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

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RATINGS: 2948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
The dandy 330ml bottle. Cirtusy sweet aroma, cloudy blonde with puffy head and fresh carbonation. Some pear, cider notes, warm woody spices, all dancing around in a long wind-down to a dry-ish feel. Ample flavor for it’s style, satisying body. Wonderful.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2005
small white head yellow brown body light body frothy and citrusy salty after taste black specks on bottom

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Given a choice between this and the Nocturnum, I’ll choose the Nocturnum any time. But by no means is this a bad brew. Actually its very very good. I love the spice and yeast and "stuff" that floats throughout the liquid. Just makes me smile

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2798) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 330ml painted botlle. Poured dark gold, hazy and lots of paritcles floating about. Fine beaded white head fluffed up upon pouring and settled to a thin white film. Aromas of citrus and honey, maybe a little pepper. Bitter and dry in the mouth, with more peppery notes, light alcohol. 9%abv.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2004
Thanks goes out too JadoreBlanche for this fine sample! Appears to have a straw coloured body, slightly cloudy. White fizzy head, some lacing present. Aroma is citrus, spices, slight alcohol, and all are blanded together nicely. taste is citrus, creamy? spices, and malt. good bgsa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Sick bottle. Poured a hazy pale golden, yellowish color with a small white head. Good yeasty, fruity, spicy aroma. Extremely tangy, spicy bite. Really tickles your tongue when you take a sip of this. A salty, fruity aftertaste. Good Belgian, just a little too spiced for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
bottle. Poured a medium off-white head golden yellow in color. Very spicy and yeasty in taste and smell. It seems like they may have added some herbs or something in it because the smell is quite strong. Very cloudy medium bodied. The aftertaste has hints of being salty. Really good beer. I want to have this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Draft, This was pretty good, you could definitely taste the alcohol but you could also taste some fruit in it banana a little bit, real good taste with the alcohol a sipper for sure, but it was way too pricey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2990) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle, LCBO winter release 2004 before they pulled it because one person complained about the name (don’t get me started). First thing you notice is the label, which is eccentric to say the least - kudos for originality. Fantastic sweet citrusy aroma; cloudy dark yellow colour. Crisp active carbonation mouthfeel. Lots of citrus flavours in taste, some spiciness and a lot of strong alcohol - this is a beer you is know his 8-10% and you take your time (or should) because of it. Dry lingering finish - burning back of your throat alcohol. Overall, alcohol dominated a little too much, otherwise a very good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
A pretty poor Belgian... Very cloudy with a lot of sediment floating around - reminded me of a jello dessert with bits of fruit. Not too promising to look at. Decent tangy aroma and a taste that is fairly bland and doesn’t live up to the fruity tang of the aroma. A mildly bitter and uninspiring aftertaste. Great name for a beer however and a unique bottle, but at the end of the day, I’m not ingesting the bottle or the name, just a very average beer.


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