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

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RATINGS: 3221   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.


Hopgeek's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
33cl bottle, pours a cloudy apricot color and makes a fluffy white head. Lacing cascades down my glass with very compact, dense bubbles drifting down as I imbibe this. Strong yeast in the nose with a hint of vinegar. Light peppery spice flavor with coriander, lemon, yeast and alcohol. Medium to full palate with peppery carbonation, finishes quite dry. Excellent strong pale, I really enjoyed it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (84) - 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 (95) - 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 (34) - - 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 (390) - 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 (440) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hauxe (374) - Butzbach, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Pours hazy gold from a ceramic bottle. The aroma is banana and bread. Taste is banana, bubble gum and spice, notably pepper and clove. Reminds one of a wheat beer, although the wheat malt is notably absent. Goes down dry, medium bodied, leaves a yeasty and bubble gum sweet aftertaste. The warming presence that comes with 8.5 % abv is notably absent. Compared to a brash Duvel, same style and same ABV, this is a more subtle experience. Very good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
virusez (3) - - AUG 10, 2016 does not count
Muy buen sabor, no parece que tenga esa graduación, parece mucho más suave. Color dorado y con espuma. De mis favoritas.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hesiodus (46) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
basement, fruity, grassy, spicy, looks very nice, golden/amber, taste is sweet, light bitter, lively carb. enjoyed this beer, maybe too sweet


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