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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Photo of DarthNerdus
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle. Immediately noted the large, promintent near-pure white hear. Very tight foam, almost a soapy quality in how it forms and laces the glass. It has a cloudy, golden color with visible sediment and abundant carbonation visible that fuels the long-lasting head. It smells very sweet, a combination of floral hops and a number of fruits that I couldn’t easily decipher. When you first take a sip, it begins by being sweet. As soon as you pull the glass away the spiciness sets in and it is honestly very unique compared to everything else I’ve had. As it settles there are slight notes of bitterness and long lingering spiciness that leaves you wanting more. I could barely tell the alcohol content was so high while drinking. Very high carbonation, but it doesn’t take away. Medium mouthfeel that lingers with the taste. Overall a great and unique beer.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: What a pretty bottle! Opaque, lemon yellow with a thick, white one finger head that stays. Lacing to die for.

S: Yeast and Belgian funk have arrived! Lemons and coriander with a zesty floral freshness that I can't stop sniffing.

T: Fresh, citrus-y. Floral. A semi-sweet, yeasty finish. Drinks like a tripel. Full of zip.

M: thick, chewy, creamy. High carbonation; bubbles dance about on the tongue.

O: I love the high-caliber crispness of DT. My wife is a fan, too. If you like lighter tastes in beer, this one will wrap itself around your taste buds and squeeze. Yum!

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Mar02x
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this beer at the Celtic celebration bar in Gent, Belgium.

A - A clear yellow beer with no visible carbonation. The head is white and dissapears quickly into a foam layer.

S - A light floral and piny scent along with a light malt syrup scent.

T - A very light sweetness, bitter and refresing

M - A high carbonation and a bitter finish. A real thirstquincher. In the finish there is some heat.

O - A good ale for on a warm day.

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Photo of RodneyFarva
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a bright golden color, a big three fingered white head, lots of small bubbles.

s: light citrus, and the coriander spice quite present. very crisp smelling.

t: very smooth malts and wheat, along with a solid lemony flavor and the spiciness from the coriander. mouthfeel very smooth.

o: very drinkable and nice, but not as complex or exciting as some of BSPA i have tried.

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

Poured from bottle notched 4/2010 to a Duvel Tulip. I've been eying this one a while, finally pulled the trigger. The beer is a yellow golden color with a good 2.5 finger white billowing head. Good retention and lacing. The nose is an impressive blend of citrus (orange and lemon) with a gentle belgian clove and malty sweetness. No hint of alcohol whatsoever. The flavor is a crisp citrus fruit with bananas and clove from the yeast. The malty sweetness works well to balance the mild bitterness. Again, not hint of alcohol. Very good. Finishes crisp with a lingering fruit sweetness on the tongue. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. The price tag would be the only thing keeping me away, which won't be for long. Enjoyable.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 87.3% out of 100 with 5,791 ratings
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