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

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RATINGS: 3238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa. Chunky, straw colored pour (way more sediment than I expected) with a solid white head. The aroma has a light “Belgian” quality with clove, banana, cotton candy and a general sweetness. The flavor has light malt laced with spices like cinnamon. There is some Belgian hard candy and a bit of mustiness (maybe some fruit notes-musty fruit). The body is medium and sticky. While this was not my favorite, it was generally enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
homosaur (7) - USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
Delerium Tremens is a widely available standby with good alcohol content and delicious taste. Light and fruity, very traditional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
Golden and hazy with a nice head. Aroma is yeasty with spice, caramel and apples. Nice rich and sweet flavour with a warming quality. Finishes with a citrus and yeasty zing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle from the Blue Max. This pours a cloudy golden color with a shitload of floaties. Yum. Nose is heavy with cardamon and exotic spices.Oh and some pears maybe.Gotta love a good BSA. Nice mouthfeel and lasting spice flavor on the tastebuds.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. This is a nice beer. Not on par with some of the better Belgians but tonight it served as a nice warm up.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2723) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Poured a clear yellow, with a large, white, foamy head. Aroma was of hops, yeast and fruit. Flavor was smoothbut strong, nice hop citrus along with yeast. Rather carbonated palate. Real good beer, wish I had tried it sooner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3539) - 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 didn’t 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!


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