens not too long ago and I was also expecting this to pack quite a punch. That it did, but there was plenty of subtle flavor here without a lot of alcohol to overpower everything. This one was a slow sipper and certainly worth letting warm up!

The pour to this was great, as the beer had a raisin hue to it that was a bit cloudy but not totally opaque. I couldn't get much into my pint glass on the first pour, as the head was quite voluminous and I had to let it settle for a bit. Even after I started to work my way through the contents of my glass, it was still present like sea foam. Not a lot of carbonation in this and not as much Belgian sugar as I envisioned but the dark fruits like raisin, cherry, and plum were all here. All of these melded nicely into a lambic-like sourness in the back that wouldn't quit, even after I finally finished this off.

Not to forget, the alcohol was present in this but didn't detract at all from the mouthfeel of this beer. There could have been a notch more of carbonation in this but on its own, this had a quiet strength to it that became more apparent as I downed it. Not a lot of sweetness here but there's lots to like if you like your Belgian yeast without a lot of accompanying spice.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ckollias
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 11.2oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pour a dark brown hue with a 3-finger off-white head that slowly dissipates in tosolid persistent lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Strong Beligain yeast aroma with a dark fruit background.

T: Similar to the smell there is a fizzy dark fruit flavor with a Belgian yeast background.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Excellent strong dark Belgian ale. Great flavors and aromas.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to Duvel tulip the beer arrives a rich brown with a 2 finger khaki colored head with good retention and lacing, looks good. The nose is toasted malts with a bit of dark fruit to accompany the belgian yeast. Similarly the flavor begins with a toasted malt and caramel sweetness. Mildly bitter. The dark fruit aspects blends well with the toasty sweetness and belgian yeast. Finishes sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this is a very good beer. I would happily purchase again.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,814 ratings.
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