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Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium NoëlDelirium Noël

Brewed by:
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: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious brew. Christmas in July,

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this with Thanksgiving dinner. Looks great in the glass. Smells vinous and malty. Taste is vinous with some darker fruit. Soft mouthfeel and gentle on the palate with barely noticeable alcohol. Really good stuff and the perfect accompaniment to a rich holiday meal.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was able to try a glass (tulip) of Delirium Noel at the Kendall Pub in Yorkville, IL. The beer has a nice deep amber color with a decent off white creamy one finger head. Their is a nice lacing around the top of the glass and it is well carbonated. The smell comes off malty, a sweet fruity smell (almost dried fruit) and a hint of carmel to it. The taste has a lot going on with just a great blend of sweetness, carmel, fruity, and a nice malty finish..it just comes together well. The mouthfeel is decent as it lingers with some bitterness from the malts and almost a little piney taste that hangs around. Overall, this is a decent beer and im curious of buying a bomber and keeping it cellared for a couple of years to see if it gets more complex. A decent xmas beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the '05 brew that I had

A- Clear darker brown. Nice head with beautiful lacing.

S- Smells of bananas very strongly. The scent is also of candy canes, molasses, and cloves.

T- Taste is wonderful. Again, the bananas carry over to the taste and the belgian candy sugar is prominent too.

M- Malty but pleasing to the mouth. Very nice.

D- Very drinkable brew. You cannot tell how much alcohol this one has in it. Very well hidden. I really like this one!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one while jazz club hopping in New Orleans! Served from tap into a Chimay goblet. Poured red-brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, spice, fruit, dark fruit, and subtle sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, banana, spice, grain, earth, dark fruit, and subtle sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like the aspect of the sweet alcohol taking place here to let you know that even though this brew has pink elephants on it, it still has a set of balls! There was also a very nice spice aspect going on in the flavor which kept your palate interested in what you would find next in it. Really glad I got the chance to try this one on tap and was really surprised I found this at a jazz bar of all places. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I purchased three bottles of this the other day, two to save for Christmas eve and one to sample. I took notes on the tasting so I could write this up later, as I don't have a computer at home.

The beer pours a deep but fairly transparent amber/gold color with a very light tan head, which accounted for about 1/3 the volume of the goblet it was served in. The head dissipated rather quickly, but left a nice lacing. The smell was wonderful, reminiscent of caramel, butter, and spice.

The flavor was rich and satisfying, and initially the alcohol was carried very well. It did become much more noticible as I worked my way through the bottle, however. It was great beer, but the richness and the high level of alcohol definitely suggest that I'll enjoy it more come cool weather.

I've consumed a number of very strong beers such as Trois Pistole, Maudite, La Fin du Monde, Chimay Grande Reserve, Gulden Draak, and others, and most contain yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle, however this was the first bottle of beer i've consumed which contained a massive level of VERY chunky peices of yeast in the bottom. I went so far as to pour the last of it through a sieve so as to strain off much of the solids to make it more drinkable, even though I normally like the yeast in my beer. This wasn't necessarily a downside, but I would have preferred it to be a little less chunky...

I bought three bottles, all labeled as Delirium Noel, however one bottle had a different label than they other two. Apart from the picture they appear identical....I'm not extremely familiar with the brand and wonder if perhaps they have changed the label recently and two bottles were of a different year than the other.

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,957 ratings
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