Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by sethmeister:
4.38/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale, ever so slightly hazed champagne gold color with a great big rocky fleecy head.
Scent is apples, pears, oranges, orange zest, yeast.
Taste is oranges and zest, various lights fruits. Dry rather than sweet. Some pear and apple skin. A nice hoppy kick! Great bitterness at the end. Very long finish. The 9% abv is all but undetectible.
Mouth is medium with a lively effervescence and a slightly juicy feel culminating in a dry finish.
Drink is excellent
Complex flavor, long finish. The hops and bitterness were a delightful surprise. This is a solid A.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2009 02:49:15 | More by sethmeister
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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.