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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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4,914 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,914
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 236
Gots: 747 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle, gave a really large creamy white head, with really strong retention and lacing. Colour was a really light straw gold. Some visible carbonations.
S - was clean and floral, with yeasty and lemon/pine notes. Banana. inviting.
T - Good palate of clean florals, stonefruit, belgian yeast notes, minerally with nice balance and a clean dry finish. Piney.
M - good body, plenty of carbonation, bit of creaminess.
A quite nice an impressive looking BSPA, certainly on par with the other fine examples, this had notes of pine floral cleaner and a balanced yeasty profile. Would have it again.

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3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Maybe the second best known Belgian strong pale after Duvel, fairly easy to track down and worth trying on tap as well as from the bottle. DTs pours a nice lemon drop yellow, pretty clear and sparking with a minimal amount of white head that nevetheless leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a compelling blend of dusty spicy yeast, sweet fruits, and an interesting funk or horse blanket note, almost like an old library full of musty tomes. Not brett per se but you are definitely sniffing something full of interesting esters. Palate is sweet, sour, and bitter all rolled together, a rich honey malt sweetness coupled with cardamom and coriander spice notes like a yellow curry, and some orange rind, apple and pear fruit to round out the corners a bit and provide added juicy complexity. Reasonably chewy and thicker than a tripel but still pretty crisp and refreshing with some hops cleansing the palate. The alcohol is amazingly well obfuscated. Its almost not there. I actually prefer this to Duvel, itself a classic. The additional spice is ... Nice.

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3.12/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Oasis in Rockford, IL.

I don't really get what the hype is with this beer. Sure, it tastes like a typical belgian, if you can get around the massive alcohol taste. It's so uninhibited, that I'd even go so far as to say that I've had 15% ABV brews that are smoother than this. It's cloying, distracting, and out of place. The mouthfeel is too syrupy and thick, and it allows the alcohol to cling to your taste buds and distract you from further sips. If you want a pretty or fragrant beer, you could do worse, but in taste, I can't recommend.

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2.4/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pretty disapointed. I expect a Belgian Strong to have penty of sweetness and yeast flavors. It should be very complex.
Basically felt like was drinking a Shock Top. Minimal depth of flavor. Strong cooreander (which I hate). Little hoppines.
Color was hazy straw.
No reason to go out of your way to get this.

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3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Delirium Tremens cervoise at Brasserie Beck (Washington, DC). Reviewed from notes.

A: Slightly hazy golden with short cap of bright white head with decent retention and a thin rim of lacing.

S: A more herbal, earthy hops note with moderately grainy pilsner malt sweetness and relatively hefty dose of sweet alcohol. Yeast esters of pear and apple are in there too.

T: The flavor is also more herbal hops dominated than most other BSPAs. The alcohol note is sweet and strong, a little too up front for my tastes. There are luscious fruity pear, grape, bubblegum, and apple esters, mostly apple and grape, which work pretty well with the sweetish pilsner maltiness. There is a light bitter edge, but the beer is fairly well-balanced. THis is just a little too heavy on alcohol bite for me.

M: Appropriately light in body with spritzy carbonation, right on for style.

O: Give me Duvel every day of the week but there's nothing dreadfully wrong with this beer -- it's just a bit too heavy-handed with alcohol presence for me.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
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