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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,766
Reviews:
1,702
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
1,534
For Trade:
2
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Photo of worldkrysis
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

11.2oz bottle coded L24 16046 poured into a Delirium snifter at fridge temp 8.5% ABV. The beer is golden and bright but chunky. Snow globe chunky. Off white head lasts a minute and recedes to a thin ring around the glass and a few splotchy islands. Aroma is Belgian yeast and some burnt plastic notes. Taste is light malt and somewhat harsh alcohol. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and dry. Overall, can't tell. This one is too far gone to enjoy. Purchased warm in January and refrigerated since. Need to crack the date code before future purchases. Rated to average to revisit at a later time.

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Photo of faatcase
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zknight
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of adam36
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rolf_Lundberg
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazed gold with a finger of soapy bright white head.

Medicinal, Belgian yeast aroma. Carries over to the taste with a little pear and a very clean finish.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. It's okay, but is among the bottom of the style with its other Belgian peers.

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Photo of jhavs
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tJyM4
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coryhardman
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HardyA
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Drawn from a tap and served in a tulip glass at Yard House in Yonkers, NY.
A: Hazy golden body with a foamy, one inch white head. Very good head retention and lacing.
S: Spicy clove aroma predominates. Floral, yeasty, and grainy aromas present but secondary.
T: Flavors follow the nose. Medium bitterness with greater persistence of spice and grain than other flavors.
M: Medium bodied with average carbonation.
O: Well balanced and drinkable. I had very high expectations for this brew, which were just shy of being met, but clearly well designed.

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Photo of pau622
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of azkkr
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A true treat and a fantastic ale from a friend at work who now loves the Belgians---Thanks Kevin!
This legend pours a lightly chill hazed golden straw color with a very nice fluffy head of white foam
that subsides to a thick ring and layer with nice lacing. Nose of Belgian yeasty goodness with touches
of light spice and sweet pale candy malts awash in a lightly peppery ester laden nose with light fruit
notes. Flavors hit the mark and exceed the nose with light white pepper and subtle apple mingling with
crisp pears and light cracker notes. Light yeast notes hit with subtle banana that is touched with light
candy sugars and then dashed with a lightly brisk herbal hop note that flows nicely into the warming
background. Exceptional mouth feel; medium body, medium high carbonation, and a lightly dry
finish.

Overall there is little more to say about this other than it is a legend and rightfully so.

Excellence from Belgium.

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

Cheers

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Photo of red_5_sooner
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nace4
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
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