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

4,156 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,156
Reviews: 1,531
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 168
Gots: 328 | FT: 3
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: 4,156 | Reviews: 1,531 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BrewsCrewSA:
Photo of BrewsCrewSA
BrewsCrewSA

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Delirium Tremens. This one came up more than once in a couple of issues of BeerAdvocate, so I was psyched to try the one I found at H-E-B's Central Market in San Antonio.

Appearance - cloudy initially, a strong golden color that is straw-like in appearance. Found out at second glance why this looked so cloudy, there were chunks floating at quite a density in the beer - is this unfiltered or wild wheat strains? Retained its head for a few minutes before dissolving into symmetrical rings around my snifter.

Decant - Poured from a 750 ml bottle, with a faux ceramic appearance, caged and plasitc corked. Cracked open with a pop. I really have to comment on the asthetics - it's a nice looking bottle! Dancing aligators and dragons, really goes with the mysticism of the name - Delirium Tremens, the Shakes, like the Hallucinogenic Torreador by Dali.

Smell - Floral. Malts rise through a hops top.

Taste - I really need to weigh in here. I've slowly noticed that Belgian beers in 750s have a certain taste that eventually wind down to a sugary alcohol intensity. In this case, Tremens starts as a bright, juicy combination, like white wine. It slowly caves into a horseblanket/banana flavor (brettanomyces?) in the middle before descending further into a sugary shade of warm happiness. Affligem's Noël did this for me too on Christmas Day last December. The last eighth has a pure alcohol aroma/flavor.

Mouthfeel - Has the consistency of water, which I've noticed that great, complex beers such as this can have. Extremely smooth, the alcohol really does sneak up on you, though I could detect it by breathing out of my nostrils on first sip.

Notes: If I was inclined to blow a 10-spot every week on beer, I'd go back for Delirium Tremens until I was to find something better. I really like this beer, and I recommend it for your enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2009 03:21:43 | More by BrewsCrewSA
More User Reviews:
Photo of Westyn
Westyn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-31-2014 17:37:21 | More by Westyn
Photo of rostencrantz
rostencrantz

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

07-31-2014 14:51:23 | More by rostencrantz
Photo of tastesogood
tastesogood

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-31-2014 08:44:23 | More by tastesogood
Photo of dtsnashua
dtsnashua


4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-31-2014 01:45:30 | More by dtsnashua
Photo of Bryanbrown0420
Bryanbrown0420


5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-31-2014 00:07:58 | More by Bryanbrown0420
Photo of andrewjdc
andrewjdc

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-30-2014 23:39:58 | More by andrewjdc
Photo of sc_peaches
sc_peaches

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

07-30-2014 20:26:03 | More by sc_peaches
Photo of Doomcifer
Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 19:41:58 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of JustinSparks
JustinSparks

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-30-2014 17:29:54 | More by JustinSparks
Photo of MrPlayboy
MrPlayboy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 15:12:38 | More by MrPlayboy
Photo of BogBoyJD
BogBoyJD

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 08:11:26 | More by BogBoyJD
Photo of JSails
JSails

Virgin Islands (British)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-30-2014 04:00:04 | More by JSails
Photo of babaracas
babaracas

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-30-2014 01:57:52 | More by babaracas
Photo of Punisher
Punisher

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 01:20:38 | More by Punisher
Photo of Thefrap
Thefrap

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 01:03:11 | More by Thefrap
Photo of Charlottaye
Charlottaye

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

07-30-2014 00:02:24 | More by Charlottaye
Photo of Darwins25
Darwins25


3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-29-2014 23:07:49 | More by Darwins25
Photo of Sweffin
Sweffin

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-29-2014 22:47:04 | More by Sweffin
Photo of Josh_Buffington
Josh_Buffington


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-29-2014 18:14:55 | More by Josh_Buffington
Photo of Zzz999
Zzz999


3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-29-2014 03:22:42 | More by Zzz999
Photo of twinshen
twinshen

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-28-2014 16:35:46 | More by twinshen
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-28-2014 16:03:59 | More by Howlader
Photo of manuelivan
manuelivan

Spain

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-28-2014 08:31:52 | More by manuelivan
Photo of Kinger2425
Kinger2425


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-28-2014 07:16:11 | More by Kinger2425
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,156 ratings.