Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens
BA SCORE
4.13/5
5,803 Ratings
Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens
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
Ranking:
#1,602
Reviews:
1,711
Ratings:
5,803
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
388
Gots:
1,548
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Pours hazy hold with a large, quick-subsiding head.

Aroma is phenols, spiced caramel, and musky clove. Bubblegum becomes more apparent on the palette, leaning this beer more toward the sweet end of things, though the mild citrus and floral notes reign things in. This is matched by the syrupy but nonetheless dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of Zet
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straw golden colour (quite clear, little haze) with a full head of foam that's gone quite fast though. Still a high score for look because of the awesome bottle. Smell and taste are what you can expect from a belgian blond: yeast, orange, bubblegum, grass and malt. Mildly sweet in the mouth, mildly bitter in the somewhat short aftertaste. Medium to full-bodies mouth feel, quite creamy and smooth. Alcohol is manifest, but it blends in quite well. The entity is what you might expect from a BSPA, but this is also its Achilles heel: it's good, but a bit boring in my opinion.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vinicole
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Straw. Slight haze. Thick frothy head.
Yeasty aroma. Some spice and lemon. Hint of bruised pear.
The spice separates on tasting. Malt and hops apparent. Bitter finish.
Above average carbonation. Tingly on the tongue. Moderate feel.
The style is not my favourite.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, golden-straw color with a surprisingly quick disspaiting head that didn't retain.

Aroma is very spicy with lemon, bubblegum, and clove. Coriander and almost a lavender aroma is present. It's a bouquet of Belgian-spice aromas.

Taste matches the spice on the nose. Tons of sweet banana, clove, and bubblegum. Some lemon and light citrus notes. A clover honey-like sweetness.Mouthfeel is light on carbonation but thicker in viscosity.

Overall, this is a good good beer, but by itself it's not my favorite Belgian ale. Paired well with a diverse meat and cheese plate. It gets a 87/100.

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Photo of wmcgar01
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ntomich
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice golden yellow with good transparency. Nice whitish head and lingers for a minute. Nose is sweet plum, candy, grapes, and a bit of caramel. Also getting some banana and oak. Taste is sweet candy, almost no bitterness. plum, maple, banana, yeast, and caramel. Really nice, and mouthfeel is perfect.

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Photo of dbell23
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of worldkrysis
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

11.2oz bottle coded L24 16046 poured into a Delirium snifter at fridge temp 8.5% ABV. The beer is golden and bright but chunky. Snow globe chunky. Off white head lasts a minute and recedes to a thin ring around the glass and a few splotchy islands. Aroma is Belgian yeast and some burnt plastic notes. Taste is light malt and somewhat harsh alcohol. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and dry. Overall, can't tell. This one is too far gone to enjoy. Purchased warm in January and refrigerated since. Need to crack the date code before future purchases. Rated to average to revisit at a later time.

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Photo of faatcase
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zknight
3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of adam36
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazed gold with a finger of soapy bright white head.

Medicinal, Belgian yeast aroma. Carries over to the taste with a little pear and a very clean finish.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. It's okay, but is among the bottom of the style with its other Belgian peers.

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Photo of jhavs
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tJyM4
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,803 ratings
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