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Delirium Tremens

Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (483) - SERBIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Delhaize supermarket Ghent Belgium.Pour it yellow colour with small white head.Taste and aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, apple, spices.Sweet and classic not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (329) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, golden, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, soft carbonation, thin feel, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
laraissa (2) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
-excellent head and lacing -floral and light fruity aroma, as well as spicy -bitter orange taste at the back of the tongue, which lingers -the alcoholic taste is prevalent -great finish -great as a palate cleanser as it cuts through big flavours -Great with a lamb shank roast with all trimmings stay away from the mint sauce odes not do well with sweet foods.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
puren (37) - POLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bardzo alkoholowe, co zabija praktycznie to piwo. Poza tym w aromacie i smaku typowo belgijskie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spjensen (92) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Suprisingly light for a beligan strong. Pours a heavy white head and has aromas of fruit and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pastymc (1) - Niscemi, ITALY - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Bottiglia 33 cl Birra di un bel biondo intenso, schiuma bianca non molto decisa. Un po’ pungente all’olfatto, sviluppa buone note acidule in bocca, con un corpo pieno ma non troppo, leggermente astringente al palato. La decisione del malto ruba la scena al luppolo. In generale discreta birra, ma non all’altezza della sua fama.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (96) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
330ml bottle at the Garnet. Crazy effervescence which seems to never let up. Huge foam head with thick lacing over a transparent bright straw body. Tropical fruit hop aroma is present alongside some citrus, orange zest, and alcohol. Quite light bodied with exceedingly well integrated alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Syfher (62) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. Awfull... At least the well-known bar of the same name is way better than this beer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (895) - SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color dorado claro. Sabor a levadura, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laurids (7) - - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
Pours a clear, light straw colour. Quite minimal white head and high on carbonation. The prominent smell I am picking up is toffee and floral notes. This is a 9% beast, and it shows in the taste. I think the taste is very heavy on alcohol and the aftertaste is somewhat bitter. I think there are many better choices.

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