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

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RATINGS: 2729   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2004
Cloudy golden color with some sediment, thin head. Low carbonation. Inviting aroma of citrus and yeast. Nice citrus, mild hops and yeast flavors, bitter finish. Standard trippel flavors with some bitterness, not bad but when a beer tastes like a trippel, I compare it to my all time favorite trippel, Westmalle and it sadly pales in comparison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Pours a nice darkened gold color with another uber-head. Aroma is spicy and fruity. Taste is very similar with more yeast and malt mixed in. Very tasty beverage.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Gold Coloring. Big Frothy White Head...Faded faster then the Nocturnum. Fruity. Sweet. A wonderful Belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2004
A warm goldblond strong ale with a big white head.This beer has original aroma off fresh citrus,orange and asian spice,untherbuild with a fine touch off banana.The taste is spicy with a malty caracter and a fruity touch.The body is nice with a fine hint off good hops and a warm mouthfeeling in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUN 18, 2004
Even thought this definately is a preetty expensive beer with a high alcohol content the taste was amazing. A little fruity, yet still very dark.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 17, 2004
small bottle. Pours with a billowing white head over a clear golden liquid. Aroma of orage, lemon, alcohol, straw, and banana. Flavor is candi sugar, bananas again, lemon, grass, alcohol, pretty harsh. Not terribly pleasant. Maybe this just isn’t my thing? Quite hot going down too.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 750 ml bottle. Yellow in color with a white head. Malty. Very carbonated. Big alcohol component. Needs to age. I tasted a aged bottle last night. It said 2001 on the cork. It was so good. Nice and sweet with some spiceyness. The aroma was citrusy. Enjoyable beer. Smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2004
750 ml bottle, 2003 cork. Was hoping for an older bottle. Clear yellow with a big white head. Heavy carbonation. Banana like Krystal aroma. Flavor has a big alcohol component. Just way too young. Bananas again in the flavor. This needs to sit a couple of years to be good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
Nice golden hazy body topped with a thick bubbly head. Very pleasant citrus/orange nose with some hints of coriander and bubble gum that hides the alcohol perfectly. Nice hoppy and floral taste that carries some tiny notes of acidity. The smokey texture makes it special. It ends with a long bitter final. This is a very good and quite original product.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
330ml bottle, aged a year or two. A golden ale that pours with an enthusiastic head that fades but doesn’t disappear. Pale malts, lightly toasted grains, and citrus (limes, pineapple) characterize the aroma. Medium body with a moderately syrupy mouthfeel and a brisk carbonation. Sweet, but in a manner that is reminiscent of honey drizzled over pears. There is some acidity on the palate, as well, along with some white pepper spiciness, and hops. Pour carefully as this is bottled with a lot of sediment. Not among my favourites, but worth sampling.


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