Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium NoëlDelirium Noël
BA SCORE
73.2%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 1,955 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#7,462
Reviews:
790
Ratings:
1,955
Liked:
1,431
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.63%
Alströms:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
285
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,955 |  Reviews: 790
Photo of bacasnax
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of feloniousmonk
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like all the Deliriums, this is a bottle that, once cracked open, is impossible to resist. It's like rushing to the tree on Christmas morning! Monumental, creamy white head. How to aptly describe this aroma, though? Spicy...dark..."vinous", as Michael Jackson would say. Beautiful carbonation, effervescence everywhere. Color's a gorgeous dark red, and the flavors continue to unfold. A constant, buy very pleasant assault, of dark fruit and spice. The finest thing you could put to your lips when the chill is on!
A dizzying onslaught of divine taste!

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Photo of Vylo
4.94/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.91/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bonsreeb85
4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of a cool looking bottle with the signature pink elephant. I dig it! The body is a deep dark and muddled tawney color which features a long lasting fizzy and foamy beige crown and offers up some nice lacing.

The smell is that of distinct Belgian yeast and dark fruits. This makes for a sweet nose with understated spice.

Kudos to the brewers of this fine elixer. What could have been an overly sweet mess, is balanced and an absolute joy to savor. Just the right amount of spice and hops to balance the symphonic sweet melody of flavor. Harmony for the taste buds.

THe feel is full and creamy, smooth and velvty. Take your pick. Tightly carbonated.Excellent.

Perfect nightcap, I savored ever one of the 750ml in my bottle and it was enough. (that's not to say I couldn't have more, however I cannot say that I am not satisfied.

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Photo of Blackdevil77
4.88/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is absolutely delicious. I have had this and the tremens many times, and time and time again, this stands out as the better tasting beer, regardless of its 10 percent alcohol content.Poured about a finger and half to 2 fingers of head, that dissipated rather quickly. Poured a dark, deep brownish red color. I always notice a bit of sweet taste when I first start drinking this, but it's not an overpowering sweet taste. This beer is just extremely delicious and really stands out. My friend likes this beer more than the tremens as well. It's a bit sweeter and has less of a "bite" then the tremens all while having a higher alcohol content.

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Photo of CoinCoinCoin
4.87/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmcquirk
4.84/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GClarkage
4.82/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

01/07/05- On tap at the Toronado in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance- Beautiful glowing deep red color with a 1/2 white head and good lacing.

Smell- Deep sweet malt scents. Awesome fumes going upwards. A bit of alcohol, but manly sweetness.

Taste- Dull sweet fruits which works oh so well in this beer. Bananas, oranges, peaches and kiwi. But sugary sweet rather than sour and tart. Maybe a bit of chocolate mixed in.

Mouthfeel- Lightly carbonated, but creates a fairly heavy mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Again, my trip to the Toronado today was worth every penny. Three great beers and one good one. This one was the best of the four or damn close to it.

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Photo of Buttermaker
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There's two types of Christmas beers...the kind that tastes a bit like a fruit cake and the kind that's just a stronger, maltier version of whatever its root style is. I'm very fond of both. Delirium Noel is an outstanding example of the latter...a Belguim Strong Dark Ale that's perfect for a quiet December night in front of the fire but could just as easily be enjoyed during the summer when you're looking for a strong malt bomb. Pours beautiful (there's very few beers that don't look good going into the glass) lots of bananas on the nose and then the taste - pure malt. Delicious.

I enjoyed it a little colder than the recommended serving temp but I thought it was better for it.

Recommended music pairing: Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful Christmas

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Photo of pineapple_playa
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarleyBoz
4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer! I wish this was available all year long. First thing I noticed was that the color was a little darker than expected. The color is dark amber and when held to the light you would expect to see a "Jurassic park mosquito in it like the old guys cane from Jurassic Park. It is slightly cloudy but very clear for a Belgium style. The nose is sweet like caramel; a great balance of hops and malt. The taste is unbelievable . For a 10% abv beer, the alcohol is hidden extremely well. Noel is very smooth from start to finish. It is very drinkable and could be consumed easily all evening long.

Also reviewed by JAbel9

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Photo of DatSideBeerMan
4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this beer! Had this with a bunch of fresh raw oysters. Amazing.

In Louisiana, we get a little of this but not much and it usually sells pretty quickly.

I have found that this beer changes from year to year but is is very good. I find most Christmas beers not that interested exept this one and a few others.

Look for this at your local store

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of e_dawg
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Pours a cloudy orange/brown color that shifts slightly to orange when held up to the light. Moderate head after the pour which dissipates after several minutes. Some lacing, typical of 10% avb.

Freshly cut apples and pears with some light citrius and spice on the nose. Some nutmeg, cinnamon, and toffee.

Mouthfeel is full with some prickliness from medium carbonation. Taste is more fruit with some pepper and copper, with a light but enjoyable alcohol burn that lingers a while on the finish.

This is a big, assertive beer that's perfect for cold nights. One of my all time favorite beers.

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Photo of dabeers
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of DustinSWB
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of JDFernandez
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of bmxman187
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of ramrod666
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of shacawgo24
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of shick1
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Kuba
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 73.2% out of 100 with 1,955 ratings
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