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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2004
Thanks goes out too JadoreBlanche for this fine sample! Appears to have a straw coloured body, slightly cloudy. White fizzy head, some lacing present. Aroma is citrus, spices, slight alcohol, and all are blanded together nicely. taste is citrus, creamy? spices, and malt. good bgsa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Sick bottle. Poured a hazy pale golden, yellowish color with a small white head. Good yeasty, fruity, spicy aroma. Extremely tangy, spicy bite. Really tickles your tongue when you take a sip of this. A salty, fruity aftertaste. Good Belgian, just a little too spiced for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
bottle. Poured a medium off-white head golden yellow in color. Very spicy and yeasty in taste and smell. It seems like they may have added some herbs or something in it because the smell is quite strong. Very cloudy medium bodied. The aftertaste has hints of being salty. Really good beer. I want to have this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Draft, This was pretty good, you could definitely taste the alcohol but you could also taste some fruit in it banana a little bit, real good taste with the alcohol a sipper for sure, but it was way too pricey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle, LCBO winter release 2004 before they pulled it because one person complained about the name (donít get me started). First thing you notice is the label, which is eccentric to say the least - kudos for originality. Fantastic sweet citrusy aroma; cloudy dark yellow colour. Crisp active carbonation mouthfeel. Lots of citrus flavours in taste, some spiciness and a lot of strong alcohol - this is a beer you is know his 8-10% and you take your time (or should) because of it. Dry lingering finish - burning back of your throat alcohol. Overall, alcohol dominated a little too much, otherwise a very good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
A pretty poor Belgian... Very cloudy with a lot of sediment floating around - reminded me of a jello dessert with bits of fruit. Not too promising to look at. Decent tangy aroma and a taste that is fairly bland and doesnít live up to the fruity tang of the aroma. A mildly bitter and uninspiring aftertaste. Great name for a beer however and a unique bottle, but at the end of the day, Iím not ingesting the bottle or the name, just a very average beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Golden like apple juice in color with nice thick pale off-white colored head. Aroma is yeasty & sweet. Sweet to taste as well with hints of grain-like alcohol. Most of the flavor is in the front of the mouth but finishes off in the back of the mouth and lasts a good bit. I like it...smooth and tasty, for a blonde;-)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Draft - A orange golden color with thin white head. Served too cold so I let it warm a bit. A sweet fruity aroma. Crisp, spicy, sweet alcohol taste. Enjoyable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Ugh. I wish I had the $4.50 back that I spent on a single of this stuff. The bottle should warn you that they used copper in the mix. Yuck.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Clear golden with a quickly growing white head, that actually spilled over my glass after it grew. Lotsa carbonation and some small floaters. Smells: fruit (kinda pina coladay), vanilla, candy. Taste: warm alcohol stands out, very warming actually. Not as fruity as the scent would have you believe... finished spicy, with maybe some peppery cinnamon. A nifty brew that Iíll revisit sometime.


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