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

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RATINGS: 2725   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nils7 (11) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Pours with a larger white head and a golden fluid below. A very good beer which could act as a benchmark. Not bad, not outstanding but probably how a beer should be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (632) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, 27/6-14.
App: Golden with a slight mist from sediment. Big soapy head. Stupid bottle.
Aroma: Spicy hoppy yeasty estery nose with flowers, zest, some green banana, dough, vanilla and cookies, alcohol.
Taste: Citrussy and peppery dry flavour with some alcohol heat. Citrus and some pineapple, honey cookies and flowers, some straw and grass.
Palate: Big body with lively carbonation, but the texture is not so sticky so it comes out fairly breezy.
Overall: Better than expected.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - JUN 27, 2014
Ļoti gaišs ar vieglu putu. Beļģus ne manā stilā. Ipāšais aroma: rakveres cīsiņi. Varēja būt svaigums vairāk. Un pat arī pliekans

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (485) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Cloudy amber color, with persistent white foam. Bready aroma with some bubble gum and a bit of dried fruit. Super!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonnyConga (70) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Pours hazy orange. Very little head and very few bubbles - vastly under carbonated. Was really disappointed with this having read lots of great reviews. Aroma was yeasty, spicey and alcohol but also lots of corn. Taste is a little sweet but big overpowering corn taste - DMS?. Think I may gave got a dud here. Not enjoying at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (191) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Golden pour with a moderate white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is floral and spicy. Taste is light and spicy, yeasty flavors also come through. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ardel1991 (34) - - JUN 24, 2014
Piana średnia, barwa jasno złota przejrzysta. w zapachu winogrona, generalnie klimaty kojarzące się z szampanem. Wysycenie powyżej średniej ale przyjemne. Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany ale jednak czuć że piwo swoje ma. Bardzo przyjemne odczucie w ustach, słodycz, winogrona, słód, chmiel. Goryczka słaba, ale jest ;)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (162) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 24, 2014
perfectly clear, beautiful gold color, fruity a bit, almost non taste of alcohol, bitterness on mid upper level

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (660) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle 750 ml. Bought at Redstone Liquor (Stoneham MA). Pours golden blond with thick white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, hoppy and malty. Taste is about the same, with hints of alcohol. Lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (181) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2014
Pale yellow color with a small, froth head. Nose is full of spices, along with yeast and pepper. Very smooth mouthfeel, lively carbonation, which leads warm spices to the palate, wrapped up by soft, slick Belgian yeast. Spices, mainly cloves, dominate the taste of this beer, with yeast shining through in an enjoyable way. Medium-bodied beer, convincing due to is unusual present spices, even for this style of beer. Yeast provides depth and balance, without becoming too present on its own. Aftertaste is still very soft on the palate, while warm, sharp spices have already left the palate. Almost a bit watery for 8,5 abv, no alcohol recognizable at all.


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