RateBeer
overall
96
93
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2119) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
A lot structured, intense body. Foam of long persistence. Mildew aroma and wine cellar. Elegant perhaps too much alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
Pretty good. Nce to see the LCBO bring some belgians. Golden yeloow colour and fruity nose almost suggest a triple. Nos and flavour is fruity with a hit of yeast. A little rough around the edges with the alcohol but pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2004
This is pretty good, although its balance makes it indistinct at times. Musty, fruity aroma. Unique label, roasted apricot coloring. Peachy, with a nice acid/sweetness/bitterness balance. The finish is pleasantly fruity, with a good bodyweight. Not too fizzy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2005 Light hazy golden color,yeasty spicy aroma, medium fruity dry taste, medium body, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Light gold- mostly clear but last pourings go cloudy. Modest head that fades and gives way to an alcoholic and spicy aroma. Flavor is over the top with alcohol spice and wierd yeasty flavors. A slight horse-blanket flavor is noticed towards the end. Overly carbonated and has a somewhat harsh aftertaste but goes well with spicy foods and cheeses I noticed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Bottle. Big brown head. Strong fruity aroma. Intesne flavor with lots of spices and raisons or berrylike taste. Very carbonated, almost like a champagne. So much flavor it feels like a pink elephant and dancing aligators are partying in your mouth. A very memorable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Hazy orange golden, foamy snow white head. Typical tripel aroma, sharp fruity and citrusy with lots of yeast and hay tones. Typical tripel flavor as well. Dry, yeasty, hayish and citrusy. Harsh finish. I canít believe it isnít listed as a tripel?! All right beer, Iím just not very fond of this style!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2004 Bottle. Shared one at the Pittsburgh bottle shop Cafe with Ryan. Orange copper and cloudy golden with nice head that remains for the length of the drink (which wasnít long). Great grey bottle! Nose is spicy and sweet with grapefruit and is very strong spice. Tastes sweet and malty with a lot of citrus flavor rolling into a slight bitterness. This one is much like the Victory Golden Monkey, but not quite as sweet. It has a nice full body, with solid carbonation. Iíll have again!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2004
Bottle, 33 ml. This beer is much less dangerous than the label might suggest ! I didnít see any pink elephant after drinking it, and I was very pleasantly surprised! The head is off-white and disappears slowly. The body is unclear gold, and the taste is surprisingly sweet, and the alcohol (still 9 %) is not felt. A very good beer indeed!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2004 Well my partner bought the Delerium gift pack when were down in DC visiting friends...mostly because she liked the pink elephant glass. Not a bad purchase: Tawny coppery gold with frothy white bubbles that stick around a while. Citrus fruits and cloves and banana aromas, along with noticeable alcohol. Pretty sweet through the medium body and then a malty alcohol finish. Nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 246 247 248  249  250 251 252 » 292


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50