RateBeer
overall
94
92
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3182   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Had this one quite a few times from multiple places, the latest from Beer Bistro in Chicago. This one tends to be slightly different every time I have it. When itís on itís game, itís very Orval like in character. When off, itís a little too dry and almost dusty (something thatís evident in other Deliriums) Looks like what a good beer should look like ... caramel color, two to three finger head, somewhat active carbonation. Floral and yeasty aroma with some light fruit (banana, peach, etc) in the nose. Floral, dry and sweet in the mouth with most of the Belgian aspects ... banana, clove, corriander, sweet yeastiness. Although it can be a bit inconsistent, it has become a good, inexpensive Belgian standby.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
Sorry, but I hated this. Maybe I got a bad bottle (although my friends hated it too), It looked good in the glass, but tasted sour and off. Thats all I can say - sour. Not nice. Didnít even finish it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7157) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Small white head; hazy yellow body with yeast floaties. Aroma of apple, alcohol, licorice and peppery hops with notes of cough juice. Taste is again licorice, apple, cough jouce, and metallic hop notes. Bitter marzipan aftertaste. Pretty light overall. Quite good, but a bit too bitter and medicinal for me, with not enough to offer to make up for it. (0.33l bottle.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured with a rather large head. Sweet and kinda alcoholic with notes of fruits, candied sugar and yeasts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa. Chunky, straw colored pour (way more sediment than I expected) with a solid white head. The aroma has a light ďBelgianĒ quality with clove, banana, cotton candy and a general sweetness. The flavor has light malt laced with spices like cinnamon. There is some Belgian hard candy and a bit of mustiness (maybe some fruit notes-musty fruit). The body is medium and sticky. While this was not my favorite, it was generally enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
homosaur (7) - USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
Delerium Tremens is a widely available standby with good alcohol content and delicious taste. Light and fruity, very traditional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
Golden and hazy with a nice head. Aroma is yeasty with spice, caramel and apples. Nice rich and sweet flavour with a warming quality. Finishes with a citrus and yeasty zing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle from the Blue Max. This pours a cloudy golden color with a shitload of floaties. Yum. Nose is heavy with cardamon and exotic spices.Oh and some pears maybe.Gotta love a good BSA. Nice mouthfeel and lasting spice flavor on the tastebuds.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Monkís Cafe in Philly. This is a nice beer. Not on par with some of the better Belgians but tonight it served as a nice warm up.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Maxís in Baltimore. Poured a clear yellow, with a large, white, foamy head. Aroma was of hops, yeast and fruit. Flavor was smoothbut strong, nice hop citrus along with yeast. Rather carbonated palate. Real good beer, wish I had tried it sooner.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 234 235 236  237  238 239 240 » 319


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50