Brewed by the Brasserie Huyghe, creators of Delirium Tremens, Delirium Nocturnum was created in 1999 to celebrate the 10th birthday of its big sister.
Pouring deep chestnut brown with a thick tan head, the big bouquet boasts caramel, mocha, chocolate and dark fruit, with a seductive liquorice and pepper character.
Equally inviting, the palate is malty with delicious bitter roasted notes and a liquorice and chocolate character that is brought to life by a conspicuous alcoholic note. The tasting finishes on a slick flourish evocative of port wine.
Brewers of one of the most famous brands in the world, Huyghe is a towering brewery with a reputation for delicious, accessible beers. Best known for its strong ale Delirium Tremens, which is so omnipresent that people think it is the name of the brewery not the beer. Dry like champagne but bittersweet and spicy at the same time, it has won best beer in the world as well as countless other awards since first being brewed in the 1980s and its success has made the brewery part of beer culture everywhere from China to Brazil.