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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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4,387 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,387
Reviews: 1,539
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 186
Gots: 436 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

brandon911, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

hmph, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Niklas, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

rale, Apr 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

tkincaide, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

MercerTraieste, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Sicem99, Apr 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

tln13, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Stocean1
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a two finger white head into a snifter, big retention and plenty of lace, semi-clear, gold honey hued body.

S - pale malt, spicy yeast, light fruit, banana

T - pale malt and pears and apples up front, spicy yeast (pepper), some lemon and honey coming through, floral hops in the background, a hint of alcohol.

M - medium bodied, little carbonation, a light lingering bitterness in the finish, hint of sweetness and dry. The abv is well masked.

O - An excellent strong pale ale that I will definitely have again sometime soon (Beertown has it on tap). It is complex and a real joy to sip on.

Stocean1, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Tarks, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

whatname, Apr 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

ejw127, Apr 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

JxExM, Apr 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

QuantumPint, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

wartman, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

abrodsky, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

hpnguyen52, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of FightingEntropy
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delirium Tremens is a hazy burnt orange beer with a stark white, fluffy head that piles high. Very light bready malt under yeast, pepper and spice. Pleasant and inviting. Sweet biscuit with a significant pepper, spice, and a hint of apple that leads to a dry finish. Spicy sweetness lingers until the next sip. Pepper and spice grows with the warmth initially with the 8.5% alcohol remaining unapparent the entire time. Taste goes a little flat when it warms too long. Oddly, it helps the taste to warm a little, but there's a window of peak flavor for this beer. I've always liked this beer a lot and can see why it's a popular at multiple tap bars. It's a quality beer that's extremely approachable.

FightingEntropy, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

smartassboiler, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

PierceMyers, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of hopshead411
1.8/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

When I poured this beer i was shocked at its dreadful appearance. It looked like carbonated pond water. I thought perhaps they were going for something unique, however one taste told me otherwise. How could a beer that had won so much acclaim taste like moldy wet cardboard??? I have huge respect for the reviewers here on BeerAdvocate so I started reading the best and worst reviews. The best describe an amazing, clear, drinkable beer, and the worst describe exactly what I experienced. I am sure both reviews are correct, and no one is hyping or slandering. My concern is that a high gravity beer should have a good long shelf life, and this bottle was less than three, which points to a quality control problem. It may be unfair, but it is true a measure of a good beer is consistency. I will try Delerium again, but only if someone else pays for it.

If anyone is interested in reading my full review it is at http://www.hopsheads.com/wordpress/?p=185 (this is not a commercial site, just my tasting notes for fun)

hopshead411, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of yamar68
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cork burst out with a gunshot BANG upon untwisting the cage. My dog is still hiding in the laundry room...

Poured from 750ml bottle to tulip:

Really nice to look at. Light, clear pear color with a healthy head and tons of beading; great lacing. The nose is super estery. Ripe fruits: green apple, banana, also some clove. The taste mimics the nose with the addition of a soft, tangy finish that ends up clean. Extremely drinkable - dangerously so. Overall, a must-try.

yamar68, Apr 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

ThirstyTorpy, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

valkyre65, Apr 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,387 ratings.