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

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RATINGS: 2713   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mlupton1 (1) - USA - SEP 18, 2004 does not count
This is a Great Bear!~ Had it for the first time about a week ago, and have trying to find a liquor store that carrys it ever since... I highly recommend!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Spicy aroma over a nasty yellow color with a lot of yeast chunks. The fruity flavor is a lot better than the aroma or the appearance indicates.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
This pours out with a nice pale golden color, quite carbonated, although the head doesnít last long. Spicy and fruity aroma and tastes with a noticeable alcohol presence. Sugery malt flavors. You donít really notice the hops until the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
330 ml botlle, best before 05/2007. Hazy golden colour with a creamy and fizyy white head. Orange and lime aroma. Lemon, lime, chalky, and alcohol flavours. Light bodied, dry mouthfeel, with a light alcohol burn. Thanks tiggmtl.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a translucent gold with a pillowy, fizzy white head. Aroma is super malty, bready and yeasty with some citrus notes as well. After having a Golden Monkey, this tastes much more refined. Not a whole lot of sweetness, just a crisp hop bite with some doughy background, finishing dry and tangy. Very nicely done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
750 ml bottle A fine translucent golden color, highly effervescent and a full frothy head. The aroma is fruity, with bubblegum and some hops in the background. It has a sweet smooth start and a fine crisp finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and effervescent. DT?s is a well-balanced clean combination of opposing attributes -- delicate without being free of character.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Comes in a nifty bottle with a stupid label that lists the alcohol content as 8.5% rather than the 9% listed here. Yellow golden in color with a frothy white head--looks kinda nice, I guess. The nose is where things go wrong--sort of dusty-floral-honey-pear with a slight edge of acidity that begins to induce nostril pickling. The body is a slight bit too light and the Velvet smooth carbonation just canít make up for it. The problems with the aroma disappear once the beer is in your mouth and the glass away from your nose--rather mild, floral, a slight touch of alcohol and a lot more bitterness than I expected. Itís main advantage that it has a certain undrinkability that can really get dangerous at this gravity.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
Big beer. Big baby. Pink blonde bomb shell. This is an Essex girl. First brewed 1989. I may be seeing elephants! Ha ha ha! Sweet and powerful. Not serious. And to be honest not that great. An alcopop.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Big bottle at the Abbaye. Very drinkable cloudy dry golden ale. Straight flavor that lacks some sublties of other big belgians. More of a lager than an ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (866) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 Wow, this thing delivers a wallop of flavor. Had this on tap last night in a Delirium glass and served on a Delirium coaster to boot. I didnít particularily find it that drinkable. I would only drink one occassionally. However, I can see why so many people rate it high. Beautiful color and smell. Nice thin head and nice lacing of the glass. Very well balanced. I wish I liked it better but I didnít. I found it to be too harsh and not very smooth.


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