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

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RATINGS: 1619   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
billstevenson (1) - USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
This is by far my favorite beer. I disagree about the aftertaste being "foul alcohol" - it’s just right!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knixxx (1) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2013 does not count
This is my favorite beer so far. I love Delirium Tremens; it has been one of my ’go to’ beers for a while now. But I recently discovered the nocturnum and it blew me out of the water. I tend not to like darker colored beers, so I was wary when I poured it, but it is now my no. 1 favorite. Wonderful for an after dinner beer and did not leave me feeling yucky afterwards.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheReptilian (13) - Burley, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2005
I could not believe how good this bottle was when I happened to purchase it a few weeks ago. To me, the only thing that I can compare it to, is Chimay Grande reserve that has been aged for a few years. The only difference that I noticed between the two were in the appearance of the beer. The aged Chimay definitely had the advantage there, but in taste, this was right next to it.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lulubernardo (9) - santa branca, - APR 11, 2014 does not count
Apesar do 8.5% graduação alcoólica, é muito saborosa! Não da pra perceber! Sabor marcante!

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

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marty1018 (2) - cleveland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2006 does not count
It just does not get better than this Belgian ale. Perfect drinkability. You’d never know the alcohol % by tasting this ale. This is a brew that should not be served ice cold as it tastes like a fizzy cola. The true flavors come out at about 45-50 degrees. PS don’t drink too many, I got the champagne giggles.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike5326 (875) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Yummy !!!!!!!!&# This beer is a nice milk chocolate brown. Great Belgium ale. Smooth, crisp, and delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle: Instant favorite. A potent heavenly brew. Food Pairing: sip by itself.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Dark, thick, and hazy. Fruity taste with hints of prunes/raisins. Malty, smooth and palatable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2007
750ml brown bottle made to look ceramic. Translucent dark copper-red-brown body with chunks of yeast floating in int and a couple inches of light tan head. Scent is complex, including citrus, yeast, chocolate, caramel, and nut, among other things. If the aroma were stronger, it would be perfect IMO. Tastes initially fruity and yeasty, with roasty caramel and chocolate on the finish. Slight nutty and woody qualities round out the flavor. Light-to medium bodied, very refreshing with a fair bit of carbonation. Alcohol is hardly noticeable in either the flavor or mouthfeel. Wow. This beer is superb, damn near perfect. Probably my new favorite beer.


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