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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: 3229   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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4.4
Goodgrief (2050) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Beer poured a light color, a little darker than a trippel. I thought this was a trippel while drinking it...but see it classified as a regular Belgian strong. Flavor was very "trippelesque" with a hint of saison "wildness". Flavor was sweet, apples and spice. Not overly sweet, some mild hop presence and a finish which had a citrusy tartness to it. Mouthfeel was ultra-carbonated. I was liking this brew.

4.1
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Cork reads 2006. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Very yeasty nose with a slight sweet and citric edge to it. Eck. Flavor is bordering on extremely tart, though on the second sip, you are used to it. Smooth and even, though it exhibits a very strong alcohol presence. Feel is just where you want it. Though the drinkability suffers due to the more extreme noticibility of the alcohol involved (that is not masked as well as it could be). Been waiting to try this one for some time, and it is good.

4.6
BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 7, 2007
The one that started it all. I tried this at the Brickskeller in Washington D.C. and was hooked. Famed the bset beer in the world, it’s sure up there. A great bland of flavors of sweetness, fruit, and character. Amazing aroma and a fine and frothy head.

3.5
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
750 mL bottle. Transparent gold in colour with a decent head that fades to a thin blanket of foam. Solid lacing. Interesting aroma includes alcohol, cotton candy, pineapple, and spice. The flavour is quite unique. It comes on like gangbusters, softens in the middle, then finishes strongly. It is sweet, but not cloyingly so. The pineapple from the nose continues in the mouth. It is spicy, but in a subtle way. Faint hops bitterness at the finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Different. Good stuff.

3.4
RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 5, 2007
Hazy goldy with a huge fluffy lasting white head, small amount of sediment survives. Nose is citrusy with some banana and hops, some molasses. Mouth is floral and citrusy hops, excruciatingly smooth and not all that noteable. Quite drinkable.

4.2
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 Top of the list beer! Incredible flavor, lots of hops and smooth aftertaste. Cannot go wrong with this beer. Simply delicious! I want another one!

4
djd07 (15286) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange golden color with a large frothy off white head that stays. The aroma is fruity and citrus with a light malt. Very good lacing on this one. The taste is citrus with bannana notes and smooth finish. This is a very impressive belgian strong ale.

2.1
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/06/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta

Hazy yellow, thin fine white head, sweet malty aroma, sweet, light body, slightly alcoholic, hint of clove and banana,
-------- /> Date: 03/23/2003
Mode: draft
Words: rfd
Words: dc

sweet aroma that disappears after the first sip, lots of fleating belgian flavor, tartness, citrus, spices, touch of banana, nothing definitave before it is gone leaving you to wonder what you just drank, kicks that fleeting buzz back in gear
-------- /> Date: 04/01/2006
Mode: draft
Score: ii to i
Words: globe
Words: athens

thin, light dry spicy malt flavor, light tartness, watery alcohol, blah

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 3/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: 4

1.9
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Persistent head and very pretty to look at in the glass, but almost undrinkable, in my opinion. Very alcoholic, bitter, and astringent.

3.8
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2007
Bright hazy orange with a fantastic rocky head. Big aroma, spicey and sweet. Dense body. The flavours are also sweet and complex. Fruity and flowery with some heavy balancing hoppiness. A big flavourful example of the Duvel style.


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