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

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RATINGS: 3003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
An enjoyable Belgian strong ale, this one was almost like a tripel (but lower in hop content). A very strong candy sugar flavor came across with a semi-fruity (but subtle) and peppery flavor. The alcohol was hidden well. The head was large, but disappeared quickly, while leaving behind a good lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Golden color with a very nice white forthy head. Slight spice aroma with no hops aroma. Medium body. Slightly flowery, apple taste. Medium spicyness, medium sweetness, medium to low bitterness, although the flavor isn’t cloying. Very nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gus (29) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2006
A very fruity smell with very low hops presence. Somewhat of a off yellow in appearance. Off white head with laceing down the sides of the glass. A fruity type of taste, somewhat of a semi-sweet taste. Medium in bitterness, no harsh aftertaste. Goes down smoothly leaving a very light dryness in your mouth. High carbonation, very bubbly. This is my first strong belgian ale. Will drink this again, but will look into other similiar styles.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2006
Alcohol burn that calmed abit as it warmed, yeasty, fruity spiciness to this one, drinkable, but I would like it to be abit better balanced. Ok, I’d drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1390) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Pours a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. Aroma is of yeast, citrus, and earth spices, and some floral aromas. Flavor is strong with the citrus and floral hops. Hints of spices towards the end that leave a nice bitter finish. Very delicious brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
On tap at the Brick Store Pub and served in an “official” glass. This was a clear gold color and topped with an inch of creamy dense white head. The head was slow to diminish and left spotted lacing on the glass. This had a very nice floral aroma to it. The taste was of citrus and balanced with caramel malts. Quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2006
BOttle, pours amber with a large fluffy head, somewhat bland aroma not really what I was expecting somewhat yeasty and citrus-y like a witbier. The flavor was a little medicinal, a bit biting as well in the back of the throat. I understand the hype around this beer, but I don’t think I would get it again, just doesn’t appeal to me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a huge bubbly head with minimum retention. Aroma is a mix of malt and spice. Taste is again a mix of malt with some spices (quite hard to figure out which one is actually included), which drags a bit too long at the end. Alcohol is well hidden, which is always appreciated. Overall, this is a good Belgian ale but not the best that I’ve tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rane (951) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
Golden colour with a good head. Nose: fruits . Taste sweet, not easy to feel the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
Brown bottle of ceramic aspect, 330 ml, best before September 2006, purchased on May 6, 2005; eye: golden amber, nice compact white head that persists, good effervescence, fine lacing; nose:yeast, banana, spices, grapefruit; mouth: start with an alcohol tickling, spices, puff of alcohol, finale of average length, slightly acrid with presence of alcohol, lightly sweet and not that bitter either, medium body, nice carbonation, slightly oily texture; overall: slight deception especially after that bouquet FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune aspect céramique, 330 ml, meilleure avant : septembre 2006, acheté le 6 mai 2005; oeil : ambre doré, belle mousse blanche compacte qui persiste, bonne effervescence, fine dentelle; nez : levure, banane, épices, pamplemousse; bouche : picotement d’alcool en début, épices, bouffée d’alcool, finale de moyenne durée légèrement âcre avec présence d’alcool, légèrement sucrée, pas très amère non plus, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : un peu déçu suite à ce nez


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