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

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RATINGS: 3240   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - - JUL 8, 2013
si presenta limpida,bionda e con una schiuma che tende a svanire..aroma molto pulito,fresco e netto..lieviti fruttati,malto,molto simile alla duvel come aroma..gusto veramente beverino e piacevole,corpo pieno,frizzantezza moderata.ben maltato e gradevole con un tocco amaricante che accompagna tutta la sorsata e che svanisce solo alla fine,lasciando un bel palato fresco e leggermente amaro..ben fatta!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boloney (46) - Srem, POLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Aromat: banany, kwiaty i przyprawy, ogólnie Belgia. W smaku przede wszystkim słodycz i trochę owoców, piwo trochę szczypie - wyczuwalne też przyprawy. Alkohol ładnie zamaskowany jak na woltaż.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (949) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle, big pillowy head with a ring of melted-marshmallow lacing. Smells like a yeasted dough with some fruit, like some kind of an apple or apricot popover. Actually, this whole thing reminds me of baked goods somehow, not like American cookies or something like that, but something in an honest to goodness European style bakery, some kind of simple tart or something that most Americans would pass over in favor of a cheesecake brownie but that’s really the most phenomenal thing in the store for its restraint, delicacy and poise.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luneylane (36) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 25, 2016
A bottle from the basement of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, opposite Taipei Main Station, drunk at home. The bottle is very attractive. Aroma: sweetly hoppy, floral. Appearance: clear amber, minimal head. Palate: medium-bodied, very fizzy carbonation. The finish is sweet. Taste: the candy sweetness is overpowering, I don’t like it much.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1364) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Clear golden body and a white non-descript head. Nice nose with sweetness of bubblegum, yeast, sweet bread,. Quite carbonated, with an off flavor on the finish. The nose on this beer is better than the flavor. Finish more disappointing. Hard to believe I’ve never rated this beer previously.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dandm (70) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
Comparing this with a Duvel, which I prefer. This is a bit sweeter, less spicy. The Belgian yeast is stronger here, and the artificial banana smell is a bit too heavy. Still, it is a beautiful looking beer and the tastes are very well balanced. The mouthfeel is great but the aftertaste is annoyingly acidic.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lupuLust (27) - - SEP 22, 2016
18.09.2016 - From tap at BeatBarButzemann Freiburg. Sweet light alcoholic smell. Reminds me of an old medical office and biscuits. Taste of a sweet belgian strong ale with a nearly german bitterhop taste. Bittersweet finish with a lot of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llucmaduell (171) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2016
A real classic. A good beer industry, secure, accurate, does not lie. With a reasonable price you have a Belgian beer, a good Belgian beer, stable, secure, made craft.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1807) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
750ml bottle. Golden with a medium/tall white head. Sugar, perries, almond, foam banana, spices. Great one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle. Golden with a golden head that soon dissipated. Slightly bitter with a bitter body leaving a strong aftertaste which was slightly acidic. A good example of this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piwnepodroze (250) - POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Tutaj królują aromaty będące pochodnymi charakterystycznych dla Belgii drożdży. Dominują w nich kwiaty, przyprawy i owoce. Jest więc ładna słodka brzoskwinia, miód i wyraźny banan. Są też miłe, chlebowe nuty słodu. W smaku lekko drapiące, pieprzowe, zdecydowanie wytrawne i rozgrzewające. Lekka gorycz nieźle komponuje się ze średnio pełnym ciałkiem i sporym wysyceniem.


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