Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium NoëlDelirium Noël

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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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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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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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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,005 ratings