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

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RATINGS: 2929   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2005
Golden coloured with a small white head. Lightly hopped and malty taste with a fruity aftertaste. A bit af alcohol is noticeable in the aftertaste (which is also a bit sweet with some bitterness). (Bottle 33cl)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Lighter cloudy blondish / straw pale colour, crisp beginning & finish, floral on the nose & tongue, not as overtly strong as other Belgian Strong Ales. A tad askew in the after taste for me, yet still pleasing & pleasant thru out. Cheers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - AUG 3, 2005
Strong flavor, very nice flowery smell and an awesome bittery after taste!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - AUG 3, 2005
Pours with a large head, the beer is straw yellow. Aroma is sweet and fresh, frutti tutti? In the mouth, the beer is fresh and light, with a different hop than I am used to with APA, and a light, sweet, malt flavor. My first (nonlambik) beligian beer, and I imagine (based on the hype) that there must be better out there. But I am happy (and the alchohol content must be pretty high, because I am well happy with just a quarter of the bottle consumed).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Pineapple, bubble gum, fruity slightly astringent nose. bubblegum, fruit, clove & spice, a bit of plasic in the flavor. Not my favorite Belgian Strong but I’ll take it when I see it at a bar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Pours yellow with medium white head and lots and lots of yeast chunks in the body. Nose is sharp honeyed apricot and spicy. The flavor is sweet and spicy together. There is both honey and fermented honey, green and black pepper, well hidden alcohol. Nice yeast bite, very little true malt character although some bread tones come through. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy gravity, bitter peppery finish is fairly short. Yum yum.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
Dark golden colour with a thin clingy head. Strong hops aroma. Very warm spicy hoppy taste with a strong but not overpowering alcohol undertone. Spices linger on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Amexis (2) - Capoterra (ca), ITALY - JUL 20, 2005 does not count
i like this beer, tasted the original from belgium,you can have in the palate the flavour of orange and the smell of flowers in your nose through the palate! VERY GOOD

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Bottle at Charlies in Chicago...Poured a hazy golden orange with a bit of creamy off white head. Aromas were very yeasty and fruity, like apricots and bread dough. Flavors were similar to the nose with a hint of bitterness as it warmed. Mouthfeel was slightly lacking, but overall it was enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1004) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 On tap at Mahar’s in Albany. Sweet and sour beer, with a bit of bitterness. Even though this one has lots going on, it all comes together, and it’s very deicious.


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