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

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RATINGS: 2759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
Pours a fizzy white vanishing head...golden pilsner colour but cloudy. Aroma is of citrus. Taste is of apricots, hops, and a nice balance between the sweet/sour, high abv hard to detect...fizzy mouthfeel works nicely. Seems to have improved with some moderate aging.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 Re-rate: Aroma of noble hops overlaying crisp malt and ending with a hint of green apple. Appears straw in color with a turbulent, swirling effervescence of large bubbles, and with a large rocky head of frothy white. Flavor is sweet and fruity, almost sugary, and finishes strong and bitter. Palate is moderately slippery on the tongue and very effervescent. Overall, a decent, and equal to the sum of its parts. I definitely overrated this on my first go-round.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 orange/rosey colour. Nose is yeasty with some apricotish fruit and a little bubblegum. fairly well bodied, lighter than most blondes with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2008-09-16, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 7-3-7-3-14=34
Hazy blond color, thin head. The aroma has a mild fruitness, the smell of wet leaves in autumn, fresh chestnuts, half hay - half grass. Good body, not thick yet powerful, dry malt flavor, enough bitterness in the end. Interesting, for once on tap.

2005-02-28, bottle, 5-3-7-3-13=31
Golden color, poor head. Simple aroma, with some alcohol. Quite sweet, but not malty; a bit oily and fruity; high ending bitterness. Drinkable Ale, with no soul.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERickey (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005 does not count
A very unique tasting beer. Pours a very nice gold colour with a large white head. It is a very fruity/herby tasting beer. Not bad overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droomyster (14) - USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 One of the most beautiful bottles on the shelf. Pours cloudy gold until the yeast calms at the bottom. Fruity and spicy. The head disappears much faster than Maudite’s and (of course) Duvel’s. Sweet, Bazooka Bubblegum. Sparkles in my mouth, doesn’t sit still enough for me to fully grasp it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2005
On tap @ Monk’s. Basic blond from Belgian but more fruity and citrus elements.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Gorgeous golden foaminess with small floaties. Aroma of fermenting pears and apricots. Flavor of same, plus clover, pepper, and tart raw garlic. (This beer would be awesome on a baked potato!!!) Mouthfeel a tad mealy, with strong alcohol notes in the nose on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
This yellow golden blond beer starts with a quick big white head that dissapears within the minute. Strong but sweet with scents of citrus, malty aromas and alcohocol coming well through. I did not find a champion like i hoped to...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Slightly hazy golden yellow. Fruity sweet nose. Fruity and sugary sweet flavor with some yeasty flavor and definite alcohol. A good beer, but seemed a bit unbalanced to me.


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