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Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

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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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On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spice. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink but it will sneak up on you.

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Poured a pale yellow with a massive 3 finger head. A slight amount of lacing stuck around on the glass.

Smells of malt sweetness with some spice and a little funk from the yeast.

Clove is the predominant flavor. A little sweetness from the malt, but mainly clove and spice.

Mouthfeel is light and a bit prickly, very carbonated.

Overall I'm glad I tried this beer but it won't be a regular.

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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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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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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,827 ratings
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