Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by pheurton:
3.7/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
on tap at monk's: cloudy orange-tinted brown with an awesomely dense creamy head. lively carbonation zipping through the glass. substantial lacing. pale fruity aroma with that signature belgian spiciness. light to medium body. spicy fruit flavors stand out most, with a pronounced yeast flavor in the middle. sweetness is balanced decently by a sublte saaz like hopiness. goes down easy for a relatively big ABV brew. seems like a nice strong belgian ale to start someone out with. pleasing flavors that are put together well and not too over the top. better on draught that in the bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2004 23:33:01 | More by pheurton
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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.