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

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RATINGS: 1583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Kleur en uitzicht: Kastanje amber. Een fijn, wit, romig en wandklevend schuim. Geur: Een complex geheel van caramelmout, fruitigheid, kruidigheid, zoetheid van de alcohol. Smaak: Flinke portie alcohol, sterk kruidig, lichte bitterheid. De afdronk is zoet, kruidig en licht bitterig.

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4.2
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Served on tap in Delirium Noel Tulip Glass Pours a clear amber with little to no carbonation but still produced a great thick tan head with dense bubbles. Aroma was overpowered by the yeast. I was a bit disappointed because none of the spice could make it through the bready yeast aromas leaving the smell just like Tremins. Taste was what the nose promised at first, bready yeast, but develops more in the mouth. Great maltiness up front balanced perfectly by hops with hints of clove, fruits and some vanilla. Mouthfeel was smooth. Lighter than I expected and very nicely balanced. Easy to drink for a 10% beer.

2.5
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 Bottle, 2/2. Does that heavy foam thing rising bottom to top when poured in the glass. It’s clear amber in color, slightly dark. The head is huge and last a long time. The aroma is strong barley malt, alcohol, and a little bit of cherry. The taste is cold and delicious like sweet malt with a tinge of cherry. It really is delicious. There is a little aftertaste that is slightly metallic, unfortunately.... I actually bought this stupid fucking beer again because I thought it was something I had not tried before. The beer was labeled Delirium Christmas... come to find out it’s a copy of the Delirium noel. Minus one complete point for deception and shit ass marketing.

4
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Great balance. Dark pour, with a generous head. no lace, but who cares about that crap anyway! Full flavor with sweet caramel and nut flavor.

3.8
baraciisch (3387) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Aroma is pretty much like any other barleywine, but it almost has a berry sweet flavor, which makes it definitely not your typical barleywine… Appearance is ruby-reddish brown in color and has a nice clean finish… Can still see particles in the beer, which is pretty interesting… Probably not worth 9.50 a bottle though… Prefer the Tremens, but a very good beer nonetheless…

3.7
MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle and served in a tulip. This beer poured a murky brown with a thick head of lasting tan foam. Bubbly lacing covered the inside of the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of sweet dark fruits, candi sugar, toasted caramel, earthy yeast, and some mild alcohol. The flavor consisted of cherries, red apples, figs, candi sugar, caramel, followed up by a strong, warming alcoholic finish. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and crisp with an adequate amount of lively carbonation. Not mind blowing or terribly complex, but still very tasty.

3.9
malrubius (3023) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2008
11.2 ounce bottle in Westmalle goblet. Hazy brown with lasting flat tan head. Brown sugar, anise, and raisin wine aroma with slight alcohol evap. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness, nice round fruitiness, raisins and ripe cherries, very mild tobacco and spice finish. Medium body and medium low carbo. This is a damn fine beer. I was somewhat skeptical, I admit. I think this is very tasty and pleasant and, of course, strong.

3.6
larsga (7657) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2008
Big yellowish beige head. Deep brownish body with small particles. Intense alcoholic aroma of wood, bread, dried fruit, pepper, and faintly metallic hops. Sharp licorice and chocolatey bread and fruit taste with dark wooden notes. Peppery, clean mouthfeel. Harmonic and complex. Considerable alcohol heat. Dry licorice and soft metal afteraste with roasty notes. Very nice. (0.75l bottle from the wine monopoly.)

3.2
mmmbeer (1429) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2008
11.2 oz bottle poured into tulip- poured medium brownish amber, white head quickly dissolved away, medium carbonation. Aroma of yeast with some spices, all of which are very light. Hits the mouth with a medium body, alot of sweetness from fruit on the tongue, finish with a note of alcohol and collapses. I kinda like it, it’s right down the middle on this one for me.

3.9
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2008
pours a chestnut brown with quickly dissipating head, some fruit on the nose and some bite on the aftertaste, very nice

4.5
kusken (7) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
Delirium Noël, is the best cristmas beer i have tasted, and one of favorites in general. The best thing to doo with this beer is to save it for at least two years.


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