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

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RATINGS: 2851   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.


Demise's rating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - JAN 19, 2009
Pours golden with large, fluffy white head. Quite yeasty on the nose, but also has a fruity aroma with a subtle vanilla sweetness. Beautiful clean and crisp flavours. Smooth malt base with powerful citrus, grape/raisin, spice and caramel flavours. The sweet and bitter flavours are beautifully balanced, and the caramel, almost toffee-like sweetness comes through more as the beer warms. The high alcohol is masked well for a beautiful, unique-tasting beer. Yum.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AKORN (181) - Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow and a big white head. Sour, slightly lemon and Belgian yeast aroma. Sour, bubblegum, Belgian yeast, light lemon taste. Big carbonation. Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden yellow pour with big frothy off white head, aroma has spice along with yeast, taste has fruit action along with some wheat characteristics of banana and clove.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Distance_Runner (62) - 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 (137) - 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 (210) - 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 (1143) - 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 (552) - 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 (51) - - DEC 5, 2014
Excelente cerveja, com aroma frutado, com sabor cítrico e com final de especiarias e lúpulo.


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