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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,146 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,146
Reviews: 1,531
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 168
Gots: 325 | FT: 4
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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nrb1

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-25-2013 21:19:51 | More by nrb1
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-25-2013 01:21:29 | More by bigdipip
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ahubal

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-24-2013 17:34:38 | More by ahubal
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Pilsgrimage


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-24-2013 13:08:33 | More by Pilsgrimage
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Ilafan

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The place I was at when having this beer, The Red Cow in Edina, Minnesota (a Minneapolis suburb), advertised this beer to be the best beer ever created. Um. Not quite. But it is still a very good beer. In fact, I liked it more than I like most other Belgians.

What I was impressed by with this particular beer was its taste. Sometimes Belgians can be too sweet or dominated by a caramel flavoring. This beer was sweet, but it finished with a tartness that I enjoyed quite a bit. It was also quite filling and rich, which is another aspect of a Belgian that I normally don't care for. But the richness of the taste made me not mind it here.

Also, the smell was strong and fruity. This proved to be quite inviting for me.

Overall, no, not the greatest beer ever made. But it was very good nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 21:15:34 | More by Ilafan
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amendt

Italy

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Here's the skinny: me and my buddy TKing rolled into these Delirium Tremens joints one night or three in Brussels. Only I don't remember because I suffer from the real thing and wasn't impressed. I do remember there was one passable young thing tailing us in the rain. I wanted to slip her the fat man. TKing wasn't buying into it -- he was in it for the beer. She followed us in these high clog heels in the rain till we got to a square and she finally gave up. She was one of these smart phone addicts and decided some bald bouncer she once knew was more reliable than us. So she bailed, my balls wailed, and less than ten seconds later - by magic! - TKing pulled back the curtain and there was the Delirium Tremens camp, on the outskirts, one of the peripheral establishments.

I drank that sumbitch and promptly forgot it. I didn't see any label, so couldn't commit it to memory. Besides, pink elephants and shit don't write to my psyche too much.

Fast forward to two years later (two?). I'm rollin' down the street with a bottle in each pocket in some sunny burb in Sicily at 1 in the afternoon. I'm stalking these hot 20-something backpacking girls, and I'm thinking: me and these Delirium Tremens (two in each pocket) are going to roll these girls, if only I can find 'em.

This is the way of things, my friends! This is the way of things. Delirium comes in these nice ceramic-looking bottles with a variety of pink elephants on the label that put you off. A glass is definitely required. Otherwise, you'll be pulling into your mouth these soft, little yeast chunks that can only remind you of the things that go on in your girlfriend's body that she doesn't want to tell you about.

Nonetheless, it's about the only thing I have to drink around here. Rochefort's all sold out. This Delirium -- the most important thing to know about it is that it has a bitter aftertaste. Not nearly as bad as those peculiar bitter beers you can buy in Belgium -- the name of the category escapes me. But there's something of the same spirit in it. A bit of bitter, a bit of sour. You can still use the bottle as a weapon, though -- lob that bottle right and you can knock out any policeman. Let 'em run, let 'em chase you in the rain.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 13:35:34 | More by amendt
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-23-2013 06:37:17 | More by cclark67789
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Bestie_Ge

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-23-2013 03:57:52 | More by Bestie_Ge
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Muleshark

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-22-2013 21:28:36 | More by Muleshark
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-22-2013 21:25:48 | More by comrade_tony
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 330ml bottle to a tulip.

A: blondish orange color. Good two finger head that retained really well and left some lacing.
Chunks of sediment floating around withing he beer itself. The bottle itself was pretty unique ratings excluded.

S: Fruity esters and some cloves.

T: Pears, green apple skins, banana and green grapes are some what made present. Not as much citrus as I would have hoped for. A little bit of cloves too. Hop bitterness is fairly minimal to moderate. Alcohol content is mildly noticeable. Flavors become more noticeable as it warms but so does the alcohol.

M: Very bubbly and champagne like. Very dry too, leaves little aftertaste and longing for more.

O: I liked this beer. Not something I'd go out of my way to get but I would drink it again if offered. Not really worth the expensive price here in Quebec. I can get better Belgian styles beers for far cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 20:07:38 | More by Haydn-Juby
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GhjBAR

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-22-2013 09:16:16 | More by GhjBAR
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sicksy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-22-2013 01:23:30 | More by sicksy
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BrianCuoz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-21-2013 15:28:20 | More by BrianCuoz
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-21-2013 03:32:22 | More by charlesjwinkler
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-21-2013 03:16:39 | More by eawolff99
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jcoulighan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-21-2013 03:13:27 | More by jcoulighan
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-21-2013 02:14:39 | More by Tjvan2
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-21-2013 00:58:29 | More by HeyYoMar
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craigmj7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-20-2013 22:21:57 | More by craigmj7
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -27.2%

03-20-2013 20:26:53 | More by tom10101
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-20-2013 19:19:27 | More by Celtics76
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Poupae

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-20-2013 03:51:14 | More by Poupae
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Lofty

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-20-2013 00:54:03 | More by Lofty
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Roberto11232

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-19-2013 03:11:02 | More by Roberto11232
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,146 ratings.