Brouwerij Huyghe (Delirium) did not have a traditional Christmas beer until Noel appeared on the scene in 90s. As demand grew for a holiday ale a recipe was created and several label concepts were made. When the chief export markets were asked to pick a design, a consensus couldn’t be made. The brewery, in-spite of the pleads from their packaging team not to, decided to label the bottles with all three designs! A skiing elephant, an ice skating elephant, and a sledding elephant.
Delirium Noel pours a chestnut amber hue, covered with a fine, white, creamy and lacing foam. This strong Belgian Dark Ale has complex aromas of caramel malt, fruit, spices and alcohol sweetness. The flavor has a strong initial presence of alcohol, spices and bitterness. The aftertaste transforms to sweetness, while the spice and bitter notes linger. 10% ABV