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

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RATINGS: 3202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3524) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 Tap at yard house (rerate from bottle). Dark yellow, very large head. Taste was yeasty, but somewhat different than the traditional belgian yeast flavor. Also flavors of malt and hops. Sweet ending, w/ some pepper. Alcohol was not very present to me.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2006 on 18/11/06 - A very interesting taste. Hoppy, malty, yeasty and citrusy - "Tremensdous"!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
locarboy (129) - USA - NOV 26, 2006
33 cl. bottle. Nice pur with fluffy white heat. A bit darker than what I expected. Nice nose - smell of pears and saaz hops. Spicey hop flavor and yeasty. Abundant carbonation. Smooth flavor. Mmmm. I would rate this in front of Duval for flavor and aroma (And I am a huge Duval fan). Worth every penny.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle, golden yellow, huge foamy white head, very persistent (overflowed the glass, I didnít expect it to foam so much!). Nice yeasty/hoppy smell. Malt/yeast flavors up front, hops on the tail end. And that 8.5% ABV sneaks up on you!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Get some spices and belgian yeast in the aroma.Pours a hazy light orange/yellow with a medium white head.Tastes of citrus and yeast.Palate is airy with a lemon finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - NOV 24, 2006
70cl bottle, bought in Lille. Foamy white head, citrusy and yeasty aroma. Very strong yeast taste, too much for me in fact. A good deal of hops and much carbonation. Not the best admirer of wheat beers but I reckon for those that are this is a must.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
Had one in Paris, France. I had read about this beer, but didnít know what Iíd be having. Very yeasty taste, somehow puky, donít know why. Alcohol comes thru quite a lot. Maybe itís the name, but this beer really made me feel a bit sick.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle. Maybe itís just me. Not a real Belgian Ale fan yet. Sweet and Fizzy. Iíll pass next time and order something else.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Pours out a golden yellow? Why not brown? Hmmmmm. Nice froathy white head. Aroma is very yeasty and slightly hoppy. Flavor is alot more hoppy than I would have expected. Beer champion of the world in 1998? There must have been some shitty beer in 1998. Hell PBR was selected Americaís best in 1893 and its not that great either.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 19, 2006
Pours a hazy yellow color body with small small particles and fast bubbles that go up to reach a beatiful, huge creamy head, beige that doesnít move. Aroma is very nice, fruity, sweet, of ripe peach, honey, caramel, papaya and species like coriander. Flavor is not as good as the aroma but it is certainly great: sweet and intense, a bit herbal and alcoholic by the end. Great body, nice carbonation. Very good, but I had higher expectations :(

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