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

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RATINGS: 3221   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
Cloudy light gold in appearance with some suspended particles topped by a thick rocky head. Wheat aroma and somewhat phenolic as well. Nice spicy yeast flavour as well as some black pepper, fruity and only some apparent alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle. 11.2 FL. OZ. Murky, yellow color containing floating particles and large, white, sudsy head. Nice lacing. Spicy, floral, yeasty aroma. Smooth palate. Flavor is sweet with a sour finish. Very drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
On tap, golden with little white head. Spicy malty aroma. Malty flavor with tha classic Belgian spice zing to it. well balanced, alcohol well hidden. Some fruity esters in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2007
On tap at Isaac Newtons. Clear golden yellow pour with thin white head. Aroma of citrus fruits and vanilla. Interesting flavor of sweet malts, orange, banana, yeast and mild carbonation finish off an enjoyable brew. I could drink a few of these.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 golden orange with white head. the blend of sour (citrus), light yeast, and soft carbonation complement the high alcohol content nicely. there is a hint of banana in there as well. very interesting flavors, crisp palate. well worth seeking out. had this again beside another belgian strong and tremens was the clear favorite. the crisp citrus edge, fruity yeast, and delicate, dry palate are distinct.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2007
On tap. Aroma is of barbecue sauce. Very attractive beer with a fully lasting white head that left excellent lace. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitters. Full palate with an oily soft texture. Could be used as cough syrup in a pinch. Maybe a bad batch or dirty glass, this was just nasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2007
330 ml bottle from Andersonville Liquors. Pours an orange color with particles of yeast floating underneath a creamy smooth white head. Yeasty aroma with orange and vanilla. Flavors of orange, yeast, oak, candi sugar, bitter orange peel. Carbonation is very fizzy which I don’t like in most beers but other than that a fine belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2007
Pale yellow with small head. Malty but still lighter tasting than most strong ales. Got a good dose of sweet spiciness. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 too much going on in this brew to really discuss. buy a bunch of bottles, get some friends together and drink...then go buy some more

lifeless on tap

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
From the tap at The Beer Bistro on W Madison. A nice place but a bit pricy. I didn’t like this beer at all. I kept drinking it to figure out the what that funky flavor was. Kind of like a barley wine but not really. This should not be called beer.


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