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

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RATINGS: 2967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Pours a hazy pale gold, with a nice two finger head slow slowly fades to a thick cap, and leaves thick sheets of lacing. Smell; citrus, hay, cloves, and just a bit of alcohol. Taste; cloves and spices, a little lemony citrus, followed by that barnyard hay, and finishing with a bit of an alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, but gets a bit of a hit due to a little to much carbonation for my liking. Wouldn’t mind having more of these if they were available in my area.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle, Fedici, Diest. White blonde small head with little lacing. Initalially a lot of hops, dried fruits, some yeastr, banana, apples. Syrupy mouth feel, sweet-bitter taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Banana, clove and allspice nose with some pepper and grains of paradise hints. White grapes, apples , pears and honeydew notes round it out with some residual candy sugar lingering.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 14, 2005
Probably a little sweeter and syrupy than some would expect from a tripel, but it does tatse good. Packs a wallop, so be careful.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
I’m disapointed. People often refer to this as the best beer in the world. Not anyone from ratebeer mind you, but alot of people say it’s the best, and I think they are wrong. Pours a coludy pale sandy yellow, thin head, lightly carbonated. It’s very silky in the mouth. Aroma, taste and aftertaste are COMPLETLY dominated by wheaty bubblegum, so strong I cant taste any depth. It is very warming, but I cant say I like it. Cheers

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Golden colour with a white head. Caramel and toffee aroma with notes of yeast. Nice mouthfeel of yeast, citrus and spice. Ends with a warm feeling from the alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Nothing special here. Guy at the beer shop stated it was the best beer in the world, but to each their own. Hazy in colour, with tastes of ginger. Bitter/sour finish. Cool ceramic bottle though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Pours a light gold with a small white head. Fruity aroma. Taste of banana, wheat and clove. Smooth sweet and a bit bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Tap at Monks. Poured cloudy golden with a foamy white head. Smell had sour apple, banana and wheat plus some clove. Nice sour apple and banana combination in the taste. Pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2005
bottle reading 8.5%. quite pale and carbonated out of the (faux?) ceramic bottle. light fruity/estery and yeast aroma, with only a faint wheaty spicy scent hidden. has a somewhat overly pale body, and too much sweet white-fleshed fruit flavors to offer much balance. a relatively easy drink considering the high alcohol content, but not a particularly pleasant one.


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