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

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RATINGS: 2764   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2002
A nice golden orange color with a nice light head. It is comprised mostly of sweet fruit and alcohol. Also there is a nice touch of spice to boot. I nice beer, indeed.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Let me start my beer rating with the best beer Iíve ever tasted. Having it on tap at Monkís in Philly makes me want to have an IV hook-up. Iíve never tasted beer with such a great aftertaste. The fruity taste just blows me away! John

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k2 (146) - USA - OCT 27, 2002
Great Belgian Strong Ale. A clear beer with a clean finish. Not really yeasty but a bit of a lemon or sour finish at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 Pours a clear golden color with a huge white head that lingers. It has a nice fruity aroma of malts, yeast, and spices. Medium bodied with high carbonation, the flavor is intensely malty, with a crisp, slightly dry finish and a lingering sweetness. This beer is very tasty and smooth, with the alcohol well hidden and lots of malts. Another 750 ml re-enforcement of my love for Belgian ales.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2002
UPDATED: APR 10, 2003 i don't know what i was thinking... impressive.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1793) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 Awesome looking beer: bubbly, golden, thick & creamy head with nice lacing, and lot of particles. Aroma is thick with malt and a little pineapple-y. Very heavily carbonated. Flavor is initially sugary sweet, followed with an orange-peel and coriander flavor (and other spices I can't put my finger on). Finishes with a medium hop bite. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. I didn't find it to be too alcoholic at all. A great beer to enjoy with desert.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5473) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Didnít know what to expect when I saw the Disneyesque white cartoon character bottle. Very complex ale - nice orangeish cloudy appearence, sweet grapefruit-like, citrusy aroma. Bit of a bitter aftertaste, but excellent mouthfeel - wakes up your tastebuds with its intially sweet, leading into bitter bliss.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2002
The pour is a cloudy golden orange, the head is magnific, the lace resplendent upon the glass. Nose is malt, plummish, light hints of fusel alcohol. Front is sweet, the top is middling, the finish is bearably dry, modestly hopped, and benignly acidic. I see why many donít like it, as it is a bit scabrous, even ferine, but then I like the beers that íBite Backí Ranks #492 on my current 1000 beer master list.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Very sweet. Smooth, good alcohol taste. Good name.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002


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