Delirium Noël is a Christmas beer that may leave you seeing pink elephants. Cousin to Delirium Tremens, this 10% ABV beer comes in the unique Delirium white faux ceramic bottle with a red foil covering on the top for Christmas. And boy, do I like this one.
Delirium Noël pours amber with a thick foamy head that reduces to lace after a few minutes. The aroma of this Belgian strong ale is unmistakable Belgian yeast, sweet malts, and spice. It is sweet, with caramel, spice, bread, and a touch of dark fruit notes. There is a lively mouth-feel from the carbonation, and just a bit of alcohol burn on swallowing.
Brouwerij Huyghe in Melle, Belgium makes Delirium Noël with several different labels. Most have a me on a sleigh leading a team of elephants instead raindeer, which is silly, really, because everyone knows elephants can’t fly.
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