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

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RATINGS: 3002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LolaLovesBeer (17) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours honey gold with a big, light tan, fizzy, short-lived head. The smell is intense; bananas, malt, spicy pepper, and a hint of alcohol. The taste is not too strong or too light, it has nice balance and the alcohol isnít overwhelming. Lingering in my mouth is fruit with a little zip, kind of like clove. I like this beer! I think Iíll have another.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AHouse (18) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Got it from the tap, it had little head that faded quickly. Complex taste and quiet flavourful. It was hazy and golden yellow in colour. It masked the high alcohol content very well and was very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
This beer is served from the bottle at a new pub that just opened up near me. They gave me the whole bottle and gave me a tulip to drink from. It pours a hazy yellow color with a head that didnít stick around. It has a very fruity and yeast smell to it, but a very good smell. I was not a huge fan of the taste, but it does have a lot of complexities in it, so I had to give it some favorable marks. It has many different tastes, yeast, fruit, spice... Very interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2661) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
Je ne líai pas trouver mauvaise, mais je líai trouvť trop aggressive, trop de goŻt díalcool. Par contre, cíest probablement la meilleur bouteille, non-trensparente.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a large somewhat lasting fizzy off-white head. Sweet aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, spices, honey and alcohol. Pleasant fruity flavour with sweet malt, spices, yeast and a mild bitterness -- the alcohol is quite present but not in a way that detracts from the enjoyment of it. Dry mouthfeel, medium bodied. This Is really good, itís too bad our Liquor Control Board feels the need to protect us against the "offensiveness" of the beerís name -- looks like Iíll have to continue acquiring it from Quebec.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 Had this beer on draft at a local restaurant. It was served in stemmed Trappist glass. Flavor (which is the undeniable highlight of this beer) was fruity, spicy and distinctive. Aroma was good, appearance adequate (yet undistictive), and palate feel was velvety and smooth. Would have again on draft...not sure about in bottle after reading some of the other reviews here.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jimcook (14) - Cathedral City, California, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Bought a 4-pack of bottles in Cathedral City, CA. Three of the four had what I assume to be such thick accumulations of yeast that I can only describe them as looking like flakes of dead skin (sunburn, anyone?) floating throughout the golden-hued ale. The one bottle without the dead skin (the second one I opened) had a nice, light-fruit-malt-with-enough-carbonation flavor, but as for the other three bottles, I just couldnít get past the dead skin.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
hazy golden colour with lively white head. very soay aroma. taste very yeasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Pours clear lighter gold with a thin white head, a few floaties but no chunks. Aroma is of light citrusy fruits, yeast. White grapes, apples, hint of banana. Flavor is fruity sweet up front with a mildly bitter finish. Significantly better than the Noel that I had (think it was infected).

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Really kinda trashy for the style. The fruit is nice, but that maltiness has a certain cheapness to it, like when you suspect that your girlfreind may have been a hooker. Very yeasty, with a bready aroma and a seriously dry finish. Not that bad, but for your money there are much better bottles.


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