Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by Chadpaq:
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours like a typical Beligian Strong Pale Ale--Hence the "4" in that category. I'd like to give it more, but let's be honest, it's the damn APPEARANCE we're talking about here, so...whatever. I guess what I'm trying to say is: It looks like every other BSPA I've ever had. Not a terribly huge head, which was a little disappointing. Then again, I guess they can't all be Duvel.
The smell, however, is a different story entirely. So much fruit enters my nostrils: Apples, pears, maybe some...pineapple? Oranges? It's all fresh, and very citrusy. The smell is definitely the best aspect of the beer so far. The head's receded fully now, and I really should take a swig, but I'm just so preoccupied with sticking my nose in this damn flute that I can't bring myself to do it! I'm afraid I'll be disappointed. Ahh, drain pour, and I'll be done with it.
My nose hasn't led me wrong, and now my tastebuds are taking the reins, and if the beer is any indication, they're doing a fine job. Crisp, fresh, borderline champagne-like...ahem...SPARKLING WHITE WINE like...oh wait, this is from Belgium, so...ugh, I'm just confusing myself, and I'm undoubtedly confusing you even more. The net-net: This beer tastes just like a BSPA should. It's tart. It's not quite as sweet as Duvel, which probably keeps it from getting a "5" in my eyes. But it's pretty darn perfect. It feels wonderful in the mouth. All of the carbonation makes me feel like I'm celebrating with this baby on New Year's. Really, I'm just settling in to a poker game with the boys. Hey, there's never a wrong time for a good beer!
I really enjoyed this one; glad I tried it. Although next time, I think I'll head back to my trusty Duvel. But this is a close second.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2010 23:14:23 | More by Chadpaq
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4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
What can I say about a beer that is named after a medical condition that happens to alcoholics after withdrawing? It's great beer compared to other beers of the world, but is marginal good compared to other Belgium Strong Ales. It is definately a hipster beer. It pours bright gold, has a petite head that sticks around a little bit, and stable body (average carbonation). It has a natural taste of grasses, malts, hops, earth, and sweetness, with the yeast taste running major interference. It has an edge to it's tast becuase of the 8.5% ABV, it has malty aftertaste, and is a filling beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 20:10:21 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 3,770 ratings.