Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,808 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:
2,808
Reviews:
913
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.91%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with a retaining one finger head. Dark and malty to the nose with hints of sweetness and coffee. It goes down smooth. Starts sweet and ends malty. The aftertaste leaves a little booziness stuck to the back of your tongue. It's a pretty good beer. Not as great as I would have expected. The taste leaves a little to be desired. Don't get me wrong, it's a solid beer. But it doesn't do enough for me taste wise to warrant an outstanding rating.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an almost opaque yet still clear very dark brownish amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and some ruby + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a slightly mottled very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark fruits (cherry and raisin) over the top of lighter aromas of spices and just a hint of alcohol.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of sweet dark malts with moderate flavors of dark fruits (cherry, raisin, and prunes) and candi sugar contributing to the sweetness. Light to moderate flavors of spices as well as the distinctive Belgium yeast characteristics. Hints of alcohol and just a touch of bitterness in the finish which does not linger.

M: Just heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Enough complexity to keep me interested, especially after the beer warms and opens up. Enjoyable and easy to drink though the alcohol could be a little better hidden in my opinion. Definitely an enjoyable beer and one that I grab every once in a while.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 1 Pint 9.4 oz bottle into Delirium Tremens Chalice. Cork said 2012.

A: Deep Mahogany. small creamy head that falls over time into a sticky creamy head that invites one in for another sip.

S: Plums, Nectarines, Prunes. Dark cherry. Raisin finish. Little to no alcohol. Normally bready Belgian Yeast scent is faint.

T: Little to no hops taste, but is very similar to a Hommel Ale if it lacked the hops. Dark fruits. Alcohol mild but present. Cherries hit in full force around the 3/4 taste. Smooth, yet warm alcohol finish.

M: Fantastic carbonation for the beer. It makes this smooth as all get out. The sticky head can be felt on the tongue late into the aftertaste because of all the carbonation. For style, nearly full marks.

O: Must try. To me, this is one of those Belgian Breweries that one should try all the varieties that can be found. It is a true piece of mastercraft.

Also - The review below me with the 1.9 rating... This is a beer for a seasoned Belgian drinker. It is not a first timer. If you are looking to get into Belgian Quads, Triples, etc. Try Gulden Draak, Piraat, Duvel. All will give you a welcome into the region. Once your "sweet rum tongue" gets used to the flavors exhibited.... the good ones like Rochefort for example... will fill your shelves.

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,808 ratings.
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