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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
Bubbles what first came to mind when sampled. Nicely hopped. Great bottle. Nice head. Would have this one again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2007
Poured a transparant light copper with a lasting head and decent lacing, like a pilsner. Fake ceramic bottle looks like itís straight from hell, itís definitely the bad kind of kitsch. Sweet yeasty aroma of vanilla, cinnamon, cherry and sugar. Taste starts out sweet and malty, but finished with a pleasant hop-bite. Well rounded. Mouthfeel was good, maybe a bit high on the carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Deep golden color with nice frothy head. Initial aromas are citrusy and bready. Flavor was good, but nothing special; I seriously enjoyed the Delirium Noel, and this paled in comparison to the Noel. Tingly alcohol on the aftertaste with a smooth finish. Good drink, but again, canít be compared to the Noel IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - MAR 25, 2007
Nothing compared to Delerium Nocturnum, but Tremens goes down nicely. It has the normal color (hazy golden) & aroma and taste (citrus, yeast, fruity malt) as others of this genre, so it isnít anything distinctive. However, I enjoyed it for all its normalcy, and I would definitely try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Measured up as what you would expect in a traditionally strong Belgian like this. Good golden color with an appropriately hazy appearance. The head poured clean and frothy, with a good thick whiteness to it. Poured out of the bottle well. Mild citrus notes and expected yeasty notes. Light body, as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Iíd equate this to the Budweiser of the Belgian beers. Donít get me wrong, it is a decent beer, but in comparison to the mass produced Belgian ales, this one "lagers" behind. I do like the bottle though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
On tap. Yeasty aroma, slightl lemon. Pour is very pale and dull for a belgian, with a flimsy head. Kind of watery though quite drinkable for 8.5%. Could be a lot stronger and have a lot more character for a beer this big, really. It tastes like its 5%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CarpexxxDiem (6) - ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2007 does not count
Simply grand. The best commercial trappiste out there mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Cloudy golden with a creamy white head. Aroma is yeast and fruit. Sweet fruity taste is rather one dimensional. Some bitterness in the finish. Rather ordinary Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Decent beer but nothing special. Pours with a big sudsy off white head and an odd shade of gold in the body. Smells like malt and alcohol with lots of fruity notes. Flavor is yeasty with malty fruit flavors, and alcohol notes and the last glass out of the bottle was quite chunky, almost chewy. Might be worth exploring further.

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