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


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RATINGS: 3148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Rather pale looking, but has a really smooth and sweet taste. It’s good, but I wonder how it got best beer in the world, maybe in 1998 the competition wasn’t there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Not sure what all the hype is about with this beer. A good beer, but I wouldn’t go and call it the best beer in the world. Had a yeasty, hoppy flavor. Good beer, I wouldn’t turn it down, but I doubt I’ll buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDalkoholic (2314) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
2005 bottle: Already this beer has gone extremely flat and sour with no carbonation. A light background of yeast to spice it up but this beer doesnt have long cooler life.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stinkystinky (10) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
knock your socks off good!!! yummy, tasty, good, everything you’d expect and much much more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy golden color with a big white head. Aroma of corriander, yeast, pale malt, some floral hops. Flavor, yeast, banana, floral hops. Classicly belgian character to this one. Finishes with a bit of spice and a little sweetness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 If you want to introduce to someone what a good Belgian "Strong" tastes like, this is a good beer to showcase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5300) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Pours hazy light orange / yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is spicy with some pineapple and some other tropical fruits. There is also some spicy and peppery aspects. Medium / full body with lots of carboantion - very frothy with some soft fizz. Tast is fruity (pear, pineappel & others) aspects up front on the start. The fizz hits and then the finish brings fruits, spicy hops and earthiness. A very enjoyable beer I have experience many times and will enjoy many more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
A very slight head when first poured, but despite being fairly fizzy and well-carbonated, there was no residual head. Very sweet and fruity aromas and flavors of apple, pear, citrus, and pineapple. Some flavors of yeast and wheat hiding underneath. A great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2006
Tap at Delirium, Brussels. Very good Belgian Strong Ale, spicy yeasts dominate taste and aroma. Alcohol present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2006
500ml bottle.Corked in 2005 pours a slight hazy golden amber with a foamy white head.Aromas of dried fruit and banana and yeast.There is enough effervecence to make the brew light and bubbly with no bitterness with flavors of dried fruits and sweet yeast bread.Wow, this is a brew worth having again and again.

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