Delirium Nocturnum – Brouwerij Huyghe (Belgium)

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Delirium Nocturnum – Brouwerij Huyghe, 8.5% ABV, 330ml., (Melle, Belgium)

  • Style: Belgian Strong Ale
  • Taste: Cream-fizzy sweet red apple roast barley malt dark fruity
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $20 – 4x330ml. + 1 glassware, November 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes, more than the Tremens

Visual: Pours dirty mocha brown with a very large lasting ultra foamy head, 3mm layer of retention, half sticky lacing, lots of active streams.

Nose: unfiltered red apple juice, thick sweet barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: incoming tangy-sour, fizzy-bubbly

Mid-palate: more fizzy-tingly, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) woody red apple juice, soft tangy-barnyard sour, light cola/brown sugar roasted barley malt

Finish: burpy, stealth hops, dark fruit/plum tangy with alcohol zing.

Summary: Same fizzy-bubbly texture as the Noel and Tremens with the flavour being somewhere in between.