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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,891
Reviews:
1,734
Ratings:
5,924
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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398
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Photo of martini276
3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CMA
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of etipton04
1.72/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

L: bottle looks awesome and that’s where it ends. Looks like champagne or apple cider.
S: almost no aroma aside from bitter apple and wet dog hair. AKA Bud Light
T: So boring and lack luster. Maybe it’s not my fav style but I drink Duvel a lot and this is terrible in comparison.
F: too much carbonation and yet all the taste is on the back of the palate and is bitter and fainted yet also somehow heavy and nauseating.
O: Couldn’t even finish an 11.2 oz bottle. Only gave it over a 1.0 because of the fact that the bottle looks awesome. Save your money and buy something smoother like Duvel or try my fav category... NEIPA. Overall score 1.75/5

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Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.1/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of rdmcnrmk
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.91/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L - Pale amber. Very slight haze. 1/2cm white head that holds
S- [Nose not playing ball tonight, at all, so I hv to rate this 2.5 as neutral]
T- Full, with some rich not quite puddingy front. It's rich but as comparion not a spicy say Xmas beer
F- Like a serious Belgic 8.5% beer. The lable has cartoons on it, but in a serious way I think rather than a '12.5% kiddy alco-beer' way'.
O- Fancy multi-coloured lable, + pebble-dashed white bottle. Can't figure out if this is a serious offering or nor; nor how to treat it.

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Photo of Sooraj
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Parmesan
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a pale copper orange color with a very large creamy smooth head and several bits of lacing around the glass.

S: Yeast and fresh bread, some clove, Belgian yeast and spice, a few notes of lemon and a slight honey sweetness.

T: Yeast and fresh bread, mixed with some coriander and spice from the Belgian yeast, a note of lemon. Some honey sweetness that gives way to a dry spicy finish. The taste continually evolves and is very nice.

F: Medium to full body a bit of spritzy carbonation.

O: Been meaning to try this one for a very long time, and I am glad I finally picked it up.

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Photo of Spaten454
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my 2000th review, so I thought I should crack open a classic. I can't believe I haven't done this one before now....

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2020. Purchased a while back from a webshop. The label calls it a strong beer with a triple fermentation. Love the pink elephants....

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden hue with intense carbonation and fine suspended sediment. Yields a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast with hints of esters, banana, clove, spice, phenolics, earthiness, subtle malt and a lingering sweetness. Superb.

T: Tastes of fruity yeast esters with notes of banana, clove, spice, bubblegum, phenolics, earthiness, delicate malt and faint leafiness. The booze is well hidden. Very dry, followed by a delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and excellent body. Neither too thick nor too thin. Somewhat astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, banana, clove, earthiness, light malt and sweet overtones.

O: Fantastic - a superb creation that showcases the best of Belgian brewing skill. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are an amazing mix of fruity yeast notes, earthiness and subtle malt. Lovely body. Goes down a treat - add this beer to your must-try list.

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Photo of bornblond
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Rumlibeers
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of booksum
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Rolls Royce of beers for me ..

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Photo of aceofspade6891
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jrosso
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beers_R_Us
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

High alcohol content taste and feel, but it is delicious and Belgian so it remains in my top 5

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Photo of beersampler6
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little disappointing considering all the hype. Nice golden color with some mild head and a little lingering lacing. Smells faintly of grain, tastes of grain, yeast, mild fruitiness and a little caramel and malt. A somewhat strange tangy tart aftertaste, along with a little sourness at the end. Mild mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Alcohol taste is well hidden. I will have to try others in this style to compare, but not my favorite type of beer.

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

Photo of Rlhj
2.14/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

MUST have been a bad batch. Like someone strained a beer through a sweaty sock, into an emptied but not rinsed ashtray.

The taste was undrinkable, and then the shock of seeing the rave reviews here amazed me. I WILL try this again to see if it's that bad or a bad beer.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,924 ratings