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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,034 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,034
Reviews: 1,527
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 158
Gots: 281 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001)
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - hazy orange, tons of yeast chunks, massive fluffy white head. Lots of sticky lace is left behind.

S - tons of fresh lemons and oranges, floral spice, very nice aromatics

T - first taste has a real citrus "zing" to it, all sorts of diffent fruits. Not a lot of sweetness, but it isn't tart either. Spice character is somewhat subdued, more evident in the finish, but very enjoyable.

M - mouth filling and light, but not fluffy. Tons of carbonation, but no bite. It's downright refreshing, which is incredible for a beer of this strength.

D - I can't get over how good this is, but also unique

The fresh citrus aroma and flavour are knocking me out. Dynamite stuff. It's missing the sweetness of a tripel, but has the fruitiness I find is missing from some of the drier examples (Duvel). Just a wonderful beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 21:19:47 | More by markaberrant
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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
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Pours like champagne. Beautiful straw colored golden body, fast moving carbonation, below a perfectly white, and very fluffy head; (not sticky on the palate at all, but sticky on the glass).

Smells nutty and malty, very yeasty as well. Mild alcohol smell, not a whole lot. A lot of yeast but also some serious sweet berry notes. Somewhat like blueberry pie, the way the malt and berry smells interact. A little chili pepper in there as well. Tangy.

Taste is complex. Malt and sweetness is all at the front, toastiness and hops at the end. Somewhere in the middle is mild alcohol, though not as much as expected. The yeast and malt from the nose have stuck around and give the beer a deep creamy buttery taste. Mild sweetness, though the sweetness definitely grows as the beer warms (though I had it not all that cold, around 48 degrees, to begin with). Raisins in the aftertaste, though the hops and yeast are what stick around most.

Mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated. If my taste buds were shot completely I would think I was drinking champagne (look and feel).

$9 for the 750ml bottle, definitely a treat, and worth it. This may not be my favorite style, but this is good beer.

(Side note, USA lost to Belgium just a few days ago in the World Cup, so part of me feels like I'm betraying my country drinking Belgian ale this week... but not that big of a part. Great beer comes first)

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,034 ratings.