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: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Who can resist a beer bottle that has an elephant and served in a large white bottle! Picked this one up as total shot in the dark.

Appearance - I poured it out and it looks like a medium brown with hints of orange and amber inside it. Even though its a lighter brown, it passes the light test flawlessly

Smell - This ale has a interesting scent - chocolate, blackberry, wheat, and some hops. I wish it was a little more scent to it.

Taste - The scents matches right along with the smell! It almost reminds me of a double chocolate stout. The fruit seems to come in second to the chocolately taste.

Mouthfeel - great feel! The taste and carbonation sticks around for several minutes after a few drinks.

Overall - A great beer, maybe not the best dark ale in the world, but definitely right up there.

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1.5 finger head on a clear amber and brown body. Decent lacing. Aroma is mostly sour dark fruit with some spice and Belgian yeast. Flavor is more of the same with sour but drinkable dark fruit, touch of cocoa and nice malt backbone. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,871 ratings