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

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RATINGS: 3107   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Golden haze with lots of sediment beneath its creamy tan head. Aroma is spicy sweet, and alcohol is well hidden. Draft sample lacked proper carbonation, but beside being a bit flat presented nice silky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (720) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 10, 2006
Rating Nº 200: 8,5% version
Pours a brilliant, hazy and sparkling orange/amber color. Head is huge, white and creamy with good retention. It leaves a thick film as lacing. Aroma is also huge, fruity with notes of ripe peaches, banana, honey, palm syrup and molasses. There is also a little of plums, spices and alcohol. Like a Leffe on steroids. Fantastic. Flavor is sweet, fruity and alcoholic with and ending full of sweetness and an alcoholic burn. Honey, light molasses and fruity hints of pear, banana, some spices and liquor. A reflection of the aroma. Very intense, sweet and bold. Body is pretty big, full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation and oily texture. Great sticky, sweet finish and long lasting pleasant aftertaste. A fine Belgian Strong Ale.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henry3r (586)
- Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
The 11.2 ounce bottle poured a hazy pale apricot colored beverage with an average sized fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing but left some lacing on the glass. Although I poured carefully, there was a fair amount of debris floating around in the glass. The aroma was sour with a fruity background. I noted apricot, pepper, coriander and orange peel in the nose. The body was medium-full with lively carbonation and a tart, dry texture. The flavor starts off with a subtle sweet fruitiness then a medium bitterness with a subtle sour note quickly takes over. The pepper and other spices come through in the middle accompanied by a nice alcohol warmth. The finish is fairly long.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5200) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Pours a gold with white head. Strong aroma of spice, sweet malt, fruit, and belgian yeast. Flavors of any other strong belgian, accept much more sour and tart flavor. Interesting brew, a little bit different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Faux ceramic bottle. Pours a clear pale amber with a thin lacy white head supported by streams of carbonation. The aroma is lightly lemon-sour with some fruit and yeasty brett. Medium body and fizzy carbonation. The taste is sweet with fruit, pineapple and corriander. Clean spicy finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3652) - Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Bottle at Barleys in Overland Park, Kansas. Citrusy, carbonated and strong, though alcohol is not real dominant despite 9%. Nothing overpowering about DT, but great label and bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2387) - JAPAN - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 solid strong ale but not up to the hoegaarden grand cru or duvel standards...very fragrant and quite enjoyable, just not the best out there

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
had on tap at many places but for the last time i had it it was at Regak Heights bistro on St. Clair in Toronto. When i bartended this beer was called the party in your mouth beer by some of my female customers

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Very sparkley. Drinking this beer is almost like having a citrus party with hints of alcohol. Almost not bitter at all. Great bottle too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottled sample. Light gold in colour with some haze and yeast chunks. Strong carbonation. Clear banana aroma, along with some fine cardamom pods and black pepper notes and apple skins. Flavor wise, the light malts give way to a fairly strong metallic note. There’s a bit of a sour twang on the back end. Finishes very dry and light. Aside from the metallic note, this seems to be a fairly good beer. It seems very much like a tripel.


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