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


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RATINGS: 2987   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Bottle. I poured it into a Del. Trem. glass too! Pours a cloudy gold/orange with lots of suspended stuff. The head looks nice but is gone fast. No lacing. The aromas were faint, mainly yeast and hops. It tastes very malty, and has a bitter aftertaste, but nothing really stands out other than that. Strong alcohol aftertaste. I respect it but would probably not pick it up again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Look out! Look out! Pink elephants on parade. Thats the first thing I think of when I see this beer. Great brew. Deliciously divine. Sweet tasting. Alcohol evident but not overpowering. I can’t believe I forgot to rate this after having several of them. Oh well. Its a good brew. And I still have one more to enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
BROBDINGNAGIAN...This beer will rock your world. It is strong and malty and seems to satisfy the brew needs of even the elusive queen of Mozambique.......if it can light her fire, it can light any cowboy’s fire

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours clear like a mixture of banana juice and pear juice. Head falls into the liquid way too quickly and seems to look more like bubble bath suds that the typical beautiful belgian head. No lace to speak of and overall a pretty poor looking ale. Nice nose but nothing great. Smells weak and subtle. Poor and timid. Clove, yeast and coriander stand out but seems to smell syrupy, like it’s hiding something. This tastes ok. Certainly is the high point of the beer. Spicy peppers with orange characteristics and a harsh alcohol bite on the finish. Alcohol comes a little too strong on the palate and seems to take over the other flavors. Tastes light and yeasty as well, almost displaying some wheat characteristics. Some banana and clove flavors with a tiny hint of peanut butter. Flat on the tonque.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Bottle 2001: Slightly hazy (with some floaties) golden hue topped by a fizzy white head and little lace. The aroma has notes of belgian candi sugars, apricots, spiced pears, fruitcake, floral hops, and that dusty belgian yeast. Very minor phenols detected. The taste starts fruity witha undertone of citric acidity followed closely by those sugars and the malt. A solid spice (clove and cardamom like) and ever so slight bitter finish. The alcohol is wicked hidden in this brew, watch it or you will see Pink Elephants. Lively yet never too aggressive on the palate. I can’t believe I never rated this for I have drank numerous times. A classic that I have aged for these past few years. YUMMY!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
I’ve written about this from a bottle and now I’ve had the privilige to enjoy this beautiful brew on draft. Let me say that the sensation only multiplies! An utterly unearthly aroma greets you, a mellifluous melange of fruit and spice! Color is pure spun gold, head is huge, full, blooming and white. Aroma: fresh, sea-foamy, citrus, spice, straw, sugar. The true thrill is in the taste, that spark on the tongue! Alcohol comes in soon, warming you up for the next sensation, a hurricane of fruitiness: peaches, apricots, pears, melon, and more. The most apt summation I’ve ever conceived for this fine brew is "a pale ale crossed with champagne." To test that theory, I blended draft DT with champagne on New Year’s Eve, and let me tell you I’m still coming down off that high! Head remains, as well as sweet, honeyish notes, and pure liquid sunshine, with the alcoholic strength finally giving a full kick at the end. Watch out with this lovely charmer, or you’ll start to see those little pink elephants that dance around the bottles and glasses. Remarkable, and utterly unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Very pale golden beer with a huge frothy head that dissapears rather fast.Really fruity aroma and a malty creamy,but slightly bitter taste.I cant believe how strong it is,this hides its alcohol content very well.I could happily drink a few of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Bottle Pours a cloudy unfiltered looking pale amber with a huge shite head that is still slowly going down. Aroma is that classic Belgian symphony of spice, sweetness, this one more on the fruity side. Flavor is a slightly bitter spice taste. Some of the regular clove and fruity spice flavors are here. The feel is smooth and the atertaste has a distinct rust or metalic hint that puts me off a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
this one has a very strong belgian taste.thick body and lots of carbonation. i love the name and idea,f***ing funny as hell.

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