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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,683
Reviews:
1,719
Ratings:
5,856
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
395
Gots:
1,586
Trade:
2
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3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spirited
3.42/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bplabernie
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
4.89/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of howardnss
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SportsGuy33
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ichoosefiction
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jhart96
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DocW
1.83/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wow.
This was a present from my oldest son. He was trying to impress me by coming to Beer Advocate for a wonderfully high rating. How do I tell him it tasted like Bud Lite soaked in his high school gym socks? How can ANYone who's tasted really great Belgian ales give this more than a 2? The aftertaste is high rear on the roof of my mouth. My tongue rejected it Someone else on this forum suggested the taste of melted plastic in a cheap beer. I think my rating is better.
No, it wasn't old.
No, it wasn't mis-treated.
The yeast that gave their lives to produce this should be embarrassed.
Minimal malt.
Questionable hops.
It tastes like something I once had in high school when a wino bought us a 6-pack for $20.
Bottom line: I will *never* have this again (unless one of my other kids gives me a bottle - in which case I'll man up and say Thank You while secretly cursing under my breath).
P.S. I wonder if my urine will smell funny after drinking this?

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

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Well made with no flaws. A little too phenolic / spicy for my personal preference.

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3.42/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

It pours amber with a very slight haze and a huge head. The aroma is suggestive of a rather sweet beer and it's dominated by yeast esters. The flavor however is surprisingly dry, with very little in the way of sweetness and in fact there is a slight tartness paired some spiciness that resembles coriander flavors. Full bodied and with mild carbonation.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psquared93
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sb17
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seducer_McCoon
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a classic Belgian Ale when poured-- golden color, white head. Smell is definitely Belgian Yeast, bread, and malt. Taste is similar but with hops, apples, and coriander at the end of the mouthful. Feel is light for such a heavy beer, and is very fizzy. No alcohol detected, and was refreshing and had a good overall feel.

This was the first Belgian Ale I have ever tried, and got me into exploring other brands/styles, so it is about time I do a review on it. Overall a good golden ale to try. Also one of the prettiest bottles I've ever seen-- so good job to Huyghe and their marketing team-- I often get remarks about this beer when I have one open at a party, like 'what is that?' or 'That's an awesome looking bottle!', especially the painted stone-colored bottle.

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Photo of RomanOstrich
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of FreeMoney14
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wrigfen
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,856 ratings
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