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


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RATINGS: 2751   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Very much like the Delirium Nocturnum but lighter and not necessarily as good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
i had this years ago in canada in the bottle, so i can’t really comment on that experience--other than to say i wasn’t aware of the 9% and i liked the beer so pink elephants were stepping all over me--but i recently have had it several times on tap. i like it just as much if not more, only now i am more leery of the possible pink packoderm problem. i usually can’t abide strong beers, tasting as vinous as they generally do, but this was/is different. it is smooth, spicy and hoppy all mixed in with some citrus-y lemon-y thang. no more than one for me, thanks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2002
This is good beer. Pours with a foggy golden color which is belied by the citrusy aromas. Big, pillowy white head. Dry grassiness in the flavor; some noticable hop and yeast contributions. Indidually, every aspect of this beer was very likable, but somehow it did not all add up to what I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2002
very nice aroma and great appearance when poured from a bottle. The flavor was good but not excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
A fruity taste. This beer gets better as it warms. Great before or after dinner. Where do they hide the 9%. Have a few, you’ll see the pink elephants too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2002
A clear gold with a big rocky head. A well balanced nose with floral citrus notes. Looks like a ’Yellow Fizzy’ but the first sip chases that thought out of your mind. Full bodied flavor, rich and warming. The 9% is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2002
fruity, bubbly then way creamy as it warms, perhaps barney’s friend pinky is a delirium tremens reference and maybe he drinks more than duff?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1990) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Most of the time a beer with a showy name and bottle hides that the beer itself is not very good. I guess this is the exception. Re-rate: Aged bottle, BB 2005, tasted end 2009 (about 8 years old). Very fruity nose, sweet and alcoholic flavor. Sharp and somewhat sour finish. The aging notes are not extremely apparent, but definitely there. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2002
Clear golden color. Typical triple with very spicy taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Great ale. Very fruity aroma and taste. Drink a couple and you’ll be seening pink elephants too. Recommended

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