27 October 2008

Beer Review, Delirium Noel

Brouwerij Huyghe Delirium Noel

Appearance: Dark brown hazy body, slightly reddish towards the sides of the snifter. Small head that dissipates quickly. 4.0/5

Smell: Rich, sweet, malty. Hints of apples and grapefruit. Strong overtones of tarty Belgian yeast. Overall aroma muted, doesn't give a great deal of complexity. 3.0/5

Taste: Heavy spices up front, Notes of cinnamon, orange peel, various other citrus-like spices. Strong malts in the middle, finishes with the same spices. Slightly dry in the finish. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate mouthfeel, slightly chewy, Low carbonation. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Overall a decent beer, but the spices are too prominent in the flavor profile and dominate the overall taste. It's not nearly as good as Delirium Nocturnum from the same brewery, and really not worth the cost in my opinion. Probably won't buy again soon. 3.0/5

Overall: 3.5/5

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