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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: 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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (808) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
Distinct aroma of yeast, spicy hops. Nice lacing. Amber color. Taste is strong - grapefruit and orangepeel hops, yeast, and lots of doughy wheat flavor. Alcohol is almost undetectable. Finish is pleasantly fruity, lightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2007
A good strong ale and very pleasing and lots of citrus flavor.I am not a big fan of thus style but this was not bad.CHEERS!!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 10, 2007
Figures that one of the most well known and advertised Belgian strong ale would be very mediocre-- launched in 1989-- not exactly a historical Belgian brew. Maybe this is the Budweiser of Belgians? It just has this bad aftertaste that I couldnt handle. I realize Belgians can have a plum/medicine aftertaste, but this just wasnt that appealing. Westvleteren Extra 8 blows it out of the water.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a large white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with apricot & peach. Fruity, sourish flavour with a light citrus tone & some sweetness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2007
Pours a light yellow color. Lots of floaties due to non-filtering. Tastes of citrus and has a pine aftertaste. Not to my liking.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ridgeman (37) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2007
Big corked bottle 22oz of a grayish texture with colorful label. Poured with a big frothy white head a nice amber - orangish color into a trappist glass. leaves some significant spottting and active carbonation. Malty taste and a little bitter on the tongue. Has an alcoholic warming effect on the body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2007
Corked bomber bottle. Pours a beautiful pale and murky light orange body with large and fizzy white head that lasts for quite a while. Leaves spotty lacing. Very active carbonation. The nose is of apples, oranges, dough/yeast and a faint floral undertone. The taste starts strong, with a presence of alcohol, apricots, grapefruit and spices, then ends with a more subtle grain and tobacco end and aftertaste. This is very well balanced and the malty smoothness to the end helps incredibly. The mouthfeel is slightly bitter to the tongue but still silky in body and swallow. Slight alcohol tingle in the stomach.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
11.2oz bottle, poured into a Duvel Chalice. The ceramic bottle got the best of me again, I poured the beer a bit too aggressively and wasnt able to see the thick sediment that was about to wind up in my glass. Other than that, the ber poured golden with a thick white head. Yeast and spice aroma. Yeast comes through in the flavor, which is joined by warming alcohol and some fruit in the finish. A bit thin bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cajun (459) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2007
Bottle - Amber with white head. Malted grain, spicy, yeasty aromas. Medium bodied. Mostly powerful malt flavor, but a rich spice too, bitter finish. Warming alcohol feel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 The big "fancy" bottle with the cork...lol. Sipping it out of a glass coffee tulip ice cold. This is the first Belgian made beer Ive tried, so I had high expectations. Tastes and smells a little like a white wine spritzer. Its definitely....different. I wonder if all Belgian Strong Ales are similar to this. Ill try it again in the future Im sure...but this is something I wont drink on the regular...the Double IPAs have that slot on lock.


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