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


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RATINGS: 2753   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (321) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Pour is clear gold with a frothy head, aroma is malty, apricot, light sourness. Taste is fruity, malty, light banana and yeast notes. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1116) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
Botella de 330ml en su propio Cáliz. Color latón y apariencia algo velada. Espuma blanca, muy tupida y persistente. En nariz trazos de manzana y pera, notas de leve diacetilo y sulfuro con aromas de galleta, especias y azúcar moreno. Sabores de dulce malteado, galleta y frutas –melocotón y albaricoque. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderadamente alta. Paladar denso y chispeante con un ABV bien integrado. Los sabores herbales y de delicado cítrico permanecen en el largo final dulce. Retrogusto afrutado. Para saborear con pausa, podremos percibir toda su complejidad y sentir su calidez. 330ml bottle. Its own Snifter glass. Brass color, chill haze appearance. White, very close & lasting foam. Hints of apple & pear, light diacetyl & sulfury hues, biscuit, spices & brown sugar to the nose. Sweet maltiness, biscuty & fruity –peach & apricot- flavors. Medium body. Moderately high carbonation. Oily & sparkling palate. ABV well integrated. Slight delicate citric & herbal flavors arise in the middle then linger into a long sweet finish. Fruity aftertaste. For a paused drink while feeling nice heat & flavor complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (907) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-14-12- Poured from 750 ml bottle into Delirium Tremens snifter glass Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a thick white head. The head was so big upon pouring that only about 1/3 the bottle fit in the + 330 ml glass. The head had decent retention but as time carried on it eventually fades (to allow for more of a pour and) to give wonderful lacing. Smell – The aroma is largely of bread, banana, and spice. The bready and banana aroma was complemented well with aromas of coriander and clove with smells of yeast and orange as well. Taste – The taste is of candied sweet citrus and a good breadiness with some notes of biscuit. These strong flavors are soon met with a yeast flavors and some of the spice that was in the nose. Soon at the end there is a lighter alcohol flavor that comes to the tongue. This mingles with the sweet and spicy malt base nicely to leave a rather pleasant warming flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is on the thicker and creamier side with the carbonation level being quite average. Both the carbonation and the body are quite appropriate for the beer. The thicker body coats the tongue with all the sweet citrus and bready flavors with the medium carbonation level complementing well the spice flavors that mingle on the tongue. Overall – A wonderful tasting, very drinkable Belgian Strong pale. It has great flavors, transitions, as well as a wonderful smell and feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (601) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Pilsnerfärgad med stort vit skum. Doftar citrus och jäst. Smakar citrus och msssor med jäst/belgisk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darb85 (49) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Meh. sweet. Very sweet. floral flavors /nnnnnnnnnnbbnnbbnnnbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3097) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours pale gold, long-lasting white head. Aromas of white wine, yeast, lemon, sherbet. Taste is bready, yeasty, more lemon. Balanced tae fuck. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2014
Mostly fruity with some malt background, light yeast, bit spices, wheat. Maybe serving temperature was too high, but this is not for me.. Feels bit too thin and overcarbonated. Drinkable, but nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1859) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a slight hazy orange to amber/brown color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking along the glass. The smell had a nice Belgian spice (light clove/slight coriander) through some orange/lemon that seemed it was sweetened a bit like it was sugared. The taste took all of those previously mentioned elements and combined them wonderfully. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sessionability that wanted to rear it’s face but for the most part, just didn’t. She’s a sipper and honestly I’m okay with that. Overall, if anything this beer was done very nicely to style and is pretty good to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pulled this from my cellar so this review could be a litle off as compared to newly purchased beer. Perhaps someone out there in may have one aged like this one for comparsion purposes. I bought a case late in 2008. Poured into a Delirium noel sniffer. It has a light golden straw color with about an average size head, but fades fast to almost nothing. It is still well carbonated. The aroma is slightly spicy with hints of apple cider. Tastes a nice malty character with hints of spiciness and some dry bitterness, but not overly. Thin body with some nice alcohol warming. Some tripel aspects come through. An outstanding beer well worth cellaring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schnabelhund (68) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Delirium Tremens pours hazy golden with a fluffy big head with some lacing. Yeasty notes and green apple swell in the nose with brushes of pear and lemon zest, while a creamy milky note plays a minor role in the background. The flavor starts off with brown cane sugar, then lets the tongue melt under a graceful interplay of pear and green apple before gently moving to the yeast’s peppery spice and some residual sugar balanced by a hop bite in the finish, in which the alcohol is much more gentle than expected from a brew with 8.5% ABV. The high carbonation and spiciness add a very nice zing to it. Pink elephants on parade, here they come! Hippety hoppety.

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