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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: 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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8319) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Had this before, but now for a rating...Smell is great, lots of sweetness.....Big-Medium head, lacing is pretty good- over average....light golden colour....VERY drinkable, smooth, delicous, ...is this really 8.5?? Smell of honey, caramelized light hops, some maple.... a joy to drink!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
Bottled. highly unusual clay bottle. Amazing sweet, clove, vanilla, fudge, banana and slight cinamon aroma. Very nice full body and alcohol remians well masked. endearing sweet finish with and aromatic spicey twist. Worthy of its repuatation

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2848) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2007
Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful orange beer with a whitish coloured head. Lots of sediment rising from the bottom of the tumbler. Nice bubbles, decent carbonation. Spicy, tart aromas, yeasty, some alcohol presence. Very nicely balanced nose. Fruity, slightly acidic taste with lots of sweetness. Rather tart flavour. Very drinkable though despite its high alcohol content. Faint bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draught - Pours hazy golden with a short white head that stays briefly. Aromas of yeast, pears, apples, and peppery spice. Flavor is yeasty as well with pears, apples, some apricot sweetness sneaks in before the corriander and a pinch of pepper at the finish. Palate is well carbonated but pretty smooth. Nice tripel!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 draft @ the dovetail. Golden with a white foam. Nice lace. Yeasty nose with orange and vanilla notes. Taste to match. Slightly bitter alcohol bite, but crisp and refreshing. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
draft, map room. brown/orange with a clear head. lighter than i was expecting, but opaque. kinda turned off by the aroma, its got a bit of belgian funk, and a bit of metal too. it has this one off-aroma that a lot of belgian tripels, but not american tripels seem to have. its certainly meant to be there, but i dont like it. flavor is candi sugar front end, then carbonation, then a bit of alcohol but a nice round finish. actually i like the finish a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle @ Le Bier Circus. Large fizzy egg-white head that mostly lasted. Good lacing. Clear sparkling body with a golden colour. Citrus, coriander, Belgium yeast, spice, clove, apricot and other fruity notes with some caramel and perfume as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Medium sweet flavour with hint of acidic. Sweet apricot, perfume and spicy finish. Quit nice with the spaghetti we got. 24-05-2007

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4180) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
750ml bottle; Nose of lught fruit, spice, and yaest; lightly hazed yellow gold with a huge yellowish head; flavor of apples, peaches, spices, and breadiness; decent BSA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mart (211) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Bouteille @ 8.7% (avant fv. 2010). Couleur blonde or, voile, mince mousse qui persiste. Arme plutt faible dagrumes et de malt, notes de levures. Got dalcool, de houblons agrums, dpices, trs malt et sucr, levures prsentes. Alcool long en finale, avec une lgre amertume. Effervescence modre forte, corps plutt mince. Trop alcool, pas assez de corps mon got.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Not alot of aroma. I got a little bit of fruit like apple and pear. A murky golden color with a nice long lasting velvet head. Flavor is an initial crisp hoppiness followed by some sweet malty fruitiness and some mild spices. Pretty smooth for the alcohol. Ends crisp on the palate.


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