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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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4,746 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,746
Reviews: 1,561
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 212
Gots: 599 | FT: 2
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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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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1.8/5  rDev -56.3%
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)

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Tons of fruity esters. Lots of pear and apple. Spicy black pepper and just a bit of clove. Moderate presence of floral, perfumy hops. Smooth bitter yeast.

Appearance: Bright gold. Hard not to develop a large head on this one. Head is bright white and full of tiny bubbles, a few larger bubbles spaced out throughout the head. Tons of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Good clarity with some very large particles in suspension, even after a delicate pour. Good retention and lots of lacing.

Taste: Fruity, pears and oranges. Hop flavor is actually pine. Spicy black pepper yeast. Light malts, some pilsner malt is clearly present. Alcohol is barely there, but is spicy. Aftertaste is bitter apples and spicy yeast.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, medium to light body. Lots of carbonation. A little warming. Just a bit oily overall.

Overall: Delightful. Lots going on here. Sweet, spicy, bitter. Not sure if the January 2011 on the bottle was the born on or freshness date.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,746 ratings.