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

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RATINGS: 3018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (369) - SINGAPORE - JUN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 33cl bottle at the Sherston Jiangyin, China - poured into a tall glass. Amber colour with a big white head. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma - yeast, fruit and spices. Taste also sweet; creamy, citrus (lemon peel), banana with some bitterness on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrew_coffey (2) - - JUN 13, 2015 does not count
A smooth Belgium ale that has a great round tart taste. Great gold color and subtle aroma makes for an enjoyable zesty Belgium experience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (346) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled in 3/2013 (more than two years old). Clear, golden yellow with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, white head. Fruity-spicy aroma of lemon zest, banana, peach, vanilla and hints of cloves. Fruity-spicy taste of banana, yeast, lemon zest, vanilla, peach and notes of cloves. Short, slightly peppery and gently bitter finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Perfectly balanced and very tasty example of a strong belgian golden ale. No alcohol whatsoever notable and quite refreshing. Superb!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (164) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2015
Foam: nice thick white foam, long lasting. Colour: pale golden cloudy colour, opaque. Aroma: malt, yeast, and some hints of fruity sour and sweet well bonded together. Taste: medium to full body, very well carbonated, yeast are in prominence not surprising, then malt, also some fruity tones like banana, papaya, lemon peel, some nice bitterness and green peppery notes at the end, “very well done” Belgian strong ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Excellent. One of the first Belgian ales I tried over 20 years ago, Smooth, beautifully blonde, hidden booze. Great

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (371) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
S: -sweet malt,lemon,honey,bubble gum,very bready T: -Follows the nose plus banana F: -alcohol well hidden O: -Classic Belgian Strong Ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (125) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Pours golden yellow with big white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty and herbal hops. Taste is sweet with some bitterness balancing it. Alcohol nicely inserted, lively carbonation. Nice belgian ale!

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kapteinis (2) - Carnikava, LATVIA - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
This one just NAILED my taste buds. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for a long time. Nutty, creamy chocolaty-malty flavor body, tons of after-taste. Aroma could be...more..So could foam head, but the taste...It’s all about that taste when it comes to Belgian dark ones

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3599) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
330 ml bottle from Hy-Vee in Muscatine. Hazy orange appearance with a nice and lingering Fluffhead. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, lemon zest, clove, light funk and light spices. Similar flavor, complex, lightly tart, moderately sweet and mildly bitter. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. Medium body with soft carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, this bottle was spot on and really delivered. Better than I remember.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkarpfen (33) - - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Auchan, Luxembourg. Pours clear golden with a huge white head that is however not very stable. Nose is complex: vanilla, chocolate, lemon, honey; malty and sweet, Taste is more of the same, plus very dry and the alcohol does not try to hide, on the contrary. The beer feels mouth-warming and creamy, with just the right amount of cabonation. The warmth stays with you long after the sip. Unfortunately, there is a slight metallic aftertaste. Looking forward to my next one, glad that I bought a 4-pack!


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