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

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RATINGS: 3016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Smells of sour bananas, oranges, lemons and yeast. Bright yellow color with a fluffy and creamy short, wispy white head. Taste is sweet, crisp and creamy. Citric elements, predominantly lemons, join with bananas to give a taste complex like a lemon cream pie. Bitterness, pepper spiciness and residual sugars mask the high ABV well. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
pours a pale golden with an orangish hue. thick white head. many little columns of bubbles rising to the top. aroma is malty and fruity. taste is musty with a little apricot and spice. mouth feel is wuite tingly with little bubbles of carbonation attacking your mouth. after taste is lightly bitter and tastes of spice. in all a pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2005
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour with huge bubbly/foamy head. Sweet yeasty and malty/fruitish hints. Strong sweet wheat in flavour with malty hints. Also some notes of alcohol, but they fit the beer good. Sweet wheaty aftertaste. Oily palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5594) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 I am not much of a fan of this brewer. I have tried this beer a couple of times but it has never lived up to the hype for me. +++Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh this beer poured a medium golden color with a large white head. The aroma is tangy sour malt with a light fruity undertone. The flavor is sour tang, light malt, a bit of fruit and the usual perfumey rose water flavor that this series of beers always has. Of note is the fact that I have had a 3 year old bootle of this beer and it was very nice: 8/4/8/4/17

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
Golden hohey hue, good foamy white head, pale malt, fruity aromas of apples, citrus fruits mostly oranges follow through on a sweet meduim-bodied palate with fruity notes, pale malt, drying flavors in a warming alcoholic finish

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2005
tastes a bit like duvel, but much sweeter. very much alcohol-taste, not hidden at all. but what offended me the most, was the large quantity of floating objects and the smell of almost rotten oranges! bad bottle? i will rerate this later. finish is bitter and dry (which i like).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2005
Pours hazy pale yellow. Thick white head. Aroma from exotic fruits. Sweet rounded flavour with hints of melon and pear. Bittersweet palate.Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 Much like nocturnum but lighter in color and mouth feel and stronger in alcohol. This is a good beer in the summer--very refreshing and fortifying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Nice medium body, reasonably complex belgiun ale. Strong bubblegum aroma and initial taste, chances as u drink it to a fruity hopy mix. Defo worth a try, also brownie points in the great bottle...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1048) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 The design of the bottle. The expectations when you hear the name of this beer. Perfect. Superb. But the beer is OK. But I think it is too strong.


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