Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens
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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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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Enjoying with my good friend pchul4.

A: Pours a beautiful light golden color with a small amount of frothy, lingering head.

S: Smells exacly like bananas, and strongly too. Looking forward to this one.

T: There is a slight banana flavor evident along with a noticable amount of bitterness from the hops. At 8.5% the alcohol is not noticable whatsoever.

M: Extremely smooth and easy drinking, I could definitely drink a whole 6 pack of this.

O: Great Belgian brew.

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Photo of pschul4
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- First impression comes from the high level of carbonation. Only poured myself half the bottle and it gave me a full inch of head. Other than that very light orange/yellow

S- Banana hits you in the face. Beyond that some pale malts and a hint of clove, no hopes to be found

T- Nose but stronger. Also as it warms some alcohol comes out but not in a bad way at all. Definitely worth the price IMO

M- Little too much carbonation for me. Wish it could tone that down a bit

O- As I said before I don't mind the $5 for 12oz at all as this was a good one. Worth trying at least once

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased 750 mL bottle from Lambrechts in St. Joseph, MI on 3/19/12.

Medium pour brought a two finger head, a golden color, and the very light white head was full of medium-sized bubbles.

There was a light citrus and the coriander spice sensation which was very crisp smelling.

Taste was very smooth malts and wheat as well as as a nice lemony flavor and the spiciness from the coriander. Mouthfeel very smooth and aftertaste was very good....especially as it warmed.

Overall this was a fantastic beer, but a bit expensive.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap @ Redbones

A: A clear, bright golden straw color. Minimal head lacing, could be the tap or bartender.

S: Sweet hard candy, some spicey cloves, brown sugar, green bananas.

T: White bread, with hints of cinnamon/cardamon spice, very sweet, dark fruit, also some rasin/malt presence.

M: Very creamy, very carbonated, also syrupy and rich. A little sweet for my liking in the future I would prefer to split this. No booziness.

O: A tasty Belgian. A little disappointing though. Flavors seemed a tad mild, nothing crazy or unique. Solid brew though. Would like to try a bottle.

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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - The pour yields loads of swirling carbonation... Three fingers worth of fluffy lop-sided pillow-like audibly fizzy pure snow white head... Solid retention gives way to a full thick creamy lacing... A cyclone of micro-bubbled rapid paced carbonation rises in the center of the glass... This is surrounded by moderate paced slightly larger carbonation that rises in random patterns... There is a bit of a haze... A nice slightly pale medium bold color... A slight bit of lacing clings on the glass...

S - Loads of Belgian yeast upfront... Lemon and lemon zest... A bit of orange zest as well... Pears... Some grassy hay notes... Perhaps a hint of butterscotch...

T - Pears... Apples... A lit bit of candied sugar... Belgian yeast... A mix of lemon and orange zest... Faint grassy notes... A hint of sage...

M - Medium bodied... Fluffy and smooth... Very very light carbonation... Delicate... A bit understated...

D - A text book Belgian Pale Ale... Very good, but a bit understated in a facets... Excellent representation of the style, well above average but far from head of the class...

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Painted bottle. Pours clear golden with a big massive fluffy head into my Tremens glass. Bready spicy yeast aroma from the big head, some hay and honey as well. Taste is yeast and a little clove spice, light sweetness, dry finish. This drinks pretty easy, but there is something about it that I'm not a huge fan of. I know I am in the minority on that. I would prefer nocturnum but this is plenty drinkable, just not particularly exciting.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 87.3% out of 100 with 5,794 ratings
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