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Brouwerij Huyghe

Official Web Page 
Brusselsesteenweg 282, Melle, B-9090, Belgium
Tel: 09-252-15-01

Opened: 1500's
Capacity: 
Date Visited:

Brouwerij Huyghe, located just outside Ghent, is over 400 years old, still existing at its original location, and family owned. It’s known by many beer fans as the brewer of the well-reputed and amusingly named “Delirium Tremens.” 

Beers Reviewed

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Delirium Nocturnum Type: Belgian Ale ABV: 8.5%
Dark brown with a little ruby red, fairly clear in body for a bottle-conditioned ale, dense beige head leaves a slight lace on the glass. Complex aroma, deep raisin/prune/honey maltiness that makes this a little similar to a brown ale, but it’s more complex than that. There’s some smokiness, a little spice but not much hop, while further effort and persuasion also reveal an alcohol aroma. The flavor immediately reveals malt at the front, but I also get a little candy sugar, then signs of plums, apples, an underlying yeastiness and a more instantly noticeable toasted malt. There’s a burnt coffee-like finish that is moderately dry, while there is a slight but somewhat overshadowed citric tang. The finish is satisfyingly long, a fruity, plumy aftertaste with some spiciness, while there’s some alcohol warmth that kicks in and balances out the malt. Although not showing much hoppiness, it does all round out very well with a nice balance of flavors.
Ratings: Appearance: 3/5 Aroma: 9/10 Palate: 4/5 Taste: 9/10 Overall: 17/20 Score: 4.2

 

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Last Updated: 07/24/2001

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