1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

Not Rated.
Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,106 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,106
Reviews: 1,530
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 162
Gots: 310 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001)
View: Beers (67) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,106 | Reviews: 1,530 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
BoitSansSoif

France

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

A-Nice-looking clear yellow-gold with billowy head, good retention.

S-Biscuity malt, honey and juicy fruit, spice, faint banana, Belgian yeast w/faint gunpowder.

T-Was initially hit by a metallic taste on the first sip, but subsided. Even rich pale malt with lots of spicy phenols, light fruit, big bouquet in the finish with blast of spice, dry hops, and alcohol.

M-Medium-bodied with full-flavor, alcohol heat, evenly balanced with moderate carbonation that is just right.

D-A pretty hefty beer. I like it a lot, but I only want one every few months, and one at a sitting. A filling, satisfying beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 18:40:57 | More by BoitSansSoif
More User Reviews:
Photo of DamienI
DamienI

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-23-2014 20:28:13 | More by DamienI
Photo of Narthax
Narthax

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-23-2014 19:20:40 | More by Narthax
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-23-2014 16:06:41 | More by thufflife
Photo of Chuffbomb
Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-23-2014 13:10:20 | More by Chuffbomb
Photo of curlybird
curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-23-2014 00:15:32 | More by curlybird
Photo of ThirstyDutchman
ThirstyDutchman

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2014 05:23:09 | More by ThirstyDutchman
Photo of magictacosinus
magictacosinus

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-22-2014 03:53:35 | More by magictacosinus
Photo of Bobbydigi
Bobbydigi

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2014 01:29:02 | More by Bobbydigi
Photo of rpendaga
rpendaga


4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 22:57:13 | More by rpendaga
Photo of Peaches13
Peaches13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 21:06:06 | More by Peaches13
Photo of AndyandAng
AndyandAng

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-21-2014 17:58:55 | More by AndyandAng
Photo of John_Beeryman
John_Beeryman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-21-2014 14:17:45 | More by John_Beeryman
Photo of Gregaroo
Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 07:14:11 | More by Gregaroo
Photo of Ryan82
Ryan82

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 06:08:28 | More by Ryan82
Photo of Etrusco
Etrusco

Brazil

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-21-2014 02:20:51 | More by Etrusco
Photo of joemochas
joemochas

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2014 23:57:24 | More by joemochas
Photo of Undrez75
Undrez75


4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2014 23:54:58 | More by Undrez75
Photo of Mubbly
Mubbly

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2014 22:29:20 | More by Mubbly
Photo of unclerob
unclerob

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2014 21:30:22 | More by unclerob
Photo of dougbassett
dougbassett

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of MikeLenehan
MikeLenehan

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2014 19:58:31 | More by MikeLenehan
Photo of BamfBacon
BamfBacon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2014 16:01:07 | More by BamfBacon
Photo of wonothesane42
wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-20-2014 14:28:32 | More by wonothesane42
Photo of Dan_Metcalf
Dan_Metcalf

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-19-2014 22:52:22 | More by Dan_Metcalf
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,106 ratings.