Delirium Nocturnum

Delirium Nocturnum

Rated 3.653 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe

Melle, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Delirium Nocturnum is a dark ale of 9% alcohol. It is a triple fermentation ale using 3 different yeast strains and 5 different malts. Incredibly well-balanced for an ale this high in alcohol, the bouquet has an aromatic sweetness. The body is bursting with flavors of raisins, bittersweet chocolate, and aniseed. The finish is long and develops into a hoppy aftertaste.

ID: 756 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank1407
Overall Percentile97.4
Style Rank118 of 1225
Style Percentile90.4
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.676
Weighted Score3.653
Standard Deviation0.645

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  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.6 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Small bottle from LCBO. Pours a huge foamy beige head that sticks around for a while and has a dark brownish coloured appearance. Big thick soapy lace. Slightly excessive carbonation. Aromas of Belgian yeast, mild toasty malts, earthy and resinous hops. Flavours are mostly barley and toasted malts, a bit of the Belgian yeast mixed with earthy hops, some crystal malt, hints of herbal and grassy hops. Full bodied mouthfeel. A bit dry as well in the finish. Overall, alcohol is well hidden.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours out very dark brown with a massive foamy tan head. The aroma is light and simple I mostly smell raisins. The mouthfeel is best described as having a metal taste but it's the high abv. The taste is of yeast and bitter malt. It's a good beer but not worth 7 bucks.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Clear dark ruby with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is light caramel, some hay. Tastes quite nice, barley, some caramel, some hay. Short aftertaste. (Velp 201403)

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    330ml bottle
    8.5% ABV
    The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    January 20, 2012
    The beer poured a solid dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma was dark malt, sugar, fruit tones. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is sweet dark malt, molasses, and fruit.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    WOW!! What the hell do these notes say from last week I have no idea, I’ll do my best though! Dark brown, small cap. Apple aroma, crap maybe peach now or is that only because there is a picture of a peach hidden under the foil on the cap…..Hey I’m doing pretty good so far interpreting my drunken scribble. Hints of cherry……….soup (don’t know what that means)…..sweet not gum but gum…….something something plums………….something something darkness……malty………… and the last phrase say’s “good beer but not but good”. GOOD JOB ME!!

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Dark brown, low disappearing head. Sugary, yeasty aroma of alcohol, pears and almonds. Flavour of burnt sugar, dried cherries, candied pears, alcohol and raw yeast. Sugary finish of coffee and candied pears with a roasted undertone. Rough, sugary and unrefined.

  • SLAYER02348 223 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Got the last bottle of this at Old Chicago. Pours out of the bottle a clear brown with a hint of red to it. Light brown head that doesn't last strong. Aroma is dominated by fuity notes. Thinner mouthfeel with a sweet, fruity taste that reminded me of raisins. Overall a great beer which I will be having again when its in season.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Every bottle I've tried has said 8.5% ABV. This is a Belgian brown ale, yet has a triple fermentation (wouldn't that make it a tripel?). It pours a dark brown colour, the colour of mud really. The head is light brown and lasts a few minutes. The aroma is roasted malt, licorice, and dark fruits, with yeast. The flavour is sweet caramel, yeast, and has a hoppy finish.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 1.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    I've never had this happen before, but this bottle wasn't sealed. There was no carbonation in the beer and there were lots of crap growing in it. I would blame someone other than the brewer but the foil was still sealed around the lid. My fault. In retrospect, this explains the sticky crap all over the bottle. So I am rating this beer all 0's. Kiss my ass MFer's

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    The aroma immediately hits ones nostrils with scents of anise, raisen, fig - perhaps; very fruity but not too sweetly so. The aroma of alcohol is also quite pronounced... and perhaps it should be at 8.5% ABV. While I'm on appearance, I almost didn't buy this one because of that stupid elephant on the bottle. As my college alligience is the the Auburn Tigers and that other team on the other side of the state - the University of West Bessemer (University of Alabama) Crimson Tide has an elephant as their mascot... never made the connection between a red wave and an elephant - but I ramble... The was nothing average about the appearance of the beer. Deep ruby brown, highly carbonated and a huge thick head that hung around for freakin' ever. Very thin on the pallette. Flavors very similar to aroma, including the alcohol. It would be tough to pound one of these down; certainly a sipping beer.

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