Brewery Huyghe Delirium Red (8%)

RedI’m really very disappointed to see not only sugar, but also flavourings and sweetener listed in the ingredients of this beer along with the cherries and elderberries.
I wanted to really like Red, I wanted to like it in the same way I like Delirium and Nocturnum, but it’s just too sweet and sickly, much like the Lindemann’s Bacchus I once bought from Sainsburys.
I want some bitterness, some sourness from the fruit, a tart kick that makes my eyes water.
But mainly I don’t want to not like a Delirium beer.
But I don’t.
I don’t like it.
It’s rather like an alcopop in fact.
A big sticky, sugary, blast of booze in a bottle.
Boo.

Source: The Beer Hawk

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Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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One Response to Brewery Huyghe Delirium Red (8%)

  1. Paul Nelson says:

    I am certified beer judge in the BJCP, and I was also disappointed in Delirium Red.
    I was expecting that wonderful Belgium characteristic of a great Kriek, but unfortunately it tastes like a cherry cough drop. If you like cherry cough drops you will love this beer!

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