Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by RixBeer:
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden yellow [much like a Miller Lite but] with a good 2.5 finger head. Very active carbonation dances as the head slowly fade leaving behind a nice coating of sud.
Smells of Belgium. No really I truly believe that either the yeast or water makes belgian beers have that very pleasant aroma. There is a nice yeasty fruit mixed in the nose. Apricot or even peach.
This beer once created as a brewery gimmick for their Italian market. A much more noticeable fruit flavor than aroma. Spices bouncing happily with peach and pear flavors that seem to change and engage the drinker with each sip.
A very light and pleasant mouthfeel. Drink up! this one is a keeper!
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2008 03:11:17 | More by RixBeer
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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
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,102 ratings.