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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

Slepkov's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slepkov (40) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUN 15, 2008
Pours a hazy orange tinted yellow, with a coarse and small head. The carbonation is visibly coarse, with large and effervescent bubbling. Head dissipates rapidly, leaving little trace of its presence. On the nose, the aroma is both yeasty and fresh, with mango and banana notes, followed by passion fruit. Mouthfeel is terrific. Light and mineral, with some interesting metallic notes. The yeast flavour is unique and enchanting. The carbonation is actually quite welcome and balanced! The alcohol is well integrated, even for 8.5%. Well done. Can I get something similar from America for half the price? Yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (577) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015
Bière Belge qui pourrait difficilement passer pour autre chose. Une masse blanche et onctueuse telle une meringue se pose sur le liquide jaune clair. De magnifiques dentelles décorent mon verre. C’est limite rococo tant il y en a! En agitant mon verre, le liquide me semble bien dense sans trop paraître lourd. Vraiment, cette bière marque des points par sa singulière apparence! Nez bien épicé et sucré. Je reçois des arômes de bananes, de clou de girofle et de noix de muscade. Une gomme balloune attribuable aux levures est aussi bien présente. La signature Belge est fortement présente en bouche. La gomme balloune est amplifiée par un sucre plus que détectable. Parmi les épices présentes, je note une coriandre qui fait soudainement son apparition aux côtés de cette même banane qui me plaisant davantage au nez. Les houblons belges, peu amers mais très aromatiques, sont présents dans cette bière aux saveurs complexes et douces. Un rien trop douce et sucrée pour moi, cette bière demeure tout de même magnifiquement brassée!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (193) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 5, 2015
The only one bad thing about this beer is that cheap name. Lightly cloudy gold colour, rich white top, aromas of sweet malt spice, dry taste, strong carbonation, famous and very delicate blond beer in non-transparent bottle. Long finish is marvelous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured from tap at the Yard House Lynnfield for Willrunforbeer’s Bachelor party and my 500th rate. Pours clear gold with a nice white head. Aromas of sweet malt spice and yeast. Taste is dry with nicely balanced overtones. Quite a nice sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (424) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Big white head on a pale bubbily beer. Weisse beer body with some citrusy punch mixed with a peppery spice. Fruity pebbles with honey and malt. Nice dry bitterness in the finish like a nice tripel. A famous beet that deserves its fame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (407) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours clear liquid gold with a thick white head. Aroma is bubble gum and a stringent note of yeast. Taste is subtle at first and then brings the bitterness with the typical Belgian Blonde bubblegum flavor. This is surprisingly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
One2remeber (201) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottled. 15075 8 srm. Clear, bright yellow, honey orange hue. Pillowy white head, great retention. McD ketchup (low). A lot more mild than Tripel, less esters. Clove like Matilda. Bread crumb pudding. Lighter body for strength. Easy to drink, clove sparks up for a lingering finish. Taste water down compared to the 3 others, StBT, WestTrip, Duvel. Sugary, dimple showing, big simple, warming feeling. Pink bubblegum aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MustangMarkF (228) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Another fine beer under the Delirium brand- slightly hazy and a pale yellow in colour, this subtlety fruity beer makes a great sit out and watch the world pass by drink

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McDear (38) - Napoli, ITALY - SEP 29, 2015
Biondo intenso con schiuma persistente. Gradevole al palato ma senza particolarità. Retrogusto secco e persistente con sentori decisi di malto e caramello. Nel complesso niente di eccezionale se non una buona birra sostenuta da un grande e forte merchandising molto diffuso tra i giovani.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szymonskc (97) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Kolor bardzo jasny. Aromat intensywny, owocowy, lekko biszkopt. W smaku owocowe, wyczuwalny alkohol, mocno wysycone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
FilipeBellino (1) - BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
Dourada cristalina, boa formação de espuma persistente ate o final. Aroma e paladar de especiarias, nós moscada e frutas amarelas. Excelente cerveja.

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