Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sixth Beer o' Xmas '08: Delirium Nocturnum

Thanks for hangin' in there everyone. We're at the half-way point of our journey on the inebriation express. Next stop, Pink Elephants. Right about now, you should be seeing these demons of the drink; if not? you will be soon.

Singing... The Sixth Beer of Xmas, that the beer lush pushed on thee.... Delirium Nocturnum! This strong, dark beauty hails from Belgium and has a bit of a kick to it. So be respectful or that Pink Elephant will be showing you the business end of that trunk. Mark Alston knows what I mean... Eh Mark???

Pours a dark brown with amber highlights. Two fingers of foam quickly fade to a thin cap. The nose is of apple, dark fruit, bubble gum, maltiness and spices. The flavor starts slightly sweet, with musky malts and an earthy spiciness. The end has some prunes with a mild tartness to it. Alcohol is noticeable and it finishes dry. Creamy and medium-bodied in the mouth. A good Belgian dark ale. Definitely worth a try, especially for lovers of the Belgian style.

14 comments:

Douglas said...

Nice choice. Man, I want to go to the Delirium Cafe in Brussels. If I brought my credit card I'd spend hundreds.

kent said...

I tried this last night and it was delicious. It's 8.5% but very subtle in it. I'll be grabbing another soon.

Nice post...

Ed said...

Where do you get this one? Bayou? I just scored some Delirium Tremens at the wine store, but I didn't see this one.

Mikey said...

Yeah Ed, I had it at the Bayou. Actually they have the whole Delirium line there, including Delirium Noël! Cheers!

Don LaVange said...

Hey, where do you get this? I had a friend bring me a bottle of Delirium Christmas, which is waiting for me to drink on Christmas day.

don

kent said...

Don the Bayou has this at the moment. I'd give it a shot.

Don LaVange said...

I will do. I'm not driving, I plan on having several nice beers!

Brady said...

Is this available at the liqueur stores in Utah, or just specialty shops and certain bars? I'm in the Ogden area and I've heard great things about Delirium Tremens, as it was recently recommended to me.

Mikey said...

Brady, I believe that Delirium Nocturnum was only available at the Bayou. However, Delirium Tremens should be available at most liquor stores. Cheers!

Brady said...

Thanks Mikey, I wasn't able to find it at the Liqueur Store on Main Street in Roy. I imagine it is in the imported beer section?

I can check the store in Ogden, but which stores have you seen it in SLC, just in case I can't find it?

And how would you compare the two, I've heard that Tremens finishes sweet and sits around 12% alcohol. How would you compare that to Nocturnum?

Don LaVange said...

I thought Nocturnum was only available at the Bayou. I've certainly never seen it at any of the liquor stores I frequent.

Mikey said...

Brady both of those Delirium beers are not as boozy as you think. Tremins comes in at 9% and Nocturnum at 8.5%.

Nocturnum has sweet-dark-fruity notes. While Tremens has an apples and peaches thing going on.

I would call ahead to the stores in SLC before going, but I'm confident that you'll find Tremens at the wine store on 300e. 250s.

Nocturnum is gone for the year. Cheers!

Brady said...

Thanks for all the help guys! My bud and I were able to find Tremens at the liquor store in Ogden around 30th and Harrison Blvd, behind The Pizza Runner. They had 7 bottles and we gobbled them up without a single regret.

What a beer!

Mikey said...

Excellent! By the way I did see someone sucking down a Nocturnum at the Bayou the other night. So it looks like there are a few still out there. Cheers!