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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (257) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
25 cl from tap@Homans in Oslo in Delirium Tremens glass@approx 7 degrees C. Pours orangish yellow with fair size white head with good retention leading to a little lacing. Malty aroma but with the Belgian yeast and hops marks certainly also present. Taste also malt dominated but with fruity hops well integrated making it fresher than expected from the ABV. It tastes of BEER and as such is much better than expected with the silly name and bottle. Medium body and carbonation without sweet cloying. Aftertaste lingering and a little boozy but not at all dominating despite the high ABV. Very well balanced real Belgian brew and as I said a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjonesy07 (31) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2015
A pleasant Belgian beer with a slightly hoppy aroma. A strong beer with ABV of 8.5, however the taste belies the strength and certainly goes down smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FelipeCol (1) - BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - OCT 20, 2015 does not count
Is one of the most complex and nice things about this beer, very fruity and spicy with a punch of alcohol at the begining but gets sweeter after some minutes. A very round flavor in your palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Poured from a 16 OZ can into a snifter. The aroma is full hops, malt and some yeast, very nice. The appearance is a great orangish yellow color with a medium sized white head. The taste is big on citrus with malt and hops, a fantastic flavor. The beer is medium bodied with a smooth aftertaste. Overall, an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (323) - Rennes, FRANCE - OCT 19, 2015
33cl bottle from a supermarket. Golden with a dense fluffy to creamy head that leaves lots of lacings. Aroma is typical belgian yeasty, esthers, some apple and pears, alcohol. Moderate sweet with a drier spritzy and boozy finish. Low bitterness. Good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jan23778 (118) - Sant Antoni De Vilamajor, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
Pours a dark straw/light golden colour that is a little cloudy but with a big fluffy white head. Robust fruity/spicy aroma typical of belgium style beers, some cherry and pear aromas. Belgian character with upfront spices, clove, pear and cinamon flavours a slight bite from a high carbonation level. Fairly spritzy with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LLaurin (75) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
Clear golden colour with a small "fluffy" head. Typical Belgium yeast with a lingering sweetness. Low on bitters but still rich in taste. Some alcoholic sweetness present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (629) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2015
Clear, golden colored, small to medium creamy white head. Aroma is brewing sugar, caramel, spices, some fruits. Taste is medium sweet candy sugary, some caramel, fruity and spicy, Belgian yeast. Low bitterness. Medium bodied and average- carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narizao84 (10) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Excellent beer. Totally recommended. High in alcohol volume. Sophisticated ceramic bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (690) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015
Bière Belge qui pourrait difficilement passer pour autre chose. Une masse blanche et onctueuse telle une meringue se pose sur le liquide jaune clair. De magnifiques dentelles décorent mon verre. C’est limite rococo tant il y en a! En agitant mon verre, le liquide me semble bien dense sans trop paraître lourd. Vraiment, cette bière marque des points par sa singulière apparence! Nez bien épicé et sucré. Je reçois des arômes de bananes, de clou de girofle et de noix de muscade. Une gomme balloune attribuable aux levures est aussi bien présente. La signature Belge est fortement présente en bouche. La gomme balloune est amplifiée par un sucre plus que détectable. Parmi les épices présentes, je note une coriandre qui fait soudainement son apparition aux côtés de cette même banane qui me plaisant davantage au nez. Les houblons belges, peu amers mais très aromatiques, sont présents dans cette bière aux saveurs complexes et douces. Un rien trop douce et sucrée pour moi, cette bière demeure tout de même magnifiquement brassée!

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