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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Golden like apple juice in color with nice thick pale off-white colored head. Aroma is yeasty & sweet. Sweet to taste as well with hints of grain-like alcohol. Most of the flavor is in the front of the mouth but finishes off in the back of the mouth and lasts a good bit. I like it...smooth and tasty, for a blonde;-)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Draft - A orange golden color with thin white head. Served too cold so I let it warm a bit. A sweet fruity aroma. Crisp, spicy, sweet alcohol taste. Enjoyable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Ugh. I wish I had the $4.50 back that I spent on a single of this stuff. The bottle should warn you that they used copper in the mix. Yuck.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Clear golden with a quickly growing white head, that actually spilled over my glass after it grew. Lotsa carbonation and some small floaters. Smells: fruit (kinda pina coladay), vanilla, candy. Taste: warm alcohol stands out, very warming actually. Not as fruity as the scent would have you believe... finished spicy, with maybe some peppery cinnamon. A nifty brew that I’ll revisit sometime.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004
Bright golden colour with a large white head. Very active carbonation with a few floaty yeasty bits. Fruity aroma with some yeast and band-aid. Warm flavour with more band-aid of the top, followed by some spiciness (cinnamon, clove), citrus and hops. Pleasant, belly-warming stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2004
Goldencoloured beer. Pretty hoppy taste and aftertaste. Quite a lot of different spices, not very fruity IMO, slightly alcoholic. Certainly not the best beer in the world, still nice though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
very tasty. cloudy golden pour, with a thin white head, a little estery citrusy stuff goin on in the nose.. some cloves. nice mouthfeel, definately can taste the hops more than most belgians.. can also taste the alcohol a bit. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 very wheaty tasting beer. pale yellow cloudy brew. very nice tasting. highly recommended

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5101) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2004
A thin white head and light gold body. The aroma is bananas, peaches and some diapers. Also a hint of clove. The taste is fairly spicy with some bananas, cinnamon and even a little walnut in the finish. A decent brew, but a little light on taste. I would like a little more body and flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ohmyganache (1) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2004 does not count
Very good beer for the style. My fiancee got very very drunk one time on this beer, and I’ll always laugh to myself about it. She picked it because of the elephants on the label... what a beer she happens to pick!


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