Deliria - Brouwerij Huyghe

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: desint on 01-26-2014

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Huyghe's newest release Deliria is an all female team brewed beer. No bottle information. Brewed in the style of a Belgian strong Pale Ale. Available in 750 ml. bottles.

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 56º fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp stiff foam off white head over a straw champagne body. Clarity is very high and carbonation is plentiful and vivacious. Retention is excellent, lacing is moderately thick and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Cracker pilsner malts with a touch of bread and grain malt for body. Belgian and farmhouse strain yeast characteristics with notes of peppery spice, floral character, cider fruit and lemon peel. Grassy hop notes are subtle and bring with them an equally tempered bitterness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Clean, under sweet cracker malt base with a matching spicy and grassy hop bitterness to pair. The yeast profile lends notes of lemon rind, mild peppercorn and white grape to a very dry, champagne-like finish. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is clean, dry, moderately acidic. Carbonation is full for a crisp, perky mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is very slightly bitter and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is low, and there are no perceivable off characters for a clean, lively mouthfeel. 4.25

(Overall) I'm no lady but I must commend the very skilled women that put together this fine ale. Nice and light, very clean and crisp, collectively a difficult beer to assemble without a hitch. Nice spicy and floral yeast characteristics in a mild mannered beer speaks volumes. Recommended. 4

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Photo of JMS1512
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured somewhat gingerly into my Lucifer snifter.

Sight: Beautiful and bright gold, lots of effervescence. Tiny, sprinting bubbles to make up the thick, sudsy and stark white head. Some haze, or maybe it’s all the bubbles. Oh, did I mention the deafening pop that occurred when I removed the cork, and the champagne-like fizz erupting from the bottle? Holy pink elephant, Batman!

Aroma: Delicate combination of spice, sweetness, grainy or bready like malt, bright citrus… lemon? Booze. It’s there, hiding in the wings.

Taste: Light and refreshing. It very much imitates the aroma; however the sweetness is not the star of the beer- that would be the dryness. Wow, brut champagne levels of dryness. It makes me want to go back for more and more. I get the spice, but I can’t really tell if it’s the yeast, spices used, or both.

Feel: As you might have guessed- active carbonation, bubbly, light, fizzy. Great refreshing aspect to it all, and finishes super-dry. Light body, or maybe “light plus.” LONG finish, those bubbles stick around on your tongue.

Overall: A satisfying sipper and pleasant brew. As one reviewer made mention of the beer brewed by women, it just shows they’re capable. “Brewer” though typically thought of as male, by default, is a unisex term, and the ladies at Brouwerijj Huyghe have my compliments.

Photo of antott0523
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet.

A: Hazy straw color, with a bubbly champagne like appearance. The head is thin a bone white and disappears. No lacing.

S: Crackers, grassy and booze. A touch of white pepper.

T: Malt notes of crackers. Nothing sweet going on here. Citrus notes of lemon. Booze.

M: Effervescent. Warm booze lingers.

D: Drinkable for sure, though the booze comes through on the nose and palate. Drank this with a heavy dinner of swedish meatballs, potatoes, lingon and brown sauce and it held up well and was a nice compliment. Less champagne flavor than others of this style. Body is moderate. Not too dry, not too sweet.

Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +2.3%

From the 750 ml. corked caged bottle marked 04MY-18:23-LOG14101. Sampled on December 7, 2014.

The pour is golden yellow and a decent sized white head that sits around until the end.

The aroma is very pleasing with its Belgian toast, Belgian yeast, lemongrass, and clean crisp hop note. It works for this style.

Light to medium body but quite refreshing,.

Drinking it is like drinking sparkling champagne. The carbonation tickles the senses. Once one is beyond that one gets a nice dose of Belgian toasted malts, sweetness, and a nice hop bite that is not overly bitter. Very nice.

Photo of fourstringer
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Cork reads 2014. Label is dated 04/17, presumably a best by.

A: Pale golden yellow body with exceptional clarity on the initial pour. Hazy by the end of the bottle. 1.5 fingers of coarse, sudsy white head. Ok retention. Scant lacing.

S: Fruity, Belgian yeast with white grape, pineapple, pear. Touch of musty earth. Cracker. Grass. Noble-type hops.

T: Flashes of fruit and yeasty spice open, yielding to pale malt and a gradual build of hops. Finishes quite dry with a lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Clean. Light alcohol presence.

M: High carbonation with a linger effervescence initially. Acquires a creamy texture as it settles down. Light body. Champagne-like feel.

O: A bubbly delight. Nice going, ladies. Nice, dry fruit notes. Crisp. I haven't had DT in a while, but this is certainly a distinct brew from my recollection.


Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Light golden yellow in color with a short head. Grass and belgian yeast is picked up by the nose. The flavor follow the nose as grass, lemon zest, belgian yeast, and and a mid floral bitterness create a straight forward belgian ale.

Light and very crisp. Refreshing. Easy to consume this beer.

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like Tremens but with a revamped, drier and spicier taste, the latest Delirium brand springs off the tongue with fruity, spicy and champagne delight.

Its sparkling golden hues edge to the lighter straw side as interwoven streams of carbonation is easily mistaken for French champagne. Its cottony froth flood the nose with spice and wine with the lightest backdrop of wafter-thin malt. Its dry sweetness and floral upstart promise a lively session.

The ale simply blossoms over the middle palate as the high effervescence engulfs the mouth with apple, lemon, green grape, pear and tangy berries. As the bubbly action acts like "pop rocks", it dissolves the slender sweetness with ease and ushers in pepper flavor of clove, freshly grated white pepper, cracked black peppercorn, paradise seed, coriander and a tart vinous acidity.

Despite its strong alcohol, the beer's dryness resonate with a lighter and effortless body. A bitter balance is of fresh-cut grass, straw and leaf. Lightly herbal and peppery, a short aftertaste continues dryly of fruit and chardonnay.

Photo of RockAZ
4.85/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent beer, lovely bottle too. This is like champagne, very bubbly, light and refreshing. Nice blond ale, really enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend pairing with food suitable for white wines, for instance.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/10/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, lime, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spiciness and herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright fruity/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly/bready mouthfeel that is great. A good amount of dryness on the finish as well. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of bright fruity/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of scottfrie
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into Delirium tremens snifter. 2014.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a fluffy and active bright white head that slowly fizzed away into a soft, thick, film.
S: bready malt, mild spiciness, perfumey golden fruits, and some earthy and leafy hops. I get hints of stone fruits such as peach and apricot as well. Biscuity, earthy, spicy and fruity. Slight mineraliness.
T: Follows the nose but with the addition of a nice vinous white grape flavor and mint. Malt and yeast are still very crips, bready, crackery, and doughy, and the hops are earthy and leafy with a nice bitterness in the finish. The finish is full of white wine and golden fruits, and the aftertaste has some lingering peppery spice. Slight bubble gum yeast in there as well.
M: Very fizzy and active carbonation that is luckily soft so as to not take away from the drinkability. The texture almost reminds me of champagne. Medium body, clean, crisp and lightly sweet mouthfeel.
O: It has been a while since I’ve had DT, but this is a very light and enjoyable Belgian pale. Easy to drink with good flavor.

Photo of Mortimrex
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer in the store

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a mildly hazy straw color. The head is a finger high (PS: don't pour straight or aggressively; you *will* end up with almost nothing but head) and white in shade. Typical of the style, the head is extremely bubbly, with acceptable retention. Not much lacing is left on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: There's a pleasantly light fruitiness to it - citrus, apple, pear, and apricot all exist, and all seem quite delicate. Given how lightly malted it is, it's no wonder I'm only picking up a hint of white bread-like malts akin to a pilsner. While it isn't the most intense nose by any means, it makes up for it by being ridiculously delicate (but in a good way!) (3.5)

Taste: The initial flavor is a nice combination of citrus and candied sugar - at times, the taste makes me think 'fruit punch'. As with the nose, maltiness is subdued in favor of the yeast esters. If I had to complain, it's that there's more alcohol coming through than I'd like.

Actually, no - once it opens up properly, the alcohol profile goes away almost entirely, leaving its delicate citrus flavor to rule supreme. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Its combination of light malts, a light feel, and a slender body all conspire to give it a mild booziness. And, as is typical of the style, it's quite fizzy. I'd be chugging this down like mad if I weren't feeling a bit bloated from my dinner. (3.5)

Overall: I'd prefer the alcohol to be concealed a little better, but this is still a solid effort. The malt is lighter than other BSPAs, and it makes the beer seem more delicate (THERE'S THAT WORD AGAIN!) as well. All told, this is pretty damn delicious. (3.75)

3.68/5: Women can brew a BSPA every bit as well as men can? I AM SHOCKED...SHOCKED I SAY /sarcasm

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Lighter less flavorful version of delerium tremems. More "blonde ale" like. Would be excellent in the summertime. Not DT for sure, but still good.

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Deliria from Brouwerij Huyghe
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.