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

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RATINGS: 2849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


jh773's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (169) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Smells like freshly baked bread with a big yeast presence. Color is a pale golden straw with plenty of bubbles. Fizzy in the mouth like champagne and not too sweet or dry. A complex, slightly sour yeast flavor with hints of citrus and grape. Well-balanced, if a bit overrated.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Distance_Runner (58) - BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from one of the grocery in Brussels. My favorite Delirium. I remember it won in the past one if the Worl Beer Awards. Very light yellow color

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (123) - FRANCE - DEC 17, 2014
Belle blonde dorée, puissante et ronde, de beaux arômes équilibrés entre sucre, houblon et fruité. Très bonne bière apéritive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (296) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
0,33 bottle at Cokobar. Pours hazy yellow with big white head. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, yeast. Sweet taste. Different and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camoes (206) - PORTUGAL - DEC 15, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L09_14_190. AROMA: subtle and sweet malt aroma mixed with spicy (clive) and some faint citric (Orange-like) aromas. APPEARANCE: golden color and somewhat clear. large white head with good retention and lacing. TASTE: malt sweetness with some spicy background notes. subtle orange-like esters. medium-low to medium bitterness that lingers into a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium body with medium-high carbonation. faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a belgian golden strong ale reference although a bit more subtle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrRizzotto (9) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Bread, cereal, hay, nuts, toast, basement aromas, herbs, alcohol, woody, licorice, spruce

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1140) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
@ Beer tasting, Havregatan 141206. Fruity, yeasty and spicy, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, yeasty and spicy with alcoholic notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Golden. Medium amount of white head. Yeast, banana, pepper, some alcohol flavour. Medium body. Well carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aloiscarvalho (50) - - DEC 5, 2014
Excelente cerveja, com aroma frutado, com sabor cítrico e com final de especiarias e lúpulo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Single small bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a snifter. A light hazy golden color with a big frothy white head. Settles to a thick lace. Complex fruity yeast aromas and flavors. Tart-bitter bready finish. Thin fizzy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (30) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
On tap, poured a crystal clear pale gold, thin head with fine bubbles. Complex nose highlighted by citrus and earthy yeast scents. Overall, pleasing aroma. Crisp flavors with subtle sweetness, tastes of honey and bubblegum, mellowed out by sour citrus notes. Extremely clean and smooth considering the relatively high ABV.


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