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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a lightly clody, golden color with a small white head. Aroma of perfume and yeast. Flavor of malts, yeast, caramel, and citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2004
Bottle: Poured a cloudy pale gold with a medium head. The aroma reminded me very much of an aromatic white wine; grapey, citrusy, some pine notes, typical spiceyness and malts - very nice. Flavour was dominated by wheatyness with some caramelised malts and faint citrus notes. Lively carbonation and bitterness, with a medium body. Would be excellent in food matches that typically call for medium to full bodied aromatic whites wines. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2004
I gotta say I really like this beer. It has the quintessential Belgian aroma; yeasty and sweet. With just the right amount of carbonation, a delicious full flavor, potent alcohol content, and a unique bottle to boot, this is a real winner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Aroma seems to mellow at 5th or 6th whiff. At first harsh, then Caramel malts come through. Not a very attractive beer aesthetically. Huge particalia and dirty blonde hues make this look like dishwater or tobacco juice. Thin, white head. A rich, warming flavor greets the palate at first sip. The alcohol is noticeable, but not hit you over the head noticeable. My experience with Delirium Noel was more the latter, so I was expecting more of the same with this one. The flavors seem a bit confused; there is a lot going on here and it doesn’t come together all that well. Not exactly a session brew, but a nice winter warmer which I am enjoying in, uh, July.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
cloudy blonde w/fruity-citrusy aroma, light head, sweet w/a slight bitterness. not to bad, it was OK. it could be better if it had a bit more bitterness to it?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Poured a golden color, or orange maybe, and aroma was very citrusy, and pineapple I believe. Taste was a little too sweet for my liking but still a very drinkable beer, and still gets a good rating.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Poured a cloudy orange color with an averaged sized head. Aromas and tastes of spices, fruits and citris. Very light malts that I can detect. Light bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle. Orange body with a thin dense head. Tastes like blood and orange juice mixed together and garnished with cherries. Too much carbonation. Too sweet. A little bitter and metallic. I absoultley do not like this. Period.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2048) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 20, 2004
bottle. pours a cloudy orange with a billowing white head. a very pretty pour. orange aroma with hints of pine. if this has any malt in it i haven’t found it yet. also has a wet grass smell. O.k i found the malt in the tatste, but the bitter hop is the dominant flavor. vanilla and pepper notes also. there is a lot going on in this. nice citrus finish that leaves a creamy feeling on the tongue. this is nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
A very tasty Belgian brew. Excellent lacing and appearance. Head stays intact for a long time. Has a nice, vanilla-ish flavor, fairly malty overall. A little thinner than I would like for a tripel, but very good overall.


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