Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

very good
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Delirium NoëlDelirium Noël

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by taez555 on 02-03-2002

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served cold on draft in glass beer snifter

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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Photo of Mike099
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of CochonKing
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful deep red that forms a gigantic lasting head with excellent lacing. Smells of red fruit, plums especially on the nose with a strong malt back bone. Slight souring on the palate possible flaw. Caramel notes with some nice malt on the palate. Small crisp bubbles with a fairly light body.

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Photo of BradleyR
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jmw4437
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SnifterLifter
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of RickS95
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light chestnut brown. Slight haziness, along with some floaties showing a rich body. The head is enormous and impressive. Extremely thick, foamy, looks like a memory pad cushion. Great retention and a thick, sticky lace.

The scent is more wine than beer, even for the style. Lots of ripe dark fruits with a red wine nose.

The taste buds confirm the nose...a bit too much like wine. More than anything, it tastes like a fruit beer. I guess you could say it tastes like boozy fruit cake.

Despite lacking overwhelmingly great taste, there is some complexity. A decent amount of sweet and sour exists from sip to swallow. Alcohol bite and heat is a common thread from beginning to end. While the alcohol is high and present, it's somewhat subtle in how it hits you. A wine drinking would find this easy drinking, but I had to acquire a taste for it. Very tangy and crisp, with plenty of carbonated bite.

Not nearly as good as the two other Delirium beers I've had. Not a bad beer, just a bit disappointing based on what I was hoping for. For what it's worth, it comes in a cool bottle.

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,951 ratings.
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