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

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RATINGS: 3163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
11 oz bottle at BJ’s. Light and fruity aromas off this yellow beer with a decent head. Flavors of bubble gum and candy sugar. Some alcohol flavor in the finish, but not as much as expected. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Sua coloração é dourada, mas não tão turva. Sutilmente frutada e floral e levemente amarga e metálica. Carbonatação perfeita, moderada abaixo. Excelente creme (persistente). Álcool razoavelmente evidente. Retrogosto não tão marcante. Ponto forte é o creme: intenso e perene.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle at St. Veronus. We must’ve had the worst luck that night. Three bad beers in a row, save for the Achel not being too bad. Lots of head on this one, and I was impressed by the pour. But drinking is something entirely different. The flavour was on the lighter side, and lacked complexity. Body was barely sturdy enough to be called a Dubbel. No mouthfeel, little taste. Not on my books.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2011 Wire-and-cork bomber, poured into white wine glass. Nose is intense with white grapes, slight spice and biscuit. Extraordinarily crisp brew; yeasty mouthfeel, with more grape, some lemon, a bit of saison-like funk. Clean finish, with light bitterness left over. Alcohol is 99% hidden. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Unique. Smells of champagne. Pours Light gold with huge white head. Floral and yeasty with evident alcohol. A real bulked up white.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Aroma was strong with yeast and floral. The appearance was cloudy yellow with a thin white head. The flavor was nice with hints of citris and a creaminess like vanilla. Finished dry with a lasting tang. Overall a great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Clear gold, cidery looking, with white medium lasting head. Aroma in glass is big citrus, floral sweet and slightly acetic. Flavor starts out big and malty, weakening slightly to a sweet-sour middle and bitter medium-long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2007
750ml brown bottle made to look like it’s ceramic. Yellow translucent body with bits of yeast floating in it (as I’ve come to expect from Delirium beers...) and a couple inches of white head. Smells citrusy and yeasty with hints of spice and vanilla. Tastes citrusy, spicey, and yeasty with a hint of vanilla... Alcohol really isn’t noticeable. Light to medium bodied. Fairly drinkable for the style and abv. A pretty good Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
Drank in a Delirium tremens glass. Hazy golden poor with a nice frothy white head. Aromas are sweet, nutmeg, coriander, hoppy, caramel and pear apple. Very unibroue like flavors (Don de Dieu). Very off bitterness for me. You can feel the alcohol, long bitter aftertaste... I havnt drank this beer in over a year and i remember it ALOT better... Aromas = A1 ... flavors and palate... just a little off...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. The beer was a nice glowing amber color with a dense creamy white head. The aroma is really yeasty. Fruity. I wish they wouldn’t spend all their money on a gimmick. That stupid, really expensive ceramic bottle. I’d possibly buy this more often but it’s so dammed expensive (due to that bottle). The flavor was nicely Belgian and has a sweet rock sugar that went nicely. Moderate palate.


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