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

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RATINGS: 2962   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ednolb (17) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2003
Really nice, foamy head. Full, yellow/blonde body. Floral aroma. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Poured a very pale cloudy orange with a frothy head. A fruity aroma with bubble gum and spices. The flavor is a touch spicy, clove with bubble gum/banana flavors and a touch of citrus. There is a nice warmth from the alcohol. A good carbonation and some bitterness with a drying finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 very floral aroma. sweet and fruity flavor in this cloudy gold ale. Alcohol noticeable in the finish and does warm the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2003
very aromatic, floral, and overall spicey smelling. Color is more of a clowded golden with considerable white foam the subsides nicely. Taste is marked by the final hint of alcohol. Otherwise clove is the most notable pleasentry from this beer. There is of course the rather standard feel from a belgian, but this strays from the path rather nicely.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
Funny name and bottle. Light golden colour with nice head. Aroma and flavour is fruity and very sweet. Some alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2003
Bottled.Golden blonde with a generous thick lacey head. This is the superstar of Belgian beers. It's all in the tasting people. Sweet, copmlex and perfectly proportioned.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
hazy yellow, white head. spicy, yeasty alcohol aroma. spritzy mouthfeel. bicuity malt and lots of yeastiness, slo burn alco finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 27, 2003
Strong. Alcohol very obvious. Slightly artificial and cloying. A beer for drunkards cf. Delirium Tremens. Crazy label.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 24/4: Very wit like in appearance, cloudy white-yellow with huge foamy white head. Very fruity wheatbeer like aroma, hints of vanilla and bubblegum in there. Lovely sweet wheaty taste with clove/pepper like spiceyness to it. Great mouthfeel, lovely and creamy. ABV masked very well. Re-rate: Same as before, extra point onto apperance this time though. Brilliant head retention.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2003
Hazy yellow w/ white head. Sweet, bubble gum nose. Very sweet palate. Flavour is again very sweet w/ bubble gum & rock candy. Some yeastiness is evident as well as some acidic fruit (orange?, pineapple?). Finish is warming & mildly alcoholic.


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