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:
#1,828
Reviews:
1,727
Ratings:
5,903
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
400
Gots:
1,617
Trade:
2
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in belgium last fall and now I'm circling back. Poured this into a delirium tremens glass. Perfect.

Beautiful golden haze with huge frothy white foam. There is a slight brown tinge that lends to its richness. Smells of sweet yeast musk, caramel, nutmeg, spice, banana, mango and some oak and even some mineral with graphite and steel. This beer is deep and rich with oakiness wheat bread and spicy rye. The complexity and sweetness of grain and richness of leather really shines through and balances tremendously. It's easy to discover some new flavors with each sip. A spiciness lingers long and warming. The feel is tangy and rich but clean. The warmth is fascinating.

Overall, this is a fabulous belgian. Tons of flavor and complexity. Great balance. I gave this 4 last time I post-reviewed this in Brussels, but that was underrated.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +16.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

A: Gold almost wheat in color, transparent, white frothy head
S: Light tasting for an 8.5% not overwhelming by any means
T: subtle sweet caramel flavor, lager finish
F: bubbly, almost fizzy
O: Very light compared to what I was expecting. Tastes like a session ale, but don't underestimate it.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

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1.52/5  rDev -63.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

A: Very pale, transparent, incredibly heavily carbonated with bubbly head that dissipates slowly to a thin line at top (3/3)
S: Strong notes of raisiny yeast, boozey but not overpowering (10/12)
T: Lightly malty and fruity at beginning, subtle caramel in middle, but sweetness and alcohol dominate at finish (16/20)
F: Super bubbly with dry finish throughout tongue (4/5)
O: Not sure what I expected with this beer, but it is not what I was expected. I think I was expecting a powerhouse of malty raisin or spice like Duvel or Pannepot, respectively. I was pleasantly surprised by how light this beer was, but that leaves it open to alcohol creep (I think that’s a word). (8/10)
41/50

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,903 ratings