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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
bottle. aroma is of fruit, yeast, alcohol, and some hops. orange body with a big fluffy white head. creamy body. Very sweet and yeasty, somewhat cloying. I was a little bit disappointed with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (641) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Big pillow like head,gold color.Aroma mild yeast,slight mustiness. Mild yeast and slight fleshy fruits in the flaor. Dryish with a slight bite. Not bad .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2154) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
A lot structured, intense body. Foam of long persistence. Mildew aroma and wine cellar. Elegant perhaps too much alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
Pretty good. Nce to see the LCBO bring some belgians. Golden yeloow colour and fruity nose almost suggest a triple. Nos and flavour is fruity with a hit of yeast. A little rough around the edges with the alcohol but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2004
This is pretty good, although its balance makes it indistinct at times. Musty, fruity aroma. Unique label, roasted apricot coloring. Peachy, with a nice acid/sweetness/bitterness balance. The finish is pleasantly fruity, with a good bodyweight. Not too fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2005 Light hazy golden color,yeasty spicy aroma, medium fruity dry taste, medium body, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Light gold- mostly clear but last pourings go cloudy. Modest head that fades and gives way to an alcoholic and spicy aroma. Flavor is over the top with alcohol spice and wierd yeasty flavors. A slight horse-blanket flavor is noticed towards the end. Overly carbonated and has a somewhat harsh aftertaste but goes well with spicy foods and cheeses I noticed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Bottle. Big brown head. Strong fruity aroma. Intesne flavor with lots of spices and raisons or berrylike taste. Very carbonated, almost like a champagne. So much flavor it feels like a pink elephant and dancing aligators are partying in your mouth. A very memorable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Hazy orange golden, foamy snow white head. Typical tripel aroma, sharp fruity and citrusy with lots of yeast and hay tones. Typical tripel flavor as well. Dry, yeasty, hayish and citrusy. Harsh finish. I canít believe it isnít listed as a tripel?! All right beer, Iím just not very fond of this style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2004 Bottle. Shared one at the Pittsburgh bottle shop Cafe with Ryan. Orange copper and cloudy golden with nice head that remains for the length of the drink (which wasnít long). Great grey bottle! Nose is spicy and sweet with grapefruit and is very strong spice. Tastes sweet and malty with a lot of citrus flavor rolling into a slight bitterness. This one is much like the Victory Golden Monkey, but not quite as sweet. It has a nice full body, with solid carbonation. Iíll have again!

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