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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1509) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle served in a glass, this ale was a clear yellow gold in the glass and the pour gave a white two to three finger cover of creamy bubbles, the pour started clear and became hazy with particles as I poured towards the bottom of the bottle, it left nice spots and partial rings of lacing on the glass, when first poured, the nose was bready malt with bread sweetness, cake mix and dough, the sweetness appeared to lessen a bit with time, the nose had bread malt, esters that resembled banana, peach and faint pear fruit, some floral notes, light spice notes with pepper in the background, the flavors were light malt and pear fruit, spice and lemon, and some malt sweetness, spice and lemon like hops gave a small bitterness at the finish that left the tongue pretty dry, the mouth feel was light and had a ton of carbonation that bubbled along the tongue, and it was creamy, there was a little alcohol warmth and the alcohol gave some dryness on the mouth, the flavor was not sweet at all but it was sort of simple, this beer could easily be a sneaker of a drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaver23ph (292) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle.Gushing! Hazy gold,very thick,creamy but extremely short-lived,white head,lots of lacing. Aroma pepper,Belgian spices,malty,white fruits,peaches,berries,pears,rose petals jam,banana,quite intense and complex. Taste thick,dry,slightly mealy,spicy,a tad sour. Carbonation high,tingling. Bitterness low,fitting. Aftertaste peppery,spices,pears,peaches,white fruits,slight alcohol warming. Very nice.

1.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Davros IX (303) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - Two words: "yeast" and "carbonation" and this was not a match made in heaven. Both completely overpowered the beer and this is not one that I want to ever drink again. I poured most of it away!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodzislaw (344) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Kolor złoty, lekko zmętniony. Piana jasna z małych i średnich pęcherzykw, opadając do zera utworzyła średniej wielkości dziury na powierzchni. Aromat typowy dla belgw: nuty owocowe (morela, banan) miesza się z przyprawami typu goździk i pieprz oraz z drożdżami plus lekka alkoholowość. Po ociepleniu wyszły też szampańskie aromaty. W smaku czuć bazę słodową z nutami estrowymi plus przyprawy goździk i pieprz, ktre są intensywniejsze niż w zapachu. Gryczka minimalna. Alkohol wyczuwalny poprzez lekkie szczypanie w jamie ustnej i rozgrzewanie. Wysycenie wysokie. Piwo jest pełne ale mimo jego pijalność jest wysoka.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (1279) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2017
UPDATED: APR 30, 2017 Medium white head, golden yellowish coloured body, yeasts creamy citrus floral smell, high co2 medium bitter estery citrus herbs malty warming and backbone fruity a hint of banana sweetish taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toscanoigor (241) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - APR 27, 2017
Cerveja laranja, com tima formao de espuma, de mdia durao. Aroma de leveduras, cravo, um pouco ctrico, mas no muito intenso. O sabor muito mais cativante, com boa base de malte, suave, um pouco doce no comeo, com toques frutados (banana, ma, bem tpicos de fermentao), mas de final bem seco, com bons toques de especiarias e um leve herbal. lcool muito bem inserido. Corpo mdio, mas vai ficando meio pesada de beber medida em que esquenta. Definitivamente, vale a pena experimentar e repetir.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meatmanmd (116) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 25, 2017
Yellow straw, lightly hazy, soapy white head. Aroma is yeasty, bananas, spice, similar to weizens, but more intense. Taste has sweetness, sourness and bitterness in good balance, honey, fruit, spices and ethers. Body is rather thick, soft, oily texture. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (499) - - APR 22, 2017
A-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Aroma similar to a hefeweizen. Very unique flavor. Full of flavor yet easy to drink

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (2161) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy Amber orange color. Huge rocky white head. Interesting yeasty citrus malt nose. Delicate citrus malt flavor with a subtle complexity. Tantalizing spicy hops balance this complex ale create a dryish dried fruit finish. Very good.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JanNathanFeit (111) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2017
bread, dough, fruit, banana, citrus, golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, fruity,dough, oily feel, with light hoppy finish. Not my favorit beer style.


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