Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,712
Reviews:
1,687
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,514
For Trade:
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Photo of BeerCarousel
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sweet citrus hop smooth and slight carbonates finish

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Photo of spokenwheels
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoneWolfCries
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tzinto
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle (cute little elephant and circus animals) into a large tulip glass. Pours a bright and hazy golden color with a thick white head, that falls quickly, but leaves a half inch of stable head and it clings to the glass throughout. It's absolutely beautiful in the glass and almost glows when held up to the light. Smell is a tad on the weak side, but a good swirl reveals some yeasty esters, some cereal grain, and a touch of hops. Taste is much more pronounced, with that classic Belgian yeast and it's esters, a touch of fruity sweetness, with just a tad of grassy hops in the finish. Feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation, and a touch of alcohol warmth in your throat. Overall, I loved this, and I haven't a clue as to why it took me this long to try it! ALMOST as good as Duvel, which is my standard for the style.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE: February 28, 2017... OCCASION: welcoming Lent with a Fat Tuesday-worthy beer... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th anniversary glass... centers on an impressive spiral of explosive bubbles, akin to underwater fire... its murky golden body supports a crown of thick white, creamy, even head that laces symmetrically--what isn't to like about the way this looks? smell of pineapple, peppercorn, anise, lemon zest, fresh dough, and some barnyard funk... slight phenol return as well... sips smoothly, albeit with some texture... tingles the tongue... light to medium-bodied, slightly tart at the finish.... strong pineapple, grapefruit, banana, lemon, and hay funk makes for quite a cornucopia of flavor... I have eyed this bottle for decades, only to have my uncle-in-law hand me one for Christmas....it was well worth the wait, as its dry finish elicits a pleasing reaction... great as a gift, though its price point is a bit high...

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Photo of SGR1220
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Drknight
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of obrike
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shsims
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a tulip.
L- Cloudy bronze and orange liquid with high carbonation. Thick white head.
S- Orange, grapefruit, lemon, grassy herbs, cinnamon, yeast, vanilla, pine, and a noticeable alcohol smell.
T- Same as smell but the taste is very clean and refreshing.
F- Bubbly and creamy at the beginning. With a nice bitterness to finish it off and cut through the sweetness.
O- Just a pretty well-rounded belgian ale.

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Photo of AleSan
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SkylerShores
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of yeast, pepper, fruits. Taste is malts, pepper, spices, alcohol, light fruits, the layers open as it warms. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joeasalasg
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: 3.5
Hazy light orange and gold in color. 2-3 finger head poured from a 750ml bottle. The head receded rapidly but continues to lace a bit. Not as active as many other Belgians that I have had.

Smell: 3.25
Not very aromatic. Hints of yeast and spice.

Taste: 4.0
Nice tang upfront. Almost Saison-like. Nice spiciness from the yeast. Some malt flavors and bread. Starts off sweet and dries quickly. Some fruitiness towards the end. Earthiness and herbs/spices – some from hops more than likely.

Feel: 4.0
Medium -> Full bodied. Flattens out but feels decent while drinking.

Overall: 3.75
Good Belgian beer. I finally tried it after hearing about it for many years. I had heard from others that this was their “Gateway Belgian” beer.

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Photo of lanciloti
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: soft copper body, brilliant, white lacing served up in a goblet.
Smell: malt forward, noble hops and some cirtus zest
Taste: the Belgian yeast provide a bit of fruity flavor, balanced by the malt and a bit of sugar.
Feel: medium-light, fluffy, dry
Overall: excellent beer, would get again

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
4.08 out of 5 based on 5,712 ratings.
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