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

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RATINGS: 2987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1188) - Chișinău, - MAY 30, 2013
Head: white, big, frothy and creamy, avg. retention. Colour: yellow-golden, hazy. Aroma: sourish and fruity, lollipoppy sweetness, some sharpness, spice/coriander. Taste: starts sweet, then gets drier and more sour and slightly bitter. Velvety mouthfeel, both because of soft carbonation and well balanced sweet-sour-bitter taste. Very good!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (881) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle at home cold in a Hoegaarden snifter. Bright gold, bubbly, white head. Orangey peppery aroma. Spicy, earthy yeast, warm alcohol flavours. Medium bodied, lively, alcohol a bit too prominent for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cam_Dynamite (94) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle (rad one at that). Pours a bright gold with a very thick white head. Aroma is lemon citrus, spicy. Taste is a bit grassy, banana/mango, tart. Nice beer. Probably not really my style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slautar (70) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Piwo delikatnie mętne, jasno złote. Aromat przyjemny, nienachalnie drożdżowy. W smaku słodowe, bez wyraźnej goryczki. Alkoholowe. Mocno nasycone - z dna duvelowego tulipa szybko szybuje w górę zwarta kolumna bąbelków. Degustacja Delirium Tremens skojarzyła mi się z piciem rosyjskiego szampana (zwanego też sylwestrowym winem musującym) - co dla mnie jest bardzo pozytywnym skojarzeniem. I jakoś tak (podobnie jak szampan) szybko uderza do głowy (czyżby uzasadnienie dla nazwy?). Tak sobie myślę, że już wiem co będę pić na powitanie Nowego Roku. Dobre piwo (chociaż nie smakuje jak piwo). Myślę, że będę do niego wracał przynajmniej raz w roku - dokładnie na samym jego początku.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bubbly and wildly foamy. Golden. Yeasty and a bit damp aroma. Bold. Hearty. Thick. Strong. The bottle is way more cool than this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
330ml bottle at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Hazy yellow golden color with white head. Yeasty aroma, citrusy fruity, spicy. Sweet and bitter taste, light wineous. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (975) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Pale yellow color with white head. Aroma is overripe bananas, candied sugar, belgian stereotypes on steroids. Taste is sweet, boozy, more bananas. Not even too much carbonation. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Pálida media, algo turbia. Espuma de 3 dedos muy suave. Bastante carbónica. Aroma a malta y hierbas, algo ácido también. En boca predomina el dulce, aunque deja un sabor final seco y amargo, algo alcohólico (nada para los 8,5 grados) y ácido. Notable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (586) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2015
Gelblich trpüb, grobporiger weißer Schaum. In der Nase belgische Hefe, Kandiszucker, kandierte Früchte. Am Gaumen überreife Banane, Malznoten, alkoholisch,Kandiszucker, etwas penetrante Herbe, etwas dünn. Gut.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
funcut (407) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2015
Napokon sam krenuo u ispijanje piva u lokalnoj piceriji VIVA u Sibeniku koja je povecala ponudu piva ...ima veliki izbor i medju njima i ovo pivo...zanimljiva piva slatkastog okusa ..jako pivo ali jakost se ne cuje ...zanimljiva boca ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (283) - SINGAPORE - JUN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 33cl bottle at the Sherston Jiangyin, China - poured into a tall glass. Amber colour with a big white head. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma - yeast, fruit and spices. Taste also sweet; creamy, citrus (lemon peel), banana with some bitterness on the palate.


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