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

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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougHnut70 (65) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bomber from Costco (almost 1 year ago) poured into a tulip while swimming in my 93 degree pool on a cold September night. Pours cloudy with tiny floating chunks and a big white head (chunks due to the age?). Light, grassy, sweet smell. Tastes of wheat, grass, yeast, fruit and honey - very nice and light like a lager. Medium, thin, fizzy body. This is one of the top "Belgiums" fo sho. Didnít taste the alcohol at all, very refreshing for an 8.5%. Wish I could afford to drink this all summer long...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sam_rates_beer (19) - Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Great wonder of taste and seduction. I fell for your copulatic charm immediately.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukasmh (116) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Bottle. Pours clear golden with big foamy head. Aroma is Belgian yeast! Spices and sweet fruits, maybe apricot. Taste is sweet and big highcarbonated body and some wheat and boozyness. Low bitterness and really spicy yeasty character

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 (212) - 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.


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