Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,953 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by taez555 on 02-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,953
Reviews:
790
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
283
For Trade:
1
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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a semi-light bronzed brown color with a slim quickly concaving white foamy head. Light lacing traced the glass here and there. The smell started off rich in some Belgian sweet candy to spicy entranced dark fruit, more raisin as it warmed. Light chocolate malt made a good balance. The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and added a deep dark bready malt gentle with the chocolate and a touch of cherry. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a depth of cherry character arranging itself neatly around my tongue in a good sipping quality. Overall, what an excellent choice of a Belgian Strong Ale. Always worthy to partake of during the holidays.

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Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750-ml bottle into a Craft Beer Club sampling glass. Deep reddish-amber in color, with a ton of thick, white head that recedes slowly leaving nice lacing. Aromas and flavors of Belgian yeast, coriander, cardamom, dark bread, figs, and raisins. Alcohol is prominent on the palate. Mouthfeel is on the heavy side, with quite a bit of candi sugar sweetness and tart fruit lingering on the palate. Overall, a very good Belgian strong dark.

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Photo of yaron73
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bottle from Supermarket in Brussels.
Delirium Christmas.

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Photo of r-m-kaylor
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 Seasonal Vintage, stored in cellar conditions. Poured into Delirium Glass a nice clear tawny red with tightly packed off-white head. Head slowly dissipates to a 1/4" ring and solid lacing. On the nose, Delirium yeasts and a bit of Holiday spices on the back. Mouthfeel is completely full and coats front, middle and back with Delirium yeasts and spices with a slight metallic aftertaste (typical and expected from Delirium...). Solid and consistent, year over year.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruddy brown pour with everlasting tan foam. Aroma is malty and semi sweet with some astringent, somewhat sour/metallic notes. Flavor follows very closely. Having just had Rochefort 8 and regularly drinking Chimay Blue, this was a letdown for sure. The pink elephant had done well for me in the past, but not so much with this one. Okay, and drinkable for sure, but expectations were so high.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wrigfen
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 71ADub
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap. Goblet

A- dark amber, thin white lacy head

S- bready, grapes like wine

T-bready, with a sl sour aftertaste

M-lo carbonation, smooth.

O - Enjoyable, A nice simple tasting smooth Belgian strong ale.

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Photo of pineapple_playa
4.78/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Darker amber in color. Fairly see through. Caramel malt, Belgian candy sugar and classic Belgian yeast esters. Highly carbonated. Mellow. Perfect compliment to dinner.

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Photo of zp6167a
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In comparison to the scores I enjoyed this beer more than most. A gentle pour gives way to a 1 inch head leaving an insane about of carbonated bubbles fighting for dominance. Appearance is is that of a really inviting Belgian with a huge frothy head, Ruby hugh similar to Mad Elf. Aromas are spicy with cherries, banana, bready malts and spicy Belgian esters. Taste is similar to aromas and honestly I think this beer is really underrated . . . Maybe it's an availability thing but I don't see why this is rated in the low to mid 80's. If it were me browsing the stores after Christmas and came across this bottle on sale and thought well "let me check BA first" . . . I hope someone takes my advice and grabs this bottle. Feel is pretty typically average for a highly carbonated Belgian. Overall this is a very nice holiday winter beer.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.84/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Hanglow
1.84/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Great looking bottle, bbe of 09/19.

Pours brown, huge head. Bright.

Aroma - Loads of banana. LOADS. Nail polish. Bad.

Large amounts of higher alcohols come to the fore in taste, more banana, alcohol burn, harsh. bubblegum end.

Typically thin Belgian mouthfeel, high carb. slight bitterness on the end. The burn lowers the feel score

This is really atrocious, maybe not as bad as spesh or super but it's up there. Marketing over substance. Avoid.

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Photo of Peaches13
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shreead
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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