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

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RATINGS: 3182   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 30, 2007
First of all I have to say I have a cold and my taste and smell are kinda wacked right now.Anyway,It appears to be a VEY active beer.I underestimated the head and it overflowed very much.Lots of bubbles,like champagne.Head was light and fluffy and very large.Once it dissipated it showed a nice,golden colored beer.I was kind of wondering if the high bubble content was because it was hyped up with co2.I think it is from the brewing.It tasted like a good golden beer,which I usually donít like at all.I like this one.I donít think it is the "best beer in the world"as stated by Stuart A Kallen in 1997,as stated in the comercial description,but is it pretty good.Has a slight bitter taste.Maybe some corriander in the brewing.This would make a good summer beer,or one to share with the friends that are used to the cheap commercial light beers,as this will open there eyes and taste buds. Besides,it has a pretty bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Pours a blonde murky color with a white head. Aroma of wheat. Tastes orange and coriander. Noce full finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4006) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
nice golden color. huge white head, aroma of fruit, and some yeast. very refreshing, nice summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Points for the bottle, very unique. Pours a very golden color with plenty of sediments in the bottom of my tulip. The head is almost bleach white and very fluffy. Slightly citrussy at first with plenty of yeast accents. Finishes a little bitter with some more yeast. Very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Strong citrus and grapefruit aroma, with malty sweetness. Color is pale golden yellow, semi opaque, with bubbly white head. Initial flavor is sweet with a bitter dry finish. Slight cheesy accent, with lemony sourness. Well carbonated with a rich fizzy mouthfeel. Good. Had on tap at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. On tap I noticed an intense gumball flavor. The beer was fairly flat but was overwhelmed by gumball.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4485) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
I have been putting this off partly because of the $7.69 price tag, and the feeling this brew was just too trendy to be real. Bottle is indeed quite unique with its yellow opaque color and pink elephants on the label. Poured from the 750 ml corked and caged bottle it was a beautiful gold bronze color. Slightly cloudy it produced a big soap suds looking head that left a clean set of lacing rings as it settled. Really powerful nose of yeasts and malts, with lots of spices with coriander most prominent, with citrus, fruit, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is crisp, and feels good going down with a slight creamyness. Finish slightly bitter. But overall while this is good, there are Belgium Strong Ales domestic versions right here in my own back yard such as North Coast PranQster Belgian that tasted just as good, and costs a fraction of what I paid for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Cloudy golden color with 1/2" white head. Banana and some citrus smell. Nice complex flavor with yeast, some biting citrus hops, some fruit. Creamy finish from some malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3318) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dusty golden color, nothing like the picture here, with a huge white head and thick lacing. Aroma is strong with fruitiness, hints of yeast, and some spices. Taste is full of corriander, yeast, dried fruits, citrus, and assorted spices that I just canít pinpoint. Even though is has lots of carbonation, this beer is smooth. It just doesnít have that defining character to justify a really high rating.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Another tasty Belgian ale. Nice golden/amber color. Nicley balanced with a nice head. Good all year round. Like the funky white bottle as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2007
750 split two ways. The beginning of the bottle poured a clear golden, the middle to end slightly hazy. Aroma is very estery and fruity, some banana and apples/pears. Spices and bread can also be found in the nose. Taste- lemon zest, sweet malts, maybe some candi sugar, bready, apple/pear, and spices. dry finish. actually pretty much a dry beer all around with just touches of residual sweetness. Carbonation is prickly and very lively. very nice strong golden.


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