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

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RATINGS: 2763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Strong peach, apricot aroma. Orange yellow/gold color with large white fluffy head and good carbonation. Flavor was strong with malt peach, and citrus esters and a nice dry finish. A bit too sweet for my taste but not a bad Belgian ale. Palate was thick and full with an overly sweet tone that took away from the dry finish. This beer is very much like a desert.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Small white head, short lived. Clear gold/yellow color. Medium body. Slight nose, fruity, malty honeyish. Sweet malt flavors, spicey. Finish is sweet, you can feel it warming as it goes down.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Tap. For some reason I just never drank this stuff even though it's been available to me for like a year. I think it's because it's more expensive than most beers and for some reason I'm cheap about it. But last night my company had an open tab at a good beer bar in Austin. Score! The specimen in question is blonde with a very even and nice-looking head. It has a fruity aroma with peaches and pineapples being the most prominent. Very hoppy and crisp but sweet. A bit of graininess in the finish made this beer a little bit of a disappointment, however.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Fantastic spicy and mediciny aromas. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Fairly full-bodied. Malt flavors shine through, then leads to a dry palate. Nice beer but I would classify this as a Blonde Ale.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Extremely small head. Smells like a barn with fruity notes and a sweaty smell. I detect butter in the aroma as well. Looks thick golden yellow. Tastes of hay, corn and bananas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Bottle reminds me of whoppers candy. With that aside, hazy gold color with a white head. Spicy citrusy aroma with a touch of banana. Fruity flavor with a bit of yeast. Active mouthfeel, crisp and kind of dry finish. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Pours a nice cloudy gold with small white head. Aroma is that of sweet malt, some spice, fruit (some citrus, some banana.) A nice flavor of fruit, sweet and some sour. Palate is very bubbly and refreshing. A pleasing Belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2003 Pours a sparkling clear golden color with lots of spritz. Huge, frothy white head. Mostly lasting with thick, creamy lacework. The aroma is of spice, citrus fruit, banana, light butterscotch and white bread dough. Fruity tasting with notes of coriander, honey, white wine and alcohol. Decently balanced by the alcohol and yeast... not sure about the hops. Medium-bodied with a fizzy, dry, astringent mouthfeel. Short, dry, strawy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2003 Akkkk, yeast. Clear golden colour with a thick frothy head, yeasty nose and yeasty taste. Almost too strong for me.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
what a terrific balanced out belgian ale, nice and rich, sweet, sour, bitter, but complete balance!


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