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

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RATINGS: 2764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fdomig (363) - München, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Aroma is light muscat, star anise, grass. Appearance is pale yellow with a huge white head. Taste is sour, light bitter. A long lasting, light dry palate. A superb beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2221) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
(Delirium Tremens) Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass, ABV 8.5% Crystal clear body, deep orange golden in colour, with a tall white head, thick, with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma is lightly malty, with sugar and some yeast, very faint vanilla. Taste follows, yeast, sugar, some fruity notes, light alcohol. Nicely bitter aftertaste, with long enough duration. High carbonation, medium thin on the body. Decent belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2014
Color dorado limpio, espuma blanca ligera y jabonosa. Aromas de fruta verde, levadura y ligero alcohol. Cuerpo medio, carbonatacion generosa, inicio afrutado y dulce, con gran presencia de burbuja y final de levadura ligeramente seco y amargor suave, con presencia de alcohol. Bien.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LorenSommelier (19) - Oaxaca, MEXICO - AUG 14, 2014
Dorada ambarina, precioso color, antojablemente turbia y de cabeza grande pero no duradera. Burbuja irregular e inestable. Aroma a frutos de hueso amarillos. Caquis, damascos, piña y plátano verde. Flores blancas, lilys. Leve aroma metálico. Tersa y compleja en boca. Amargor amable y bien equilibrado con la acidez y el dulzor. Bien carbonatada, refrescante. No se nota

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 This is a beer that could only come from Belgium; the flavor is all yeast. Musty & bready, with lots of spice (more spice than, say, Duvel or a typical saison). Light bodied with only a hint of sweetness, as most of the malt has fermented away. No hops. Some dry champagne flavor and a little bit of orange and sour grape in the finish. Golden color with minimal head & carbonation. Very smooth, doesn’t seem like an 8.5% brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vento76_2 (48) - - AUG 12, 2014
Abbastanza buona. Fruttata e amara con un gusto deciso e schiuma persistente. Nel complesso non male ma ci sono strong ale molto migliori a mio parere.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Toomio (193) - Joensuu, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Räkkykalja. Viiliä viinalla. Kusessa uitetulta kissalta maistuu. Homeista mallasta tai jotain.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arsol (539) - NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Lys brun uklar farge. Lukter hvete og syrlig. Smaker noe sitrus, men synes den er noe tam. En øl på det jevne.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (1100) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Gul tåkete med høyt tynt hvitt skum. Korn, sitron og blomster. Lett bitter med noe søt syrlig sitrus.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olavho (16) - - AUG 8, 2014
Ikke mun type øl, men god smak og fylde og en klassisk hvete smak. Men totalt en god øl.


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