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

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RATINGS: 2816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2002
A clear gold with a big rocky head. A well balanced nose with floral citrus notes. Looks like a ’Yellow Fizzy’ but the first sip chases that thought out of your mind. Full bodied flavor, rich and warming. The 9% is well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2002
fruity, bubbly then way creamy as it warms, perhaps barney’s friend pinky is a delirium tremens reference and maybe he drinks more than duff?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2014) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Most of the time a beer with a showy name and bottle hides that the beer itself is not very good. I guess this is the exception. Re-rate: Aged bottle, BB 2005, tasted end 2009 (about 8 years old). Very fruity nose, sweet and alcoholic flavor. Sharp and somewhat sour finish. The aging notes are not extremely apparent, but definitely there. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5225) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2002
Clear golden color. Typical triple with very spicy taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Great ale. Very fruity aroma and taste. Drink a couple and you’ll be seening pink elephants too. Recommended

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Deep Golden Color. Sweet and Spicey aroma and flavor with hoppy undertones.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erlik (26) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2002
Pink elephants! i really like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2002
I was hypnotized by the pink elephants. It kind of led me astray, not expecting such a fruity flavor. It was good, but not my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2002
Fruity aroma and flavor. Sweet and powerfull at the same tine. A great beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Strong golden ale. Lots of fruitiness and some alcohol smell. A little rough around the edges, just the way I like it. HUGE head, nice bottle so it gets 5 for appearance.


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