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

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RATINGS: 2972   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Light lacing after a decent head on the pour. On the sweet side, with a touch of yeast taste. Worth another look.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
This one has a very nice pour that is lightly golden with a nice thick creamy head. A great smell of flowers and fruits and spices. Very complex aroma and that follow thankfully into the taste. Extremely complex flavor that is very sugar coated but some nice flavors stand out, some citrusy fruits along with some bubblegum and cotton candy flavors. Very very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4084) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Pours a very distinct yellow/white with some silvery effervescence. Lots of white foamy head. Nice smell of yeast, clove and moderately citrusy fruit. Begins with a nice candied sugar flavor that is not syrupy or cloying. Almost like caramelized vanilla, nice and smooth. Some mildly acidic citrus flavors jump in the mix. There is a subtle yet wonderful wheat flavor in the finish and the alcohol is well masked. Low bitterness overall and a brilliant smooth texture. Great carbonation level in the bottle. Medium to full bodied. (I drank this in the middle of a night composed of lots of Milwaukees Best and lots more Milwaukees Best so most anything would taste great in comparison. Need to rerate)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2003
This is the second Delirium beer I have tried (even though I didn't rate the first one, it was incredible). A fruity aroma and a nice pour with lots of head. Fruity flavor, with a strong alcohol aftertaste (in a good way). Defiantly better then the sh@t beer I just rated before this. also, you gotta love the name...Gawd bless this company for their since of humor. A good beer for #199.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2003
A wonderful full flavoured beer. Quite a fruity nose and taste, the head doesn't hang around long has a great full bodied taste and slightly wheaty flavour .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2003
Very nice. No head to speak of and a cloudiness that is a bit disconcerting, but the nose is rich with fruit and the flavour smooth, slightly tangy, and very easy going down. A drinkability that belies its strength and all in all a good drop. I'll have it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2003 Poured a yellow haze. The head was quite active but was gone quickly. The aroma was lemony. The flavor dry and citrusy. Really great label design with the elephant and the marching gators.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Cloudy yellow in color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is citrus, spice, grains and alcohol. Flavor is sweet with a small touch of bitterness. A little too sweet for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 Clean aroma of alcohol, lemon and orange with yeast very apparent. Good cloudy pale yellow colour with big head which unfortunately dissipated fairly quickly with no lacing. Large bubbles but carbonation good. Mild banana flavour but also tasting some orange. Mild spice also noticeable. Bitterness overpowers a bit in the finish. Light, fizzy body with a smooth finish. Not a world class example but not a commercial poseur as the bottle and name may suggest. Bottle (green but painted to be opaque). Original rating 7-2-5-4-12 = 3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Medium hoppy lemon zest aroma.Medium gold cloudy appearance.Sweet bubblegum flavor mixed with spices.Lingering mild dirty spicy finish.Not as clean and dry as Duvel.


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