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

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RATINGS: 2854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droomyster (14) - USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 One of the most beautiful bottles on the shelf. Pours cloudy gold until the yeast calms at the bottom. Fruity and spicy. The head disappears much faster than Maudite’s and (of course) Duvel’s. Sweet, Bazooka Bubblegum. Sparkles in my mouth, doesn’t sit still enough for me to fully grasp it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2005
On tap @ Monk’s. Basic blond from Belgian but more fruity and citrus elements.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Gorgeous golden foaminess with small floaties. Aroma of fermenting pears and apricots. Flavor of same, plus clover, pepper, and tart raw garlic. (This beer would be awesome on a baked potato!!!) Mouthfeel a tad mealy, with strong alcohol notes in the nose on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
This yellow golden blond beer starts with a quick big white head that dissapears within the minute. Strong but sweet with scents of citrus, malty aromas and alcohocol coming well through. I did not find a champion like i hoped to...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Slightly hazy golden yellow. Fruity sweet nose. Fruity and sugary sweet flavor with some yeasty flavor and definite alcohol. A good beer, but seemed a bit unbalanced to me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2005
What surprises me is that so much flavor is packed into a golden color beer. Huge head. Alcohol and floral spice smell. Taste is fruity with strong hops and malt and a subtle butter like taste. Only slightly sweet. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Bought from the LCBO this past, fogot about it and just rediscovered it this evening. Poured into a tulip glass. Solid foamy head, initially very bubbly like champagne with coarse sediment. Much lighter in color than expected... very pale. Fresh spicy aroma, orange peel, anise, cloves. Malty character, full mouthfeel, nice bitterness on the finish. Smooth but complex. Now that’s a tasty beverage. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 A terrific strong bottle-conditioned golden ale that is one of the best brews in Huyghe’s absurdly extensive range. It carries its 9% abv effortlessly. It’s a guilty treat for the sweet-toothed, like a good chocolate mousse or a knickerbocker glory. Poured a misty golden colour with a huge foaming head. The nose has buttery notes, a medley of aromas from the spice rack and some sweet fruit. Thickly alcoholic. Full-bodied and creamy, bursting with spiced fruit flavours, followed by a slug of warming alcohol. Very sweet middle. Dangerously easy to drink. (Bottle)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2005
02.11.05 750ml bottle, cork dated 2.004 Pours a hazed yellowish gold with an initially massive and frothy white head that quickly fades to a thin, coating layer of foam with sudsy bubbles. Suprisingly unattractive for some reason I don’t fully understand. Aromas are very sweet, lightly herbal, mint, touches of raw bell pepper, celery, and lemon. Hops and yeasts seem an odd mix on nose, muddled by weakly presented maltiness. Much more bitter than expected, that’s a nice surprise in such a big Belgian. Lightly floral, more herbs, some pineapple that lingers along with a yogurt like aftertaste and finish. A sort of cocoa butter flavor and aroma emerging with temp. Long, dry ending. Little alcohol dominance other than the pepperiness. So-so tasting, but I’m not enthralled; it smells funny and ain’t so pretty.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
(draft) My desert island beer. I only wish I could drink more than a couple without going into a coma. The ultimate Belgian as far as I’m concerned.


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