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

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RATINGS: 2948   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12390) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Golden, with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity from plums. Flavor is yeasty as well, and the sweet fruit is there as well, together with candy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3449) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
A bit surprised that I hadn't rated this yet. Medium gold, pretty pillow head. Huge yeasty aroma. Flavors of spice, orange, bubble gum, very complex with definite yeast in there as well. A bit of a bite on the palate distracts. Good stuff overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - FEB 13, 2004
Bottled, 9% alc. White head, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Golden yellow, hazy and sparkling body, with a lot of yeast in suspension. Fruity, aromatic, raisin and lemon skin notes, light yeasty. Taste is sweet, white candy sugar sweetness with some alcohol and fruity notes. Medium body, oily texture. A good beer, but not exciting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1028) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
Pours golden with a soft short pillowy head. Slightly cloudy. Great looking faux-ceramic bottle, with elephants, aligators, and lizards on balls. Aroma is yeasty with gobs of alcohol. Slightly bitter. Starts sweet with high carbonation. Palate is harst, cayanne pepper with melon accents. Butterscotch, cinnamon and honey push through. Alcohol is in the forefront and it becomes spicier as it warms. Peculiar and interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 8, 2004
White medium lasting head. Light amber color. Aroma is moderately hoppy, fruity with orange and a few alcohol and spicy notes. Flavor is moderately malty with a more pronounced hoppy accent, ending in a slightly sweet short finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden-amber color with a foamy white head that diminished leaving some lacing. Aroma is fruit, yeast, spice and malts - sweet and rich. Flavor is more tart than expected, sour fruit, biting yeastiness, hops and bready - bitter finish. Mouthfeel is nice, medium body and creamy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Pours a slightly hazy golden color, highly carbonated with a thick perfectly white head. Aroma is slightly sour, like many other Belgian beers I've come across, but pleasant and fuity nonetheless. Smooth on the tongue, carbonated mouth feel. You can definitely taste the alcohol, but the flavor is overall sweet with a hint of fruitiness. Slightly sour aftertaste, but not in a bad way. A good beer, though. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Poured a hazy light amber with a thick rocky white head. Aroma was mildly fruity with apples and pears, and just a touch of citrus fruits. Medium bodied. Slight alcohol on the tongue with fruit and spices. This was a nice beer. I like the label.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2004
Almost clear light golden colour with a large white head that lasted the distance. Full strength aroma of fruit, sweet malt and spice. Taste backs up the aroma with the alcohol not overpowering it. This is my second go at this one and it tastes better the second time around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Hazy deep amber with a restricted head. Complex aroma and palate, typically Belgian, but gets off with a overly dominant alcohol presence. I preferred the Nocturnum to this one.


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