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:
5,748
Reviews:
1,699
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
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387
Gots:
1,526
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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Huyghe "Delirium Tremens"
330 ml. completely painted glass bottle, production coded but without freshness dating

Look: Hazy golden body with a bit of sediment in suspension beneath a pillowy white head. Very good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Candyish golden malt. Honeyish, floral, fruity, earthy, and lightly phenolic, mainly of clove.

Flavor: The flavor follows the aroma with bready malt, dried fruits (apricot, green raisin, some dark raisin), honey, light yeasty spice and clove, earth, and soft mineral. There's also some underlying green banana. It has a median bitterness that dries it in the finish along with the little bit of spiciness and a suggestion of alcohol, although a dollop of sweet clovey bubblegum remains on the tip of the tongue.

Feel: Light-medium in body and velvety smooth with a fine-bubbled median carbonation.

Overall: Sweetish but not sweet, complex yet not complicated, and fairly strong but not alcoholic - really well balanced, refined, and polished. Highly drinkable, and perhaps dangerously so.

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Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plnar
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Pours an unfiltered vibrant golden/orange color, four fingers of meringue-like head, great retention, chunky lacing.
Aroma - Hay, musty, tangy, maybe a bit of wheat.
Taste - Like the aroma only more pronounced. Malty up front, sweetness is fairly low, fresh bread backbone, a very subtle spice adds another dimension, musty towards the finish with a soft but delicious tart aftertaste.
Feel - Velvety, fine and crisp carbonation, no alcohol noticeable, dry for the most part.

Overall - Delicious from start to finish. Wonderful stuff.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours with a one-finger sudsy white head, and a mostly clear straw gold body
S: spicy, malt forward character in the nose, some subtle apple, wish this beer was more fragrant
T: malty (quite bready), estery, with touches of stone-fruit and apple and a very pleasant spicy character
M: somewhat silky, but also dry
O: very nice, easy to enjoy, and quite accessible, but complex as well, an all around good beer, like duvel, but lower on the hop bitterness, I haven't had this one in a while, but I can easily see leaning on it when you can't figure out what to get. A good egg

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Photo of belgianvan
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Perfect yellow blond with 2 fingers of head, with clarity

S - Belgian candy sugar and yeast, spices, and bananas

T - Like the smell, belgian candy sugar and spices, bready, and delicious

F - Thin body and well carbonated, smooth. almost perfect mouthfeel

O - A legendary classic of Belgium. Great beer!

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Photo of RMW66
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobus79
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFNC
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coffeeist
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowball
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden, straw colored beer served in a 4 oz glass on a Belgian flight. Has a light bodied, but creamy taste with the taste of bananas and yeast. A slight nuttiness. Comes with a great warmth from the higher ABV. Delicious.

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Photo of nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mazarbul
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
4.08 out of 5 based on 5,748 ratings.
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