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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 3/2011

A: Beautiful reddish orange, with a light white foamy head and significant internal carbonation, translucent

S: Heavy dried fruits, figs, dates, decently sweet, some citrus, maybe a little nutty, traces of vanilla, heavily fragrant

T: Delicious, very fruit, akin to the nose, not overly sweet, good balance, some alcohol, but mellow

M: Light in the mouth, easy to drink, strong flavor but not heavy by any means, aftertaste is light and fruity, not too lingering

O: Certainly a treat, fruity, drinkable, great aroma, and nice to behold, I'll have to age another a bit longer and compare

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Served in a tulip glass. Vintage bottle from March 2011.

Appearance: Very dark amber with a off white head which rises to roughly 2 fingers length.

Smell: Heavy yeast, I mean this thing is like inhaling a meal f'n incredible.

Taste: Yeast, slight hops and a sweet feeling of dry-sweetness.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, full blown smoothness and full of flavor.

Overall: Buy it, age it, then drink t. This is a pretty damn good beer if you ask me, I am not saying this because of any bias I am saying this because it is that appetizing. Salud!

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The sole example still sitting on my local bev centers shelf..I just couldn't leave it there!

Pours a pretty, deep, clear reddish amber while building a whopper of a slightly off white head. Head receded to a half inch cover and deposited sporadic lace thereafter.

A nose of fruit, spice and yeast greeted my olfactories and foretold of the treat forthcoming.

Taste was as expected with sweet fruits up front, an ever so slight hint of heat and a mild hint of yeast at the tail end. Mouthfeel was fairly substantial and carbonation was subdued.

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S: Smells slightly fruity with some spice and sweet molasses aroma. a bit of alcohol as well
T: sweet malt, dark cherries, a little spice. Fruity aftertaste as well. Not too bad
M: kind of thin with soft carbonation
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T- Boozy, again. Even after it had been chilled for quite some time. It is not a bad thing, I just wish it would allow the other flavours to jump out. Some presence of caramel, fruits, plums and figs.
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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,958 ratings
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