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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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4,962 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,962
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 246
Gots: 798 | FT: 2
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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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Purchased 750 mL bottle from Lambrechts in St. Joseph, MI on 3/19/12.

Medium pour brought a two finger head, a golden color, and the very light white head was full of medium-sized bubbles.

There was a light citrus and the coriander spice sensation which was very crisp smelling.

Taste was very smooth malts and wheat as well as as a nice lemony flavor and the spiciness from the coriander. Mouthfeel very smooth and aftertaste was very good....especially as it warmed.

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On Tap @ Redbones

A: A clear, bright golden straw color. Minimal head lacing, could be the tap or bartender.

S: Sweet hard candy, some spicey cloves, brown sugar, green bananas.

T: White bread, with hints of cinnamon/cardamon spice, very sweet, dark fruit, also some rasin/malt presence.

M: Very creamy, very carbonated, also syrupy and rich. A little sweet for my liking in the future I would prefer to split this. No booziness.

O: A tasty Belgian. A little disappointing though. Flavors seemed a tad mild, nothing crazy or unique. Solid brew though. Would like to try a bottle.

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A - The pour yields loads of swirling carbonation... Three fingers worth of fluffy lop-sided pillow-like audibly fizzy pure snow white head... Solid retention gives way to a full thick creamy lacing... A cyclone of micro-bubbled rapid paced carbonation rises in the center of the glass... This is surrounded by moderate paced slightly larger carbonation that rises in random patterns... There is a bit of a haze... A nice slightly pale medium bold color... A slight bit of lacing clings on the glass...

S - Loads of Belgian yeast upfront... Lemon and lemon zest... A bit of orange zest as well... Pears... Some grassy hay notes... Perhaps a hint of butterscotch...

T - Pears... Apples... A lit bit of candied sugar... Belgian yeast... A mix of lemon and orange zest... Faint grassy notes... A hint of sage...

M - Medium bodied... Fluffy and smooth... Very very light carbonation... Delicate... A bit understated...

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The aroma somewhat standard for a tripel. It's a little less sweet smelling which is nice, but comes across as a little dull due to that. Spice is also a bit lighter as well like I enjoy.

The flavor is subtle and tasteful without being weak. A bit of citrus and hop bitterness balance this quite well. It seems ever so slightly funky which makes it taste interesting while still having a typical bspa base.

The body is fairly full and of a moderate weight. The finish is slightly dry and just a tad sticky.

This was a bit better than I was expecting and I'm glad my friend got a bottle of this for me. The drinkability is just right. The 8.5% is well hidden and it isn't so light that I fly through it or so heavy that I'm sitting on it for a while.

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