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

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RATINGS: 2967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2006
BOttle, pours amber with a large fluffy head, somewhat bland aroma not really what I was expecting somewhat yeasty and citrus-y like a witbier. The flavor was a little medicinal, a bit biting as well in the back of the throat. I understand the hype around this beer, but I don’t think I would get it again, just doesn’t appeal to me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a huge bubbly head with minimum retention. Aroma is a mix of malt and spice. Taste is again a mix of malt with some spices (quite hard to figure out which one is actually included), which drags a bit too long at the end. Alcohol is well hidden, which is always appreciated. Overall, this is a good Belgian ale but not the best that I’ve tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rane (938) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
Golden colour with a good head. Nose: fruits . Taste sweet, not easy to feel the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3238) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
Brown bottle of ceramic aspect, 330 ml, best before September 2006, purchased on May 6, 2005; eye: golden amber, nice compact white head that persists, good effervescence, fine lacing; nose:yeast, banana, spices, grapefruit; mouth: start with an alcohol tickling, spices, puff of alcohol, finale of average length, slightly acrid with presence of alcohol, lightly sweet and not that bitter either, medium body, nice carbonation, slightly oily texture; overall: slight deception especially after that bouquet FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune aspect céramique, 330 ml, meilleure avant : septembre 2006, acheté le 6 mai 2005; oeil : ambre doré, belle mousse blanche compacte qui persiste, bonne effervescence, fine dentelle; nez : levure, banane, épices, pamplemousse; bouche : picotement d’alcool en début, épices, bouffée d’alcool, finale de moyenne durée légèrement âcre avec présence d’alcool, légèrement sucrée, pas très amère non plus, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : un peu déçu suite à ce nez

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Bottled. Lively golden pour with a firm frothy white head. Delicious, sweet, fruity aroma with notes of marshmallow. Taste is sweet and alcoholic, malty, and strongly spiced. Orange peel. Coats the tongue. Strong. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2006
I’d rate a lot of these Tripel-style Belgians higher were it not for the aroma, which is more the character of a macro lager. Otherwise, this is a great beer and another fine representative of its style.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bartzilla (561) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
This is my very favorite beer... period. Don’t even try and call me out on this fact. The mouthfeel, the flavor, the fine bubbles, the lacing, the little cartoon animals on the bottle. All works of sheer genius. And, get this... it’s not even made by monks! Ya figure monks would be trying to steal this recipe. Especially those monks who make that Orval crap. Anyway, this stuff will make you rich and help you score beautiful women.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2006
Fruity aroma and golden color. Very strong alcohol level but you don’t sense any discomforts due to that. A bit diffrent in style from other strong belgian ales I’ve had. I like the design of the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
robe blonde orangée voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Aromes d’épices, de levure et de citron. Saveurs de citron, de levure, d’épices et d’alcool.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2006
Poured a clear golden with little to no head. Fruity and full of other flavors and aromas that I can’t put my finger on. A little nip of alcohol, but nothing to turn me away from this beer. The smoothness and high alcohol mixture can make a couple of these sneak up on you, but that isn’t that bad of a thing in this case.


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