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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3238   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
golden coloured with a thin head, belgian hop to the nose. a fruity and light triple .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Got from Chef201atc (Steve): This belgian strong ale was great. A great Belgian Brewery to introduce to someone not quite familiar with craft beer yet. The beer exhibits notes of Belgian spices, clove, wheat; and notes of light fruit coupled with the brew’s sessionability - both of these appeal to both the veteran and noobie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
A great brew. Cork pops off like champagne. Pour slowly as it heads really quickly and continues to bobble and pushes the head over the top of the glass. Pours golden with some sedements. Taste is excellent, almost like a hefe. Definitely recommend but it is pricy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2007
750 ml. bottle. Light gold with an ever so faint haze under a big collapsoing foamy head. Fruity aroma well accented with yeasty notes of bread as well as some light spice. Lively carboantion and a light to medium body contribute to a clean, palate cleansing mouthfeel. Light honey flavors are present, but an acidic sourness that is not at all unpleasant adds to the refreshing quality. A spicy bitterness comes through at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
33 cl bottle. Pours unclear pale yellew - clear remains of malt/hops floating around. White and quickly disappering head. Aroma is extremely fruity with primary notes of apple, citric/orange and grape. Taste is fresh fruity with a good touch of malt giving the beer a mild and sweet touch. Fruity to slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2007
I just wrote a longer review which got deleted. Pours clear gold with big fluffy head. Aroma of yeast, faint banana, spices, and candy. Flavor slightly bitter, very yeasty, strange twist on the finish. A great summer beer, though strong.

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