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

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RATINGS: 3003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.6
   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 (3067) - 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 (3251) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2004
moderate fruit/pear aroma; winey, fruity tartness in flavor; hints of orange peel, pepper, and cloves; medium body with a slightly oily textue; very good brew, nice as a sipper or after dinner beverage.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2004
On tap at the Moan and Dove's Belgian Beer Fest. Golden cloudy color with moderate lace. Aroma is cidery, tart and sweet. Taste is quite dry, appley, quite tart with a noticeable alcohol presence and a lightly bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Beer pours (in flute glass) a dark golden colored liquid with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is of hops, straw, grass, vegetal. Flavor is of strong hops, straw, grass. Easy to drink, but too typical of similar yellow, crappy beers. Sampled at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
Ignore the jokey packaging, this strong blondish amber beer is quite serious in intent. Lots of spicy characteristics and citric nuances disquise the alcohol quite well and make for a dangerously drinkable beer. Rather pleasant. Dulle Griet bar, Gent, September 2003

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2004
I like the drug theme on the packaging. ANyway, I really like this one. Very sweet smooth typical (tripel karmeliet style) smoothness hiding alcohol under a weird tart sourness. Very cool.


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