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

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RATINGS: 3157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


cblado's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12 oz bottle. Golden color, a substantial head. Incredible aroma on this. Very fruity, yeasty. Flavor was a mingling of berry flavors and yeast, with a significant amount of carbonation. Delicious! Mouthfeel was a bit thick, but it suited the huge flavors nicely. I definitely plan on getting some more of this.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BIGJOHNO123 (13) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
An exceptional beer. Pours golden, slightly cloudy, with a fluffy white head. Looks, smells and feels like a very good Trappist beer. Aromas of banana, clove and butterscotch, with a little but of fruit. It is full-bodied, creamy, with good carbonation, not too much or little. It is quite sweet, mainly malty with a very slight hoppy finish. Extremely well balanced! A really really really good beer. Foam from the head dispenses evenly around the glass when drinking, perfectly in fact. Try it!!!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steffan (41) - WALES - MAY 18, 2016
Smell lagery at first yet clove, banana smells come through. White fluffy head, deep golden body. Smooth on the palate, very yeasty at first and slightly tart finish, problem I have is that the alcohol is a bit too present.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1257) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartiu. Pours hazy golden with huge white fluffy head. Aroma: sweet, candy, sugar, malty, yeasty, some bready sourish, Taste: heavy sweet, sugar, candy, some thing sour but sweetness is killing it, yeasty. Too sweet for me. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (382) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly Baar. Golden color, nice big head, which stays long. Sweet aroma. Taste: sweet, bitter end, warming. ABV hidden. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (312) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket. golden colour, heavy body, malty, fruity, high carbonated very strong belgian ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (361) - USA - MAY 12, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkstrobaal (1) - - MAY 8, 2016 does not count
Nice beer. A salesman recommended it to me since I like la chouffe and duvel. I'm definitely going to buy this one again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerwazy (27) - Legnica, POLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Aroma: Great! Bubblegum, flower, honey, clove. 10/10. Apperance: yellow, clear but with almost no head (white). Taste: bitter sweet. Bitter should be a little bit stronger Palate: medium body, slick texture and high carbonation. Good in style. Overall: great beer, 8,5% ABV which is almost unbelievable. Great aroma, nice taste. Good one.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
I_LUV_BEER (78) - - APR 29, 2016
Served in a snifter from a bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a medium head. Aroma is malt, bread, yeast. Taste is malty and bready but also quite sour? A bit watery and too carbonated body. The horrible sour finish is not a nice one, that’s for sure!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wojownik17 (80) - POLAND - APR 26, 2016
Piwo o zniewalającej butelce, etykiecie i kapslu - nie do podmałpowania. Bardzo mocne, więc ostrożnie z pijalnością. Obfita piana, duże wysycenie CO2. Klasyk, trzeba spróbować dla własnych wrażeń.


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