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

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RATINGS: 2891   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbĉk, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2004
Golden color with a nice white head. The taste is sweet with a complex pattern of spices and fruits. Finishes slight hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Tasted of butterscotch and had a extremely sweet taste to it. Very thick head, but not lasting. Pretty thin beer, carbination was good, as was balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Gold bronze opal color with a very full white head and light lacing covering the glass. The aroma has a dusty malt note with grassy hops and lots of spices; definately corriander, bubble gum and lots of citrus and a bit of alcohol; some bandaid when it warms up. This is more like a tripel than a BSA. The flavor as it works down your throat: initially carbonated once it hits your tongue, a little more creamy as it goes down. The bitter sensors are lightly going off with a tough of salty and sweet too. The flavors that I pick out of this chaotic nerve receptor ballet is yeasty, citrusy and spicy, delicious though. This is so a triple, not a BSA, I'm gunna see what I can do about it. This finishes with lots of alcohol and bites strong. Drinking this after the Noël made it so smooth and easy to drink. I think you top raters are being a little biased putting reputation in front of the actually beer. shame on you!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Golden, with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity from plums. Flavor is yeasty as well, and the sweet fruit is there as well, together with candy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
A bit surprised that I hadn't rated this yet. Medium gold, pretty pillow head. Huge yeasty aroma. Flavors of spice, orange, bubble gum, very complex with definite yeast in there as well. A bit of a bite on the palate distracts. Good stuff overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - FEB 13, 2004
Bottled, 9% alc. White head, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Golden yellow, hazy and sparkling body, with a lot of yeast in suspension. Fruity, aromatic, raisin and lemon skin notes, light yeasty. Taste is sweet, white candy sugar sweetness with some alcohol and fruity notes. Medium body, oily texture. A good beer, but not exciting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1015) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
Pours golden with a soft short pillowy head. Slightly cloudy. Great looking faux-ceramic bottle, with elephants, aligators, and lizards on balls. Aroma is yeasty with gobs of alcohol. Slightly bitter. Starts sweet with high carbonation. Palate is harst, cayanne pepper with melon accents. Butterscotch, cinnamon and honey push through. Alcohol is in the forefront and it becomes spicier as it warms. Peculiar and interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 8, 2004
White medium lasting head. Light amber color. Aroma is moderately hoppy, fruity with orange and a few alcohol and spicy notes. Flavor is moderately malty with a more pronounced hoppy accent, ending in a slightly sweet short finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden-amber color with a foamy white head that diminished leaving some lacing. Aroma is fruit, yeast, spice and malts - sweet and rich. Flavor is more tart than expected, sour fruit, biting yeastiness, hops and bready - bitter finish. Mouthfeel is nice, medium body and creamy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Pours a slightly hazy golden color, highly carbonated with a thick perfectly white head. Aroma is slightly sour, like many other Belgian beers I've come across, but pleasant and fuity nonetheless. Smooth on the tongue, carbonated mouth feel. You can definitely taste the alcohol, but the flavor is overall sweet with a hint of fruitiness. Slightly sour aftertaste, but not in a bad way. A good beer, though. Very tasty.


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