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

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RATINGS: 3356   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
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
orange gold color with light creamy head. spiced honey, citric apple aroma with some yeastiness. smooth soft body and medium carbonation. mildly sweet bread, complex fruity flavor with a light clove note. very smooth and light, easy drinking

3.2
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Hazy pale body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is fairly sweet and fruity with peach, apple, banana, grapes, bread and cotton candy. The flavor is lightly sweet, cotton candy, peach, golden raisins, banana and herbal. Medium body is soft, but thin with a slightly astringent, medicinal finish.

3.8
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Pours golden color with white head. Slight fruit in the aroma. Alcohol a little more prominent than it should be.

4
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells of sugar, lots of spice, some citrus, light fruit, some caramel. Tastes sweet with some bananas and cloves initially giving way to rosey citrussy elements as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is full bodies with a light tingly peppery finish.

2.7
cheap (5862) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 On tap at the Sharp Edge Bistro. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color and appearance. Creamy head. Mild sweet sugar of hardtack candy aroma. On the palate this stuff comes across rather mild at first. Reminds a bit of regular Augustijn. Opague lacing on the glass, completely covers the nakedness of this brew. Interesting, does not get in your face with the 9% alky, very well controlled. These Belgie’s really know how to do it when comes to hiding the alky, hardly ever do they get in yer face. Finish is rather mild and better behaved than the finish I experienced with the Augustijn. Mild candy like aftertaste. And now I notice that there has been a lack of carbonation during the session.

3.8
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2007
bottle. Haxy golden with small, quickly disipating head. Tangerine, spice, yeast, apricots. Alcohol is well hidden (although my typing skills seem to be suffering). Quite good, although not sure it lives up to the hype. Great name. Will try again.

3.9
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 8/22/07 - 750 ceramic with Nate and Naka. Clove and spice, hint of malt and alcohol nose. Gold and hazy with a small white head. Very Saison-y. Malt and spice, a bit of coriander & orange peel. Wheat is prevelant. Alcohol overtone. Pretty well carbonated. Dry and fruity.

3.8
mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
very pale with a 3 finger head. smelled of hops and fruit, much like the midas touch. very smooth taste and well balanced on the palate. lots of carbonation and grapes. 2007 bottle.

3.6
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 9/28/07 300ml bottle 5/5/6/4/13 3.3 Great memories of drinking this in a Belgian campground bathroom in Ghent while it poured rain on our barbecue. Belgian appearance with super carbonation, decent transparency and surprisingly white head. A pleasant salinity with some decent fruit. Not as complex as I would have hoped. 3/1/08 Draft 7/5/7/4/16 3.9 This is spectacular on draft. Still not overly complex, but it seems to add some liveliness to the brew.

3.4
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
Pours a somewhat hazy apricot with a head made up of large tapioca pearls. The head remained as lace. The aroma is citrus, celery, spicy like a Wit, with some alcoholic notes. The mouthfeel is crisp with high carbonation. The taste is sour, a mild-medium bitter finish, coriander, grapefruit, and salty black olive notes in the aftertaste. The brew is slightly warming (but not as alcoholic as one would think). I was expecting much more from this beer than I found, probably on account of the hype and the packaging. It’s just another decent Belgian. Whatever.


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