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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,114 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,114
Reviews: 1,531
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 163
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)
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BrewsCrewSA

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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
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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,114 ratings.