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

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RATINGS: 2760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DatFlycat (12) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
I liked this beer. It didn't impress me as much as one of it's more-widespread countrymen that I've also reviewed, but I was nonetheless pleased with the experience. My one significant personal caveat would be an overabundance of tart in the body of the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2003
aroma much like cider; the color is also a cloudy brown like cider; very light head that quickly disappears; slightly sweet taste with a definite alcohol finish - the alcohol almost overwhelms the other tastes

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 beautiful golden appearance with nice big frothy head that lasted long enough, there's alot going on with the flavour, lots of complexity - up there with a duvel, lots of fruity flavours and aromas, the strong ale citrus was ever-present as were the wheaty flavours and aromas, nice mouthfeel and the alcohol warming effect you always get from a belgian strong ale. I highly recommend this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2003
This is really nice beer. Very pretty head that lasted a good while left some nice lacings. Aroma was very sweet. Flavor was slightly citrus with some nice hopping. I will remain in the market for this stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Wow. had this in Springfield, MO of all places. warming in the gullet, beautiful aroma and mouthfeel just perfect. 3 more and on the floor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Smells of cotton candy and bubblegum. Fizzy, fluffy white head. Murky golden butterscotch color with particles of yeast floating around. Spicy, warming sweet peary flavor with prominent yeast notes. Somewhat acidic finish. High carbonation yielding a soda-like mouthfeel. All around good belgian ale and a cool looking bottle to boot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Nice golden color,tall white head that took some time to diminish.Nice fruity aroma with a mild hint of hops and mild spice.The taste was much better,sweet hoppy taste with a nice presence of fruit(citrus) and spice that just makes you want to have more.this is one hell of a good brew and as i said it really makes me wish i had bought more then one but i guess due to cash flow one was enough for now,but i will definately be keeping my eye out for more of these.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2003
Pours with a massive head, great lacing and a nice gold colour. Yeasty, phenolic, vanilla, stone fruit aroma. Quite lean and dry in the mouth, lots of carbonation (which works well) and a slight touch of alcohol. Nice, but not exceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2006 (Bottled) Very hazy golden with floating yeast clumps and a large, foamy and white head. Extremely fruity, sweetish aroma with vegetable hints and some alcohol. Fruity flavor of cooked vegetables, grainy malt and no hops to speak of. Medium-bodied, warming, slightly alcoholic, smooth’n’foamy-carbonated palate. A raw-malty, fruity and somewhat alcoholic brew. Maybe this was the last sample ever. (Bottled, sampled Dec 12, 2003, was 5-3-6-3-12=2.9) Lager-colored, a bit muddy, diminishing head. Almost nonexistent aroma with some alcohol. Very high on CO2 *burp*. Taste is also very light, lagerish, with a bit alcoholic aftertaste. Easy to drink, but that’s about it. Love the pink elephants on the glass, though :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2003
Poured a nice, pale, sparkling golden brew, with a good sized tight white head. The head lasted only for a few minutes, and left no lacing. A hint of hoppiness and citrus in the aroma. Lovelly hoppy flavour, with barely a hint at the 9% abv that was present, also a little sweetness present. Great in the mouth, good body and a little carbonation tingle on the tongue. Not the greatest beer in the world, but a very good, very civilised drop.


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