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

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RATINGS: 2782   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.


laiti's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5667) - Helsinki, - FEB 15, 2013
Draught @ Delirium Café, Brussels. Rated on 13.04.2009
Aroma is somewhat spicy with ripe fruits, some apricot and hints of alcohol. Flavour is rather spicy with fruity notes, apricot, some soapy citrus and distant floral notes. Alcohol on some sips. Good.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
whatailsu (1) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Was introduced to this golden ale by a close friend. First taste changed my mind about how much I thought I could enjoy beer. Overall, very tasty, great aroma, and packs a real alcohol punch but does not have such a strong alcohol flavor. Very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuedmaster (211) - Vista, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
This is a yeast flavor bomb! 11.2 oz or 330 ml.bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a nice white head, no lacing. Attractive ceramic looking bottle with light blue foil, I think they charge more for the packaging. Aroma of sweet malt, nutty Belgian yeast, apricot, plum, honey, and coriander. Taste is med. sweet, light sour, and med. bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy and smooth texture, average carb., clean and refreshing finish, malty, fruity, and spicy. One of the best beers out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sod9 (8) - POLAND - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Good aroma of fruits, apricot, Belgian yest. A bit too carbonated at first, then gets better, quite an aggressive taste at the beginning, alcoholic. Gets more drinkable with every sip

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (21) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Hazy, giant head. Aroma of hops and fruit. Taste is very fruity, a bit sour and a bit sweet. Strong carbonation, medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommynh (32) - - SEP 15, 2014
Great beer, huge head, has an IPA type scent and initial taste, nice aftertaste, nice golden color, high ABV, much better than I was expecting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden with nice white head. Nose is belgian and pear. Taste is lots of pear with some alcohol burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (37) - - SEP 14, 2014
Geschonken in een tulpglas, mooi donkergeel troebel bier, met een witte schuimkraag.. De geur is kruidig met mout, smaak is te ens kruidig met een lichte citrus smaak. Nasmaak is wat metalig. Door de nasmaak niet het lekkerste Belgische biertje wat ik heb gedronken.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Fruity aroma, crisp slightly sweet flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. Nice slight fruity flavor and a little booze. The aroma is very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (240) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Bouteille de 341ml de blonde. Arôme d’agrume et floral. Au gout on a une acidité bien présente qui se mélange avec le gout du malt et des notes plus sucré pour bien équilibrer le tout en arrière gout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hantti (24) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Strong smell of herbs or spices. Nice belgian style basic feeling with the strongest herb and spice taste I’ve had in a beer. I liked it but would not drink everyday, a bit of a speciality in my books.


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