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Delirium Tremens

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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (145) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
S: -sweet malt,lemon,honey,bubble gum,very bready T: -Follows the nose plus banana F: -alcohol well hidden O: -Classic Belgian Strong Ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (78) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Pours golden yellow with big white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty and herbal hops. Taste is sweet with some bitterness balancing it. Alcohol nicely inserted, lively carbonation. Nice belgian ale!

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kapteinis (1) - Carnikava, LATVIA - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
This one just NAILED my taste buds. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for a long time. Nutty, creamy chocolaty-malty flavor body, tons of after-taste. Aroma could be...more..So could foam head, but the taste...It’s all about that taste when it comes to Belgian dark ones

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3129) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
330 ml bottle from Hy-Vee in Muscatine. Hazy orange appearance with a nice and lingering Fluffhead. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, lemon zest, clove, light funk and light spices. Similar flavor, complex, lightly tart, moderately sweet and mildly bitter. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. Medium body with soft carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, this bottle was spot on and really delivered. Better than I remember.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkarpfen (27) - - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Auchan, Luxembourg. Pours clear golden with a huge white head that is however not very stable. Nose is complex: vanilla, chocolate, lemon, honey; malty and sweet, Taste is more of the same, plus very dry and the alcohol does not try to hide, on the contrary. The beer feels mouth-warming and creamy, with just the right amount of cabonation. The warmth stays with you long after the sip. Unfortunately, there is a slight metallic aftertaste. Looking forward to my next one, glad that I bought a 4-pack!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (578) - - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma: spices, grapes, sweet malt and honey, citrus. Taste: great combination of different flavors. The same as aroma + hoppy bitterness. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Tasted in Liege. Malty and citrussy aromas combine with dry, fruity and malty taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
huineman (372) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
Pours pale golden with huge carbonation. Rocky white head. Aroma is iron, corn flakes, dry lemon, peppermint. Powerful, starting a little sweet, then metallic. Perhaps too aggressive, due to high CO2.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
realadam (88) - HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2015
Hazy beer with an easy head, tastes quite sweet, but bearable. Lively carbonation with an OK palate sensation. I liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
A hazy golden color and a big white head. The aroma features pale maltiness and yeasty spiciness with a solid Belgian farmyard element, very fruity. Taste is light sweet at first but later sourness and bitterness rise. Fruity, earthy flavours create a strong, rich mix. The palate is full bodied, slightly sticky with low to average carbonation. One of the classic strong Belgian ales.


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