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

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RATINGS: 2987   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Golden color with a HUGE white head. Aroma hints of tangy bananas with some yeast notes as well. The flavor is dominated by notes of tropical fruits with banana leading the pack. As I took my last sip of the bottle I was distinctly reminded of banana bread. Fizzy mouthfeel at the start, it dies down over time and is rich and creamy by the time you finish the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pale and somewhat hazy with a massive 4+ inch head. Wonderful fruit aroma. The high alcohol level is well masked by the fruity flavors and this ale has almost a wheat beer flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1483) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
This is another Christmas Ale 2005. This is the first enjoyed in 2006. It is only appropriate that this beer was champion of the world in 1998. I know little of the Belgian Ales. The head filled the glass. I had to stop pouring the ale but there was nice lacing. The color is light straw. The head disappears and the aroma is yeasty The ale filled the nose with floral spice aroma. The alcohol was evdient thoughout. I am not sure I would ask for this before a good porter or stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 From the bottle.

Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a relatively modest white head. The aroma is pear cider and pineapple juice, rich in esters with ample yeast, and a hint of fieldgrass. The palate is full and rich, with substantial prickling from the carbonation. The flavor hits immediately with a sort of Belgian white sour-and-spice with a hint of pepper, followed immediately with a strong warm (but not heavily roasted) malt chewiness and modest alcohol burn. But the whole just doesn’t add up to the sum of a set of intriguing parts; rather than being either enriching or refreshing, the beer grows tedious after a few sips.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 18, 2005
Beer that to fermentsthree times, and changes taste conl to pass of the time. much particular one

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Poured from bottle into shaker glass and sampled side-by-side with Nocturnum. Off-white foamy head, good lacing. Cloudy yellow/ orangy color with plenty of particles. Highly estery and sweet aroma. Aroma was actually more complex than the flavor, but at least the alcohol wasn’t too sharp- tasting. Overall, a decent beer with a tacky name.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
UnsofistaCat (239) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2007 Draft at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Golden color. No head. Little bit of spiciness, alcohol was hidden nicely. Other then that, kind of boring. Rerate bottle: slightly metallic, slightly cloying, reminds me of a Dupont mixed with Heinikin.Fruit cake, the gross kind, after taste. Reminds me of Malt liquer lowering score

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2788) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Bottled. Pours a hazy orange color with a smally foamy head and alot of sediment floating about. Sweet yeasty aroma with a hint of candy. Smells quite appealing. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Nice yeasty flavor with a hint of grain and quite a bit of spiciness. A little bit of an alcoholic kick in the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 awesome. fruity, cloudy, fruity, very tasty. I really like this beer and its name makes me feel like a hero when i drink it. alcoholism....... yay!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Extraordinary banana-bubblegum nose. Lasting head with pretty lacing. Very subtle pepper bitterness dominated by fruits. Plenty of malt with modest malty aftertaste. Had this before at the bar and wasn’t expecting it to be so good at closer inspection, but this is damn tasty.


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