Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

5,766 Ratings
Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As a person who is not a fan of Belgian beers, I find myself enjoying Delirium Tremens despite it being a Belgian strong ale. Pale gold, hazy, and with a rapidly dissipating head, it smelled sweet and fruity; tart green apples, close to no banana and clove in the nose but it was detectable near the end as it warmed. Very strong tasting; best description would be too imagine what an "imperial" Belgian would taste like. Tart and dry, fruity and slightly spicy with a medium-thin mouthfeel and lots of carbonation, almost over carbonated actually. Only slightly less carbonated than an American pale lager, in my opinion. Coriander and spice notes more apparent as it warms. Very hot and warming, with an alcoholic buzz started minutes after the first several sips. the name is very appropritate. I'd drink this again!

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Photo of MtnBiker
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip - Brasserie Beck, Washington, DC

A - Golden yellow, clear, two finger head that quickly dissipated, minimal lacing, not too much carbonation.

S - Yeast, a little sweet and floral.

T - Yeast, a little sweet, slight hoppines, slight bitter after taste, not sure why but reminds me a little of budweiser, the 8.5% ABV is well disguised.

M - Smooth, lightly carbonated.

O - Very drinkable, but not what I would consider a typical belgium strong ale.

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Photo of Shads42
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Pecan
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mcaulifww
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Balz360
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of magsvmi
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Ssilvey
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of pvg4
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of UnoMasBelgian
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of BlackTuesday
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Philly82785
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of pubby
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Def a strong Belgian beer, but what a great way to end the night with a refreshing pale ale was served in a snifter glass. I had it with fish and chips and went perfectly . I did experience some weird dreams last night. But woke up and with a slight head ache. definitely get it again!!

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Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of depechemode1983
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a bubbly golden orange, with a white three finger frothy head. Re tension is superb. Lacing is minimal and could stand to be a little more.

S- Fruity upfront. Lots of white grapes, prunes, and candy sugar. The alcohol is surprisingly toned down for the ABV %

T- Apple cider to say the least. Tons of Belgium yeast and candy sugars. Mostly just apples and a slight tinge of alcohol.

M- The mouth feel is champagne like to say the least. Bubbly and effervescent, it goes down smooth and crisp. Beautiful.

O- Excellent all around BSPA. It has an all around beautiful appearance. It has a wonderful bouquet. If you like apples your going to be in for a real treat. Over all this is a top notch brew.

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Photo of chardisty
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kremlock
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Full of chunky yeast sediments, pours a 1/2 inch head that settles to a thin frothy white head. Pours a yellow straw colour with high apparent carbonation.

S: Spicy white pepper, yeast, floral hops

T: Spicy pepper, yeast on bread, ripe pear and a bit of acidity.

M: High carbonation, light-medium body, a bit sharp on the palate, dry finish.

O: Good Belgian beer, would be great with a medium cheese or salty meat. Dryness is appropriate with just the right amount of hops.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow wheat with plenty of chunky suspended sediment. Fine and creamy white head, settling down to just scan few bubbles.

S: Plenty of yeast bloom with spicy smells of white pepper with some tart tropical fruit.

T: Strong yeasty notes with spicy white pepper exactly as the smell would suggest. Just a hint of hoppy bitters that balance out the yeast well.

M: Plenty of active carbonation, clean finish on the palate, with just a pleasant bit of dryness.

O: Delirium packs a punch at 8.7%, but it's duplicitous, neither the smell, nor taste give the higher alcohol content away. It's light and easy to drink. It would pair well with pastry - like croissants, it's yeast and spices would compliment butter pastry perfectly.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
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