Delirium Argentum
Brouwerij Huyghe

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Style:
Belgian IPA
Ranked #98
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,028
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 8.03%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
178
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Photo of FLima
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber copper color with a thick head with eternal retention.
Nice aroma with notes of pine, caramels, grapefruit, coriander and noble hops.
Flavor with notes of Saaz, English and American citrusy hops, orange and grapefruit, candied sugar, malt sweetness and coriander. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is not felt.
Nice Belgian IPA with great hop complexity with noble, American and British hips.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with thick, soft head.

Smell is yeasty and fruity with a bit of malt and caramel over notes of dried fruits.

Taste is yeasty and slightly metallic. Notes of caramel, raisins, dried apricots and flour. Quite bitter on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and massively carbonated. It is Belgian, after all.

Overall, a nice Belgian IPA, nice and fruity.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found at a beer and wine store marked down to $6 a bomber, so I took a flyer. I was disappointed to find that this was supposed to be a Belgian IPA, but you got to take what you get. Cork has a year of 2015 on it. Mild herbal and light fruit aroma, pours a murky amber with a full white head. Slightly sweet, with a touch of herbal notes. Not much bitterness there, but there's a faint echo of hops past kicking around. Very highly carbonated, and a moderate mouthfeel. I'm now interested in finding a fresh bottle of this to try.

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Photo of CHickman
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great looking beer that was cloudy amber with a 2 finger thick foamy head that faded slowly and left excellent foamy lacing. Smells of caramel, toasted grains, biscuit, graham cracker and brown sugar. Tastes sweet and malty with fruity notes that resemble green apple mixed with graham cracker, toasted grains, tea leaf and wheat bread. Malty overall, it hides the ABV well and is easier to put down than I expected.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Now my 7th from the Huyghe family and I wish I had been born among them.
Like the others before it, Argentum 25 is splendid brewing. As few houses a mere consumer, I speculate that it is all about Huyghe's house yeast that sets it apart and, currently, above other family brew houses.

What starts as an excellent pretty good-Looker with a soft inviting foam becomes a good Smeller with the yeast working up a malty medley of fruits. Tastes deliver the same promise until the late palate becomes a bit oddly dry for all the fruit frothed up. But that gets done by the hops required to call an ale an IPA. It is ok and Excusable. This detracts from the mouth, despite it being as soft as its Looks.

Being a malt-head, I will focus on my favorites in the family... but Argentum 25 will never become a black sheep. It has good DNA.

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Photo of drmeto
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2014 Vintage
L:
-pours a cloudy glowing amber with a big,foamy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,coriander,bready,plums,doughy,herbal
T:
-follows the nose + nutty
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
A good, spicy Belgian Strong Ale.

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Photo of emincems
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I always think Belgian IPAs are underrated and this is one of them. It pours clear golden to copper color with medium sized head. Strong durability and good lacing. Complex smell is mixed of caramalts, red fruity esters and spicy hops. Balance is the key for a Belgian Ipa and this one has it. Well rounded taste is moderately hoppy, but yeasty esters and slightly maltiness are supportive. Dry and softly warming finish. Medium bodied and med-highly carbonated. Softly astringent and overly crisp, but it's delicious brew.

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Photo of scootny
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A deep copper fluid with a billowing off white head and rich lacing. Good retention and a slow fade that leaves a light covering and lovely glass.

Nose is deeply hopped for a Belgian ale, moderate for an American IPA. Spicy notes of alcohol, Belgian funk and candi sugar mix with strong aromas of pine, toffee, Pilsner and caramel malt. Pepper and dough, pears, apples and white grapes. A bit of earth.

Taste amps up the hops with a bitter front that presents citrus and mild grapefruit skin. Toffee and pear juice, a bit of pilsner and some darker, more roasted malt grains. Nice yeast esters add complexity, adding bread and funk. Alcohol is not found at all by my tongue. Clean and dry with grapefruit and hop oil in the finish, coating my mouth and lingering for just a moment before vanishing, depositing earth, and leaving my mouth watering and looking for another sip. A touch of mint as I breathe in.

Feel is superb. Full in weight with a creamy lightness at the same time. It is refreshing, quenching, highly drinkable. This beer sessions all too easily.

An outstanding version of the style. It brings all the qualities of a Belgian ale with an sophisticated hopping that nods towards America while remaining traditionally Belgian in its accessibility.

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Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Albion, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with with white lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast and citrus and spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of Belgian yeast along with notes of spicy yeast and hints of citrus.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Belgian IPA tastes a little spicier compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of kitch
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of May 2018. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: A clear dark amber copper colour with a big three finger off white head that had excellent retention and left lots of thick fluffy lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit, pine and red apple skin with hints of caramel.

Taste: Vinous grape, apple, pear and grapefruit. Finish has hints of caramel and spices.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: This looks great and had good mouthfeel, but for me, taste and aroma was only ok.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good belgian yeast flavor(banana, candi sugar), good crisp hop flavor(fruity tending towards the tropical side). Moderate bitterness....a solid but unspectacular Belgian IPA

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Photo of Dzu
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.33l bottle into tulip.
Vintage 2014.
L: Dark amber with a super massive white foam head.
S: Spices, pears, caramel.
T: Medium saturated pleasant taste. Fruity and refreshing.
F: Medium body and hight carbonation.
O: Very impressive one. Must try.

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Photo of janubio
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber colour, big creamy head with very long retention and great lace.
Aroma of banana, caramel, spices, hints of tropical fruits. Floral.
Dense full palate, good carbonation.
Taste of toffee, pepper, cloves, bananas, resins.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown copper with cloudiness and lots of carbonation. Topped with 3 fingers of fluffy, cloud like, yet beige head.

Smells of Belgian yeasts, phenols, bananas, caramel, dark fruits and a hint of smokiness.

Tastes of Belgian yeasts, pears, phenols, hints of dark fruits, and a dull bitterness. Hints of grapefruit rind.

Medium, foamy, frothy and dry body.

Got in Kunming, I am drinking this in Chiang Mai, April 17th, 2017. Unique from this brewer, Belgian all the way, not an IPA in my opinion, but a strong Belgian brew just the same.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a beautiful uniformly translucent Belgian amber ale. Nice foamy head with lots of lacing down the glass.

Nose is soft and accented with floral hops. There is a mild spicy backbone.

Taste is mild upfront with a floral hops overtone and a mild lingering floral hop backbone. Also mild tropical fruits. Yeast flavor is mild

Mouthfeeel is soft and smooth. Weight is light to medium and not as bready as expected.

Overall this is a decent soft Belgian brew. I like my Belgian IPA a lot more blonde, bready, and hoppy. But I like the overall character of this one

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Cycle Brewing pint glass.

A: Mildly hazy dark gold. Forms a big fluffy white head with good retention and a good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Aroma is low overall – some biscuit malts, mild fruity yeast esters, mild citrus and grassy hops.

T: More hop-forward than the smell. Citrus, grassy and vegetal hops over biscuit malts with just a hint of caramel flavor. Apple, pear and clove yeast esters near the end and through the swallow with some citrus rind bitterness.

M: Medium-bodied, good carbonation sensation. The alcohol presence seems a little hot for the 7% ABV listed.

O: This wasn't bad, but not what I might have hoped for. It could have used less alcohol heat, more hop presence, and more fruity yeast esters in my opinion. Fine, but I can't see myself drinking it again.

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Photo of cbutova
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Corked 750ml to a snifter with a slightly hazy deep copper amber body. A head rises quick to a few fingers and lacing forms with large webs.

S- Generic Belgian yeast with spicy phenolics, pale fruits like apple, white grape and pear and spiciness. Vinous with a touch of a champagne vibe.

T- Spicy Belgian yeast runs the show. Again it comes off vinous with notes of pale white grapes, apple, pear and slight banana. Generic pale base grains and a champagne feel.

MF- Puffy and foamy texture to a light to medium overall body. High end carbonation is not zesty but it comes down extremely smooth. Ends with a spicy bitterness.

Might be old at this point but couldn't understand the code. Pale grapes and fruits lead into heavy yeast spice. Somewhat generic.

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Photo of Suds
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a clear amber-copper color with a tall, thick head. The head is impressive...lasting, dense, and leaving thick tufts of lace. The aroma is spicy, with orange peel and a little melon flavor. There is some hops, Belgian yeast, and pale malt. Complex and intense flavor. Hoppy, spicy, bitter, malty, yeasty, and delicious. Nice.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From the explosive corked, caged bottle good until Jan 2019. Sampled on July 24, 2016.

When I say explosive...I mean the cork flew across my kitchen and it bubbled over into the sink. But once it settle down it became a reddish-amber tone with a long-lasting delicate cream colored head. It almost had the texture of the head one gets from a Nitro can.

The aroma has a clear dark fruit, plum, and fig character. Low hop profile.

The body is medium to full. But it is soft like the head.

The taste brings out the same fruitiness mentioned above but also a melted caramel or toffee enhancement. It is only 7% ABV but for some reason I also picked up some alcohol.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$ 12.75 (Including tax)/25.4 oz bottle ($ 0.503/oz) at Fairgrounds Wine & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Bottle dated L21_15141 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – smells sweet, not noticing any yeast, kind of like candy syrup
Head – large (Maximum 5.7 cm, slow pour), off white, creamy with large rocks, diminishing to an irregular six to twelve mm lacy ring with drag marks and a heaped semicircular partial layer
Lacing – good. Some areas of complete wide bands of tiny to small bubbles, some areas of torn lacing of tiny to small bubbles
Body – orange, clear
Flavor – seems sugary and a little sweet for anything called an IPA, not finding any yeastiness, some hops coming through on the end. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, slightly syrupy, lively carbonation

I’ve had most of the Delirium brews from Huyghe and they all seem disappointing – maybe the frolicking pink elephant raises my expectations unrealistically. They look good in the glass but somehow manage to fall short on taste. This bottle opened with a loud “POP” with no foaming over.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tawny body with lots of off-white soapy head. The scent is very floral, not many hops coming through so I'm not sure where the IPA portion is coming through. The taste continues with the floral theme of the yeast and malt, but with decent bittering. Overall it really feels more like a Belgian Pale Ale. Nice, though.

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Photo of 0_0
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Odd. I'd compare to being married to Scarlet Johansson for 25 years then waking up next to Sarah Jessica Parker. You still should be proud but, man, its disappointing.

Thats the same feeling i get when i drink Tremens and then moved to try Argentum a few nights ago. It has a Dark copperish look, a dry taste, a yeasty smell, and a feeling of getting your seat downgraded on a transcontinental flight to Belgium.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper to light brown with a fairly murky complexion. There's a massive and densely packed tan colored head. The aroma is of sweet Belgian yeast, candy sugar, and amber malt. I taste a very dry and sweet ale with Belgian candy sugar. The mouth is very dry and highly carbonated. Not sure that this is classified correctly on BA. It's listed as a Belgian IPA.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank at the Delirium Cafe Lisbon.

A - Pours a clear copper colour with a nice white head that laces but disappears quickly.

S - Plenty of hop aromas, slightly sweet.

T - Has a nice hop palate up front with the classic BIPA creamy aftertaste with the Belgian yeast strain. Nicely balanced

M - Medium body and low carbonation.

O - A ver good representation of the style and we worth a try

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(2014 750ml bottle, 2015 cork - purchased cold at the Acme, and it's not a stretch to think it could've been sitting in the fridge for a year+... poured into my Chouffe tulip)

L: nearly crystal-clear, tawny liquid, topped with a sourdough-holed, spider-webby foam that takes up about 2/3 the glass on the first pour... specks are spilling out on the second pour; getting muddy by fourth pour

S: clove, circus peanut, taffy... intensity reaches the higher echelon... not an overtly boozy scent, but the phenols are full on... really smells like a spiced berry taffy, makes one eager to dive in

T: certainly a unique something in there - I hesitate to say, but the immediate thought is goji berry - I've never thought to describe one, so look it up?... malt/candi-sugar foundation, with a bitter pink noise of herbal hop smog atop, surprisingly resinous midtown... dirty-earthy yeast bite in the back end, but in balance... spice via phenols and hops lingers long...

F: definitely light and airy on the palate, but not entirely dry - an taut underbelly of delicate dextrins slips back down in the finish, I'm sure accompanied by some hops resins - of course, it's a bit sticky... pleasant degree of warmth builds into the second glass

O: I suppose one could think right away "Belgian IPA", but to view this in terms of an IPA alone, that prejudice may prevent one from judging it as it is - a hopped-up, cliche-sweet, semi-strong Belgian beer... if this is in fact over a year old, I believe it has held up alright, and as I've said, it's not out of the question that this bottle could've been sitting in the fridge there this whole time (trust me)... I would try it again, preferably on tap or from a smaller bottle

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Delirium Argentum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 178 ratings