Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by xymyl:
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Light golden color with a pure white head that lasts for well over an hour, abundant lace in small clumps sticks everywhere, looks great.
Aroma starts off with a strong pilsner malt note, sweet and sour notes are also very prominent, rich floral notes, yeast, apples and pears, great spices, slight cheese & wine notes emerge as it warms, great complexity in a very refreshing beer. Alcohol takes a quick bow.
Taste starts with a simple sweetness that quickly mingles with (and quickly takes a back seat to) herbal spicy notes, lavender stands out, but the flavors go on and morph as long as you can possibly drink.
Light bodied to medium light, carbonation was very high but that just adds to the experience. My advice, start this at 55 degrees F, then drink it slowly, letting it climb to about 68 degrees. If you need to drink something else, suck on a geuze in between sips and let them fight it out.
I haven't had this in about 4 years, just another great beer that I had forgotten was this good. If I was going to criticize, I could say that it could have done well with slightly less sweetness, but since it is perfect as is, and the balance hides flavors making a more interesting drink, I won't criticize.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2007 04:34:57 | More by xymyl
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4.03/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap, poured into a snifter.
Appearance - gold, bubbly champagne. Thin, white head that leaves minimal lacing.
Smell - a bit underwhelming; some fruit sweetness and mild spices.
Taste - far exceeds the nose, very flavorful and refreshing!
Feel - light considering the ABV, but that isn't a negative. Finishes a bit dry.
Overall - a very good beer, but for the price, give me Duvel.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 20:55:29 | More by DenverHopHead
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 3,667 ratings.