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

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common

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RATINGS: 2973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2686) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
Orange amber with a bubbly, nerf top that very quickly receded to leave an off white ring an a lasting, but thin, film. Interesting aroma with banana, apricot, malt, and some vinegary sourness. Surprisingly, there was no apparent sourness in the flavour, which was strong in banana and higher alcohols. Also, some sweetness, but not a lot of identifiable flavours and not really complex. This beer finishes very cleanly with only a slight hint of bitterness. Carbonation explodes in the mouth. Medium body. Good but nothing extraordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
Pours a straw/slightly brownish body, that is somewaht hazy. Has a medium fizzy head. Aromas of spice citrus and malts. Taste is citrus, and malt, with slight alcohol. Feels slightly creamy in the mouth, surprisingly very good....not really what I expected. Was glad to share it with Mr.Manning!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2005
(29 Dec 04) Deep gold, clear and very lively - coats the glass with tiny beads. Its large fizzy white head disappears quickly. Plenty of iron in the nose, along with fruit (gooseberry, citrus) and alcohol. The body is sweet, warming and lively with a short finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Color is a cloudy yellow, lots of swirling action as it pours and that big fluffy white head just kept going. Eventually settled down and remained throughout the glass leaving tight, patchy lace. Smells of fresh lemon and orange with a bit of floral hop notes, very strong on the nose, quite citrusy. Taste is a smooth lemony delight with a little sweet, bitter malt at the start and jumps right into the lemon and orange peels and mixed with a fresh, floral hop and spice. Very good feel, some dryness to it, but its very citrusy wet and smooth. Drinkable, yes sir indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1549) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2849) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (900) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Pours golden with no head. Cherry/raspberry aroma with a hint of spice. Very yeasty sour cherry flavor. Finishes very sweet.


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