Deliria | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for International Woman's Day in March.

Added by desint on 01-26-2014

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Reviews by tard24:
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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Huyghe's newest release Deliria is an all female team brewed beer. No bottle information. Brewed in the style of a Belgian strong Pale Ale. Available in 750 ml. bottles.

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 56º fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp stiff foam off white head over a straw champagne body. Clarity is very high and carbonation is plentiful and vivacious. Retention is excellent, lacing is moderately thick and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Cracker pilsner malts with a touch of bread and grain malt for body. Belgian and farmhouse strain yeast characteristics with notes of peppery spice, floral character, cider fruit and lemon peel. Grassy hop notes are subtle and bring with them an equally tempered bitterness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Clean, under sweet cracker malt base with a matching spicy and grassy hop bitterness to pair. The yeast profile lends notes of lemon rind, mild peppercorn and white grape to a very dry, champagne-like finish. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is clean, dry, moderately acidic. Carbonation is full for a crisp, perky mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is very slightly bitter and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is low, and there are no perceivable off characters for a clean, lively mouthfeel. 4.25

(Overall) I'm no lady but I must commend the very skilled women that put together this fine ale. Nice and light, very clean and crisp, collectively a difficult beer to assemble without a hitch. Nice spicy and floral yeast characteristics in a mild mannered beer speaks volumes. Recommended. 4

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like Tremens but with a revamped, drier and spicier taste, the latest Delirium brand springs off the tongue with fruity, spicy and champagne delight.

Its sparkling golden hues edge to the lighter straw side as interwoven streams of carbonation is easily mistaken for French champagne. Its cottony froth flood the nose with spice and wine with the lightest backdrop of wafter-thin malt. Its dry sweetness and floral upstart promise a lively session.

The ale simply blossoms over the middle palate as the high effervescence engulfs the mouth with apple, lemon, green grape, pear and tangy berries. As the bubbly action acts like "pop rocks", it dissolves the slender sweetness with ease and ushers in pepper flavor of clove, freshly grated white pepper, cracked black peppercorn, paradise seed, coriander and a tart vinous acidity.

Despite its strong alcohol, the beer's dryness resonate with a lighter and effortless body. A bitter balance is of fresh-cut grass, straw and leaf. Lightly herbal and peppery, a short aftertaste continues dryly of fruit and chardonnay.

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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of generallee
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Belgian goblet. 2015 bottle.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and fruity yeast driven aroma with a scent of Belgian style fruit esters and spices. Belgian yeast with a scent of funk and spice hints of clove, coriander, and peppers. Fruit hints of white grapes, lemon, banana, pear, green apple, pineapple, and orange. Sweet scent of Belgian candied sugar. Malt hints of straw, cracker, and grain. Light hints of floral hops. A very nice Belgian aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and spicy yeast driven Belgian taste with notes of fruit, spices, and cracker. Belgian yeast with some clove, white pepper, coriander, and funk. Fruit notes of lemon, white grapes, pear, banana, green apple, orange, and pineapple. Soft malt notes of cracker, straw, and grains. Sweet note of candied sugar. Subtle notes of floral hops. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Drying and somewhat acidic. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A very good Belgian Ale. Good mix of fruit esters and spices with a smooth drying body.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured somewhat gingerly into my Lucifer snifter.

Sight: Beautiful and bright gold, lots of effervescence. Tiny, sprinting bubbles to make up the thick, sudsy and stark white head. Some haze, or maybe it’s all the bubbles. Oh, did I mention the deafening pop that occurred when I removed the cork, and the champagne-like fizz erupting from the bottle? Holy pink elephant, Batman!

Aroma: Delicate combination of spice, sweetness, grainy or bready like malt, bright citrus… lemon? Booze. It’s there, hiding in the wings.

Taste: Light and refreshing. It very much imitates the aroma; however the sweetness is not the star of the beer- that would be the dryness. Wow, brut champagne levels of dryness. It makes me want to go back for more and more. I get the spice, but I can’t really tell if it’s the yeast, spices used, or both.

Feel: As you might have guessed- active carbonation, bubbly, light, fizzy. Great refreshing aspect to it all, and finishes super-dry. Light body, or maybe “light plus.” LONG finish, those bubbles stick around on your tongue.

Overall: A satisfying sipper and pleasant brew. As one reviewer made mention of the beer brewed by women, it just shows they’re capable. “Brewer” though typically thought of as male, by default, is a unisex term, and the ladies at Brouwerijj Huyghe have my compliments.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up at World Market in West Hills, CA.

Look: Poured into a snifter from Delirium's iconic 750mL ceramic bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a foamy 1 inch head.
Smell: Great dry fruitiness, abundant with white grapes, apple, and a slight bitter wheatiness.
Taste: Wheaty, slightly herbal, strong yeastiness. Bitter and dry in the finish.
Feel: Very similar to champagne. Seltzery carbonation, light, smooth. Very pleasant.

Overall a great Belgian blonde. Good balance of fruitiness in the smell with dry wheat and yeast in the taste. Like I said, very similar to a champagne with a great light, heavily carbonated body that finishes really well.

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Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Huyghe "Deleria"
1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. painted bottle, corked and caged, 2017 edition
$11.99 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Hazy golden body beneath a massive head of bright white foam that doesn't want to settle down. Excellent head retention and very good lacing.
Smell: Quite floral (roses), and then fruity (apple, pear) over a sweetish, grainy malt base. It's also mineralish and somewhat spicy (white pepper, coriander seed).
Taste: As the aroma suggests. A moderate bitterness backs it, and along with the yeasty spiciness and some carbonic bite from the carbonation, and perhaps even a hint of alcohol (although it never really shows), it finishes mostly dry as some of the sweetish malt quickly erodes from the palate leaving soft spice lingering behind.
Feel: Crisply effervescent and gently bristling with a fine bubbled carbonation and light-medium, perhaps even medium-light body.
Overall: Basic in overall terms but at the same time loaded with enough character and depth that it could remain interesting throughout several servings. Charming. Well rounded. Worth trying.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riotontheroad
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

9/20/16...pours pale yellow gold with heavy thick and high white foam. Quite persistent. Pale belgian yeast nose. Taste is a bright citrus open, fresh that rolls into a tasty belgian bitter. Shot of citrus every so often. Good.

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Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of TheGent
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet.

A: Hazy straw color, with a bubbly champagne like appearance. The head is thin a bone white and disappears. No lacing.

S: Crackers, grassy and booze. A touch of white pepper.

T: Malt notes of crackers. Nothing sweet going on here. Citrus notes of lemon. Booze.

M: Effervescent. Warm booze lingers.

D: Drinkable for sure, though the booze comes through on the nose and palate. Drank this with a heavy dinner of swedish meatballs, potatoes, lingon and brown sauce and it held up well and was a nice compliment. Less champagne flavor than others of this style. Body is moderate. Not too dry, not too sweet.

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Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +2.3%

From the 750 ml. corked caged bottle marked 04MY-18:23-LOG14101. Sampled on December 7, 2014.

The pour is golden yellow and a decent sized white head that sits around until the end.

The aroma is very pleasing with its Belgian toast, Belgian yeast, lemongrass, and clean crisp hop note. It works for this style.

Light to medium body but quite refreshing,.

Drinking it is like drinking sparkling champagne. The carbonation tickles the senses. Once one is beyond that one gets a nice dose of Belgian toasted malts, sweetness, and a nice hop bite that is not overly bitter. Very nice.

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Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bicyclebill
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of t_holland
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ananh
3.4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of fourstringer
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Cork reads 2014. Label is dated 04/17, presumably a best by.

A: Pale golden yellow body with exceptional clarity on the initial pour. Hazy by the end of the bottle. 1.5 fingers of coarse, sudsy white head. Ok retention. Scant lacing.

S: Fruity, Belgian yeast with white grape, pineapple, pear. Touch of musty earth. Cracker. Grass. Noble-type hops.

T: Flashes of fruit and yeasty spice open, yielding to pale malt and a gradual build of hops. Finishes quite dry with a lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Clean. Light alcohol presence.

M: High carbonation with a linger effervescence initially. Acquires a creamy texture as it settles down. Light body. Champagne-like feel.

O: A bubbly delight. Nice going, ladies. Nice, dry fruit notes. Crisp. I haven't had DT in a while, but this is certainly a distinct brew from my recollection.


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