Delirium Red
Brouwerij Huyghe

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #231
ABV:
8%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,656
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 16.08%
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
637
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SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: Also known as La Bouffonne Rouge
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Reviews by arkanu:
Photo of arkanu
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks nice, feels very smooth on the palate, with a very mild carbonation, which is different from other beers from this style, that usually are fizzy.
However, it's lacking in taste, very malty and not so full of sour/bitter/wild cherries as I would have expected. Not to sweet, which is nice, but pretty dry and blunt aftertaste, with the malty notes lingering for way too long for my taste.
Obviously, not bad and might be the best choice for beer lovers that hate intense fruity aroma and sweet taste in a beer.

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Photo of Zorro
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Chill hazed red colored beer with a small pink head.

Smells strongly of cherries. Some malt and coriander but this is all cherry scent.

Starts out sweet and tart. Sour cherry and some bitterness this tastes lots like lindemans Kriek. Little bit of woody flavor but this one is mostly fruit.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a tasty fruit beer. Your enjoyment of this will be almost solely determined by how much you like cherries. I make my own cherry wine so, I like it.

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Photo of MrPlayboy
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Ew, I'm not sure if they changed their recipe over time but I am shocked that this beer is rated as "Good" based on the 2014 release. It should have thrown me off when I read the bottle "natural flavors with stevia added" but at the time I drew a blank trying to think of what stevia meant. As soon as I took the first sip it hit me: fake sugar.

This beer tastes like diet cherry 7up. It starts off with an innocent and encouraging ruby colored brew with a whitish pink head.

Aroma is where things begin to head downhill. Medicinal cherries and some Belgian malts.

The taste is good for about a half second and then you get a fake cherry and fake sugar flavor that lingers. This seriously tastes like a diet soda with a shot of strong ale added. It's not drinkable. I poured more than half the $12.99 bomber down the drain. I thought about saving it for cooking but realized it would probably ruin any food that I added it to. Gross.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this bottle at a mini market near the grand place in Brussels, enjoyed chilled in a small glass.

The color is deep crimson which borders on burgundy with thick haze and pink creamy head with fine bead. The smell is strong as in fruit-wise and has a similar aroma to a Luden's cough drop with light yeast scent and an almost vegetal tinge in the background. The feel is sweet, strong and lower than average carbonation with semi-swet and strong finish.

The flavor is very cherry with sweet up front on the tip of the tongue with mild Belgian character making it seem less sweet with a light phenolic but as it warms it seems sweeter almost like cherry syrup type flavor and verges on cloying and not as enjoyable. Overall this is okay, but I expected more based on the other Delirium beers sweeter than expected which is okay if you like sweet cherry but the only real thing I liked is the cherry has a natural flavor.

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Photo of ccjeff
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best on tap. Bottle is excellent but nothing beats a fresh pour. Has the right balance of fruit taste without being sickeningly fruity. Not a framboise at all. High ABV will sneak up on you as its an easy drinker.

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Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buzz3d
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very medicinal flavor notes, love this beer but can only do one glass. Really wish they brewed with real cherries.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky red color with pinkish head. Aroma has cherry preserve notes with some almonds and a strong belgian ale character underneath. Taste starts sweet and fruity, continues with yeast notes and some boozy fruit liquor, finishes with a light drying bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, feels quite smooth on the palate. Overall it's a really decent fruit ale, although quite strong for the style.

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Photo of mariasagiv
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of modidia
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

not bad, but ive had better...won't have again

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Photo of Catalin90
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Foley67
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anteater
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ksilver2
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of lticew
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave1337
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours deep red with a very mild white foam head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Taste is complex and fruity, almost no hops. Overall nice fruit beer but not to my liking the wife enjoyed it .

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Photo of steverx8
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paccamacca
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of eeq_92
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very fruity, wine like, unappetizing smell

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Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My favorite candy is Laffy Taffy so it's no mystery as to why I like this. The aroma and flavors give away a candied, sugary cherry taffy with touches of cotton candy and malts. This is very sweet and tangy and may confine itself to a certain audience but for me it's like liquid childhood.

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Photo of wilkero
2.66/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm usually not averse to fruit beers, however I wouldn't recommend this one (unless you're a fan of slightly bitter maraschino cherry juice). I love sweeter beers, but this is a little too much. It's not awful, but I was really hoping for better. The color is a lovely, cloudy burgundy, but it all starts to go wrong after that. The smell is reminiscent of cherry cough syrup. The taste starts out pleasing, but becomes, as mentioned above, something akin to sour/bitter maraschino cherry syrup. I really wanted to like it.

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Delirium Red from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 637 ratings