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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Dark reddish/amber hue with medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, prune, tropical fruit, vanilla and allspice, soft and somewhat complex on the nose. Sugar sweet and alcoholic start, clean bitter bite midway, and fruity twang on finish. Dry mouthfeel. Med-bodied, warming and lively. Starts to show it's strength midway throught the glass. I really like this beer, glad to have tried it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2003
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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cableguy (1) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2003 does not count
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2003
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Dark ruby in color. Sweet nose and taste. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Lots of sugars. Mild clove and spice.


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