Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by jmfc8237:
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
No clue why I have waited so long to try this beer but perhaps I'm not sold on bottle design. But clearly this beer is all about what's inside. Pored a straw yellow clear color with a bit less carbonation than I was expecting. Thin lace around the rim but no retention. Slightly tart grapes and peaches and a lovely yeasty aroma that is as well balanced in the nose as I can imagine of any Belgian pale. Slight straw and browned grass at the front followed by a stringent and slightly bitter aftertaste. crisp fruit and subdued slickness and mixed in well with a lovely tart finish. This oozes perfection and I can't wait to have another one.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2011 00:28:06 | More by jmfc8237
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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 4,107 ratings.