Friday, May 11, 2012

Delirium Nocturnum

  • SRM Color : 24
  • Brewer: Brouwerij Huyghe
  • Brewer's Description: 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.
  • Recommended Glassware: A Tulip
  • Russ' rating: 9 of 10
  • With the brew: A well deserved night off.
  • Comments: I was a bit put off by the packaging on this brew, but after reading more about it from other bloggers I was convinced to try it. I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The pour was very smooth and easy to manage. The head consisted of smaller than average bubbles (<0.5mm) and laced the glass the entire beer. This beer is best after it has risen above the temperature of an American refrigerator, and I suggest drinking it "chilled" and not "cold". The aroma was deliciously sweet and subtle, and the tulip glass I used enhanced it beautifully. The taste was full up front, strong and sweet with the malt being the most noticeable flavor, but leveled off as you drank it proving a well crafted blend of bitter hops to leave the palate clean and delicious. 

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