Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by dowen17:
3.48/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass. Massive four finger white head that overflowed out of the glass. Hazy apple juice color. Head retention is very high with large amounts of lacing.
On the nose I get a heavy scent of apple and maybe a little bit of peach. This beer smells really good and complex.
At first I can't really think of words to describe this beer. It's got a fruity taste, maybe rotten apples and peaches. A little bit of honey sweetness up front. A bit metallic. There's a strange aftertaste that I've never gotten from any other beer. This is definitely one of the more complex beers I've tried. A bit boozy but not overpowering.
Mouthfeel is light but slightly creamy. High carbonation which makes it very refreshing.
This is a very interesting beer. I like it. I don't know if its quite deserving of some of the high ratings I've seen but its very drinkable and has a fairly good taste. Definitely worth trying its just not really my thing.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 07:57:40 | More by dowen17
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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.