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

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RATINGS: 3183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
browner (41) - Delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Apearance is quite nice with he contrast of the golden cloudiness and the white foamy head. The flavor will vary from batch to batch but generally a hint of candy,spice and fruit. The depth of the beer falls a bit short with an ending that finishes to fast for a sweet Belgium for me. All in all it is still worth trying and maybe comming back to now and again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 Bottle. Poured a murkey golden color with a white frothy head. Has the hint of spice, bananas and citrus. Taste like a pineapple.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3183) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Sometimes Belgian beers just donít hit it. This one doesnít. The pour was a very light yellow/gold with an offendingly large head. The aroma was a spicey sweet mix of fruit and malt. Classic Belgian taste but seems as if it falls short after the swallow. There are better Belgian beers (try saying that 3 times fast)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenDover (219) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2006
This is an overrated and overhyped beer. Not what I would call complex. Has a bit of a flat, tinny taste to it. Not bad, but I was underwhelmed given what I had been led to expect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Pours a pretty clear light color with a white head. Aroma of belgian sugar and also some Flavor had some sweetness a little burning and a lot of belgian flavor. Not too bad when you dont have to pay for it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Bottle-Poured a light golden color w/a huge white head. Classic Belgian aroma w/a little bit of sweetness to it. Light, sweet citrus flavor, w/some dough & spice. Also had some sweetness, like a cotton candy/rock candy. Not overly complex or multi layered like a great Belgain, kind of hit you all at once & that was that. Pleasent malt finish w/a touch of bitterness. Iíd drink this one again, solid brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
From a 25.4 oz bottle I got for Christmas. I was quite surprised with the white voluminous head that this beer produced upon pouring. Body is brilliantly clear, like a lager. In fact, I almost expected it to taste like one. Aroma, however, is quite different than a lager-- quite estery-- reminiscent of bananas/cloves. Flavor is nothing like a lager, either. Classic Belgian flavor profile. Malt and hop bitterness are in perfect balance, with a long, pleasant hop aftertaste. Complex fruity flavors. Foam lacing like crazy. Great brew. Had an empty stomach, though, so at 8.5% abv, this really kicked my ass.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1665) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Cloudy golden pour, full head with nose of citrus and chicken feet. This beer can be off balance, or maybe that was me after finishing it. Iíve only had this one twice, and a few years in between.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ux04 (30) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2006
I really enjoyed this beer. Poured from the bottle with a huge frothy white head just like in the picture. Itís rather dry but it is complimented by the sweet fruit tastes. Makes me interested in other Delirium brews.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy pale straw with massive floaties. Large fluffy off-white head. Aroma is yeast, warm spices, malty sweetness, light clove, and a quite a bit of juicy fruitiness (apple etc...). Most of those elements shine through. There is also an interesting hop character that is almost fleeing, but still detectable. The mouthfeel is very dry, and the flavor feels as if itís almost stopped short.


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