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Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

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3.88/5
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1,966 Ratings
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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

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Added by taez555 on 02-03-2002

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#8,035
Reviews:
794
Ratings:
1,966
pDev:
12.63%
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3.53
 
 
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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a beautiful amber with a rich 1"- 2" white foamy head, and exceptional lacing.
S: The nose is light, getting some wine, figs/raisin, bread, and malt.
T: Tase follows the nose, with some alcohol bite throughout. Getting a little bitter aftertaste that is not so nice.
M: Medium feel
O: Not my favorite beer, flavors seemed harsh and underwhelming to me for the style.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.82/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance was a lot of foam, exploded before I could pour, a bit like champagne with an amber color. Smell is cinnamon raisins with taste of cherry nutmeg that was almost nauseating. Couldn't finish it, gave to wife. She enjoyed it but I hated it and I usually love Belgians but every time I have a Delirium I regret buying it. Had the red and tremens, this is the worst.

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Photo of marcrech
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip T. Karmeliet glass (close enough to the Delirium delivery system)

Initial head is sublime, and I was about to give this a 4.75 for appearance, but upon hearing the fizz, I thought I'd wait a minute....disappointingly the retention was none existent, but the body was a lovely rich toffee colour, so a 4.25 it is.

Aroma is sweet and of a good malty quality, although you do get a hefty whiff of booze to boot.

Taste reflects the Aroma, plenty of malty caramel, a touch on the sweet side and bags of booze.

A little sharp on the tongue for the first few sips, the dry aftertaste makes you thirsty for more.

Overall a nice winter brew and definitely should be on the right side of 4/5 IMO

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Photo of heddar33
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pure_guava_
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid beer, nice and strong, great for the winter months

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pink Elephant Time is a good time. It was the first time I had this beer and I thought it was very good. It was full of interesting flavors.

Look: cloudy amber to copper hue thick off-white head

Aroma: bread, raisins, yeast, and wine.

Taste: Dark bread, yeast, a little sweet, raisins, some wine flavor, a little bit like red wine glögg, not that boozy for 10.00%.

Feel: medium to full body

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Photo of wjbent
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.91/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -3.4%
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 +5.7%
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 +3.6%
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 +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wrigfen
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 71ADub
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
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 +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,966 ratings
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