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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Bottle conditioned, exp. date: Aug. 06. Pours a hazy warm yellow with a dissappearing, white head. A nice, fruity smell spread as I poored the bottle. Sweet and quite bitter flavors. Aromas of, especially, banana, pepper and alcohol. Bitter finish. A nice, but a bit too bitter ale, in a very funny bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours cludy orange-gold with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is spicy with pear, hard candy and leather. Flavor is slightly sweet with sugar, banana, grapes, pepper & clove. Medium-bodied, well-carbonated. A good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
33cl bottle, pours a cloudy apricot color and makes a fluffy white head. Lacing cascades down my glass with very compact, dense bubbles drifting down as I imbibe this. Strong yeast in the nose with a hint of vinegar. Light peppery spice flavor with coriander, lemon, yeast and alcohol. Medium to full palate with peppery carbonation, finishes quite dry. Excellent strong pale, I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Sampled at Broudy’s Beerfest, Jacksonville, FL 9/03/05. Pours cloudy pale golden with ample white head. Nice Belgian yeasty aroma. Flavor is excellent with complex fruity notes and citrus, yeasty and spicy. Sweet, clean finish. Flavorful and yummy-tasty. The pink elephant motif doesn’t excite me, but the beer is excellent. Pretty close to awesome. I will certainly revisit this one. .. 9/30/2007 .. .. on tap at European Street Cafe, Jacksonville, FL.. 2 for 1 happy hour .. looks great in the correct glassware, nice big white head and lacing over clear blonde beer. Spicy, fruity, with bananas, citrus, clove and a well disguised alcholol bite. Light, refreshing and enjoyable, the only fault is its a bit thin in body. Delicious anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Pours a somewhat cloudy, fizzy gold with a thin, white head. Aroma of apples, alcohol, spice, and a bit of fruity malts. Fuzzy palate. The flavor is complex and spicy. It starts dry, but gets sweeter toward the finish. Flavors of black pepper, bitter fruits, alcohol, and maybe honey. Very warm (thanks to the alcohol).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 I love this beer! Maybe I judge it unfairly because I fel in love with it as soon as I spotted the bottle at KaDeWe in Berlin. 330ml poured into original glassware. Honey appearance w/ nice refreshing head. Amazing richness in the aroma. Coriander (?) clove and yellow fruits. Dry but full palate, massive body for being a blonde. After having had one you want to drink 6 more and fall into delirium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Draft most recently - but notes and thoughts from multiple tastings both draft and bottle. Cloudy yellow. Maybe almost a tint of green - maybe some reflection from a neon bar sign - hard to tell. Sweet sugary fruity candied aroma, with lots of spice, pepper, and yeast and a touch of grass maybe. Sweet almost sugary fruit flavors - lemons and some banana, along with pepper amd spices, a significant amount being corriander. Finishes a little bitter and is warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5652) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Sweet fruity aroma. Cloudy yellow, with a fair thick but short lived head. Flavor is spices with some bitterness. Not as sweet as I expected, and from the tap it was filtered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
I honestly couldn’t think of any better way to package a beer than with pink elephants. I feel like my childhood depictions of alchoholism have finally come true! In cahoots 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. It’s also good to see a beer that is so light in color still be so full of flavor. This one caught me off guard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2005
Cloudy amber color, big light yellowish foam. Sweet fruity aroma, bananas, sweet cakes ans mild spices. Taste is soft, light spicy with hints of cakes and some alcohol and Triple Sec (Oranges liquor)

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