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

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RATINGS: 3224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2652) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Tap. This beer had a bit of harshness, or rather a lack of mellowness I believe from being out of a keg. Aromas of hay, lemon, herbs, clove and a noticable musty note. Head was white and fully diminished and the beer was a fairly clear yellow. Taste started acidic and ended both acidic and bitter. Light and dry on the palate it also has a fizzy carbonation and leaves off slightly astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Bottle @ Gingerman, Austin. Pours golden, lots of rocky white head. Spices and fruit dominate the aromas. Sweet, citrus taste. Medium finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Superb beer of the delirium family. Offered to me by a hometown friend and enjoyed every bit of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Aroma of spicy yeast and some mild citrus. Thin alcoholic mouthfeel, tastes sweet and finishes dry. Enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2007
On tap. Golden with a big white head. Very citrusy (orange) and yeasty. Sweet and sour. Medium body... high alcohol. A great beer, but not my favorite of this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a huge white head that held out for a while and left thick lacing. The aroma was of spices, fruits, and a light alcohol presences. The flavor contained light spices and some floral hints. Light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2007 The aroma is sweet with hints of fruit, spices, and yeast. Golden color but be careful not to pour too fast as the head can get out of control. Flavor mimics the aroma with a fruitiness (cherries?) and spices that is best enjoyed slowly. This rating was from a bottle however, this beer was on tap two years ago at a bar in Baton Rouge and was even better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
The taste of gasoline or rocket fuel when this is young when it is a little aged it starts to taste like a well made triple. Page 242 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 363 out his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Moderately sweet aroma. Smells a lot like a Hefeweizen. Aroma of banana, coriander, spices, and yeast. Poured golden in color with a big, frothy, foamy, white head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Lightly cloudy. Full of floating particles. Very sparkling. Flavor is quite sweet. Lots of spices, mild fruits like banana and pear, malt, and yeast. Flavor is more like a Wit or Hefe. Full body. Thick texture. Lively carbonation. Finish starts out sweet but gets a little dry and bitter and yeasty. Overall, a grerat looking beer that is a little too sweet at times. Like a amped up Hefeweizen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2007
Pours a pale golden color with a nice white head that didn’y last long. Lively carbonation. Strong fruity aroma (specially orange) with candy and bubble-gum in it. Well accented yeasty notes and some light spice. Unpleasant acidic sourness in the finish. Complex and elegant beer (same as duvel, only not so good). For certain occassions (for cheers) but certainly not those usual moments that you just look for an excellent beer..


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