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

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

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

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz goblet.

A - Pours with a hazy and effervescent body, orange-golden color. Beautiful rocky white head. Lots of sediment floating throughout this one, no surprise. Thick white cap that never leaves; sticky white suds abound. Excellent looking Belgian. Cool bottle too.

S - Light fruitiness and yeast upfront, with some spice and subtle floral hops. Notes of peaches, apples, honeysuckles, and pears with hints of honey too. Spices are lightly peppery, with some zest as well. Coriander, light candi sugar, and yeasty bread. A bouquet of light floral notes along with ripe fruit and Belgian yeast; very nice.

T - Opens up with strong flavors of yeasty bread, floral notes, and fresh hay. Apples and pears make up much of the fruits, but peaches, bananas, and grapes are pronounced as well. Finishes with floral and grassy hops, Belgian spices, light phenols, and peppery yeast. An excellent Belgian flavor profile, providing complexity and pungent flavors, but remains balanced and very drinkable. Alcohol is as discrete as possible for 8.50% ABV. Good stuff.

M - Medium bodied feel, with the carbonation settles about medium as well. It has a smoothness that only a Belgian beer could have. Finishes slightly peppery and spicy, with a nice dryness that begs for another sip.

D - I'll admit, I'm a sucker for pretty much of yeasty Belgian brew, and this was no exception. Being from Western Canada I don't see very much American craft, so much of my craft beer experience has been focused on Belgian beer, which we seem to get a lot of (Having Unibroue up here as well doesn't hurt!). An all around tasty and balanced Belgian, but a step below some others I've tried. It's also a touch too weighty and sticky to make for a great summer time brew. Overall, a fine Belgian offering that I will certainly be drinking more of down the road.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
4.08 out of 5 based on 5,727 ratings.
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