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

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RATINGS: 2779   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 re-rated; from Bier-Bienne - light hazy dark blond beer under a huge white foam; nice lacework; spicy and citrusy aroma, pear and candy sugar; a good malt bakcbone, sweet and with a fair carbonation; chewy and spicy finish with lot of residual sweetness ands some fruity tones

7/2001 - transparent golden colour, nice head; aroma: nut, burnt almond, orange, slightly smoked; taste: very sweet and powerfull, alcohol; aftertaste: long, sweet and honey (5/9/8/4/17)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
egardner99 (2) - USA - JUN 22, 2001 does not count
Definitely one of my favorite beers, not much head but very fruity and light. High alcohol content not too overwhelming.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davidw987 (23) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 2, 2001
This beer led me to Ratebeer.com. I bought a bottle at BevMo and did a search on the internet to find out more about it. Anyway, I cracked it open last night. DT is a tasty example of a Belgian strong ale. I took off points for the appearance because there wasn’t much head. The flavor was great: sharp, strong, clean with lots of citrus and clove flavors. The high alcohol (8.5%) wasn’t apparent until the end of the bottle. One note: the bottle is a little less than your standard 12 oz. I would have been happy with a full pint.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2001
Seems hoppier than other Belgian ales I have tried. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2001
Some book rated this the best beer in the world...clearly that guy has never had any Trappist ales, most of which surpass this ale. Still, its a goodie, with that nice musty, spicy, horse-blanket aroma and taste. Packs a whallop that you won’t see coming.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ExUTex (8) - Texas, USA - APR 29, 2001 does not count
Production seems uneven. Some kegs more hoppy than others, but it’s one of my all-time favorite ales. Loaded with flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brianroz99 (123) - Mullica Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2001

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2001
Middle of the road belgian with high %abv. REasonably tasty but definitely not in the same league as the best Belgium has to offer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2001
One of my favorites. Nice and complex, and it has a clean finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2001
I always enjoy this ale. It has a nice spicy taste and leaves me warm. Very potent. Out of the bottle this always produces a ridiculous, huge head.


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