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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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.

RoyceH (1200) - 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.

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!

djd07 (15342) - 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.

kp (10881) - 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

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.

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.

mansquito (6815) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
It pours with a foramy white head. Has a light blonde color. Banana and spice aroma right on top. Has a banana taste along with a lot of citrus in there. Spice taste is also present. Light alcohol taste, which is not so bad considering the high abv.

slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Proper glass draft. Sweet, yeast, Belgian ale w/ alcohol burn & the expected candi-sugar. A very good golden, bubble-gum yeast Belgian.

AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Poured a deep golden hue. Rather unique color. Full head with some citrus and malt, which carried over to dominate the complex flavor. I read someone called it the best beer in the world. I guess we all have our opinions. I liked it, but I think this is a far distance from #1

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