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

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RATINGS: 2952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
11.2oz bottle.Pours a cloudy golden with a small creamy head. So many weird looking floaties that don’t settle--reminds me of the Orbitz soda from about ten years ago. That aside, very strong fruity and yeasty aroma--sour apples and grapes--and a little bit of spices (don’t ask me which kinds), can pick up a little alcohol as well. Kinda tart at first, alcohol very present in taste, fairly sweet malts along with mild hoppy bitterness. Sweet finish. Will get again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cdface (1) - USA - JAN 17, 2006 does not count
Had straight out of a 355ml bottle. Noticed a more complex taste than the last few blondes I had. Had to rate it a 3 for appearance because the only time I saw it was when my girlfriend knocked it over on the table. Overall I really liked it. Plus, I’m a sucker for a well-named beer. I’d order it again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Cloudy yellow body with gooey globs of protein suspended in diarrheal suspension like rancid jellyfish in a swimming pool. That aside, this had some complexity, with a big butterscotchy aroma with caramel, toffee, white grape, banana, and spices. Surprisingly licoricey body, spicy and earthy, tart, with soggy crackers, white grapes, banana, and toast. Big on the esters. Not bad, but not exactly my thing, either.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2006
how can this be classified as a belgian strong?....i should just murder the ratings for that, but i wont; i will, however, rate this beer as a wit...pours golden...very macro-like....foamy, large head.....aroma and flavor are very belgian wit-like....honey, sugar, citrus hops, and wheat....nothing special at all; average palate, and an overall dissapointing experience

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours a nice golden bubbly with a medium head. Aroma is lemon, honey with hints of peppery yeast. Lots of malt in the flavor with a citrus spice finish. Banana and orange are in the flavor mix as well. Medium and fizzy in the mouth with a somewhat dry finish leaving just a hint of the sweet maltiness behind. A well blended belgian ale.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle: Pours a cloudy burnished color. It has a nice fruity aroma of malts, yeast, and spices. Medium bodied with high carbonation, the flavor is intensely malty, with a crisp, dry finish and a lingering sweetness. This beer is very tasty and smooth, with the alcohol well hidden.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2006
This beer is very accessible in France. Very fraiche citrus nose with some barnyard. Yeasty. A warming taste with some alcohol. Somehow I would describe it as brassy

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2006
This beer has a amber body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet and spicy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2006
"Nice very refreshing strong ale. Tasted very sweet, sugary flavor. Little bit of fruit aroma and smell. alcohol was hidden very well. Nice pour and lacing that didn’t last long "

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Pours a mostly clear golden, with a thin white head. Nose is fruity and acidic. Much same as far as flavor, yet not overwhelming. Very crisp finish, doesn’t linger.


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