Delirium Red | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium RedDelirium Red
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3.59/5
550 Ratings
Delirium RedDelirium Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as La Bouffonne Rouge

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2011

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#37,571
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
550
pDev:
17.27%
Bros Score:
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenMaalouf
1.18/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Huyghe "Delirium Red"
330 ml. painted bottle without freshness dating
$5.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: In my quest to review at least some of the beers that I've tasted in the past, but which were before BeerAdvocate's time, I've come along to "Delirium Red". It was new at the time I had it, although Delirium Tremens had been out for several years. I recall not being particularly fond of it, but let's see. It looks great in the glass. It's a hazy dark reddish-mahogany with ruby highlights beneath a huge creamy cap of pink. In the nose you'll find cherries and caramel, and that carries over into the flavor with a hint of almond emerging in the aftertaste. It's not sour, and more like a soda-pop although the cherry is quite authentic, it's just sweet. There is a moderate bitterness to it although I'm not sure why, it's not really enough to make a great difference whether it's there or not. Clean finish though. I'd call it a dessert beer, and as such why not make it even sweeter? Ah, maybe there's a Belgian law behind it, or maybe they just feel that little bit is enough to help it become more of a regular beer so that it's not completely pigeonholed. Looking back the head has died down to a thin collar and thin 'islands' of lace across the surface but the lacing that's been left behind is extraordinary. So what else? Medium body with a sugary side that helps it to feel fuller, as does its soft, fine-bubbled, seemingly naturally carbonation. It's very soft and smooth, but to a certain extent that's its problem, there's nothing there to wake you up. If it were a touch sour, that would be an edge, or perhaps if it had some carbonic bite. I don't know, I'm not the brewer, but I just find it a little "blah". The cherries are great, and I understand that accounts for the price, but as it is they're not enough to get me to buy it again when there are other more interesting beers on the market.

4/4/4/3.75/4 = 3.98

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Photo of SeymourDunn
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled in that distinctive stone coloured cover
Pours a dark cherry red wood stain body with decent enough off white head
Big sweet cherry lips aroma with hints of paraffin wax

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Photo of Dactrius
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmcquirk
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanls4
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very opaque, murky, rust. Very cherry up to a bright light, with loads of bubbles streaming up and a pillow-like, two fingers of cherry head that slowly recedes and sticks. Definitely get the almonds and tart cherry in the aroma, and....hand lotion? Yup. In the flavor, the lotion becomes like a sweet and tart cherry yogurt, and the almonds are still there, a plenty. Good, full carbonation, thick and almost milk shake smooth, and dry on the finish. So, different, for me, that I'd buy it again just for something really different, occasionally.

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Delirium's fruit beer is indeed a decent beverage.

Everything about this drink is as you would expect. Pours a deep cherry red, not much head.

Aroma is all sour cherry, and the taste is exactly that. Very refreshing and a decent hitting 8% is most pleasing.

Silky smooth to drink, like a freshly pressed juice with a touch of carbonation, very sweet aftertaste.

If you're going to have a fruit beer, then this is the one to go for!

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Photo of stevehagy
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasonHulin
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamiesonwhiskey
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shit is mother fucking delicious! Like sex...in my mouth... but more delicious! It Warrants the taste of Cherry Pie as a cool drink of beer such a sweet surprise!

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4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours slightly hazy ruby red with a creamy light pinkish khaki colored foam head. Smells like rich bright cherries, almond, woody oak, sugary syrup, vanilla, caramel, molasses, toffee, toasted nutty malt, sweet spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet almond, tart bright cherries, woody oak, sugary syrup, vanilla, caramel, molasses, toffee, toasted nutty malts, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and thick with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a nice Belgian cherry ale.

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Photo of n2pux
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.49/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a cherry red with a thin, off-white head. Plenty of carbonation. Slight, spotty lacing.
S- Cherry Jolly Rancher! Some red wine smell.
T- A wonderful, cherry taste with the backing of Belgian yeast. The cherry is awesome. Not too sweet or tart as I am not big on the sours. I always like more yeasty and bready taste in my Belgian.
F- Good warming effect.
O- This really blew me away. This is the first fruit beer that is comparable to New Glarus. If there was a little more Yeast in the taste...oh boy!

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Delirium Red from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 550 ratings
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