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

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RATINGS: 2729   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.


wnewberr's rating

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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2566) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
29 July 2014, tap. Yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is faint bubble gum, rock candy, mild alcohol. Med body and moderately fizzy. Noticeable alcohol, some peppery hints, sugary, rock candy. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (51) - - JUL 28, 2014
Aromat: słodowy, korzenny, lekko owocowy, w tle czuć alkohol Ogromna początkowo piana, dość szybko opada zostawiając lekki kożuch. W smaku słodowość, zmieszana z lekko pikantną korzennością, owocowe posmaki i nieźle jak na ten woltaż ukryty alkohol. Ogromne nagazowanie wymusza powolną degustację. Dobre, solidne piwo.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
allconf50 (12) - Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Enjoyed this beer, honestly I would not have tried it had it not been the wonderful name and great bottle. Strong flavor, and a great look.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hartung32 (212) - Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
I think I like Nocturnum a lot more if I remember correctly. Tasty Golden Ale, but not worthy of the price tag(and I think I remember Nocturnum was). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
milo91hd (62) - Parabita, ITALY - JUL 24, 2014
Si presenta con un colore giallo oro limpido, all’aroma risaltano immediatamente note fruttate come limone o pompelmo, al sapore ugualmente esplode con questo fruttato che copre l’alcool presente.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kamwitsta (125) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2014
The aroma is malty, yeasty, bready, a little fruity. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a faint orange hue; the head is gigantic, though not for long. A little bitter and sour in taste, but mostly spicy; more spicy than beery in fact; the alcohol reasonably well masked. Medium body, feels foamy, average carbonation, spicy and mildly sweet finish. A relatively nice beer, for the style; not so much in absolute terms.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (287) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Pour is clear gold with a frothy head, aroma is malty, apricot, light sourness. Taste is fruity, malty, light banana and yeast notes. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1094) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
Botella de 330ml en su propio Cáliz. Color latón y apariencia algo velada. Espuma blanca, muy tupida y persistente. En nariz trazos de manzana y pera, notas de leve diacetilo y sulfuro con aromas de galleta, especias y azúcar moreno. Sabores de dulce malteado, galleta y frutas –melocotón y albaricoque. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderadamente alta. Paladar denso y chispeante con un ABV bien integrado. Los sabores herbales y de delicado cítrico permanecen en el largo final dulce. Retrogusto afrutado. Para saborear con pausa, podremos percibir toda su complejidad y sentir su calidez. 330ml bottle. Its own Snifter glass. Brass color, chill haze appearance. White, very close & lasting foam. Hints of apple & pear, light diacetyl & sulfury hues, biscuit, spices & brown sugar to the nose. Sweet maltiness, biscuty & fruity –peach & apricot- flavors. Medium body. Moderately high carbonation. Oily & sparkling palate. ABV well integrated. Slight delicate citric & herbal flavors arise in the middle then linger into a long sweet finish. Fruity aftertaste. For a paused drink while feeling nice heat & flavor complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (547) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-14-12- Poured from 750 ml bottle into Delirium Tremens snifter glass Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a thick white head. The head was so big upon pouring that only about 1/3 the bottle fit in the + 330 ml glass. The head had decent retention but as time carried on it eventually fades (to allow for more of a pour and) to give wonderful lacing. Smell – The aroma is largely of bread, banana, and spice. The bready and banana aroma was complemented well with aromas of coriander and clove with smells of yeast and orange as well. Taste – The taste is of candied sweet citrus and a good breadiness with some notes of biscuit. These strong flavors are soon met with a yeast flavors and some of the spice that was in the nose. Soon at the end there is a lighter alcohol flavor that comes to the tongue. This mingles with the sweet and spicy malt base nicely to leave a rather pleasant warming flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is on the thicker and creamier side with the carbonation level being quite average. Both the carbonation and the body are quite appropriate for the beer. The thicker body coats the tongue with all the sweet citrus and bready flavors with the medium carbonation level complementing well the spice flavors that mingle on the tongue. Overall – A wonderful tasting, very drinkable Belgian Strong pale. It has great flavors, transitions, as well as a wonderful smell and feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (573) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Pilsnerfärgad med stort vit skum. Doftar citrus och jäst. Smakar citrus och msssor med jäst/belgisk.


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