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

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RATINGS: 3224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


Filipbeer's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Filipbeer (147) - - FEB 21, 2013
Yellow beer with white and long head. Interesting and complex aroma. Coriander, citrics and clove. In mouth it presents a soft taste. Slightly bitter and a sligth sour mouthfeel. Carbonation is noticeable, alcohol is perfectly integrated. Low-medium body. Very nice Belgium beer. Filip


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Nice thick white head... good lacing drops onto a clear golden brew with thousands of little yeasty globules that look like translucent ice chunks... not terrible just distracting. Smell is Belgian esters and lemony Belgian pale malts... spicy with very lite peaches and apricots... maybe a little green apple skin. Flavor is brighter than the aroma, but with a bunch more spiciness... distinct lemon verbena finish.... punchy, lite/medium body with more than its fair share of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gehbe (178) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 29, 2016
Pours clear light gold with a big white head, little lacing. Fresh aroma of citrus, spice, yeast, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet with carbonation sourness not far behind and some grapefruitty bitterness on finish. High carbonation, light to medium body, a little alco warmness on finish. Deceptively fresh and drinkable, quite dangerous :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MasDen (85) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - AUG 29, 2016
Aroma: fruit, a bit bread. Appearance: yellow a bit cloudy with small head, middle carbonation. Taste: fruit, spicy, little orange.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (89) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy gold with chunks of sediment. Head is large, foamy, white and lasts well. Aroma is of herbaceous hops and wholegrain bread; straw, pears, lemon zest, coriander, pepper, cloves and a touch of honey. Flavour is a light herbaceous-hop bitterness with notes of sour dough, grains, pear skins, white grape skins, lemon zest, pepper and a spicy/herbaceous finish. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and a long warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (96) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Poured from a faux ceramic 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. A striking clear orange with a thick white and persistent head. Beautiful to look at. Aroma is yeast, fruity. Light body, some spice and a little alcohol, lively carbonation with nice lacing on the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
de_belg (35) - - AUG 19, 2016
Fruitig aroma, eveneens wat zure tinten. Zeer zacht biertje ondanks het hoge alcohol alcohol percentage, fruitig, zoet maar niet te zoet, ik mis wat bitterheid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ikasya (3) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
Light yellow, with springy white head. Aroma - flower, honey, clove. Taste is well balanced, bitter sweet, medium body, slick texture and high carbonation. Excellent beer in style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (395) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2016
BOTTLE. Clean light straw with no real head.. Fruit forward nose; honey, kiwi fruit & melons.. Clean crisp drink, champagne style backbone, citrus zest throughout with a sweet wheat finish.. Sourced Cape Cellars

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (441) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle from Bon Repas. Nice honey gold colour, fluffy white head with staying power. Decent yeast aroma, spicy phenols, fruity. Flavour is similar, fruitiness like pear and nectarine nestling amongst bready malt and yeast. It’s so easy to drink, a light fizz before a creamy middle and dry finish. Very refreshing with only a slight hint of the ABV. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Kullankeltainen, kirkas ja kupliva olut, jonka seassa leijuu hiivapartikkeleita. Valkoista vaahtoa aika vähän ja katoaa nopeasti, eikä jätä juurikaan pitsiä. Tuoksu hedelmäinen ja makea, jollain tapaa hyvinkin tuttu tuoksu muista belgioluista. Myös maussa viljaisuutta, hedelmää ja jälkimaussa pientä katkeruutta. Myös mausteisuutta on mukavasti mukana ja jää tuntumaan kielenpäälle. Ehkä tämä on vähän pliisu parhaimpiin maanmiehiinsä verrattuna, mutta varsin mainio kuitenkin.


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