Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens

Brewed by:
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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Photo of TheDoctor
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich straw color that is lightly cloudy. Has a light and creamy inch-and-a-half head. Head dissipates to a quarter-inch coating with active carbonation and adequate lacing.

Sweet, warm vanilla and banana aromas with some pervasive warm yeast smells.

A little funkier than I had anticipated with pineapple flavors and some crisp hop notes with a little touch of banana and over-ripe fruit.

Warm, sweet, and round up front with nice yeast and rotten citrus. Dry finish with aforementioned funkiness in the back of the throat. Really nice with quite a bit going on.

Outstanding beer. Good carbonation, beautiful head, cool bottle, and surprising complexity. I had never had an opportunity to try this beer before despite the fact that it is quite famous and I was really impressed. Would drink again. Would seek out.

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Photo of MoistPope
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of MikeB20
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

P: 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: A cloudy golden yellow with a two finger fluffy white head. There's a little yeast floating in there as well. The head dissolves into a light coating and lacing is sparse.

S: A lot of hay and grass with some tart fruit. A little honey comes through as it warms.

T: Sweet malt and fruit that finishes with a little bite. More hop bitterness than I would have expected but it cuts through the malt. Easy drinking up front but a little too harsh at the end.

M: Fairly dry with good carbonation. Flavors do not linger.

O: Not overly complex, what you smell is what you taste. It's a good beer flavor-wise but not quite smooth enough to keep me wanting to come back.

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Photo of GeePee
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jmw4437
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of smbslt
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of J_Dub
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of blackdavid
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My gateway beer, finally reviewed.

Pours a hazy medium gold with a frothy inch and a half ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving pillowy sheets of lacing.

Green apple, pear, belgian yeast mustiness, and lemon form the initial aroma. Bready malt and belgian candy sugar give the backbone a fairly sweet impression. Pineapple and clove surface late. Esters are fairly citrus dominant.

Pineapple is huge in the flavor initially, with lightly toasted, slightly nutty bready caramel malt and clove hitting mid palate, lingering into a slightly peppery finish. Lime, pear, and green apple are also present.

Body is moderate, but the impression of lightness is imparted by high carbonation. It's effervescent, with moderate alcohol warmth.

Still think this is a great beer. Great belgian esters, not cloying, with a long flavor profile. It's a little hot, and carbonation is higher than I prefer, but great estery flavor.

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Photo of BeastLU
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of waddball
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Mythos82
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of nakedninjaturtle
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Clear pale golden body with a white crown of white micro bubbles. Rocky Mountains of bubbly lacing.

S: Aroma is like sticking your head in a bucket of dubble bubble gum and taking a huge inhale. Butterscotch, pilsner malt, Belgian candy malt, booze and faint banana esters.

T/M: First hits like organic apple juice, then opens up to banana, clove, floral and spiced hops with a hint of medicinal flare. Earthiness comes out in a musty grain flavor and alcohol is pretty much none existent. Spicy carbonation in a medium body that is velvety and zesty. Finishes with a almost smoked apple bitterness.

O: Top notch BSPA. I think I'm seeing pink elephants...super balanced flavors that really combine to create a treat for your mouth. This is a masterpiece that really massages the palate. Glad I got to try this on tap. Cheers!

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Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of cuy50
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of srgj88
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Ak555667
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Norseman
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Bromine
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,857 ratings
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