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Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium NoëlDelirium Noël

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

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

This was the '05 brew that I had

A- Clear darker brown. Nice head with beautiful lacing.

S- Smells of bananas very strongly. The scent is also of candy canes, molasses, and cloves.

T- Taste is wonderful. Again, the bananas carry over to the taste and the belgian candy sugar is prominent too.

M- Malty but pleasing to the mouth. Very nice.

D- Very drinkable brew. You cannot tell how much alcohol this one has in it. Very well hidden. I really like this one!

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Photo of SoCaliC8
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of russwilliam
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jlogan7
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Profchaos20
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gpogo
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy reddish brown with ____ head that dissipates to a ring.

A- Amazing smelling, right after the pour this sweet fruity smell hit my nose. Sweet fruity malt aroma with that wonderful belgian yeasty smell. This is another brew where I could just pour it and enjoy the aromas rather than even needing to drink it.

T- Initial malty sweetness followed by a spike of fruity sweetness. Sortof cherry like, but not sour like other belgians with cherry flavors. Very low bitterness, but a slight alcohol taste is noticeable.

M- Medium-light body which surprised me with how much flavor is stuffed into this brew. Moderate-high carbonation with little to no carbonic bite. Definite alcohol warming at 10%.

D- This is an amazing brew. I feel sad that I haven't tried any delirium up until this point. If youhave not yet tried this brew I definitely recommend that you do. The aroma alone is worth it. The taste is also incredible.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours dark brown with an incredibly thick off white head that lasts for a long time and leaves great lacing

S-spicy, herbal, and as expected is dominated by Belgian yeast

T-much like the nose as Belgian yeast dominates with some hints of clove and chocolate. It is pretty boozy as well.

M-fairly thick and creamy

D-very drinkable as it is not overly complex, but its high abv. will likely cut into the amount consumed

Overall, this is a good version of the style, but I prefer Delirium Tremens.

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Photo of wmobley
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of EFR94
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JDW4195
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 1fastz28
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured this treat into a chalice and it had a beautiful ruby red hue to it, really unique and pretty. had a decent sized head that slowly subsides. the smell is good, apples, and yeast are the most prominent scents. the taste is awesome, completely awesome, warm alcohol on the tounge along with a cidery main flavor with yeast and malt at the end, spectacular taste. mouthfeel is full and wonderful. drinkability is good, but at 10% its kinda strong

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of blakesell
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found on tap at Gravity Head '08 in New Albany, IN. Poured into a 10oz glass.

Appearance- Brown clear in appearance with a finger of head clinging to the sides of the glass. Beer exhibits some strange Belgian yeast characteristic that I only see sometimes. Solid dots lingering on top of the head.

Smell- Coriander and yeast with a big Belgian backbone. Sugary with candi that fades to light Belgian malts and more spices. Cranberry, cinnamon and allspice. A light wheaty character, some cherry in there as well.

Taste- Many malts thick with yeast and oxidized hops. Wow. I would love to obtain more of this. Candi sugars are not overpowering. Great coriander content. I love this. Creamy and thick.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, chewy, full-bodied, warming with 10% ABV and fully carbonated. Nice.

Drinkability- I like this one a lot, both in the bottle and on the tap handle, it is worth multiple pours.

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Photo of wiscokid920
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Chestnut brown with honey hues. Large fluffy two finger head with nice retention and lacing

S- Huge dark fruit notes, predominately dates. Honey sweetness and sherry alcohol.

T- Nice layered complexity featuring dark fruits, bready malts, toffee/caramelized sugar sweetness. Faint holiday spices and herbal hops.
mouthfeel: smooth, silky.

M- Nice carbonation, slick, and creamy. Finishes with a nice yeasty dryness.

O- A holiday classic. Features all the great Belgium qualities with a nice holiday spiciness and warmth.

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark tea-like/amber color with a nice tan head. The strong smell of fruit, musty yeast, and spices smell nice but a little lacking in some way. The taste is sweet apples, raisons, spices and a warming alcohol with the musty yeast in the background again. This is a light bodied brew with a sweet spiced finish. This beer drinks down too easy for a beer with this alcohol...might prove dangersous! Op uw gezonheid!

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2.09/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

25.4 oz. bottle, corked and caged. Cork dated 2004. Picked this up in Dallas, I think. Not available here in Wichita.

Appearance: This one poured a ruddy amber color that was crystal clear. The light tan head rose up only with quite a bit of effort and settled back down rather quickly. It remained coarse and level as it did so. The lacing was very light.

Smell: The aroma was odd, almost washed out and watery. There were hints of cherries and cinnamon, and maybe a little bit of roasted malt. However, it really just smelled like a wet dish rag.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very smooth upfront. Carbonation kicked in as the beer hit the back of the mouth.

Taste: There were hints of medicinal cherry and a light caramel sweetness upfront. This was quickly overcome by a strong astringency and tannic component, though the aforementioned flavors still lingered in the background. That was about it: strong bitter, astringency; a sharply acidic, tannic flavor; and cough syrup.

I couldn't bring myself to finish even one glass from the bottle. It just wasn't good. Completely raw, rough, and unrefined. Maybe it needs more age? A LOT more age.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,970 ratings
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