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

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RATINGS: 2782   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
Golden hohey hue, good foamy white head, pale malt, fruity aromas of apples, citrus fruits mostly oranges follow through on a sweet meduim-bodied palate with fruity notes, pale malt, drying flavors in a warming alcoholic finish

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2005
tastes a bit like duvel, but much sweeter. very much alcohol-taste, not hidden at all. but what offended me the most, was the large quantity of floating objects and the smell of almost rotten oranges! bad bottle? i will rerate this later. finish is bitter and dry (which i like).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2005
Pours hazy pale yellow. Thick white head. Aroma from exotic fruits. Sweet rounded flavour with hints of melon and pear. Bittersweet palate.Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 Much like nocturnum but lighter in color and mouth feel and stronger in alcohol. This is a good beer in the summer--very refreshing and fortifying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Nice medium body, reasonably complex belgiun ale. Strong bubblegum aroma and initial taste, chances as u drink it to a fruity hopy mix. Defo worth a try, also brownie points in the great bottle...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1030) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 The design of the bottle. The expectations when you hear the name of this beer. Perfect. Superb. But the beer is OK. But I think it is too strong.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 9, 2005
Light and golden with a full white head. Smells a bit like lemons and taste is smooth and crisp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2005
This beer is very refreshing and pleasant on the tongue as it effectively blends malts and hops. I can’t find anything about it that isn’t satisfying-it smells nice, tastes nice and you can drink lots of it. It has a pleasant orangish yellow color. The aftertaste is what indicated its slight complexity to me. It isn’t anything over the top though and I find the "rated best beer" ad banner foisted above it at the beer fest a bit of a gimmick. I would say that this is an above average Belgian brewed for the crowd and not the Belgian beer enthusiast.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3727) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Bottle at home. Bottle, in Gent. Golden with off-white head, almost lasting. Excellent lacings. Aroma and flavor of malt, yeast and light of hops. Medium to full body, oily, soft carbonation. Really good. 6-3-6-4-14/3,3

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2005
Another amazing beer from Delirium. Smells excellent and looks golden without much head. Tastes of lemon and sweetness. So tasty. Very complex, as several malty tastes swirl around one another. You’ll enjoy this big time.


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