Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

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4.13/5
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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:
#1,841
Reviews:
1,731
Ratings:
5,914
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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

Photo of mjw2808
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knickfan3
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chitoryu12
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Gold with a bit of amber. Decently tall, foamy head with limited staying power.

Smell: Dried fruit, citrus, sweet malt.

Taste: Subtle raisins, citrus, and hops. Low key and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Thin and extremely carbonated.

Overall: An excellent high-alcohol sipping beer.

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Photo of JBU39
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GaryG7
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites. The smoothness belies the high alcoholic content. I don't like the bitterness of the IPA style so this beer has become my "go to" when drinking with IPA snobs. They don't know what they're missing!

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4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monk2021
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,914 ratings