Delirium Tremens
Brouwerij Huyghe

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Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #8
Ranked #4,957
4.13 | pDev: 11.86%
Yesterday at 09:12 PM
Sep 02, 2001
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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 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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Rated by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Punchy yet sweet. slight alcohol. Big carbonation and big smell. Icon.
May 27, 2023
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Rated by Jule17 from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Omg?? Very nice!
May 19, 2023
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
LOOK: Pours a mildly hazy gold with amber hues and an all white head that has decent retention and 360 degree side glass lace.
AROMA: Quite a bit of yeast. Also get some wiffs of banana.
TASTE: A ttouch of wheats but thankfully for me not a lot. The flavor on this is outstanding. Masks the 8.5% ABV. Very smooth and drinkable. Spicy dry yeast notes stand out and are delivered in the malts.
Excellent after taste that you just want to savor!
Oveall this is one of the best!
May 14, 2023
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May 11, 2023
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Reviewed by JesseJames81 from California

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: pours a clear golden color, with a big, frothy, soapy, bright white foam head. Very sticky and retentive.

Aroma: Big nose here. Very floral, yeasty, bubble gum and some sweet, ripe pear. Grainy malts very much present.

Taste: Fruity up front, banana and pear. Sweet and grainy malts. The mid is dominated by big yeasty characteristics which fades away nicely into a mellow, dry bitter finish.

Overall: This beer has some definite complexity to it. There's so much going on, and it takes the taste buds on quite the adventure. Very pleased with this one.
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance: On draft into on-brand glass. 2cm bright white head receded to 1cm quick then stuck round with minimal lacing before disappearing so slowly I didn't even realize it. Clear golden color that I swear was glistening at me through the pink elephants on the glass.

Aroma: Positively strong yeasty clove and estery banana/bubblegum is very inviting.

Taste: Same as the nose but with the prominent addition of the balance of mild, typical Belgian ale spices I didn't detect by smell. Also white crackers with a very light drizzle of honey. Lingering aftertaste is pleasant.

Feel: Creamy, medium-low carbonation. Dryness creeps up on the back end.

Overall: I dangerously did not detect any alcohol on the nose or tongue of this absolutely fantastic beer until the very last few sips. The complicated nature of the beer made it a little difficult to pair, but that was a moot point as it was absolutely perfect on its own.

Pairing: The beer didn't do any favors to freshly baked French bread and butter. A simple side salad with Italian dressing and fresh cracked pepper was much better; the fruitiness was lost (in a good way) but the pepper was balanced on both ends.
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pale gold plus pour with excellent clarity; tight white head; long lasting cap retention; heavy lace and ring. Fruity esters with whiff of banana; spicy apple nose. Spicy peppery apple; medium hop bitterness; clean wheat malt; spicy finish. Medium body; moderate plus carbonation; clean crisp feel; some warmth/phenolic heat in mouth; dry finish. Overall, world class; long spicy pepper and bitter linger; among the best in style.
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Reviewed by Grax

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Extremely heady, lovely, creamy pale yellow body. Weak aroma of pear, flavor follows with bubblegum and apple with a crisp, hoppy backbone. Very enjoyable and reliable
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Rated by rschrimpf from Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had several drafts after a wonderful canal boat tour in Amsterdam. Very tasty!
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Reviewed by Beer_aenima7 from Idaho

3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
L- Looks light and not hazy, similar to a lager.
S - Smells fruity and floral, hints of pear stand out to me.
T - Taste is very bright, smacks of pear and crisp apple, more of granny smith or honey crisp than any other variety.
Overall. A great beer, I do love the nocturnum over tremens.
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 500mL can

On the pour tw fingers of foamy white head formed. Quick dissipation to a thin covering. Body is a lightly hazy straw. Unassuming appearance.

Aroma is quite phenolic and yeasty, but the yeast also seems to be throwing some tropical fruit aromas. Almost like a super dry orange juice with wheat malt character. Big bright aroma, but not boozy.

The flavor on this is dangerous for the ABV. Super smooth and drinkable with some spicy dry yeast notes accompanied by some, but less of that tropical yeasty-ness. Much more malty than the aroma, but it comes off as all pale and a bit wheaty. Ridiculously drinkable.

Feel is super dry and crisp with a medium finish. Not a lot of big malty body here. Very ridiculously drinkable. Malty flavor lingers but isn't big or overbearing. Super smooth and not a trace of the ABV.

Overall this is a good beer. Perhaps a bit overhyped, but this is super drinkable and perhaps a nice path for lager drinkers to move toward traditional ales.
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Rated by AD828321 from Wales

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My first real love of a beer was with this. Great to finally have it on tap in Amsterdam, but wonderful from the bottle too.
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4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Nothing more to add. Delicious. Something that so unfairly gets overlooked and is yet so enjoyable when you come home, on your knees, begging it to take you back.
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Sabatinis in Exeter pa early this evening.

Looks magnificent in the pink elephant glass. Clear pale golden yellow body with a foamy bright white head. Leaves a scattered sheet of lacing.

Strong aroma, slightly boozy.

On tasting, complex. Initially sweet and malty. Then the warming abv kicks in before a drying lightly bitter finish.

Mouth full, finish a sweet, warm, dry bitter progression.

Overall, a thoughtful and well made drink. Would have again anytime.
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