Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens
BA SCORE
87.3%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 5,794 ratings
Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens
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
Ranking:
#1,594
Reviews:
1,711
Ratings:
5,794
Liked:
5,057
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
11.86%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
388
Gots:
1,545
Trade:
2
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Photo of RyanKininger
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of sparx1100
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Harrison8
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow-orange with a thick foamy cloud of white sitting atop. Fantastic head retention with good lacing left behind. Aroma is yeast spice, banana, clove, and mandarin orange. Flavor profile is more robust, with a sweet edge. Notes of banana, clove, orange, and dark fruits mingle with Belgian yeast spice to formulate a supple, but tasty flavor profile. Mouth feel has a little fizz to it, but is otherwise smooth, with a fine grainy texture. Overall, a lovely Belgian brew that showcases some fine Belgian yeast esters wrapped up in a flavorful, mild package.

Served in a Chimay chalice from a 375mL bottle.

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Photo of Geirfold
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iCabaLLero
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -75.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

everyone I know hypes this beer to be the best beer ever, tried it, didn't see the appeal, the taste is sort of like a watered down coke, and not much body.

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Photo of matcris
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A couple of fingers of white foamy head on top of a hazy, apricot in color brew, with lots of bubbles rising. Doesn't leave any lacing down the glass. The aroma is sweet and yeasty, minor alcohol, light dried fruits: green apple, apricots, and pears. The flavor is rich with those same qualities, and bready/doughy notes. The feel is very full carbonation, very dry, a little sticky on the palate, and medium body. There is a lasting, building bitterness to the brew. Overall, a little different because of the bitter bite, but nice.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmokedEelBeer
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of NeverSettle
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SargeMcCluck
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy hold with a large, quick-subsiding head.

Aroma is phenols, spiced caramel, and musky clove. Bubblegum becomes more apparent on the palette, leaning this beer more toward the sweet end of things, though the mild citrus and floral notes reign things in. This is matched by the syrupy but nonetheless dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of Zet
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straw golden colour (quite clear, little haze) with a full head of foam that's gone quite fast though. Still a high score for look because of the awesome bottle. Smell and taste are what you can expect from a belgian blond: yeast, orange, bubblegum, grass and malt. Mildly sweet in the mouth, mildly bitter in the somewhat short aftertaste. Medium to full-bodies mouth feel, quite creamy and smooth. Alcohol is manifest, but it blends in quite well. The entity is what you might expect from a BSPA, but this is also its Achilles heel: it's good, but a bit boring in my opinion.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vinicole
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Straw. Slight haze. Thick frothy head.
Yeasty aroma. Some spice and lemon. Hint of bruised pear.
The spice separates on tasting. Malt and hops apparent. Bitter finish.
Above average carbonation. Tingly on the tongue. Moderate feel.
The style is not my favourite.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, golden-straw color with a surprisingly quick disspaiting head that didn't retain.

Aroma is very spicy with lemon, bubblegum, and clove. Coriander and almost a lavender aroma is present. It's a bouquet of Belgian-spice aromas.

Taste matches the spice on the nose. Tons of sweet banana, clove, and bubblegum. Some lemon and light citrus notes. A clover honey-like sweetness.Mouthfeel is light on carbonation but thicker in viscosity.

Overall, this is a good good beer, but by itself it's not my favorite Belgian ale. Paired well with a diverse meat and cheese plate. It gets a 87/100.

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Photo of wmcgar01
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBass
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 87.3% out of 100 with 5,794 ratings
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