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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,150 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,150
Reviews: 1,531
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 168
Gots: 325 | FT: 4
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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JaredKent

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A tad lighter than I had expected. The bottle obviously gives no hint to what is inside, but I was expecting something a bit more amber. A beautiful head is formed on the initial pour and holds wonderfully throughout the entire tasting. Roughly a 9 SRM.

Scent: The first thing I smell is a hint of that traditional Belgian funk. Nothing that takes over the beer, but just enough that says, "We are now landing in Belgium, I hope you enjoy your stay." The next thing on my nose is fruit. There's banana from the esters, but also something sweeter, tropical, berry-like. We are talking bubble gum esters here. Underneath all bubble gum is a malt driven beer that is just asking you to take a sip.

Taste: The aroma is so heavy on the esters that the taste took me a bit by surprise. I taste the beer that was hidden underneath the bubble gum aromas. The flavors of the pale malt are much more prominent on the tongue. A hint of that Belgian flair just like on the nose. My biggest surprise here was the definite presence of alcohol. Not quite as smooth as the fruity aroma lead me to believe. A little bit of harshness on the back but nothing overbearing.

Mouthfeel: As previously mentioned this beer isn't quite as smooth as I was expecting. The alcohol is omnipresent, which I'm not a huge fan of. The carbonation is high with lots of tiny bubbles.

Overall: I was a bit surprised by this one. The aromas brought me to a place that reminded me almost of childhood, but the flavors didn't quite follow. This was an enjoyable beer to drink, but the initial conflict between the aroma and flavor threw me off. I would definitely say I enjoyed this beer, but I enjoyed each aspect separately. The aromas and flavors just weren't speaking the same language to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 02:41:42 | More by JaredKent
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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,150 ratings.