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Delirium Noël | Brouwerij Huyghe

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3.88/5
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1,958 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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,955
Reviews:
791
Ratings:
1,958
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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91
Gots:
286
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Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shreead
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ruby red with a large tan froth. Aroma is simple with sweet malt and faint dark fruit. Tastes of brown bread, plum and raspberry with a pinch of burnt sugar. Dry with medium carbonation and a very slight alcohol burn down the throat.

It's Christmas eve and I'm liking this beer. That being said, any other time it is unlikely I would be drinking it.

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Photo of delta490
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's on the border between red and light brown, cloudy with a bit of creamier light tan head that covers about 2/3rds of the surface. The aroma is mild, but with a bit of candied fruit and brown bread. The taste, sadly, had a big hit of metal for a while after it's opened. Otherwise, once that's gone, it got a nice malty sweetness and just a little bit of spices. The body is lighter, with a small amount of carbonation throughout.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016 vintage. Poured into tulip glass. It pours a dark ruby color with a typically Belgian, enormous, frothy egg-white head and lacing with excellent retention. It smells of Belgian yeast, banana, cherry, brown sugar, and clove. The taste largely follows the nose. The The sweetness of the dark fruit is surpassed by a fairly tart, bitter finish. This ale is highly carbonated and the 10% ABV is noticeable and potent. Overall, it's a pleasant Christmas ale but I think both Corsondonk and St. Bernardus are better.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Big white head over a dark amber body

S - Estery

T - Balanced but mild estery taste. Some dark fruits, mostly fig. A bit of grain.

M - Smooth but overly carbonated

O - A classic belgian Christmas beer. It's balanced but boozy and heart warming. I'm not very impress by this one but it's not bad either. A bit light in taste

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle, date stamp of 13:59 L09-16141. No best before stamp noted. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear copper-amber with just a bit of haze to it. 1/4" thick light tan head with lots of fine strands of lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Yeast, some fruity esters, cherries, some clove, and a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Lots of different flavors, but a bit muddled: dark fruits, caramel, cherries, raisins, herbal bitterness, alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, sticky, warming from the alcohol. A dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: A slow sipping beer, and definitely a winter warmer. I can feel the alcohol pretty quickly with this one. One per evening with this one.

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Photo of Brianito
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monorailred
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy red-orange with a fine two finger light khaki head with great retention and lacing. The pour was quite fizzy and I was surprised to see this nice lingering head. Aroma of caramel malt, plums, cherries, banana, clove, a hint of Christmas spice. Flavor starts with caramel malt, plums, apricots, banana, clove and raisins, then thins out to reveal a drier, lighter malt with strong holiday spicing and a little tartness. Medium bodied with sharp, peppery carbonation. The initial taste is classic Belgian dark, with great caramel malt and fruit flavors, but the thinner finish leaves the spicing a bit stark. The dry, lightly tart finish is unexpected after the start. A little uneven, but pleasant holiday Belgian dark ale. The ABV is well covered.

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Delirium Noël from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,958 ratings
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