Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

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#3,544
Reviews:
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Ratings:
5,998
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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Photo of MercInc
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biiru_ojisan
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a creamy and rocky slightly off white head. Completely clear gold color. As the head goes down, it is leaving beautiful lacing. Pouring this into the branded glass gives a lovely column of bubbles from the laser elephant etching at the bottom.

The nose is pears, bananas, oranges, a bit of pepperiness, a touch of light floral purfume when swirled.

The taste is pears, pepper, oranges, lemons, apples. Starts off a tad sweet, finishes pleasantly dry and just a touch bitter. The slightest flavor of alcohol is present throughout, but plays with the other flavors so well that it is hardly noticed.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and soft. The carbonation is just south of high. The heat of the alcohol is noticable, but easy to forget about. A very easy beer to just keep sipping on, but the carbonation will build and warm up that alcohol a touch, telling you to slow the hell down and enjoy this beer.

Overall, this is a dangerous beer. A four pack of pint cans or a 750 mils, mixed in with some good conversation, could dissapeer faster than you'd expect. A beer everbody should try, and one of my personal gateways into craft beer.

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Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 16 oz single from TW Arrowhead 10-3-18 for $5.99. Canned on 8142 (5-22-18); consumed on 1-8-19. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a decent white head with the initial pour.

Nose is bready with hints of cloves.

Taste is bready with some tart apple and cloves. Finishes with a nice noble hop to balance the sweetness very nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a very smackable beer, never had a Belgian that was as bready as this, very nice!

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Photo of Sulty
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigschoolrecords
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jross5367
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of notoryous
2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanhwaeaglesv2
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

극찬받을 맥주인지는 잘 모르겠다. 무난하고 모든 맛이 잘 어우러지고 뭐 그런 느낌이기는 한데, 엠버를 좋아하는 내 입맛에는 벨지언 에일이 엄청난 구미를 당기지는 않는다. 그래도 맛있는건 뭐 인정한다. 모든 방면에서 밸런스가 잘 잡힌 맥주인듯.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 2/18/12: Pours a nice golden orange with 1.5 fingers of rapidly diminishing, white, tightly bubbled, foamy head the drops to a lasting 1/4 inch dense surface crown but leaves only a little thin lace. Aroma is pale malt, wheat, Belgian yeast, fruit, citrus, and coriander. Taste is wheat and bready malt, lemon, orange, hints of strawberry and faint acetaldehyde/green apple. It is peppery from mid-sip through the finish. Hops are detectable as a light bitterness developing in the finish but rapidly fades in the aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden in the mouth and nose as booze but it and the ending bitterness become more evident as the brew warms.

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Photo of bucrogers26th
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eychung
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KMcGrath
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chasecrandell
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a stoneware bottle at Costco. Pours a clear yellow lager-like with effervescence. Tastes rather sharp. Would be good for a hot summer day if you like this sort of beer. Too strong to be a regular thing.

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Photo of Mebehr
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Azpittil57
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barajevic
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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