Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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5,059 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,059
Reviews: 1,626
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 275
Gots: 935 | 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: 5,059 | Reviews: 1,626
Photo of Malt_Man
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L) Pale orange-yellow, very hazy, very fizzy, thin active white head.

S) Sweet candy and light Belgian yeast. No beer.

T) The depth on the flavour is immense. Very fruity with orange-marmalade notes, pleasant mild bitterness at the end, bread-like yeast. Wonderfully flavourful, wonderfully balanced. Hints of red wine when you concentrate on the aftertaste. So much here.

F) Fizzy. No nasty aftertastes. One of the great achievements of this beer is that the flavours clear quite quickly, getting you ready for the next gulp; I love that in a beer.

O) This is the beer that got me into Belgians. It's still the best Belgian I have had. Like every truly great beer, it has both complexity and accessibility. Superb.

Photo of TulsaUndead
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid beer, one of my favorites.

Photo of Kwevans90
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great tasting beer, poured wonderfully, delightful to drink

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 drmeto
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

S:
-sweet malt,lemon,honey,bubble gum,very bready
T:
-Follows the nose plus banana
F:
-alcohol well hidden
O:
-Classic Belgian Strong Ale

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

Compra: Hipercor San Juan

Opinión: Mi cerveza preferida. Ideal en todas las ocasiones. Gracias a Dios que han vuelto a traerla en hipercor!

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.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 5,059 ratings.