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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Bottle. Nice yellow color with a thick, entertaining head. I love having the right glass for a beer. Aroma is yeasty and spicy of white pepper and light pears. Taste is alcohol first followed by light bitter hops and sweet candy-like malts. Balanced well and highly quaffable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Strong, hides the alcohol well. Quite malty for a Belgian. Enjoyable. Awesome bottle, too!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
Crazy bottle! pink Elephants. Spicy aroma over a hazy yellow base. Citrus and wheat flavours with a not too spicy texture. As a matter of fact, I canít remember having a beer as smooth as this. Aftertaste is a bit bitter... but itís still a great beer. As good a strong ale as youíre bound to find anywhere.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mlupton1 (1) - USA - SEP 18, 2004 does not count
This is a Great Bear!~ Had it for the first time about a week ago, and have trying to find a liquor store that carrys it ever since... I highly recommend!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Spicy aroma over a nasty yellow color with a lot of yeast chunks. The fruity flavor is a lot better than the aroma or the appearance indicates.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
This pours out with a nice pale golden color, quite carbonated, although the head doesnít last long. Spicy and fruity aroma and tastes with a noticeable alcohol presence. Sugery malt flavors. You donít really notice the hops until the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
330 ml botlle, best before 05/2007. Hazy golden colour with a creamy and fizyy white head. Orange and lime aroma. Lemon, lime, chalky, and alcohol flavours. Light bodied, dry mouthfeel, with a light alcohol burn. Thanks tiggmtl.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a translucent gold with a pillowy, fizzy white head. Aroma is super malty, bready and yeasty with some citrus notes as well. After having a Golden Monkey, this tastes much more refined. Not a whole lot of sweetness, just a crisp hop bite with some doughy background, finishing dry and tangy. Very nicely done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
750 ml bottle A fine translucent golden color, highly effervescent and a full frothy head. The aroma is fruity, with bubblegum and some hops in the background. It has a sweet smooth start and a fine crisp finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and effervescent. DT?s is a well-balanced clean combination of opposing attributes -- delicate without being free of character.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Comes in a nifty bottle with a stupid label that lists the alcohol content as 8.5% rather than the 9% listed here. Yellow golden in color with a frothy white head--looks kinda nice, I guess. The nose is where things go wrong--sort of dusty-floral-honey-pear with a slight edge of acidity that begins to induce nostril pickling. The body is a slight bit too light and the Velvet smooth carbonation just canít make up for it. The problems with the aroma disappear once the beer is in your mouth and the glass away from your nose--rather mild, floral, a slight touch of alcohol and a lot more bitterness than I expected. Itís main advantage that it has a certain undrinkability that can really get dangerous at this gravity.


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