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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5801) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2004
330 ml painted lightproof bottle, ABV 9.0%. Large head, surprisingly pale golden colour, slightly cloudy when yeast is poured. Excellent aroma, red fruits, barnyard and yeast, some oak. Flavour is reasonably malty, quite yeasty. Alcoholic warmth, relatively light bodied despite its strength. Aftertaste is a bit too sweet IMO. Overall quality does not quite live up to the beer's gimmicky name and bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Not as impressive as other Belgians, however still good. Light hazy goldencolor with light head. Fruity aroma with flavors of apricots ending with an alcohollic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2004
Head disappears quickly, hazy orange. Yeast, spice, orange smell bit of alcohol. strong bitter taste with quite noticeable alcohol. I like it but I'd go for more balance in the flavours.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Starts with a great, strong fruity sweet aroma. I could smell this all day. The flavor is the same fruitiness but with heavy heavy alcohol. Too heavy, really. A good beer, only my second Belgian I think. Will definitely live up to its name if you drink it all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GREMLIN (5) - USA - MAR 2, 2004 does not count
One of my favorite beers. Full bodied, just the right amount of carbonation. Fruity nose and taste, yeasty, subtle hop character. Nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2004 Appearence is hazy golden body, with a medium head. Aroma is some pineapple, yeast and malty sweetness. Flavor is sweet and hints of pineapple. Bitterness in the end and some acid. Very carbonated, too carbonated for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2004
pours a golden color witha fair size head. aromas of floral hops, a little carome, some sugary smells and alcohol. flavors of hops, carmalized sugars, orange, alcohol pepperiness, fading with that caromel sweetness. doesnt seem as complex as I remember. mabey its a little warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbĉk, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2004
Golden color with a nice white head. The taste is sweet with a complex pattern of spices and fruits. Finishes slight hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Tasted of butterscotch and had a extremely sweet taste to it. Very thick head, but not lasting. Pretty thin beer, carbination was good, as was balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Gold bronze opal color with a very full white head and light lacing covering the glass. The aroma has a dusty malt note with grassy hops and lots of spices; definately corriander, bubble gum and lots of citrus and a bit of alcohol; some bandaid when it warms up. This is more like a tripel than a BSA. The flavor as it works down your throat: initially carbonated once it hits your tongue, a little more creamy as it goes down. The bitter sensors are lightly going off with a tough of salty and sweet too. The flavors that I pick out of this chaotic nerve receptor ballet is yeasty, citrusy and spicy, delicious though. This is so a triple, not a BSA, I'm gunna see what I can do about it. This finishes with lots of alcohol and bites strong. Drinking this after the Noël made it so smooth and easy to drink. I think you top raters are being a little biased putting reputation in front of the actually beer. shame on you!

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