BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pellucid ruby amber with creamy head and slick lacing. Mango and fig aroma with lots of yeasty notes. Flavor is slightly bitter with a good hop bite. Finishes very bready and sweet. Overall it's very one dimentional but satisfying.
cableguy (1) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you like dark beers and don't like the guiness bitterface the faint bitterness and champagne finish of Delirium Nocturnum will please you just won't please the pockets $7.50 US . for a pint retail, $12.00 + in a pub if you can find it.
best med. dark beer i have ever tasted
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best thing about this beer is the artistic bottle. I think that The Delirium Tremens is such was an exceptional beer, and I had anticipated such greatness out of the Nocturnum, I was letdown. All I have to say is that it looked like an Abita Turbo Dog, but had awesome lacing. This beer is very effervescent, and has an aroma and flavor that is fruity and malty. Overall: C+, but an A+ for appearance and packaging.
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown pour with an eggnog colored thin and bubbly white head that dissipates pretty quickly - leaves good lacing. Slight, very slight fruit in the aroma, with a hint of alcohol. I like the corked painted white bottle with the pink elephant - classic. Flavor - nothing really jumps out - rather dissapointing. Muted raisins soaked in alcohol is the closest approximation to it. Alcohol is very evident. Was hoping it would improve as it warmed - but never really came around. Stayed strong throughout though. Enjoyed the Tremens much better. This one was lacking character.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mohogany brown under a lasting beige head. Very roasty aroma for a Belgian style, I'm not saying it's good or bad, it's just different! Alcohol and fruit (plum) come in second. Maltiness and spicy yeast aromas follow as it warms. This seems to be a very dry beer flavor wise, I was expecting something a little more malty, which it is up front, but it quickly turns dry and bitter. It does have some spicey yeasty character in flavor as well as some fruitiness and hop in the finish. Maltiness is sort of a background player in this one. Medium body is probably a little lighter due to higher carbonation and warming alcohol, but it's also astringent which seems very unappealing to me. I expected more from this one, but it's still a very good beer. Possibly needs some aging.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
here ye, here ye, let it be heretofor known amongst ye pathetic non-hundred beer clubbers, burgerlicious has risen above your menial alcoholic position in to the glorious promised land of the crown. oh, and delirium nocturnum was a pretty good beer.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark opaque brown with a large tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma is big and fruity, vinous, lot's of grapes, some chocolate. Flavor is strong with chocolate and fruits, and some spiciness shows as well. Medium body.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly dark color with some ruby tones. Creamy head that lingers. Spicey aroma, some cloves. Soft mouthfeel, kind of like drinking a banana. The alcohol is slightly apparent. I think I liked the Delirium Tremens better.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby in color. Sweet nose and taste. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Lots of sugars. Mild clove and spice.
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this beer quite a lot. My only other experience with Huyghe Brewery products consists solely of several eagerly consumed 500ml bottles of Delerium Tremens, which (if memory serves) is similar to Delirium Nocturnum but must use a lighter roast malt. Like some of the other reviewers, I find that the bottle and pink elephant logo of the Huyghe Brewery presents a curious and engaging initial impression. I'm going to save this bottle for an upcoming home brewing project. The initial pour from the bottle is quite impressive. There was a huge, light brown bubbly head. The beer itself is rich, deep orange/red, and medium bodied. I found a heavy, malty, sweet molasses aroma with cherry overtones and a hint of alcohol. The flavor starts and finishes sweet. Hop flavor is less prevalent. The beer is a medium-bodied, with a creamy/syrupy texture, soft carbonation and moderate to heavy alcohol finish. Overall this beer is quite good, but I would probably rate the Delirium Tremens slightly higher for my particular taste.