Delirium Red
Brouwerij Huyghe

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Brouwerij Huyghe
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #164
Ranked #25,096
3.65 | pDev: 16.44%
Nov 25, 2023
Apr 28, 2011
Also known as La Bouffonne Rouge

Colour: Deep dark red colour with a light pink, and compact head and lacing.
Nose: Soft fruity aroma, with hints of almond and slightly sour cherries.
Flavour: Sweet and fruity, with a nice balance between sweet and sour. An excellent dessert beer.

20 IBU
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Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by Noelito76 from New York

Nov 18, 2023
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Rated by tyden46

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this in Monterrey, Mexico. Not my favorite fruit beer but it was still fairly refreshing.
Oct 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Taalamu1049 from Florida

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I just finished my Beef on Weck lunch at the Buffalo Chophouse in Port St Lucie Florida.
I was surprised to see this cherry red elixir with a beautiful creamy head arrive at the table in my own Delirium goblet. It smelled and tasted of a cherry.. ale with a creaminess on the palate and a slightly tart alcohol on the finish. I completely enjoyed the taste and the slight buzz. It was my dessert. Can't wait to try it again.
Oct 18, 2023
Rated: 3.63 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Oct 18, 2023
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a solid red with half a finger of foamy head that slowly settles to a thin cap with no lacing. Aroma of tart cherries and a trace of raspberry (maybe). Taste follows nose.
Sep 26, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Beecham from California

Sep 12, 2023
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Reviewed by frogfarmer38 from West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
has a very deep and reflective burnt orange glow at its core, it reminds me of the late july sunsets we've been getting as of late here in ohio. smells light and fruity, the notes nail it as 'slightly sour cherries'. the taste starts with tart punch but sort of melts into the corners of your mouth, a touch too much at first but it leaves a really pleasant soft aftertaste. would be very nice to drink ice cold after you get home from a summers day with friends
Jul 19, 2023
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Rated by Grax

4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Extremely delicious. It's classic Delirium with a heavy helping of cherry and elderberry - to die for!
Jul 12, 2023
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark orangish red with a thin, light khaki head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of faint bready malt, cherries and raspberries; very fruit forward. Flavor is neutral malt, Belgian yeast, cherries and raspberries (actually probably the elderberries, but I'm not familiar with them). Tart cherry in the finish, with lingering cherry juice. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess and light lacing. I'm doubly impressed with this ale; I'm ambivalent about overly fruity ales and also sourness, but I liked this right off the bat. I've also found Huyghe ales nice enough, but often rather mellow and too laid back in flavor; not a problem here. There is some sweetness at first, but dries out into an authentic tasting sour cherry finish. Tastes to me much like a Belgian fruit lambic like Lindemans brews, fruity and not acidic in tartness, although the yeast seems mostly traditional Belgian and not farmhouse style. Not that complex and quite fruit forward, but I like it against my expectations.
Jun 19, 2023
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Reviewed by John_M from Washington

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Mushroom Cafe in Bordeaux yesterday.

The beer pours a bright, solid red color with good head retention and considerable lacing. It's an attractive beer for sure. On the nose I pick up cherries, strawberry and Hawaiian punch. It's OK, just a bit sweeter than I was expecting. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this sweet, fruity tasting beer, though there's a hint of underlying tartness as well. Frankly, this beer could use considerably more tartness to balance the sweetness IMHO. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a long, sweet, lightly tart finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile. I was surprised to learn that it was an 8% abv. beer.

This is an OK beer, though the sweetness is a bit over the top. I assume this beer is striving to be a sweeter version of the Duchesse du Bourgogne, but it's really not in the same league with that excellent beer. Not sure this is something I need to order again anytime soon.
Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by ajdemma from New York

Jun 09, 2023
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Deep dark impenetrable red. under a very short head or cap. Intense fruit on the nose, cherries and plums. Cherries and plums to taste, some depth. Reminds me of vermouth. Sweet but without being sticky. Full mouthfeel. Belgian ale finish. Good sipping beer full of intense flavour.
Jun 04, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by RockyM72 from Florida

May 14, 2023
Rated: 5 by Kazukii from Finland

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by cabsandking from Ohio

Apr 24, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by Tuivye

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by ewpass from Canada (PE)

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Deep ruby colour with a thin uneven cap typical for a sour. Nose is amazing, full rich complex cherries and Belgian yeast. Taste is plump ripe sour cherries in a satisfying bready base. Full. almost syrupy mouthfeel, alcohol is well-hidden. A delightful sipping beer.
Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Feb 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2/2/23 Bought a 16 oz can from Washington Beer Store. Just to begin with... If one doesn't prefer beer, this would be a good entry beverage. Reminds be of a cherry sour cider mix with a twist of Belgian ale thrown in.

Pours a garnet/raspberry color with very little white head or lacing.

Aroma... Cherry, Belgium ale (lack of a better term) which leads to bubblegum, tartness, fruity.

Taste... Again, strong of sour cherry, and elderberry. Ends slightly in the classic Belgium ale taste.

Very nice, but it's it a"beer"? Not for us.
Feb 02, 2023
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