Delirium Red
Brouwerij Huyghe

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From:
Brouwerij Huyghe
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #213
ABV:
8%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,541
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 16.53%
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
551
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 07:52 PM
Added:
Apr 28, 2011
Wants:
  42
Gots:
  232
SCORE
82
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Delirium RedDelirium Red
Notes: Also known as La Bouffonne Rouge
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Rated: 4.24 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Friday at 07:52 PM
 
Rated: 4.1 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Friday at 02:35 PM
 
Rated: 4.19 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Absolutely picturesque pour--light red with a gorgeous pink head that laces the glass. The flavor straddles the sour/sweet fence pretty well. I anticipated it being overly sweet, but the cherries did have a tart component, plus almond flavor comes through underneath along with a bit of funk. Enjoyable dessert choice.
Jun 27, 2022
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Rated by joshkouri from England

2.34/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
Beautiful color, but the worst, artificial, cough medicine tasting cherry ever.
Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

May 21, 2022
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Rated by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Decent to above average fruit beer. Darker cherry color with a light cherry head. As a pepper feel like black pepper. Good stuff
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the 330ml bottle into a mug. The beer was a deep red with a pinkish frothy head. Smell was slightly malty with hints of cherry and Poe crust. Taste was slightly medicinal with hints of artificial cherry with a solid malt backbone. Slight raspberry like a lambic kind of note bit not as sour. Not bad at all. This was refreshing overall, if a bit artificial tasting.
May 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.88 by pxk4664

May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another Belgian beer in a can!!!!! How times are changing!!! Poured from a "1 pint 0.9 fluid oz." can into a flute glass.
This beer is a beautiful dark red color with a big, bubbly, foamy and slightly purplish head. Head retention is excellent and there is plenty of filmy lacing on the glass. Lots of light comes through when you hold it up to a light. A good looking beer!!! Aroma and flavor feature lots of cherries, a rich malty background and Belgian yeast. Very tasty!!! So many sours have a similar profile that I (imagined) detected a bit of sourness in the finish but not much. Mouthfeel is rich and malty, no hint of alcohol and nicely carbonated. Looks "light" but goes down as a fairly heavy sipper. I enjoyed this one!!!!
Apr 24, 2022
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Rated by ChevyChase

4.88/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
This is one of the rare perfect beers. Don’t complain that it’s not a pure beer, just enjoy the beautiful product
Mar 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Opened and poured from a 11.2 fl oz bottle into a glass - Pour is very dark red/ maybe even a very dark brown mixed with a hint of red in it. The foam quickly dissolved from the top leaving a little bit of lacing after as the bubbles fight to survive the dissolve.
Smell: Immediately after pouring I got strong aromas of cherry with some yeast. Some fruity aromas mixed in as well. Really doesn't smell all to great to be honest. smells like a beer I had recently that tasted very horrible that was a dollar at trader joes.
Taste: A lot of fruits mixed in one beer - we got some kind of fruit drink with hints of strawberry with raspberry dominant. Wow what a quick turnaround. I thought for a second I was about to take a sip on this horrible beer once again but it turned out quite pleasant despite my expectations.
Feel: lightly to medium bodied, very little carbonation on the tongue. A good sipper in my opinion - not one that you can drink to easy but not hard at all.
Overall: I see this beer everywhere I go in craft beer stores and picked it because I was curious to why they sold it. I see why! It can be a good fruity beer that maybe a person who doesn't quite like the taste of beer but wants to drink a heavy beer can drink? I'm not quite sure. It's to strong to knock back two maybe three but if you're looking for something fruity at the end of the day or even the week and want something that will get the job done then this is the beer for you.
Mar 14, 2022
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Rated by TheLooseGoose

2.4/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Contains sweeter. Enough Said.
Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice reddish color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has generous cherry hints
The taste follows the nose with a cheery flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A well done Fruity beer
Jan 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.34 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Jan 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 ml mock "stoneware" bottle, red foil top. ABV is 8.5%. Ingredients include cherries, cherry juice, elderberry juice, sugar, flavouring and sweetener. Hazy red colour, large pink head. Strong aroma of cherries and elderberries, hints of almonds and marzipan. The flavour is sweet with strong notes of cherries and elderberries as expected, somewhat "unfresh", but also an unexpected sharpish bitterness in the finish. Not really great.
Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Slightly murky reddish purple color with a decent purplish foam head that stays around fairly well and Manages some nice lacing.
The aroma is cherry - like cherry cough syrup.
The taste is thankfully more complex - tart cherries dominate with some hints of plum and something else, slightly medicinal, apparently that is elderberry. It finishes somewhat sweeter followed by a lingering cherry tartness.
The body is full, slightly sticky but still nicely smooth and drinkable.
Altogether this was surprisingly enjoyable, especially after allowing it to warm up a bit to bring out the flavor.
Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
50cL can
8% ABV
L: foamy pink head caps a garnet colored ale
S: sweet cherry, cough syrup, mild spicy Belgian yeast
T: not as sweet as the smell suggests: tart & sweet cherry, spicy & bready yeast, elderberry adds a medicinal taste
F: fuller body, higher carbonation, sweet finish with a bit or tartness
O: I had higher hopes for this one, but it was a bit too cough syrupy for me
Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark red color with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of cherries and other fruits. Taste is sour cherry with s sweet finish. Sort of a medicine taste.
Dec 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a ruby/violet color with a 1 /2 inch head. Smell is of dark cherries, a light bit of elderberry. Taste is exactly the same as the aroma, maybe just a hint of tartness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by igl from Russian Federation

Nov 11, 2021
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Rated by Whitley from Vermont

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is absolutely amazing!!! Poured from a 16.9 ounce can after being chilled for 20 minutes in the freezer.
Oct 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by TheRandall from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a cherry ale with 11%. It gets a lot of haters. Probably because it tastes a bit like cough syrup. Well I'll overlook that cultural bias to say this beer is a berry good desert beer. Did you see what I did there?
Oct 03, 2021
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Rated by Farmboy90

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Good foam, nice smell, taste reminds me of cherry cough syrup.
Aug 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by Rhetion from Florida

Jul 27, 2021
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Reviewed by DanfromVan from Canada (BC)

2.82/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured into a tulip, straight from the fridge to my glass.
I have hesitation on fruit beers so have looked at this in my fridge for 7 months. I went for it today as it is a hot day, and it will be quick.
Good foam, smells like a soft drink. good mouth feel very peppy. Taste is a surprise, sweet not sour. Drank about half but it tastes like it has sweetener (Splenda or similar) in it, so I quaffed it back and moved on. Just an odd sweetener aftertaste that will have me declining this in the future. Both this and the smoke beer are on my Nope list.
Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
If someone told me this tasted like cough medicine I don't think I could really disagree. Unfortunately I don't think Delirium is for me. It's getting better as it sweetens but eh.

I'm a freakin stooge having this cold. Try it at the recommend temp!!!!! It's so much better, All of these beers are
Jul 14, 2021
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Reviewed by robwired from Kansas

3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I like pink elephants, so I thought I'd try this shade.
It poured from a 12 oz. can with a thin beige head with good retention. It had a sour fruit-beer cherry nose, the color, dark red berry.
Taste. Definitely sour cherry with a through-finish of the same.
Jul 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.66 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 22, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

1.88/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
#1726 - Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)…
'Delirium Red - Strong Fruit Beer'. I suspect that death or glory might swiftly arrive...
L- Oh - my - gawd. It's pink, it's puice, it is so darn jolly looking I'm surprised it isn't having an eye-rolling swoon 'n pout in the glass. Pours with a 1Cm pink foam cap. [Guys, don't drink this in public anywhere where the signals this sends out might be misunderstood...].
S- A sweet/synthetic kind of strawberry/raspberry/Opal-Fruits sweets mash-up. Really quite unpleasant. Oh dear here goes, I am not embracing this moment...
T- Ok, I'm still here... strawberry, some raspberry, a zing of mild fruity sherbert. The flavour isn't preserved/brewed/stewed/evolved fruit, it's too close to the fresh fruit, so ironically that makes it taste synthetic to me. Thank da lord for the mildly fruity acidic note in the finish, or this would be all Lady Penelope and the pink Rolls crossed with Ru Paul.
F- Like a fruity alco-pop, with the fruit amped up a bit, plus synthetic bubble-gum aspects.
O- What a very unusual 'beer' this is... really... in many ways it's just not like a beer, it's like a carbonated fruit drink. Is this considered of the Belgian Lambic style? I believe it falls into that genre... which would explain why it's really not ringing my bell 'Ding dong aaaah ooh-ooooh' [Anita Ward]. I would absolutely not wish to drink this beer again...
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ===> Brewed with 'Cherry concentrate, elderberry concentrate, sweetener'. Which as far as I'm concerned makes for both fake and adjunct ingredients. No thank you very much!
330ml bottle £3.65 BB: 13/01/2023 Bought from BelgianBeerCompany, Stoke/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours dark burgundy with a dark pink head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has aromas of sour cherries with almonds. There are some wood elements in the background.

Taste: It has sour cherry flavors with almonds. There are some wood elements in the background with low spice. It has a touch of vanilla as well.

Feel: It has a medium body with medium low sourness in the finish.

Overall, it is mildy sour with mostly cherry and almond flavors. The other elements are complimentary in the background.
Mar 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by ZombiePlus from California

Mar 19, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Deep ruby red, slightly opaque. One finger of light purple head with decent retention.

Smell: Cherry Jolly Ranchers.

Taste: Milk chocolate, sweet cherry syrup like the Jolly Ranchers again, mild tartness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy as milk, with mild carbonation.

Overall: One of those beers that's barely a beer, but still fantastic and enjoyable.
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Mar 16, 2021
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