Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by shacawgo24:
4.51/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-Sunny yellow-gold. Deep orange edging. Crowned with a white float of foam. This average head dissipates fairly quick but is a beauty when alive. Scant lacing. Fun to stare at the body, which has lively champagne esque bubbles shooting upwards. A bubbly beer.
S-Soapy. Banana. Clove. Yeasty. Orange. Apple juice. One can pull various fruits primarily citrus. And the penchant baked goods & spices that are Belgian trademarks are apparent.
T-Bright citrus. Sweet & sour. Apricot. Bananas and oranges dominate. Dashes of spices like clove and nutmeg. The harmony of fruit and spice give a cider taste. One must sip this beer I feel. To experiment and decipher flavor and to enjoy the top shelf quality of Tremens.
M-Low/moderate body. Refreshing. Thickens with time a tad, body more on thin-watery side. This works though if the taste is very juicy and sweet. Palate is left moist and tickled via carbonation. And yet an interesting drying effect comes via yeast I'd have to believe. This cool tongue trick replenishes & refreshes, yet dries out the tongue which keeps you sipping.
O-A beer that has to be tried. One will come back to it here and there. For some it's a favorite beer. Tremens may be the best quality affordable non-whale Belgian Strong Pale Ale along with Goose Island's Matilda. There is better in the style though that drinkers will seek out. I wish the head was better because the body color is truly as if the sun was squeezed into your glass. Smells great. Tastes great. Feels like a sticky champagne. Drink It.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 23:48:26 | More by shacawgo24
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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.