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

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RATINGS: 3224   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.


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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. High white though quickly disappearing head. Hazy light yellow body. Fruity aroma with a touch of liquorice. Acidic coriander flavor with a nice hops bitterness and quite a good deal of carbonation. A hint of the alcohol in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5760) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2006
A slightlly oranged gold pour. An aroma of coriander, apple, and slight yeast. A flavor of fruit and alcohol. I was surprised at the lack of yeast flavor. A lot of carbonation that was expected. The very warmness of the alc. was a surprise, not a lot of malt to help carry it, but that is not a huge negative for me just a comment.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
This one shared some similar qualities as Duvel, but I think Duvel is quite a bit better. I wasnít sure if I liked it or not, which I sometimes struggle with when tasting Belgian strong ales. I guess the style is hit or miss for me. The aroma on this beer didnít have much presence, but there was some light fruit and green apple there. Appearance was copper in color, big fluffy head. Mouthfeel I really didnít like very much due to the high alcohol bite and thin, watery feel. Flavor was good but quite a bit alcohol present which sort of pushed everything else behind it. My overall impressions of this beer is that it is well made but personally speaking I didnít enjoy it very much. I thought the alcohol present was just a bit over the top for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Poured a hazy light golden yellow color with a large almost white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma over a mildly fruity malt base. Matching flavor with a spicy finish. Lively mouthfeel and a medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Golden hue with tons of sediment. Nice head, slight lacing. Tons of fruit on the nose with hints of floral on the sweet end on the nose. Light with sweet notes of honey. Alcohol well hid and beer is very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Golden haze with lots of sediment beneath its creamy tan head. Aroma is spicy sweet, and alcohol is well hidden. Draft sample lacked proper carbonation, but beside being a bit flat presented nice silky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 10, 2006
Rating Nļ 200: 8,5% version
Pours a brilliant, hazy and sparkling orange/amber color. Head is huge, white and creamy with good retention. It leaves a thick film as lacing. Aroma is also huge, fruity with notes of ripe peaches, banana, honey, palm syrup and molasses. There is also a little of plums, spices and alcohol. Like a Leffe on steroids. Fantastic. Flavor is sweet, fruity and alcoholic with and ending full of sweetness and an alcoholic burn. Honey, light molasses and fruity hints of pear, banana, some spices and liquor. A reflection of the aroma. Very intense, sweet and bold. Body is pretty big, full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation and oily texture. Great sticky, sweet finish and long lasting pleasant aftertaste. A fine Belgian Strong Ale.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henry3r (586)
- Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
The 11.2 ounce bottle poured a hazy pale apricot colored beverage with an average sized fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing but left some lacing on the glass. Although I poured carefully, there was a fair amount of debris floating around in the glass. The aroma was sour with a fruity background. I noted apricot, pepper, coriander and orange peel in the nose. The body was medium-full with lively carbonation and a tart, dry texture. The flavor starts off with a subtle sweet fruitiness then a medium bitterness with a subtle sour note quickly takes over. The pepper and other spices come through in the middle accompanied by a nice alcohol warmth. The finish is fairly long.


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