Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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92
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5,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,049
Reviews: 1,622
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 273
Gots: 913 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

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Ratings: 5,049 | Reviews: 1,622
Photo of Vinnygny
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer nirvana. Best beer I have ever had.

Photo of Burgessstratford
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pretty much tastes like miller fortune. Not worth $15.

Photo of bugatti26
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious, smell like a honey, it tastes very very good, fresh beer.

Photo of blackett511
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

There's a reason Huyghe Brewery is so respected, and this beer is why. I love how mainstream this beer is, because it has all the hallmarks of a great; high ABV, great fruity tastes with complex notes of sweat bread, a dark body. I've read reviews complaining about its carbonation--first, its not high, and second this is a beer you drink patiently, not an American brew that you can chug.

Photo of krets
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pink elephants! This is a favorite.

Photo of GuinnessRegular92
1.7/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

For the price, definitely not worth it. It tastes like nail polish smells. La Guillotine is definitely the better beer from this brewery.

Photo of Cgraham
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Too carbonated but good taste

Photo of carolynschaf
4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Quintessential Belgian strong ale. Golden crystal color. Bready body with fruity esters. Warm finish. An excellent high ABV Beglian ale to enjoy.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had quite a few of these over the years. Always outstanding.

Photo of AGRIPINO
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong taste with all the flavour of an well done beer.

Photo of Dustin9421
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best beer I've ever had.

Photo of Stacey-Rae
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light, with very little aftertaste.

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- nice thick foamy head lasts the drinking duration with a nice golden color
-yeast notes with a light grain wheat scents
-a bright yeast beer that drinks incredibly smooth and leaves the nice fresh bread taste
-a little over carbonated but a medium bodied with a warmth
-one of the better strong pale ales i have had the pleasure of drinking

Photo of Dadhack
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on Tap at Yard House.

Photo of Immortale25
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Anderson Valley snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch billowy off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Slightly effervescent Belgian yeast aroma with plenty of spice and banana notes. A bit Bready.

T- Flavor follows suit with lots of fruity esters and a nice slight bitterness from the hops to balance. Somewhat sweet with a well-masked alcohol taste.

M- Spritzy and bright with medium-high carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Man it's been a long time since I've had this one. Almost forgot how excellent it is. Truly a benchmark for the style.

Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favourite beer in Spanish supermarkets. Ideal for everynight

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First off, bottle exploded after uncorking....fun to drink, very active to say the least. alcohol is well hid.

Photo of founddrama
2.94/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

There's something in the bouquet that I can't quite place. Not all together bad, but cloyingly sweet at times and hits hard with those banana-y esters.

Photo of unklemike
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the nicest Belgium's from Belgium to me. Sweet sorta sour taste with a nice white head and finishes with what I can only describe as a old school bubble gum taste

Photo of jancona
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste of crisp apple, pear, honey - dry finish. Great brew!

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clear veiled straw, almost golden color. Extra foamy white 4 finger head lasting around 10 minutes and creating a foam island that you could eat with a spoon. Nice thick legs and powerful activity. Swirling the glass easily recreates a 1 to 2 finger head.

Aromas and flavors of citrus, fruits, grains, toasty bread, and herbal spices. Pleasantly balanced flavors and intensity with some fruity orange sharpness and apple sweetness, but with a slightly vinous and metallic feel.

Slick light body with champagne like carbonation. Balanced finish and well intensified, quite clean, ending with a dry spicy clove like aftertaste.

Overall : Delicious, fresh, warming and almost not feeling like a strong beer. Great craft.

Photo of pat61
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a fruity nose with hints of compost and over ripe fruit. Pours hazy straw to gold under a pure white head that looks like a washing machine gone wild. Strong funky flavors of old plums to old peaches, rich light malts, white bread, a hint of spice and a pleasant bitterness on the finish. Medium full body and medium high carbonation. Biog alcohol but it is not hot or solventy.

Photo of KWolf
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious pink elephants always satisfy.

Photo of Charles_Martel_the_Hammer
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Proper. Whatever is happening is alright here with me.

The head is overwhelmingly big but they're not compensating for anything as far as I'm concerned. Wacky

Bitter.Bitter.Bitter.Bitter.Bitter to the very end

Photo of goldenj999
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Stronger than other beers. Very good.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 5,049 ratings.