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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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

Photo of PopScene
1.3/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just disgusting.

It tastes like rubber..

Very simillar to Goudale but even stronger (in the same bad way). I really like sweet beers but those ones. I think it's awfull.

The apparence is weak and the carbonnation is decent.

I didn't succeed to drink 1/3 of the bottle.

Even if this bottle is beautiful, the content is not that amazing.

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1.48/5  rDev -63.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.52/5  rDev -62.7%

Photo of GuinnessRegular92
1.7/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

For the price, definitely not worth it. It tastes like nail polish smells. La Guillotine is definitely the better beer from this brewery.

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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

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1.79/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got this one from Ludachris from his trip to Nova Scotia. I double checked the label, and it's not due to go bad until Nov 2011, because I'm not going to lie this beer is getting slammed from this experience.

Appearance: Well, this beer has head that both laces and retains like crazy. This of course must lead to why I'm giving it such a low score. The amount of sediment and particles in this beer is outright revolting. The are dark brown particles in the head, and there are pieces; yes pieces of what looks to be dissolved bread in the beer itself. It's so bad, it's hard to even notice the out of control carbonation. Seriously, this would be a 1, if the head wasn't so impressive and even then, I'm half tempted to anyways. If the bottle itself wasn't wrapped in foil, I'd suspect some form of product tampering.

Smell: It does smell somewhat fruity, with a mainly sour apple scent to it and a dusting of hops and a bit of an acidic odor. It's ok I guess, and it's pretty strong but it just doesn't quite sit right.

Taste: Awful stuff, it tastes like bad champagne, made with barely and apples instead of grapes. No hop presence, no transition of flavors and you can definitely tell it has a LOT of alcohol content. I'm being generous on this one though, because I'm assuming something went wrong when they made this.

Mouthfeel: Way too much carbonation, way too much of an acidic presence. The head tastes sandy and the body has the consistency of drinking watered down oatmeal, with all the sediment floating in it. No redeeming qualities here, whatsoever.

Drinkability: You know what, my brain knows better then to drink this past the 1/8 mark, which was pushing it as is. I'm half tempted to strain it though a coffee filter. Revolting to the taste and seems to be souring in my stomach. This is the fastest I have ever drain poured a beer.

Final Thoughts: One time when I was younger, I left a bowl of corn pops at the table during the day, and didn't get back to it until some eight hours later. Needless to say, my parents were less then impressed, but the remains of those over saturated corn pops are what the particles in this beer remind me of, only that they are a bit smaller.

I truly do hope that this was a bad bottle, because this was seriously a joke. Ludachris, if you are reading this, I'm going to take a picture of the beer, just to show you what I mean. I've never had a beer, so highly rated on BA perform so poorly.

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1.8/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

It was painful to drink in my opinion

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1.86/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Well, I didnt like it. The alcohol hits very hard in the taste and smell, but there was also a sweetness which I didnt think fit. If you can stand this stuff, more power to ya. I wont be buying any of this in the near future.

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1.92/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

When I poured this beer i was shocked at its dreadful appearance. It looked like carbonated pond water. I thought perhaps they were going for something unique, however one taste told me otherwise. How could a beer that had won so much acclaim taste like moldy wet cardboard??? I have huge respect for the reviewers here on BeerAdvocate so I started reading the best and worst reviews. The best describe an amazing, clear, drinkable beer, and the worst describe exactly what I experienced. I am sure both reviews are correct, and no one is hyping or slandering. My concern is that a high gravity beer should have a good long shelf life, and this bottle was less than three, which points to a quality control problem. It may be unfair, but it is true a measure of a good beer is consistency. I will try Delerium again, but only if someone else pays for it.

If anyone is interested in reading my full review it is at http://www.hopsheads.com/wordpress/?p=185 (this is not a commercial site, just my tasting notes for fun)

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2/5  rDev -51%

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