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


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RATINGS: 2957   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2004
Bottled. Golden colour. Rich malty flavour with notes of anise. A little peppery in the finish, maybe because of the high ABV, which is clearly evident.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2004 Beautiful golden pour with a nice soapy head. The aroma had a surprising hop kick, with the normal belgian blonde yeastiness. Taste was sweet and spicy with hints of orange jelly on toast. The mouthfeel is oily and that slickness lasts on the tongue. No weakness in this beer. Mare tart and round than Duvel, but this is certainly a cousin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Golden color with a creamy head. Spicy, hoppy aroma. Tastes rather malty for the style. Somewhat sweet with a fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2004
For #800, I felt that this one would be appropriate. The porcelain bottle with blue foil label is just stunning. This one surprised me. I can sum it up by saying that it reminded me a lot of Duvel. I’d love to do a side by side with these two, because it’s been a while since I had a Duvel, and this one made more of an impact on me than Duvel did. A solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2004
for my taste, an overrated beer. a bit too fruity, though the ale’s ability to mask it’s own strength does give a pleasant feeling. all in all, i’d prefer to stick with nocturnum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle. Cloudy golden w. nice head. Nice aroma, a sweet Duvel (not too sweet) with spices and light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Pours a hazy golden with a huge frothy head. Aroma is spicy and perfumy. The flavor is light, citrusy and mild.. Decent carbonation. A great summer ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2873) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Sampled at the Southside Beer Expo. Clody yellow with a fluffy head. Taste is tart and citrusy, more so than one expects from a Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2004
Cloudy golden color with some sediment, thin head. Low carbonation. Inviting aroma of citrus and yeast. Nice citrus, mild hops and yeast flavors, bitter finish. Standard trippel flavors with some bitterness, not bad but when a beer tastes like a trippel, I compare it to my all time favorite trippel, Westmalle and it sadly pales in comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Pours a nice darkened gold color with another uber-head. Aroma is spicy and fruity. Taste is very similar with more yeast and malt mixed in. Very tasty beverage.

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