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:
Colour and sight: pale blond, the fine and regular effervesce ensures a fine and stable head.
Scent: Slightly malty, a nice touch of alcohol, spicy.
Flavour: Feels like the sound shot of alcohol is igniting the mouth. In reality the tongue and palate are warmed. The taste is characterized by its roundness. The aftertaste is strong, long-lasting and dry bitter.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,789
Reviews:
1,726
Ratings:
5,895
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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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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.

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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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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,895 ratings