Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,952 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
Read the review
Delirium NoëlDelirium Noël
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:
1,952
Reviews:
790
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
282
For Trade:
1
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,952 |  Reviews: 790
Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cwalter
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a dark ruby red color with a foamy white head that is one finger in depth. The aroma is dark cherries, belgian yeast and candied sugar. Taste follows the aroma. Nice holiday beer.

 192 characters

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was able to get this for $6.99, the big bottle. Pretty happy about that.

Dark indeed, it pours a dark plummy color with a butter colored head that towers at 3 fingers in the snifter for quite a good minute. Flecks are left behind.

Aromas of gingerbread, cinnamon, whipped milk, anise, plum, clove, and candied orange.

The flavor translates fairly well bringing crusts of bread along with it. Plum, anise candy, and orange notes are the strongest, followed by a fairly astringent, metallic, medicinal harshness with a hint of hotness. This does not bode well for the drink overall, but it soaks up into the beer and becomes tolerable the more I drink it.

Feel is hot, very carbonated, and semi-dry to fully dry on the finish.

Overall, it's not bad, but it could definitely use some improvements especially where the astringent qualities are concerned. A bit too much heat - you taste all of that 10.0% without a doubt. However, this is almost a year old, so take that with a grain of hop.

 998 characters

Photo of Jodio
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisDexta
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoinCoinCoin
4.87/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aoyoc
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

These guys are good, clean fun. MJ's review of Huyghe in "Great Beers of Belgium" is wildly funny. He likes their beers. As do I. Haven't Had Noel for 3 years... and that is too long. I have several Noel beers as favorites, and Delirium is elbowing its way in. A softness without too much sugar makes this Noel unique. I should buy several so I can cellar and see if the softness improves further.

 397 characters

Photo of jrsqc7
2.86/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

It looks great coming out the bottle solid head heavy metal ironfist clinging to the glass the notes of red Swedish fish heavy metal bulldozer your nose malt is there but is not heavy metal Samurai enough to cut through the sweetness.

 234 characters

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a hazey dark Amber colour with a huge bone coloured head that slowly disapates to a small layer. Aroma dark fruits, brown sugar, banana, spices. Taste candy, Apple, toffee, dark fruits, grape. Very nice.

 222 characters

Photo of IckyT2012
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber brown with spices & banana in the aroma & taste. Overly sweet for my taste and odd in some ways.
Super cool bottle.

131 characters

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

Photo of AD17
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of direwolf00
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mychalg9
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chef_Paul
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,952 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.