Delirium Tremens | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens
BA SCORE
4.13/5
5,804 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,606
Reviews:
1,711
Ratings:
5,804
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
1,548
Trade:
2
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Photo of tJyM4
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Translucent golden blonde with a thick white head. Very active. It would be a shame to to mention how beautiful the bottle is.

Smell: Sweet Belgian candied sugar, pear, honey, clove, green banana, slight hay funk, bay leaf, apricots, lightly floral, fresh cereal grains, and light gold molasses.

Taste: Honey whole grain crust on the attack. This fades to a highly complex body of, dried apricot, ripe pear, lightly bitter floral hops, green banana, hay, bay leaf, golden raisins, and the slightest touch of funk.

Feel: Medium bodied. Strong carbonation that at first prickles the tongue but the gives the beer a slight creaminess. Light alcohol present. Smooth with a dry finish.

Overall: World class. It's so flavor. The complexity is just so enticing to the palate. Each sip offers brings out new flavors and nuance as the beer builds. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of coryhardman
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HardyA
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Drawn from a tap and served in a tulip glass at Yard House in Yonkers, NY.
A: Hazy golden body with a foamy, one inch white head. Very good head retention and lacing.
S: Spicy clove aroma predominates. Floral, yeasty, and grainy aromas present but secondary.
T: Flavors follow the nose. Medium bitterness with greater persistence of spice and grain than other flavors.
M: Medium bodied with average carbonation.
O: Well balanced and drinkable. I had very high expectations for this brew, which were just shy of being met, but clearly well designed.

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Photo of pau622
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of azkkr
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A true treat and a fantastic ale from a friend at work who now loves the Belgians---Thanks Kevin!
This legend pours a lightly chill hazed golden straw color with a very nice fluffy head of white foam
that subsides to a thick ring and layer with nice lacing. Nose of Belgian yeasty goodness with touches
of light spice and sweet pale candy malts awash in a lightly peppery ester laden nose with light fruit
notes. Flavors hit the mark and exceed the nose with light white pepper and subtle apple mingling with
crisp pears and light cracker notes. Light yeast notes hit with subtle banana that is touched with light
candy sugars and then dashed with a lightly brisk herbal hop note that flows nicely into the warming
background. Exceptional mouth feel; medium body, medium high carbonation, and a lightly dry
finish.

Overall there is little more to say about this other than it is a legend and rightfully so.

Excellence from Belgium.

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

Cheers

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Photo of red_5_sooner
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nace4
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look; Yellow, with big fluffy white head.
Smell: Candy, alcohol, banana, clove, and apricots.
Taste: Candy, alcohol, banana, clove, and apricots.
Feel: Full body and boozy.
Overall: A decent Belgian pale ale. Not my favorite style.

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Photo of mmellow12
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml can. 12/20/16 can date. Appearance: Light golden and brilliantly clear with a thick frothy head and nice lacing. Aroma: Rich fruitiness dominated by banana and pear, with a hint of green Apple and bubblegum. Like fruity candy. No real noticeable hop or malt aromas under the dominant yeast esters. Taste: Moderate grainy maltiness with banana and pear esters, giving way to a touch of apple cider vinegar and sharp solvent alcohol. Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body with a touch of creaminess, a medium carbonation, and a distinct alcohol heat. Finish: Candied pear with a slight dry bitterness Overall: A beautiful looking beer with an amazing fruity ester Belgian yeast aroma. Aroma comes through in the flavor up to the point where a harsh solvent alcohol arrives and throws off the balance. It’s a shame because there’s a world class beer here with a rough edge holding it back from being great.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with a small head and lacing that fades semi fast. Smells pretty nice, banana, orange, floral, and mild hops. The taste is very good, has a nice banana/orange mix with decent floral notes and some minor hops. This is a pretty smooth beer with no bite and nice any time of year. I would rate this a medium beer.

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Photo of urbanchemist
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried other Delirium's and not liked them but, I enjoy this one a great deal. Very nice gold color but a very frothy head so pour it really slow. Even when you pour it slow you're going to get a lot of head. I enjoy the ABV of 8.5% because baby, when it all comes down to it a bier has to be smooth, good tasting and have a high octane rating! That's all that matters.

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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5,804 ratings
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