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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3335   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - AUG 17, 2007
Get it from Brussells, I have been in this great cafe for three times ut just got it on bottle. Orange colour, Light bodied, sweet an nice taste , not so much on mouth left but good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 RERATE 1/29/2008- a lot of head, body was on the lighter side, crisp taste but nothing overly complex. Yet, high alc %, sweet tang, and nice carbonation gain it more points. Got from JRedmond, This belgian strong ale was good. Easy to drink, tasted great, high alc content, great beer. I need to get this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2007
750ml $8.99 Binnys Orland For some reason Ive always passed by this without ever picking it up. Pours deep golden but looks more straw golden when held to the light. Tiny proteins suspend in the glass adding a slightly hazy appearence. A two finger extremely airy head formed on the pour that faded to a thin skim coat. Leaves almost no lacing at all. Good looking body. Unique aroma. Has a lot of the typical BSPA aromas including some nice fruity esters. Ripe pear and green apple show themsleves. Pale malts and a sugary medicinal aroma. Mild spicing thats hard for me to detect. The head has to be roused to get any aroma at all but its very inviting when its there. Flavor is along the same lines as the aroma. Lots of fruity esters including the pear and apple from the smell along with some grapes and even some peaches occasionally. Mild sugary punch in the middle makes things really enjoyable. As it warms theres a complimentary alcohol spiciness. The body is on the lighter side of medium but it has a wonderfully lush mouthfeel. Takes a little time but it does eventually dry out. Mild alcohol warmth as this beer warms. Easy drinker with a good refreshing quality and lush but thirst quenching body. My first sample from Brouwerij Huyghe and not my last. This beer really didnt impress me at first but as it warmed it became much more complex. And this was after letting it sit for 20 minutes out of the fridge before opening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Clear golden with nice white head and lacing on the glass. Wheaty/yeasty aromas invade the olfactory along with herb and spice notes. Banana, coriander, orange peel are present, but not overwhelming and well integrated into the whole. Lighter bodied and riddled with peppery spice, this brew quenches and lingers with a drying, distant spicyness. Alcohol is well disguised and this brew is deceivingly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a large 2+ finger head (when cold). Aroma is its strong point, an attention getter with yeast, banana and some citrus. Flavor is slightly subdued compared to aroma, but gets bigger as it warms. More yeast, banana, and some citrus. Palate is very nice, very crisp, smooth and enjoyable on a hot summer day. 8.5%? You dont taste it but certainly do feel it. Packs a nice punch. Overall a very enjoyable beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Golden pour with a soft white head. odor of yeast and oranges with a sweet fruit/citrus without overwhelming alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (662) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2007
(bottle) Golden body with medium white head sustained by a constant stream of bubbles. Sweet fruit (pineapple, lemon/orange peel), alcohol, yeasty, and spicey aroma. Flavor is very sweet with fruit along with yeast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
This is a great beer. Its strong (8.5%ABV) without tasting like mouthwash, and its fruity without being too sweet. Very well-balanced, and should be a good introduction to craft beers for people who are stuck in the commercial swill. I havent found another beer that tastes quite like DT, and Im not sure I will.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Poured a cloudy golden color with a large white head. Had a yeasty type smell. A nice spicy citrus taste which got even better as the beer warmed up.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Tulip glass...sweet and tasty, rich in flavors of candy sugar, pear and banana. Nice color and presentation. Alcohol not noticeable. I like this out of a bottle more than on draft as it seems somewhat flat at times.


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