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

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RATINGS: 2916   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, yeasty, cloudy, no visible carbonation, and a straw yellow hue. Malty, banana, sweet, spicy, and clove aroma. Sweet, malty, clove, spicy, some banana in the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJfromPhilly (139) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Pours a light yellowish-orange with a thick (and I mean THICK, watch how you pour this!) head that settles down to a 1/2 finger covering. WOW, higher than expected carbonation, tons of bubbles endlessly rising to the top of the glass. Aroma is almost candy-sweet & fruity. Taste is malty, with some hints of banana & clove thrown in. Very lively and crisp on the tongue with some alcohol bitterness on the swallow. Very smooth and almost TOO drinkable for an 8.5% abv belgian. I may be seeing those pink elephants sooner than I thought!! Damned good stuff!!!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Bottle has unusual appearance, along with the name, appears this beer is trying too hard to be different. Bubbly, champagne-like fizziness. NIce deep golden color. strong citrusy aroma Stings the palate, like champagne, with a sharp overbearing intensity. No delerium noticeable, probably false advertising.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Tap @ The Map Room, Chicago. Light golden yellow. Large white head. I was pretty damn buzzed by the time I drank this, but it tasted good. Fruity and sweet, some yeast. I’ll rerate when I can get a more sober opinion on this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Poirs a nice hazy blonde with lots of thick fizzy head. Smells of lots of fruity esters and some nice yeast notes with a touch of malt thrown in. Flavors of apple and pear are first noticed with a spicy undertone, then the yeast begins to add its kick. Finishes sweet and pretty malty. A decent brew that is relatively common and easy to find. Hands down, BEST NAME EVER for an alcoholic beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Very good. A pretty golden blonde color with a fizzy thick head. Thick and creamy. Yummmm!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Clear, dirty amber. Large frothy white head. Sweet aroma of pears, "Fair and balanced" taste, some spicy rindy hops in the background, foreground has spicy, cinnamon like fruit and vanilla. Some strawberry too. Slightly fizzy, slightly burning alcohol in belly.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Purchased at Whole Foods from refrigerated beer section. Frothy head that rapidly diminishes. Cloudy, orange-colored creamy medium bodied ale with heavy particulates. Heavenly fruity ester aroma. Starts with delicate fruity sweet malt flavor (with peach and pineapple hints) and finishes with slight hop bitterness. Some alcoholic warmth. A very tasty smooth Belgian ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
330ml bottle. Golden beer with creamy lasting white head. For me, it smells and tastes like Duvel, but slightly sweeter and more alcoholic burn. Complex Belgian strong golden beer nose, with some whiskey notes. Fine in mouth with grapefruit and tangerine carrying on from aroma into the flavour. Finish is more citrus hoppy dryness with a bit of alcoholic burn. Not at all bad and worth a second bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bright slightly hazy golden beer with a frothy white head and tons of carbonation. Aromas of sweet banana and fresh slightly spicy yeast. Lots of sweetness in the aroma. Flavors of banana up front give way to apple and pear with some allspice and a dry finish. Hops balance all of this fruity malty goodness. Sweetness returns after a few seconds, reminding you to drink more. Alcohol warth felt in my chest, but no real hint in the flavor. Prickly bubbles are refreshing. Did I mention this beer is sweet? I like that, but if you don’t like a sweet finish you’ll probably be irritated by this one.


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