Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum

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Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 12-12-2001

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

OVERALL: Not my favourite flavour profile but a decent beer I guess. Good winter warmer but the last thing you'd want to drink on a sticky summer evening.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,856 ratings
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