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

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RATINGS: 2950   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2006
Cloudy yellow with a fluffy suspension. Faintly fruity and yeasty both in aroma and flavour, with a not-too-subtle alcohol presence. Champagne-like in its fizziness and yeastiness. I guess Iím coming around to the fact that Iím not a huge fan of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 From Bottle. Hazy, orange rind colored pour with a tall, frothy white head. Fair amount of yeastiness as well, but the clumps are broken up and evenly dispersed throughout the beer. Strong, sweet aroma of candied apricot, dripping with fresh pineapple and orange gumdrops. A little overly cloying on the nostrils, and the sensation is the same on the tongue. Sparkling, yet still creamy texture, but the fruitiness is a bit on the bitter side. Its odd to have a beer that can be cloyingly sweet, yet somehow still have bitter fruit flavors at the same time. Alcohol isnít overly strong, but the finishing smack is what I imagine orange juice would taste like if fermented in direct sunlight using baking yeast. Ok, the beer isnít as bad as I just made it sound, but that is my impression nonetheless. Final smack of flower petals and white pepper spice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gallaghermurph (35) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Pours a hazy golden straw blonde. Big foamy white head that stays put, Yeasty aroma. Initial yeasty and mildly malty flavor has the best transition to citrus, white grape, and other fruit Iíve had so far. The taste immediately beyond the intitial yeast is wonderfully remeniscnet of a well aged burgandy -thanks for that, Burt Ė but rather than going into a deep red wine flavor it falls into the lively citrus and other light fruit with a gentle spicyness. The flavor balance between strong and sweet that is highlighted by that distinctly aged burgandy transition between them creates one of the best balanced beers Iíve head that actually has a very distinct flavor ďmovement.Ē Now, Iím drinking this about seven hours after a bomber of bastard (which pillaged my tastebuds for at least four hours) and it may be one of the most refreshing follow-ups ever. Palate is smooth and lightly silky with lively, gentle bubbles. Great brew!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Nice golden color pour. Sweet, spicy aromas with a malty flavor to it. A little dry but not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2006 poured a light gold with lots of little bubble carbonation. huge rocky whtie head. it eventually dissolved some, but it took a while. ripe smell of some lemon/lime, pineapple, and other citrusness. some yeast as well. too much sugary taste for me. at least iíll be tipsy by end of bottle. i also donít like the visible stuff floating around even in the first glass, a small and gentle pouring even.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
On tap. had two times on the same keg. first time (fresh keg) seemed flat and yeasty with a fruity taste to it. second glass tasted much fuller and better, the same flavors as before yet better. Took 3 glasses from the brooklyn bar I am very happy about that, but for 7 dollars a draft i feel like I am robin hood, plus everyone needs some good glassware.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (22451) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a huge white head. Aroma of yeast, spices and fruits. Sweet very spicy flavour with notes of fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2006
Great fuzzy whitish yellow colour with a steady white head. Very fruity and sugary in taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Creamy head.Golden colour.Hoppy,malty,fruity candy cane taste.Sip this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aedil (2) - USA - MAR 10, 2006 does not count
Strong ale with a kick. Not for the faint drinker. Ideal beer to introduce someone to when that person boasts liking strong beers.


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