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

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common

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RATINGS: 2968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.5
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
I didnít care much for this beer, it had a sickly taste to it, and it also manifested this in the nose as well. Sort of a rotting taste/smell.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, yeasty, cloudy, no visible carbonation, and a straw yellow hue. Malty, banana, sweet, spicy, and clove aroma. Sweet, malty, clove, spicy, some banana in the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJfromPhilly (139) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Pours a light yellowish-orange with a thick (and I mean THICK, watch how you pour this!) head that settles down to a 1/2 finger covering. WOW, higher than expected carbonation, tons of bubbles endlessly rising to the top of the glass. Aroma is almost candy-sweet & fruity. Taste is malty, with some hints of banana & clove thrown in. Very lively and crisp on the tongue with some alcohol bitterness on the swallow. Very smooth and almost TOO drinkable for an 8.5% abv belgian. I may be seeing those pink elephants sooner than I thought!! Damned good stuff!!!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Bottle has unusual appearance, along with the name, appears this beer is trying too hard to be different. Bubbly, champagne-like fizziness. NIce deep golden color. strong citrusy aroma Stings the palate, like champagne, with a sharp overbearing intensity. No delerium noticeable, probably false advertising.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (388) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Tap @ The Map Room, Chicago. Light golden yellow. Large white head. I was pretty damn buzzed by the time I drank this, but it tasted good. Fruity and sweet, some yeast. Iíll rerate when I can get a more sober opinion on this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Poirs a nice hazy blonde with lots of thick fizzy head. Smells of lots of fruity esters and some nice yeast notes with a touch of malt thrown in. Flavors of apple and pear are first noticed with a spicy undertone, then the yeast begins to add its kick. Finishes sweet and pretty malty. A decent brew that is relatively common and easy to find. Hands down, BEST NAME EVER for an alcoholic beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Very good. A pretty golden blonde color with a fizzy thick head. Thick and creamy. Yummmm!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Clear, dirty amber. Large frothy white head. Sweet aroma of pears, "Fair and balanced" taste, some spicy rindy hops in the background, foreground has spicy, cinnamon like fruit and vanilla. Some strawberry too. Slightly fizzy, slightly burning alcohol in belly.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Purchased at Whole Foods from refrigerated beer section. Frothy head that rapidly diminishes. Cloudy, orange-colored creamy medium bodied ale with heavy particulates. Heavenly fruity ester aroma. Starts with delicate fruity sweet malt flavor (with peach and pineapple hints) and finishes with slight hop bitterness. Some alcoholic warmth. A very tasty smooth Belgian ale.


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