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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3359   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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2.3
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
yomamaphat (19) - USA - APR 23, 2007
Unimpressed. Acrid from an aroma, flavor, and palate perspective. Thick like coagulated goats milk. Nothing I haven’t 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
swiseman (497) - 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
NachlamSie (3462) - 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
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.

3.6
asedzie (824) - 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
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
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 couldn’t handle. I realize Belgians can have a plum/medicine aftertaste, but this just wasn’t that appealing. Westvleteren Extra 8 blows it out of the water.

3.5
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
ilovedarkbeer (2737) - 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.


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