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

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RATINGS: 2635   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
Beautiful golden blonde. Sweet aroma of orange. The alcohol is present in mouth as well as the anticipated orange. Not too complex for a triple, but interesting nevertheless, maybe a little too sweet in the end.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Again huyghe makes a cloying filthy apple brew, its much more drinkable than guillotine or the artevelde grand cru but still its not worth exchanging your har d arned dollars for.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
Yellow and hazy with a large white head. Smell of spices and yeast. Taste is pretty fruity with some yeast. Annoying taste in the back of bubblegum. Alcohol is not hidden, creats a clear taste of pepper. Peppery and warming finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Try as I might, I didn't much care for this beer. A fair bit of vinegar in the aroma...the sourness continues into the flavor. Hazy golden color with a bit of lackadaisical froth meandering about. A thin body holds a sweet stash of tea leaves. It may have been OK without the excess sweetness, but that ruined whatever complexities may have lain beneath for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Hazy deep straw and slight white head. Could be better for a Belgian. Heavy DMS (corn) aroma, but also has clove spicy, wheat malt, and a light fruity aroma. Cloves, alcohol, and wheat malt pretty well balanced, finishes dry and hoppy; very little fruitiness, but very spicy. Higher carbonation leads to lighter than actual M/F, and is also slightly astringent. This beer was much better on tap than out of the bottle, I can tell you that. I was impressed by the draught version, but the bottle leaves something to be desired IMHO. It's not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, but I expected more from this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Dark yellow with a huge soapy white head that quickly faded. No lacing. Smelled of pear and banana with a slight hint of citrus. The taste was pear and vanilla overlaid with nutmeg. Alcohol presence notable only as a soothing warmth. Not the best Belgian, but not the worst either.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2003
pretty sad that this has a score only marginally lower than orval. so much raw sugar, sad fluoro yellow colour. chemicals, not good. froot loops in vodka

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Light... gold color. Very sweet, too much alchohol taste. Very complex taste overall with fruit, nut, and something toasty. But not as yummy as the pink elephants are cute.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2003
a light golden color with a thick head. Very similar to Duvel except in the aftertaste, the only difference between the two beers that I see/taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pour is a hazy golden peach, with a large, solid white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is yeasty, fruity (apples and pears), slight peppery spice in the back. Flavor is sweet, lot's of apple, some mild spiciness comes in the middle to the end. Medium-full bodied, dry ending.


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