Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by Windigo:
4.91/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I am a bartender and a liquor drinker. I have been bartending for a decade plus now and have been in search of the perfect beer for many many moons. The truth is, I don't really like beer. I know, horrors!!! So when I found this while working in Florida about 4 years ago, I fell hard in love. I guess I am more a sucker for the Belgian ales, and this is the queen. Over all a very enchanting brew with a hint of spice at the tail end, a fragrant nose, nice weight, caramel appearance....you have to love the pink elephant!
Second Review- This time on tap: This is still the most perfect beer ever made.
Serving type: on-tap
10-21-2013 22:36:52 | More by Windigo
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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 4,101 ratings.