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

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RATINGS: 2813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 (246) - - 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!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
puren (34) - POLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bardzo alkoholowe, co zabija praktycznie to piwo. Poza tym w aromacie i smaku typowo belgijskie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spjensen (92) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Suprisingly light for a beligan strong. Pours a heavy white head and has aromas of fruit and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pastymc (1) - Niscemi, ITALY - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Bottiglia 33 cl Birra di un bel biondo intenso, schiuma bianca non molto decisa. Un po’ pungente all’olfatto, sviluppa buone note acidule in bocca, con un corpo pieno ma non troppo, leggermente astringente al palato. La decisione del malto ruba la scena al luppolo. In generale discreta birra, ma non all’altezza della sua fama.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (91) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
330ml bottle at the Garnet. Crazy effervescence which seems to never let up. Huge foam head with thick lacing over a transparent bright straw body. Tropical fruit hop aroma is present alongside some citrus, orange zest, and alcohol. Quite light bodied with exceedingly well integrated alcohol.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Syfher (49) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. Awfull... At least the well-known bar of the same name is way better than this beer...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (857) - SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color dorado claro. Sabor a levadura, alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laurids (6) - - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
Pours a clear, light straw colour. Quite minimal white head and high on carbonation. The prominent smell I am picking up is toffee and floral notes. This is a 9% beast, and it shows in the taste. I think the taste is very heavy on alcohol and the aftertaste is somewhat bitter. I think there are many better choices.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"sea of white foam red, ornage/yellow beer, highly carbonated, nice prickly mouthfeel. smells and tastes of spices...pepper...somewhat sweet with a gentle bittering in the finish. nicely done, but probably not worth the $$$."

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gustavofnd (27) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 14, 2014
Excelente. Muito saborosa. O barril de 5 l está a R$ 229,00. A garrafa de 330 ml está R$ 20,90 no pão de açúcar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: First of all, the bottle art. Beautiful white (painted) bottle with blued label, pink elephant, crocodile and Chinese dragon. Very nice. Pours a pale clear yellow color with a big aired bubbled white head. Medium retention and some lacings left S: Complex. Sweet and fruity smell. Honey. Flowery hops. The traditional Belgian yeasts. Hints of cinnamon. Sweet malts T: Follows the nose. Malty, fruity and yeasty. Bit sweet upfront followed by quite citrus hops. Bitter-sweet Belgian style. Balanced and good M: Heavy body. High carbonation. Bit molasses.Nice bitter-sweet balance. High drinkability O: Traditional Belgian strong pale ale. Great Beer! [ BA Review @ 6/4/2011 ]


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