In a nutshell: This cult Belgian beer is a powerful and complex Blonde Ale from Brouwerij Huyghe in Flanders.
The lowdown: This famous blonde ale may look like a lager in the glass but, in fact, it's a complex pale ale with masses of things going on. It's slightly malty with a nice touch of alcohol to ignite the mouth but, all the time nice and rounded with a strong, long-lasting and clean finish.
Style - Belgian Specialities ABV 8.5% - Very Strong
Founded in 1906 Huyghe brewery originates from Melle in the eastern Flanders region of Belgium, not far from Ghent. As with most continental breweries, Huyghe traces its original history way back, in this case to 1654 as it displays on its logo.
In its modern incarnation Huyghe built its reputation on pilsner style ale. But in recent times their range of strong, classic Belgian style beers under the Delirium label and distinctive pink elephant branding have become far and away their most successful range. The best known of these is Delirium Tremens, a strong golden ale that's firmly fixed as their best selling line. They also brew specialist beers under the Mongozo, Floris and Fruli labels.