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

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RATINGS: 2829   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ohmyganache (1) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2004 does not count
Very good beer for the style. My fiancee got very very drunk one time on this beer, and Iíll always laugh to myself about it. She picked it because of the elephants on the label... what a beer she happens to pick!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2004
This was the first non US produced Macro Crap I had ever drank therefore it will always have a place in my heart. It may not be the greates of the Belgian strongs, but it has the best bottle!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - DEC 4, 2004
This was okay, the 8.5% does not really come to the forefront, so at least it does a decent job masking the alcohol. To me, I just could not pinpoint any dominant flavorings or overwhelmingly positive attributes. Certainly different, for some reason though, this uniqueness is hard to describe. Some fruity overtones and decent on the palate. A pretty good ale, yet for the price I expected much better. This brewery cons the general public by putting their beer in these inticing bottles I swear.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2004
tap. last beer of the night, becuase iím trying to look thin tomorrow night (although this washed down a cheeseburger and fries) because cute boy from the past and i have a "movie" night on saturday... and every one knows "movie" is code for hot and wild sex...ANYWAY... pale golden color... fluffy white head... wheaty nose with tangerine notes... tastes more fruity, reminds me of a cider/champagne

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Pours a cloudy gold with some white head. Aroma is kinda carmely, alcoholish, and fruity. Taste is very very sweet and strong, way too much caramel taste if you ask me and a little spicy finish. Overall, Im not a fan.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Golden body with frothy head. Nose is fruity and sweet, as is the flavor. Perhaps too sugary. Anyway, nice name.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (784) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2004
From a 750 ml bottle - Wow, a Belgian blonde ale that I like! This one poured a sun-golden liquid with a tall white head and a spicy aroma. Tastewise, it was bit "grassy", but well-balanced and quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Draught - White Horse - Parsons Green London SW6. A golden coloured beer with bananas, lemons and spices on the aroma. The taste has spiciness and creamy alcohol. Itís good even if itís another gimmicky product.Score 3.6
Subsequent also rating scored 3.6.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 29, 2004
Pours large head , gold , cloudy look . Spicy , alcoholic , ale belgian yeast . Medium bodied, true for its style, warming alcohol sure it is here, spiced well. Yeasts and malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3897) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green, London (during their Old Ale festival), with Joeh, Kook, Duff and Maeib. Golden, no head. Smooth, deep, crisp. Wheat and chalk board flavour. Thick mouthfeel, approaching sickly - but not quite. Mixed, but more + than -.


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