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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Had this one quite a few times from multiple places, the latest from Beer Bistro in Chicago. This one tends to be slightly different every time I have it. When its on its game, its very Orval like in character. When off, its a little too dry and almost dusty (something thats evident in other Deliriums) Looks like what a good beer should look like ... caramel color, two to three finger head, somewhat active carbonation. Floral and yeasty aroma with some light fruit (banana, peach, etc) in the nose. Floral, dry and sweet in the mouth with most of the Belgian aspects ... banana, clove, corriander, sweet yeastiness. Although it can be a bit inconsistent, it has become a good, inexpensive Belgian standby.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
Sorry, but I hated this. Maybe I got a bad bottle (although my friends hated it too), It looked good in the glass, but tasted sour and off. Thats all I can say - sour. Not nice. Didnt even finish it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7384) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Small white head; hazy yellow body with yeast floaties. Aroma of apple, alcohol, licorice and peppery hops with notes of cough juice. Taste is again licorice, apple, cough jouce, and metallic hop notes. Bitter marzipan aftertaste. Pretty light overall. Quite good, but a bit too bitter and medicinal for me, with not enough to offer to make up for it. (0.33l bottle.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured with a rather large head. Sweet and kinda alcoholic with notes of fruits, candied sugar and yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa. Chunky, straw colored pour (way more sediment than I expected) with a solid white head. The aroma has a light Belgian quality with clove, banana, cotton candy and a general sweetness. The flavor has light malt laced with spices like cinnamon. There is some Belgian hard candy and a bit of mustiness (maybe some fruit notes-musty fruit). The body is medium and sticky. While this was not my favorite, it was generally enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
homosaur (7) - USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
Delerium Tremens is a widely available standby with good alcohol content and delicious taste. Light and fruity, very traditional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
Golden and hazy with a nice head. Aroma is yeasty with spice, caramel and apples. Nice rich and sweet flavour with a warming quality. Finishes with a citrus and yeasty zing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle from the Blue Max. This pours a cloudy golden color with a shitload of floaties. Yum. Nose is heavy with cardamon and exotic spices.Oh and some pears maybe.Gotta love a good BSA. Nice mouthfeel and lasting spice flavor on the tastebuds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Monks Cafe in Philly. This is a nice beer. Not on par with some of the better Belgians but tonight it served as a nice warm up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2956) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Maxs in Baltimore. Poured a clear yellow, with a large, white, foamy head. Aroma was of hops, yeast and fruit. Flavor was smoothbut strong, nice hop citrus along with yeast. Rather carbonated palate. Real good beer, wish I had tried it sooner.

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