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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
Draught @ beerbistro, Toronto: The LCBO banned this because of the name, but thankfully the folks at beerbistro convinced the brewery to let them carry it. Came a light-orange/yellow with very little head that retreated to thin lacing quickly. Aroma was sweet malts and fruits with spices and prevalent alcohol. Taste is quite nice with a plethora of fruits and spices alongside malt and yeast. The warnings of alcohol on warming are quite true, drink it fast or suffer the consequences. Still, a really interesting beer and one I’d have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2006
this beer poured a hazy orange colour, with a large white head. smells of sweet malts and fruits like hefes. i love the palate it is very tingly in my mouth and makes it come alive. the flovour is sweet but has an alcohol linger to it. this is an ok beer not the best in the world.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
On tap at the Bier Market.... It poured a clear bright yellow colour with a creamy white head. Not a very strong scent but a nice strong flavour like a fine weise beer. A little strong on the finish with hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
I really enjoyed this beer. I had it down at the Bier Markt in Toronto. It’s a nice place that has about 50 beers on tap but perhaps each beer suffers from competition. This beer had no head on it. Tasty Bengian spices and a nice quick short-lasting aftertaste. I call it the strong beer that tastes light. Very nice. Very palatable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Pours a yellowish orange, with a 2-finger head that lasts and coats the glass. I really enjoy the aroma here - that classic Belgian banana and spice, and I also get faint hints of that bubble-gum that some raters have mentioned. Tastewise, this is your prototypical Belgian. Nothing outstanding, but certainly nothing out-of-place or offensive. Spicy to the highest degree, with yeast and citrus coming through. A pleasant amount of carbonation; it doesn’t sit on the tongue, but probably shouldn’t exactly be called watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Pours hazy light orange, large rocky white head. Aroma is lightly citrius, horseblanket. Taste is moderatly sweet with a sourish finish, light to medium bodied watery and creamy livley with a slight metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Beer 28 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/3/06 on tap at the Delerium Cafe in Brussels. A decent tasty belgian strong. It felt like appropriate choice for a first beer at this cafe. Leaves a bit to be desired, its tasty and better then most but worse then a lot as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccoalier (13) - USA - SEP 8, 2006
lets face it..we are spoiled by belgium beers (and southern californian) thus we have high expectations. Delirium is delicious compared to Amstel but next to some of its neighbors it gives me the delirium tremens..... But Hey!! I would never turn it down and thats the truth!!!! (well....thats my truth!!) - Mithras

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Nice golden color with long lasting head. Fruity and a bit of hops taste and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Light copper pour with a thick frothy head. Nose of fruit (strawberry) and bubble gum, mixed with yeast and hops. Big carbonation on the taste, along with flavors of fruit and hops. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.

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