Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,816 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
Ratings:
2,816
Reviews:
915
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.91%
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
646
For Trade:
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Huyghe "Delirium Nocturnum"
on tap @ Union Tap House, Philadelphia, PA on 17 FEB 2017
$8 / 10.5 oz.

Notes: Not the first time I've had this beer, and in fact I'm kind of missing the painted bottle that looks kind of like concrete. Green glass underneath if I'm not mistaken. On the other hand, I'm not sure that being on tap improves it or helps it like some other beers. Fairly clear reddish-brown body beneath a short cap of light tan. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of dull spice and herbs over limited caramel and soft bittersweet chocolate. The flavor brings in more herbal notes and some mild dried dark-skinned fruits (raisin, dried fig, prune), but also background banana and red fruit as well as more caramel and light milk chocolate. Also more earthy/herbal spice and a bit of anise and cardamom. A flicker of alcoholic heat is present as well, and along with the moderate bitterness and spice helps to dry it in the finish. Initially effervescent, and then smoother with a medium body. Easy to drink - everything's there but it doesn't jump out at you, but rather remains pretty pulled together into one overall flavor.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deebo
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

3.60 euro for a chalice at Little Delirium.
A-2 Fingers of rocky beige head. Dark brown with garnet highlights-fairly transparent.
S-Fruity with sweet malts. Subdued aromas of raisin, sweet fruits, anise.
T-Big belgian. Lots of malt (sweet, slightly toasted) some bubblegum yeast with a bit of booziness. Raisins, smooths out as it warms.
M-Decent body. Average for a big beer. Very dry finish.
O-I'm getting that old fashioned feeling again. This beer beer has some nice flavors. It's a bit boozy but great overall.

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Photo of AleSan
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joeasalasg
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmcquirk
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claricealess
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice Dark Brown color, poured a huge Head, roasted and chocolate malts. Caramel! Backend is a bit warm and bitter

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vrtx64
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The ale pours with a three finger head, lots of lacing, and a dark nutty brown color. Smells of dark malts, caramel and nuttiness (with a hint of fruit). The beer features the beginnings of fruity-appleness; next is the nutty, dark roasted malts blending in....and then a slightly tart and bitter finish, accompanied and finished by a massive zip of dry carbonation that finishes like a champagne. Quite enjoyable. The tartness and nutty bitterness linger until you take the next sip--which you want to take right away because of the satisfying dry finish that makes you want to say "ahhhhhh." Distinctly potable. #18 out of 60 beers I reviewed.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: [4.00] The bottle has a date code that I can't decipher. It does have the ABV (8.5%). The beer is a nice mahoganey brown and it forms a fat 3-4 finger dense off white head.

S: [3.25] Apples, caramel, pie spices,

T: [3.50] The flavor is aggressive but hard to describe. Caramel, peat, toffee, chocolate notes, brown bread and leather. As it warms it starts to get Belgian yeast esthers.

M: [2.75] Very tingly carbonation. This makes it feel thinner.

O: [3.25] This tastes, to me, like a Scotch Ale with extra carbonation. It is aggressively carbonated. The beer is decent but the carbonation distracts from the subtlety of flavor.

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Photo of pajfuwen
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phantomanboy
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npendres
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pineapple_playa
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,816 ratings.
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