Delirium Tremens
Brouwerij Huyghe

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Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #8
Ranked #4,985
4.13 | pDev: 11.86%
Sep 18, 2023
Sep 02, 2001
Notes: Colour and sight: pale blond, the fine and regular effervesce ensures a fine and stable head.
Scent: Slightly malty, a nice touch of alcohol, spicy.
Flavour: Feels like the sound shot of alcohol is igniting the mouth. In reality the tongue and palate are warmed. The taste is characterized by its roundness. The aftertaste is strong, long-lasting and dry bitter.
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Reviewed by EVH5150

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An absolute classic for a reason. I've always noticed a bit of cherry and a lot of clove in this beer and it's not as bitter as Duvel. This one needs to be served at cellar temp and not COLD in my experience. It makes a big difference in picking out the nuances of the yeast strain. An all-time favorite for me.
Sep 18, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this on draft 9/12/23.

Semi-opaque dull yellow/orange appearance.

HUGE eggshell-colored head; strong tree-rung lacing remained.

Bubblegum & soft wheat notes in the nose.

Soft medium mouthfeel.

Bubblegum & soft wheat flavors.

Drinkable, and it'll do in a pinch, but this classic just isn't for me.
Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 4.8 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by MrJones07 from Spain

Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Jul 25, 2023
Rated: 3.06 by QueenSac from Colorado

Jul 24, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio

Jul 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Cathartes from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle acclimated to 56°F and poured into a goblet.

Pours a rich amber/honey gold with a long lasting 1 finger foamy white head, leaving a think ring of lacing.

Initial aroma is clean fruit esters (my brain is saying pear and pineapple but it's very faint and I'm not sure) with a somewhat sterile, clear alcohol smell. Additionally a pepperiness, a light, fresh, light green grassiness, and a light white floral note can be found. Maybe damp hay? I guess that's probably the yeast. After agitating I notice the alcohol comes forward, and a clean and pale maltiness can be found.

Initially before swallowing I get a peppery tingling, may be due to the alcohol, there's also a sweet, vague fruitiness.

After swallowing I'm hit with alcohol upfront, stays at the back corners of the roof and bottom of the mouth and top of the front half and tip of the tongue and reminds me of a fruity brandy, I'm getting specifically pear. I get a malty note I can best describe as damp hay, just like I smelled. The pepperiness I smelled is there too, it seems almost paired up with a dry, somewhat bitter grassiness which differs from the grassiness I smelled. A note of dry white wine reveals itself to me upon getting further in and is now present throughout the whole process. The aftertaste comprises dryness, alcohol burn (which fades), fruity fumes, and that dry white wine taste.

Feel is very smooth, with almost a chew to it. Fuller body than average, genuinely almost a little syrupy. Additionally, the carbonation persists, meaning that I can truly enjoy this one slowly, which is how I drink beer.

Overall it excels. The flavors pair with each other exceedingly well and it exhibits a top display of coherence in beer. The only thing I can think of that I would prefer is a lower ABV, I generally quite enjoy high (and quite high) ABV beers but the alcohol burn in this one is reminiscent of a brandy or other spirit and it's harsh to my tastes. Still, this beer could be renamed delirium tremendous.

Will absolutely buy again at some point, though not often. That's on me though, I love love love Belgian dark ales, but Belgian pales are not my absolute favorite. Otherwise it would be a common purchase. Will be recommending to people for sure.
Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by MadMadMike from Florida

Jun 26, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by gy94 from California

Jun 26, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Jun 14, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a nearly completely clear (90% clarity) light golden color with a massive white head that lingers. SRM of 7. (4.00)

Aroma: Strong aromas of Belgian bread spice, cloves, yeast, and bread malts. Faint citrus and flower underneath. (4.00)

Flavor: Strong flavors of Belgian bread spice, flower, yeast upfront. It then evolves and shows the alcohol for only a bit before a rich, smooth, and sweet bread malt comes through with some sweet citrus and alcohol warmth to back it up. Finish is smooth, bready, and sweet. (4.00)

Feel: Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Creamy, smooth, shows the alcohol warmth, and sweet. (4.25)

Overall: Not my favorite style in a Belgian Strong as sometimes too heavy and boozy, but this is a good one. Probably the best I've had. Still rich and boozy, but also great Belgian bread spice and sweet citrus flavors with a decently clean mouthfeel. I usually prefer a Saison or Tripel with stronger yeast and spices. For a Belgian Strong this is authentic and excellent. (Rating: 4.03)
Jun 11, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by a_pal0 from Italy

Jun 09, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by DFred from California

Jun 08, 2023
Rated: 4.68 by Brianito from Tennessee

Jun 04, 2023
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have tried to beer from tap from the delirium tremens brewery and from the can and the bottle all of them We’re perfectly balanced Strong ale with a nice sweet candy flavor finish looks clear and smells like sugar definitely a great beer
Jun 03, 2023
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