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

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RATINGS: 2795   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6691) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2003
Funny name and an ok beer. Fine aroma of coriander, but to much alcohol in both aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Decent. Not great, but acceptable. Would like higher alc %, 8.5 seems low for a belgian strong but I don’t know.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2377) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Excellent head which lasts for a little while. Huge amount of carbonation. Lighter in color than expected. Kind of a light straw color. Citrus aroma (lemon). Very clean and crisp taste and very easy drinking. A lot of flavor for so light a beer. Finishes with a subtle taste of alcohol. Pink elephants on the label just add to the enjoyment. A very good (lite) belgian ale with tons of character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2002
What better way is there to package a beer then with pink elephants? I feel like my childhood depictions of alchoholism have finally come true. In kahoots with the label, this beer dances all over the place...but with heavy feet. Thick fruity esters and a yeasty palate make this truly Belgian. Also, I love it when a beer is so light in color and is so full of flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2002
the unorthodox packaging works for me: faux crockery and blue foil, pink elephants and strutting alligator. inside the bottle too, this is a beautiful way to fill a glass: daisy yellow with light yeast haze, a lush head of snowy white petals. the foam undulates and billows like schooner sails on the high seas. wheat-yeasty aroma says in a very convincing tone (rather like gregory peck i thought): ’your four dollars were well spent’. arriving at the nose are legends of fruits found only in the garden of eden: part lemon, part apple and apricot: god made it rich and sustaining, eve lent it honied-perfume spiciness, the serpent made it hypnotically tempting, the devil bathed it in sensuous alcohol. baguette, butter and jam flavors, gentle and endearing carbonation, sweet, but not too sweet, lightly lemony exit. gorgeous, or maybe i’m just delirious...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5740) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2002
Bottled(330ml). -very good beer for 8.5% alcohol, nice fruty aroma,spicy and too sweet

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Started sharply, tiny crisp bubbles at the front. Lots of fruit flavor in this one, I especially liked the oranges/apricots I tasted. Sticky sweet with some dryness. Alcohol warmed the back of my throat and at times was too apparent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Nose of peach, apricot, orange, and honeydew. Bubbly and crisp on the palate, cloudy, light golden color. Fruity alcohol taste. Alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Oh how I love Belgium Ales... and this is one of the best!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Nice foamy head, and quite refreshing. Slight alcohol taste mixed with fruity tones. Very good.


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