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

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RATINGS: 2948   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2012
One of my favorite Belgian beers. Peppery aroma with a bit of spice in the flavor as well. Full body with a long finish. Hints of banana in this one as well. Love this beer!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Old rating. Love those pink elephants. Gold color. Spicy Belgian, yeast, some soft fruit, lightly sweet, dry finish. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (325) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2015
Tap at Malt and vine. Very nice Belgian ale. Yeast taste dominates with sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ploki (1) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Vere light taste, great color and overall flavor and mouth feel. I would highly suggest for anyone just starting their beer exploration.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2015
Dourada envelhecida com leveduras em evidência. Aromas de malte, caramelo e cereais, e notas picantes. Sabor maltado e picante que "aquecem" ao beber, deixando esta sensação no retrogosto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sekemoto (15) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden color with lots of sediment and big white head with good lacing. Aromas of yeast and spice. Good taste at the front but a not so good bitter finish and aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
0.5 on tap @ Delirium Tap House, Brussels. Quite refreshing, better than any lager. The high ABV does not taste at all.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (466) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from the Beer Store. Slightly cloud pale amber with a huge white head that recedes slowly. Nose is yeast, banana, citrus, pepper, and coriander. Light sweet honey and caramel with a light grassy bitterness and a moderate spiciness. Body is medium thin with active carbonation and a dry finish. Nice beer with many layers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (60) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
The bottle of Delirium is a unique invitation to taste this famous beer. An art that refers bottles of ancient monasteries. This Belgian Strong Ale has a golden color slightly orange, translucent. Holds a White foam, high, consistent and average persistence. It is noted for its excellent and regular carbonation that ensures splendid and stable foam. I repeat that this is one of the few beers that I still have a growing assessment because it is a classic Belgian beer I ever drink more than four years and always surprised with their crops. The malt aroma is light, with a little yeast and powerful Floral Fragrance. Very fruity and a stronger footprint of citrus fruits like orange and lemon, and how not, a delicious freshness of pineapple. The apricot is the faintest honey tone, and striking cinnamon, perceived by me, give an appreciable sweetness and a certain acidity aroma. One can not help but notice then, clearly, this very gentle acidity and an almost metallic aroma with a subtle smell of gum merge with the nice touch of alcohol and hot spices in this show of complexity. Very interesting and exciting this beer. Taste is remarkably full-bodied and complex. I can say that we know we are drinking a Delirium Tremens. Points in flavor citric fruity and caramel malts, and in the end there is a coming bitterness of hops. Then mouthfeel is moderate and has an average carbonation which is larger than most style beers. Alcohol is smooth but which together with spices provide a delicious burning and heating the tongue and the palate. It seems as if this alcoholic beer was literally light up in your mouth. Strong, durable and with a dry bitterness. One of my favorite Belgian beers.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (158) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2015
Pours clear golden with white head. Phenolic aroma. Very smooth and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
Fat på Söder om Småland. Smak och doft av nektar, örter, honung, jäst med toner av karamell och torkad frukt. Fina lena smaker, välbalanserad, lagom sötma, fin beska. Riktigt gott!


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