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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,778 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3778
Reviews: 1513
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.38%


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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zee3are0

Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On top at Delirium Cafe, Brussels, BE.

A - Like a typical tripel, almost indistinguishable visually from many mass-produced pilsners. However, the first glance appearance is where all similarities end. Head is strong as opposed to a light foam more typical of Low country beers. Beautiful light-gold.

S - Like pure happiness. Hard to isolate it when you're in the basement room of Delirium Cafe and inundated with cigarette smoke, the pallette of 2400 other beers around you and your loud and happy friends.

T - Where the money is made. Tastes of beer in its purest form, not overtly sweet or spiced like most wheatbeers, nor is it bitter and watery like an atypical pilsner. It doesn't dominate the pallette like a stout or strong lager, and in spite of 8.5% ABV, it's not strong in alcoholic taste. Rather, it is a perfect combination of all of the subtle nuances of hops and yeast without assaulting your taste. When bottled, it seems to gain a hint of alcohol taste that is noticably missing (thankfully) when on tap.

M - Doesn't require effort to enjoy. Effervescent, but not outrageous.

D - Perfect. I can't imagine a perfect day of drinking beer and not thinking of my numerous trips to Belgium. I'd plan entire trips to Europe just to enjoy this at the source. It's a life-changing experience. I highly doubt I'll ever rate another beer in my life as highly.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2009 22:13:57 | More by zee3are0
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I've enjoyed a fair share of DT over the years. I've had it both on tap and in their ceramic coated bottles. I recommend having it on draft if possible. The bottles are sometimes off and the flavor just isn't the same. With distribution from Europe, you have no idea how long those bottles have been sitting in a hot New Jersey warehouse.

In it's prime, it pours golden with a beautiful head. In bottles, yeast will be at the bottom of the bottle.

It doesn't smell nearly as good as it tastes. Smells of ale and slight sweetness.

Taste is fruity, spicy, and very sweet. In its prime, I taste banana, orange, coriander, cinnamon, and molasses.

Overall, it's a great beer. I like the overpowering sweetness. It's something I can appreciate with food or by itself.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
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