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

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RATINGS: 2727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Strong golden ale. Lots of fruitiness and some alcohol smell. A little rough around the edges, just the way I like it. HUGE head, nice bottle so it gets 5 for appearance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2002
After rating the worst stuff in the world I felt like heaven, drinking this Paradise-liquid. Wonderful orange, apple, grain and lemon aroma. Nice clear orange with a little white head. Fruity apple, apricots and cinnamon flavor with a short refreshing finish! Reminded me of the apple pie my mom uses to make, wonderful!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2545) - GERMANY - JUL 23, 2002
Apples and oranges in the nose. Big fluffy head with great retention. Sweet flavors up front (apricots) that give way to a pleasant spiciness (nutmeg?) that reminds one of an apple pie. Medium bodied and smooth. The alcohol pumps up the flavor. Hard to believe this light colored brew is 9%. Complex and enjoyable (particularly after just getting throught 4 drain pours).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5183) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 Strong Belgian ale! Blondish brown in color. Strong spice taste mixed with banana and orange and maybe even maraschino cherries. Strong carbonation and alcohol. Didn't care for it at first, but it's definitely a classic now. Recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2002
Sweet & slightly spicy blonde. Actually that sounds better than this beer was. Alcohol was well hidden. Good but not worth the price.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2002
I really didnít like this beer, extremely sour, bitter and sweet. Iím not about to re-rate at $7.50 a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
Strong beer. Fruity, malty, a little sweetness. A good beer for the winter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Rerating this, as further experimentation has shown this to be better than originally thought. Clear golden yellow. No real head to speak of, but large, sticky bubbles float on top, as if itís not quite willing to give up the ghost of carbonation. Taste is wonderfully chewy, yeasty, and fruity, like chewing on a giant candied banana. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Gargantuan honey bananas dipped in warm alcohol…Luxuriant pale malt resting peacefully on earthy spices…Lying on the grass and gazing at the summer moon…

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2002
A strong golden ale that was fruity and very sweet. Nice citrus aroma and flavor. The draft version was very foamy. This would make a great after dinner beer.


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