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

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RATINGS: 3224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (481) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Pours with a massive long lasting head. Lemon, hay and tart aromas. Lots of floating yeast particles. Spicy and tart with a long lasting spicy hop finish. Good belgium strong ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 r. Cloudy yellow appearance. Yeasty and alcoholic flavor with various malts popping out all over. On my retaste, I am not at all happy with it there are others in its category I would rather drink

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kusken (7) - Fredericia, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007 does not count
This is one of my favirites. The best place to drink this is in Delerium Cafe in Brussels.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
A deep, honey yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A strong, sour fruit nose, citrusy, with an unripened red fruit aroma, and a hint of malt. A fizzy mouthfeel and a strong potent taste, tart, citrusy hop flavour, sour red fruits, spicy and a touch smokey, then a malty taste that leads to a dry finish. (Bottle - purchased from Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk for £1.95 a bottle).

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle. Nose is complex and on the sweet side. Bready/yeasty, fruity esters. Apples, bananas, light hops. Dark orange with lively carbonation and some yeast floculation. Huge frothy white head which subsides to a slightly thinner but still frothy topping that laces nightly. Flavor is rather sour and lacks the complexity of the nose. This bottle has been sitting around for a bit which may have muted some of the subtleties. Palate is well-suited, but could use a bit more substance.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle. Poured a cloudy, pale copper color with a pillowy, almost rocky head. The Aroma was herbal and spicy initially but some sweet dried fruit came through as it opened up. The flavor was a decent blend of spice, pepper and sweetness. Not overly yeasty. The mouthfeel was kinda middle of the road and the finish wasn’t as to the point as I had hoped. A pretty blah example.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
750 ml bottle: Hazy peach color with a medium, fading off-whte head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Flavor starts lightly sweet and fruity followed by a spicy-peppery bite and a lightly bitter dry finish. Medium bodied and spritzy with lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2007
On tap at BeerBistro. Pours a golden colour with a nice thick white head. Aroma is fruity, with a tart sweet and sourish smell. Drinks sweet and spicy at first taste, with a long, evolving, finish that is sweet, then turns bitter. Finish is very clean. Overall, quite nice, was very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Very sweet, but witha fair bitterness. Oranges, cookies, and bananas are some interesting tastes, but also yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Pours a slightly hazed light golden with a dense, though quickly thinning white head. The nose is dry and herbal. Yeasty, lemony, straw. I really kind of enjoy this. This is nice and foamy in the mouth, with some better than I expected viscosity. A rather strong dry lemony tartness. Some rather significant grassy hay flavors, and some nice creaminess. The herbal nature seems to disappear a bit with warming, but early on, this kind of reminded me of a rather strong Orval. the finish is dry and fruity, with citrus, the aftertaste is bigger in the alcohol, with a pronounced Belgian funk and dare I say it, peppery Saaz like hops? A nice beer all around.


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