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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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best beers I've ever had.... I had it for the first time in Berlin, Germany at a place called "Haus der 100 Biers".... I've bought many more 4-packs from Whole Foods since then.

As I pour a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, a huge 3+ inch head appears atop a beautiful hazy/cloudy gold brew.... There's very visible Belgian yeast present with lively bubbles throughout the drink.... This due to how highly carbonated it is.

I take a whiff, and get lots of upfront Belgian yeast that brings funk with some sweet and spicy notes.... There's clove, banana, and even a little apple and pear.

During the drink, I immediately get sweet Belgian yeast.... Following that, I get spicy hoppiness, citrus and banana.... Great tasting easy drink.

I'd say this is a "perfectly" medium-bodied brew with tons of carbonation.... Creamy and crisp.... Awesomely balanced.

Overall, I love this beer.... It's a very easy drink.... Especially, for a Belgian.... It's a great representation of Belgians perfectly balancing all the complex smells and flavors in their recipes.

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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden color with a big white head. Smell is rather subdued for a Belgian, but I smell some of the Belgian yeast, light fruits and some spices. I taste a bit of banana and clove here, as well as the Belgian yeast, but there is something else going on. Some kind of spice taste gives it an extra bite compared to some other BSPAs. Delicious. Medium bodied with somewhat light carbonation. A nice crisp finish going down. You never know the alcohol content with how smooth this one drinks.

Might be my new favorite BSPA.

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4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into Delirium Tremens tulip. Ohh yeahhh.

A - Light golden yellow with a creamy, titanic white head.

S - Banana, apples, Belgian yeast, and cloves.

T - A tasty mix of sweet apple, banana, pear, and bready malt. The Belgian yeast is very evident throughout, with clove, pepper, and grassy hops adding complexity.

M - Medium body with a crisp, sharp taste. High carbonation, with a semi-dry finish.

O - One of my favorite beers. Flavorful, balanced, and highly drinkable. The alcohol is masked well and sneaks up fast. This is a beer that is welcome on almost any occasion, year round.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a short-lived white head. Aroma is of ripe fruit, some citrus notes and caramel. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Caramel and biscuit malt, herbal and piney hops and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Long dry finish. Tasty brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy golden yellow with a two-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted several minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Yeast, dark fruit, and spice.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Light and fruity. Belgian yeast.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp and slightly smooth. Just slightly warm going down.

O: This beer looks phenomenal in the glass, and it has a very interesting flavor. I like it a lot.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with some orange highlights when held up to the light and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of light fruits (apple), candi sugar, and peppery spices.

T: There is a nice complexity to the flavor of this beer with some light to moderate amounts of sweetness. There are notes of pale malts with some fruity sweetness - apple, lemon, and pear - as well as candi sugar. There are some peppery spices and a mild bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Significant amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a big beer but the alcohol is well hidden. Very enjoyable and easy to drink but maybe a little too strong to have multiple in a session. One of my favorite beers in this style.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,878 ratings