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

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RATINGS: 2860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (46) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
On tap, poured a crystal clear pale gold, thin head with fine bubbles. Complex nose highlighted by citrus and earthy yeast scents. Overall, pleasing aroma. Crisp flavors with subtle sweetness, tastes of honey and bubblegum, mellowed out by sour citrus notes. Extremely clean and smooth considering the relatively high ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (661) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 1, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Sweet finish. Not as cloying as I remember it from before.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LaViolette (52) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Nothing special, seems like a strong lager to me. Nose is quite poor, taste has no finish. Quite floral, but compared to what we have in Belgium, there nothing great about, if you drink a St Bernardus tripel at the same, you will see the difference! Of course, they claim it has been "elected as best beer in the World" but nobody said that, maybe the company owner. Their branding and marketing is well done, but I donít buy it (unless thereís only a Bud light as my only alternative)...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (396) - - NOV 29, 2014
Excellent taste, but way way way too carbonated. Would be a drain pour if it wasnít so expensive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (465) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a cloudy gold with a big foamy white head. Wheat, fruit, and spicy aromas. Crisp malt, spicy fruit, and orange flavors. Light body with high carbonation. The fish is sweet and a little cloying. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lrdmaia (2) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Awesome beer! #DeliriumTremens ..................................................

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SardiniaMan (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a dark yellow, almost orange. White head that goes away quickly and leaves a nice white foam. Aroma of citrus and spice - almost like a fruity Christmasy beer. Very smooth mouthfeel. No hoppy flavor at all. Taste of clove and spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wojciechianna (106) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Pours bright golden with white head. Itís not clear, there are some particles in this beer. Hoppy and fruity aroma, peaches and belgian yeast, "champagne" aroma, but no alcohol. Tastes medium sweet, with a bit sour aftertaste. Lively carbonation and light body.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (218) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours opaque gold with a big frothy bone-white head. Aroma is fruity, yeast, some spiciness. Alcohol is not as well hidden as I expected, in fact it's pretty powerful. Quite nice beer overall.


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