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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3211   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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3.5
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2007
stoneware looking bottle labled 11.2 fl oz ..this actualy was the large bottle (750 mil?) I almost didn’t buy it because it looked like it was trying to be an expensive bottle but I could tell it was a glass bottle disguised as ceramic....pours slightly cloudy/bubbly golden.. good malt and hop balance...some banana aromas and taste...slightly sweet disguising the alchohol...very good beer but doesn’t stand up to many of the other Belgian ales....inexpensive for the 750ml...at this price I will definately buy it again...overall very good

4.1
BREWMUSKCLES (2698) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2007
i clearly remember being taken aback by the wonderful experience with this one. golden full bodied and perfectly carbonated. hints of banana, pear, raisin and cream bun made this the perfect addition to a sunny and crisp spring day. beautiful foamy head that doesn’t stick around too long. alcohol taste is moderate and combines well. this is the belgian that the belgians can brag aboout.

3.2
nearbeer (5462) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2007
11.2 oz in quart jar. Some UFOs swirling around in the fizzy pear-colored liquid with a medium-sized, white and lasting head. Aroma is peppery-malt gum, soaked in alcohol. Taste is dry bread, yeast, and gum. Dry and fiery finish warms the gullet. Palate is light to medium. Aftertaste is fruit, wax, oil and kerosene. Not as complex as I expected, and the complexity of oil-based products is not really what I look for in a beer. Draft I had a few years back was better.

3.7
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2007
I enjoy this a lot, have has several times but never rated, had on tap which was a treat, kind of a golden rod color with a diminishing white head, fragrent hops, light bitter finish, well balanced. Understand the reference as a belgian light but there is still a high alcohol %.

3.5
Hamirubi (588) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 33cl bottle, poured in a goblet. The top-fermentation - re-fermented in the bottle - tripel is a true classic. A very golden, clear and vivid beer, with a small foam head. The aroma is strong, with citrus and malt flavours. The malty nose is also present in the taste, with soft bitter ending. A spicy beer, but never overwhelming - so good and nice to drink. Love to drink this beer. It is not that strong, yet very enjoyable as a strong ale. Great appearance too.

3.5
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
Bubbles what first came to mind when sampled. Nicely hopped. Great bottle. Nice head. Would have this one again

3.6
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2007
Poured a transparant light copper with a lasting head and decent lacing, like a pilsner. Fake ceramic bottle looks like it’s straight from hell, it’s definitely the bad kind of kitsch. Sweet yeasty aroma of vanilla, cinnamon, cherry and sugar. Taste starts out sweet and malty, but finished with a pleasant hop-bite. Well rounded. Mouthfeel was good, maybe a bit high on the carbonation. Nice.

3.5
valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Deep golden color with nice frothy head. Initial aromas are citrusy and bready. Flavor was good, but nothing special; I seriously enjoyed the Delirium Noel, and this paled in comparison to the Noel. Tingly alcohol on the aftertaste with a smooth finish. Good drink, but again, can’t be compared to the Noel IMO.

3.2
ajolly2 (129) - USA - MAR 25, 2007
Nothing compared to Delerium Nocturnum, but Tremens goes down nicely. It has the normal color (hazy golden) & aroma and taste (citrus, yeast, fruity malt) as others of this genre, so it isn’t anything distinctive. However, I enjoyed it for all its normalcy, and I would definitely try it again.

3.3
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Measured up as what you would expect in a traditionally strong Belgian like this. Good golden color with an appropriately hazy appearance. The head poured clean and frothy, with a good thick whiteness to it. Poured out of the bottle well. Mild citrus notes and expected yeasty notes. Light body, as expected.


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