Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
4.08/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a nice crisp ple blond with a patchy white head.
S - Smells fresh and of citrus. Clean and sweet smell with a hint that it's strong.
T - Tastes very clean and with light fruit note. Some spices and bitter hops are present. The alcohol is detected at the end and it warms the throat and stomach.
M - Heavier mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. The strength of this brew is felt in the mouth.
D - Lighter in look and smell, this beer is alot stronger then it appears and rightfully so with it's 8.5 abv. Looks like I'll be savoring one of these bad boys.
Notes - Big flavor and alot of alcohol make this one strong brew. Very well balanced and straight to the point, this beer holds its weight.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2009 01:06:00 | More by BeerForMuscle
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3.76/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
One of the "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" -- #51 of the ones I've reviewed here.
This is a very strange beer. With one exception it's a fairly standard Belgian Golden in the Duval tradition, not bad but not anything amazing. Pours a lightly brownish-gold with a head that disappears rapidly. The nose is about what you'd expect, a sort of tropical fruit flavored bubblegum kind of deal. That also continues into the candy like flavors, although it ripens a bit as it warms up into more assertive just plain fruit flavors and a blast of that funky Belgian yeast that's hard to explain but anybody who's ever had a Belgian in this style (actually, in a lot of styles) knows about.
Like I said, nothing bad but nothing really special, either. The one thing, though, that really is extraordinary about this beer is the mouthfeel. The effervescence here is paired with a finish so bone dry that the moment you register the taste it's already gone, just a wisp of it lying around on your tongue. It's really hard to describe, but the effect is rather like pouring the beer into a cologne bottle and spritzing it into your mouth, you're almost not drinking it so much as absorbing it.
I've never really tasted a beer that did anything quite like that, and I think this is worth seeking out soley to experience it. A beer who's prime virtue is it's mouthfeel is really a remarkable thing.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 21:09:22 | More by dougbassett
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,107 ratings.