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


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RATINGS: 3014   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5025) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Sweet fruity aroma. Cloudy yellow, with a fair thick but short lived head. Flavor is spices with some bitterness. Not as sweet as I expected, and from the tap it was filtered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
I honestly couldnít think of any better way to package a beer than with pink elephants. I feel like my childhood depictions of alchoholism have finally come true! In cahoots with the label, this beer dances all over the place...but with heavy feet. Thick fruity esters and a yeasty palate make this truly Belgian. Itís also good to see a beer that is so light in color still be so full of flavor. This one caught me off guard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2005
Cloudy amber color, big light yellowish foam. Sweet fruity aroma, bananas, sweet cakes ans mild spices. Taste is soft, light spicy with hints of cakes and some alcohol and Triple Sec (Oranges liquor)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Poured Yellow with thick frothy white head. Not to my tastes-Heavy wheat flavor, bitter, and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Delirium Tremens is a very unique belgian amber beer, famous for its incredible bottle. It has an clear amber-orange colour and a minimal head. A fairly bitter flavor with banana and pepper aroma, full body texture, soft carbonation and a long and strong finish. A beer you should drink when you go out, or perhaps along tortillas and guacamole, or a lime-flavored thai soup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Pours straw yellow with large white foamy head. Citrus ad spice aroma. Refreshing light wheat, citrus and light spice flavor. Creamy carbonation that dances on the tongue. Sween clean finish that leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle: Cloudy golden with a decent amount of sediment floating around in the bottle, very lively, poured a large white head that diminished quickly. Aromas of sweet citrus, malt, and yeast. Flavor was very smooth sweet oranges, bananas. Medium thickness, somewhat coating mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2005
Woh! Not surprised that they have a non see through bottle! The sediment is amazing (heavy chunky particulate). So much so that Iím still not sure if it was just a bad bottle. Very unusual beer to say the least. The flavour was fine. Light, and very sweet malting (cookie, grain, bread) and floral hopping, with undertones of peach, pineapple and apple. Disuguised the 9% abv well (there was still a prescence, but not as if it were as strong as 9%). Very smooth and balanced. Very interesting to say the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2005
a golden color w/ hints of reds and a large fluffy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, apples & pears, alcohol, and spices. Palate is highly carbonated well coated. Flavor is highly spiced and pretty alcoholic some fruits but overdone in the spice and yeast. Overall OK but not that special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6267) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle (330ml) - the beer the LCBO didnít want me to have - thanks to blankboy for smuggling it into Ontario from Quťbec. Poured a very hazy bubbly orangey-amber with surprisingly an only average fizzy white head. Aroma a sweet melange of malt, sharp yeast and spices, alcohol, citrus fruits, apples, pears and banana. Taste was of very spicy and fruity malt (apples, oranges and apricots), off-dry wine, yeast and I suppose itís hops that make it bitter on warming. Mouthfeel is peppery and lively - overall a little alcohol-harsh, but not enough to prevent my enjoying it. I prefer coubles and quads, but this oneís a keeper. And donít treat the 9% lightly - itíll put you down if you donít respect it. Keep it to one or two.

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