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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3305   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2007
330 ml bottle from Andersonville Liquors. Pours an orange color with particles of yeast floating underneath a creamy smooth white head. Yeasty aroma with orange and vanilla. Flavors of orange, yeast, oak, candi sugar, bitter orange peel. Carbonation is very fizzy which I dont like in most beers but other than that a fine belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2007
Pale yellow with small head. Malty but still lighter tasting than most strong ales. Got a good dose of sweet spiciness. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 too much going on in this brew to really discuss. buy a bunch of bottles, get some friends together and drink...then go buy some more

lifeless on tap

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
From the tap at The Beer Bistro on W Madison. A nice place but a bit pricy. I didnt like this beer at all. I kept drinking it to figure out the what that funky flavor was. Kind of like a barley wine but not really. This should not be called beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14613) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2007
Aroma of yeast, light bread, and some spice. Light spice. Pale brassy color with a white head that wont go away. Foamy lacing. Starts with spice, mild carbonation, a hint of banana, mild sweetness, and a fruit and herb combo in the finish. Fairly dry finish. Arguably some citrus hop in the finish, but theres a lot going on in there.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
Poured a hazzy light yellow with fluffy white head and light lacing. Aroma was really not there but there was a hint of light bread. Taste was a bit acetic with a dry finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yomamaphat (19) - USA - APR 23, 2007
Unimpressed. Acrid from an aroma, flavor, and palate perspective. Thick like coagulated goats milk. Nothing I havent tasted in more economical beer. Head was weak like an old leper. Flavor was very nice but completely uninspiring. When was beer supposed to taste so fruity you might confuse it for a wine cooler?

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
swiseman (487) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
strong and fruity aroma which is very enticing to the nose. taste of bananas and grapes on the tongue with lots of carbonation. aftertaste is a bit stale and bland which separates this from some of the better Belgians

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3380) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a rich, bright orange with a tall, though fading, white head. The aroma is zesty and wild with a bouquet of spices. Notes of citrus abound. The flavor is less tart than I expected with suggestions of sweet lemon candy and a backdrop of woolen notes. Hints of banana, grass, and a variety of wild, herbal flavors are present while the alcohol warms my nostrils a bit. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2007
Looks wonderful, then all downhill from there. Light fruity smell. Flavor very lacking for a strong ale. Then the overcarbonation reminds me of a cheap canadienne beer.


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