Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

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3.88/5
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1,968 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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#8,042
Reviews:
794
Ratings:
1,968
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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Appearance: Clear golden orange amber with a modest white head, with tan lacing, which rings the glass walls.

Aroma: Rich spices vie with caramel and sweet alcohol to define the complex and beguiling aroma. Fruity notes of bitter apple and apricot are also notable.

Taste: Opens with dark caramel and sweet, spicy alcohol. As the taste progresses, there is also a restrained, spicy herbal hop flavor. Sweet and tangy sour flavors vie with each other for ultimate supremacy, although the sour flavors ultimately triumph. Finishes with a lingering sour fruit note and sweet, spicy alcohol, and a restrained leafy, herbal hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, soft, velvety, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable, with a pleasing and celebratory complexity.

Presentation: Packaged in a one liter brown glass bomber coated in white enamel and sealed with a cork and cage. Bottled in March of 2010.

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A - Pours a cloudy dark brown/amber with a 1 finger off-white head.

S - Brown sugar, figs, dates, banana bread, raisins, faint spiciness, tangy fruit esters, over ripened grapes. Candy malt and orange aroma grows as it warms.

T - Oxidation is the first thing I notice, phenolic mineral/metallic notes, tangy vinous fruit, herbal hop bitterness, orange alcohol, finishes with spicy alcohol.

M - Slow building carbonation goes from creamy to prickly, heavy side of medium body, alcohol on the finish.

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A) Polished brass, lager-like; very clear with soft white puffy head

S) Hint of spice & a sugary fruit blend of apricot, apples and raisons

T) The abundant alcohol is clear. Sour dough and concentrated citrus fruit juices. The spice is there, such as clove and coriander

M) A bit thin but still sticky with ample bottle conditioned fizz

O) A strong dose of alcohol in this mildly spicy winter warmer

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,968 ratings
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