Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip. The pour is bright golden yellow, crystal clear, and sports an impressive 3 fingers of coarse white head which dies down a bit quickly. The nose is spot on for the style, featuring fruity esters and spicy phenols. I get notes of pears, apples, flowers, and herbal notes.
The beer has a medium body, a dry fruity flavor, and good firm feel. Up front is a nice bready malt presence, then a well-constructed fruit and spice flavor. Apples and pears play against dry, herbal hoppy notes that keeps the flavor from getting too sweet. It's very balanced and seems to touch every dial on the palate. The finish is not Duvel-dry, but dry nonetheless and a bit short-lived and disappointing. Not as effervescent as I like beers in this style. No booziness at all and no diacetyl either.
I can see why this is a classic offering of this style, but it's not as tasty as Duvel nor as complex as Stille Nacht. At this price point, I expected a bit more. There are other beers in this style I want to try, so I doubt I will be returning to this one for a while. Still, very glad I tried it and wish I hadn't waited so long.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2014 01:05:44 | More by deadonhisfeet
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