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


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RATINGS: 2989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 On tap. Amazing. I don't know if this was just the galss or what, but there was a tower of bubbles coming from the center of the glass all the way up which did not die until the beer was gone. Golden color with nice big head. Fruit/citrus aroma. Maybe just a hint of malt. Simply excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Belgian deliciousness. A bit on the yeasty side, but that's ok. Way better than some of the other beers from Huyghe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Something about this beer didn't really seem right to me. It started off good with a decent color and think head and nice fragrance. It seemed to have a slight mint hint to me, which may or may not be true - its just what I tasted. Not a bad beer by any means, but a little less than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. This was a little boring. Tasted like any other Strong Ale. Did pick up the alcohol however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
randomdude (8) - Yorktown Heights, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003 does not count
Had to try this beer. It was rated #1 in many books I read. Was not dissapointed. Not the best beer but very complex escpecially for a lighter belgian ale. Surprisingly high abv which is hidden behind a fruity and citris flavor. Nice rich head with a correct pour. Rich golden color and the aroma is indicative of the complex flavor. A very good beer, maybe not the best but close

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
Pours golden colour witha good sized head. Lots of sweet fruity notes and first, but as the glass warms the alcohol starts to dominate the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Strong peach, apricot aroma. Orange yellow/gold color with large white fluffy head and good carbonation. Flavor was strong with malt peach, and citrus esters and a nice dry finish. A bit too sweet for my taste but not a bad Belgian ale. Palate was thick and full with an overly sweet tone that took away from the dry finish. This beer is very much like a desert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2625) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Small white head, short lived. Clear gold/yellow color. Medium body. Slight nose, fruity, malty honeyish. Sweet malt flavors, spicey. Finish is sweet, you can feel it warming as it goes down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Tap. For some reason I just never drank this stuff even though it's been available to me for like a year. I think it's because it's more expensive than most beers and for some reason I'm cheap about it. But last night my company had an open tab at a good beer bar in Austin. Score! The specimen in question is blonde with a very even and nice-looking head. It has a fruity aroma with peaches and pineapples being the most prominent. Very hoppy and crisp but sweet. A bit of graininess in the finish made this beer a little bit of a disappointment, however.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Fantastic spicy and mediciny aromas. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Fairly full-bodied. Malt flavors shine through, then leads to a dry palate. Nice beer but I would classify this as a Blonde Ale.

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