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

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RATINGS: 2969   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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bebum (453) - - NOV 3, 2012
Pale Belgian Ale. 8.5% Beer Trials Recommendation. Pale mustard color ("straw"), Light body, full but subtly flavored, highly carbonated which one would expect by the champagne cork and the billowing head, one that has much persistence. Low-medium bitterness, delicate malt, sourish, not much character. Not wort h the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkarpfen (21) - - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Auchan, Luxembourg. Pours clear golden with a huge white head that is however not very stable. Nose is complex: vanilla, chocolate, lemon, honey; malty and sweet, Taste is more of the same, plus very dry and the alcohol does not try to hide, on the contrary. The beer feels mouth-warming and creamy, with just the right amount of cabonation. The warmth stays with you long after the sip. Unfortunately, there is a slight metallic aftertaste. Looking forward to my next one, glad that I bought a 4-pack!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (575) - - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma: spices, grapes, sweet malt and honey, citrus. Taste: great combination of different flavors. The same as aroma + hoppy bitterness. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Tasted in Liege. Malty and citrussy aromas combine with dry, fruity and malty taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
huineman (348) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
Pours pale golden with huge carbonation. Rocky white head. Aroma is iron, corn flakes, dry lemon, peppermint. Powerful, starting a little sweet, then metallic. Perhaps too aggressive, due to high CO2.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
realadam (88) - HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2015
Hazy beer with an easy head, tastes quite sweet, but bearable. Lively carbonation with an OK palate sensation. I liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
A hazy golden color and a big white head. The aroma features pale maltiness and yeasty spiciness with a solid Belgian farmyard element, very fruity. Taste is light sweet at first but later sourness and bitterness rise. Fruity, earthy flavours create a strong, rich mix. The palate is full bodied, slightly sticky with low to average carbonation. One of the classic strong Belgian ales.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (516) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Clear, golden color. Basement aromas with a bit of spices. earthy yeasty flavor complimented by spices.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (370) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2015
33cl bottle at Brel Glasgow Pours a mid yellow with white thin head Aroma is spicy with fruit and hops Taste is sweet to start with little bitterness and long sweet finish overall ok but not near the best Belgium can do

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stijnvanmb (19) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
Lekker bier zeer fruitige aroma’s en fruitige smaak. heerlijk in het zonnetje op het terras.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours golden with a white diminishing head. Aroma is of yeast, citrus and alcohol. Tastes of malt, alcohol & yeast. Bitter finish.


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