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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK, pulling out one of the first beers from when we started our 'cellar'. This bottle is dated March 2009, 22 oz. bomber split with the wife.

Plastic cork pops with serious zing; no loss of carbonation here. Pour is a light, lovely gold with a ton of suspended crap in it. The smell is good enough that I fog up the inside of the glass with my insistent sniffling: ripe apple orchard, huge pear, deep caramel. I haven't had this brew fresh in a long time, but this nose is a serious winner. Close to perfect. Very close.

Delirium Tremens can't hold up to the expectations of the nose, & it doesn't. Plenty of sweet malt that (unfortunately) rides the fruits, which are much fainter than in the nose. Banana is ascendant. Light spiciness in the middle that gives way to a breadiness that isn't up my alley. That's the taste that sticks around, too, bringing down my finger-lickin' good experience. Nice to drink.

Conforms to my faint memories: this is a good, solid beer that is always welcome in the glass. If only they could bottle that smell...

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

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Cloudy, golden color with a foamy two finger head. A generous amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Yeast, cloves, and citrus.

Taste- Sweet malt, apple, clove and a hint of citrus. Very complex and well blended.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Smooth with a slightly sticky finish.

Overall- I've been looking forward to trying this beer for a while. I finally found it and I am very happy I did. Very good but I wouldn't enjoy more than a few or you will be quickly inebriated.

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

Appearance: It pours a beautiful golden body with a fluffy looking two finger head.

Smell: Belgian yeast (the "Belgian twang"), clove, spices, and citrus all come together to form a very inviting aroma.

Taste: Sweet malts are followed quickly by a banana and clove taste. There is a hint of hops and a spicy burn in the aftertaste, mostly likely from the alcohol.

Mouth feel: It is medium bodied with just a enough carbonation to be refreshing.

Overall: This is not my favorite Belgian Strong Ale but it is still quite good; a very balanced brew. As others have mentioned, it is unfortunately a bit pricey.

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A - Beautiful golden color with a nice, 2 finger frothy white head. Awesome looking brew.

S - Yeast and fruit notes dominate, makes the beer rather inviting.

T - Nice golden ale backbone, leads to a mild hop profile, sweet malts, yeast, some spices, and apple flavors. Pretty well balanced and finishes clean. Alcohol is well hidden for the most part.

M - Not too heavy, easy to drink but not too many as it is a stiff beer at 8.5%

O - A nice Belgian beer, though it is rather pricey.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
4.08 out of 5 based on 5,766 ratings.
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