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

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RATINGS: 2854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Pours yellow with medium white head and lots and lots of yeast chunks in the body. Nose is sharp honeyed apricot and spicy. The flavor is sweet and spicy together. There is both honey and fermented honey, green and black pepper, well hidden alcohol. Nice yeast bite, very little true malt character although some bread tones come through. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy gravity, bitter peppery finish is fairly short. Yum yum.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
Dark golden colour with a thin clingy head. Strong hops aroma. Very warm spicy hoppy taste with a strong but not overpowering alcohol undertone. Spices linger on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Amexis (2) - Capoterra (ca), ITALY - JUL 20, 2005 does not count
i like this beer, tasted the original from belgium,you can have in the palate the flavour of orange and the smell of flowers in your nose through the palate! VERY GOOD

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Bottle at Charlies in Chicago...Poured a hazy golden orange with a bit of creamy off white head. Aromas were very yeasty and fruity, like apricots and bread dough. Flavors were similar to the nose with a hint of bitterness as it warmed. Mouthfeel was slightly lacking, but overall it was enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 On tap at Mahar’s in Albany. Sweet and sour beer, with a bit of bitterness. Even though this one has lots going on, it all comes together, and it’s very deicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Clear honey-blonde look. Strong sweet taste of honey with a nice alcohol punch that is rather nice. Nice a fruity with enough alcohol to satisfy anyone. Highly recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Has a good, lively action. Nice head. Yeasty and full. Has a sharp finish. Not a bad Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2006 Slighty hazy golden body with a moderate sized head. Aroma is lighter fruits soaked in alcohol, some sugar as well. Flavor is much the same, until the aftertaste which is a rush of sugar. As it warmed it became sugar water.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2005
First Belgium beer. It was pretty good, but the jury is still out as to if I like this style. Had a bubbliness to it. Kind of like a Champagne

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2005
another favorite belgian strong ale...head really depends on the bottle, glass used, and the poor. yeasty, citrusy taste that has bits of spiciness mixed with sweet. gotta love that bottle


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