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

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RATINGS: 3002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 11, 2006
Pours a gummy head. Tastes much better on tap than the bottle. Lots of bubble gummy and fruity notes. The alcohol doesn’t come out as much as it should for a strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Pours a slighty hazy golden amber with an average bubbly white head that stuck around but became spotty. Aroma of sour apple, Belgian yeast, candied sugars, fruits and slight citrus. Flavor was more malty with some spices, slightly bitter and yeasty. Cannot detect the higher abv.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Hazy, golden color, with a little light, foamy head. Has an OK fruity aroma. Pretty good flavor compared to other higher ABV beers I have had. Has a decent body, pretty fizzy with the carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Golden color, opaque, with a large fizzy white head. Extremely fruity aroma, definitley pineapple notes there. Flavor is pretty sweet, almost too much so. The finish is pretty nice though. I haven’t had this in a while and I remember it being so much better. Their Delirium Nocturnum and Delirium Noel are both much better. Overall it’s still a pretty good beer, just not that great among Belgians.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Cloudy golden body with a very nice white head. Sweet, tropical fruity aroma. Subtle fruity taste with hints of yeast and a slight tangy flavor. Mouthfeel is spritely with medium carbonation. A very nice beer, complex in flavor, but friendly, upbeat, and easy to drink.

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 (1487) - 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 (2157) - 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


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