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

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RATINGS: 2783   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7597) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2010 Bottle. Sweet, astringent apricot aroma. Golden yellow with giant head. Initial sweet apricot flavor with strong astringent bitter finish. Alcohol level quite apparent but not overwhelming.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2410) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2005
Tasted this from the bottle (an aged one, BBE July ’05), and poured it into it’s own tulip. A big dense inch and a half of white foam formed atop a hazy light amber body, and laced well down the glass. An intense toffee and candi sugar nose, with hints of vanilla and lemons, and balanced out with some spicy yeast and alcohol phenols. Generous warmth in the mouth, too, but quite sweet and very smooth. Flavours of ’fairy floss’, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, malt and light spices round the mouth and follow long into the sweet warming swallow. Balanced, creamy, and holds its alcohol well. Probably need to taste a younger sample to compare, as I found this far more enjoyable than a glass of ’Duvel’. A lovely brew!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Cloudy straw yellow with a lasting white head. Aroma of musty popcorn and some coriander or citrus I think. Wheaty twang in the flavor with some spice and citrus and a lightly bitter finish. Like a hoppy wheat beer. Creamy side of watery on the palate with a dry finish. Thanks to Pjones6738 for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle in a Delirium Tremens glass. Clove, orange aroma with yeasty bready and alcohol components noticable as well. Slightly cloudy gold/orange color with thick, frothy, mostly lasting off-white head and some lacing. Lots of fine bubbles coming up from bottom of glass. Lots of alcohol in flavor along with bitterness, clove, and orange with slight sweetness and acidity. "Belgian" character was subdued but definitely present. Medium carbonation, Short, dry finish with aftertaste of alcohol, bitterness and slight sweetness/sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2005
This is one sexy strawberry blonde if I’ve ever seen one. Lots of cascading carbonation helps to quickly dissperse the bubbly head. There are a number of deep fruits and spice in the quite appealing aroma that also hints at the high ABV. The light and thin body precedes a real fizzy mouthfeel. A little too fizzy for my taste. Some great banana and peach combinations happening in the body. Delirium ends with a loooong finish that isn’t overly dry and perfectly warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2005
On tap at the Maproom. Served in it’s own DT snifter complete with blue writing and pink elephants. Pours golden with an off white head. Spicy, honeylike aroma. Tripel-like flavor, lemon, spice, yeast?. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2005
Bottle. Very nice aroma. Good, solid appearance. Extremely nice flavor with a touch of oranges. Beautiful mouthfeel. Overall a must-try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Smells of sour bananas, oranges, lemons and yeast. Bright yellow color with a fluffy and creamy short, wispy white head. Taste is sweet, crisp and creamy. Citric elements, predominantly lemons, join with bananas to give a taste complex like a lemon cream pie. Bitterness, pepper spiciness and residual sugars mask the high ABV well. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
pours a pale golden with an orangish hue. thick white head. many little columns of bubbles rising to the top. aroma is malty and fruity. taste is musty with a little apricot and spice. mouth feel is wuite tingly with little bubbles of carbonation attacking your mouth. after taste is lightly bitter and tastes of spice. in all a pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2005
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour with huge bubbly/foamy head. Sweet yeasty and malty/fruitish hints. Strong sweet wheat in flavour with malty hints. Also some notes of alcohol, but they fit the beer good. Sweet wheaty aftertaste. Oily palate.


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