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

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RATINGS: 2795   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Fruity aroma, crisp slightly sweet flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. Nice slight fruity flavor and a little booze. The aroma is very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (243) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Bouteille de 341ml de blonde. Arôme d’agrume et floral. Au gout on a une acidité bien présente qui se mélange avec le gout du malt et des notes plus sucré pour bien équilibrer le tout en arrière gout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hantti (24) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Strong smell of herbs or spices. Nice belgian style basic feeling with the strongest herb and spice taste I’ve had in a beer. I liked it but would not drink everyday, a bit of a speciality in my books.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eluosiren (33) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2014
When I come to the bar and see that they have Delirium Tremens it means that the bar is not that bad :) It’s softer than it’s dark brother and therefore is more suitable for a quick beer after work.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
luisfelizola (31) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
Dourada com boa espuma. Frutas cítricas com ótima acidez. Boa carbonatação.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (316) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Delirium tremens Noun: A psychotic condition typical of withdrawal in chronic alcoholics, involving tremors, hallucinations, anxiety, and disorientation. Yeah, except it tastes better. Hazy super light straw with a crisp white head. Yeast, basement, leather and light floral scents excite my schnoz. T’was sweeter than expected, a honey sweetness and playfully boozy. A dry crisp finish with a lightly oily and medium carbonated body. Yummy Belgian tummy booze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (274) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a very nice clear golden color. Aroma is boozy, orange, lemon, spicy barnyard yeast characteristics, horse blanket, honey, pear, grape, apple, dry and tart, kumquat. Tastes of honey, spice, white grape, apple, pear, slight citrus bitterness, apricot, sweet golden fruits, golden raisin, very spicy saison like yeast characteristics. Very complex beer in terms of aroma and taste. Yeast affects this beer greatly. Very good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpkinhead2 (354) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bière jaune soleil, plutôt limpide mais avec présence de toutes petites particules visibles, très effervescente, et surmontée d’un col blanc moyennement large, moyennement dense, et qui se réduit tranquillement. Arômes de pain frais, malt pâle et malt mielleux, avec tout de même une touche de malt plus grillé (léger céréale rôti) voire fumé. On note aussi des fruits du verger (pêche et pomme surtout), une touche de banane, et un alcool perceptible. Enfin, des effluves d’un houblon principalement floral, mais également avec quelques notes herbacées, se dégage aussi du breuvage. Nez intéressant, complexité adéquate, intensité moyenne. En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, breuvage plutôt mousseux, onctuosité intéressante au palais. Au goût, pain frais, malt mielleux, pomme, touche de banane, alcool, houblon floral, et petites notes poivrée. L’amertume est légère mais bien sentie, et elle s’étire langoureusement au sein d’une longue et agréable finale. Heureusement bien plus intense en bouche qu’au nez, très bonne intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, complexité correcte. Très bonne bière!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (279) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Gold straw colour, big head. Yeast dominates the aroma, with some banana and citrus. Very carbonated, nice mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robto (13) - Belas, PORTUGAL - AUG 31, 2014
33cl bottle from "Cerveteca" bar in Lisbon. Pours a very golden color with a very large and thick white head that lasted very well. Aroma is of yeast. perfume and herbal hops. Flavor is yeasty (almost like bread), little sweet, booze, citrus, banana and cloves at the end, with a bitter aftertaste. It had a mild carbonation with a medium body and a dry finish with a mild presence of alcohol. A very well balanced beer, I would drink it again.


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