Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens

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Brouwerij Huyghe

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

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4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 4/2014. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass; with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the dense head. Aromas of big grape, apple, lemon zest, pear, banana, clove, pepper, coriander, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with a moderate malt balance. Taste of big grape, apple, lemon zest, pear, banana, clove, pepper, coriander, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, lemon zest, banana, clove, pepper, coriander, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, and earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters; with a good amount of malt balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong pale ale. Great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with good malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smell: floral with sweet red and orange peppers

Taste: very herbal with sweet hops adjunct with good champagne and cane-sugar; semi-spiced peppers play in the foreground throughout

Deer lord, please drink this out of a tulip glass and pair it with a basil and beef Thai chili dish. Additionally, be sure to order it from a stored bottle and not a tap system, a lot of bars carry it and not everyone knows how to serve, store, or attach the tremens keg properly. Trust the hands of the Belgians.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden, a bit hazy, and not very impressive head. A bit light and lacy. I like mine thick.

Smell was good. A bit piny and citrusy, but still some good malt. Nothing special, but solid.

Very smooth. Hard to place the individual tastes. Delirium seems an appropriate word for it.

Overall enjoyable. Again, nothing extraordinarily special in my opinion.

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