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


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RATINGS: 3307   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
From a 25.4 oz bottle I got for Christmas. I was quite surprised with the white voluminous head that this beer produced upon pouring. Body is brilliantly clear, like a lager. In fact, I almost expected it to taste like one. Aroma, however, is quite different than a lager-- quite estery-- reminiscent of bananas/cloves. Flavor is nothing like a lager, either. Classic Belgian flavor profile. Malt and hop bitterness are in perfect balance, with a long, pleasant hop aftertaste. Complex fruity flavors. Foam lacing like crazy. Great brew. Had an empty stomach, though, so at 8.5% abv, this really kicked my ass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Cloudy golden pour, full head with nose of citrus and chicken feet. This beer can be off balance, or maybe that was me after finishing it. Ive only had this one twice, and a few years in between.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ux04 (30) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2006
I really enjoyed this beer. Poured from the bottle with a huge frothy white head just like in the picture. Its rather dry but it is complimented by the sweet fruit tastes. Makes me interested in other Delirium brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy pale straw with massive floaties. Large fluffy off-white head. Aroma is yeast, warm spices, malty sweetness, light clove, and a quite a bit of juicy fruitiness (apple etc...). Most of those elements shine through. There is also an interesting hop character that is almost fleeing, but still detectable. The mouthfeel is very dry, and the flavor feels as if its almost stopped short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 Comparable to Gulden Draak except a bit more citrusy. 2 finger head dissapated quickly with nice lacing. Very sweet beer, but well balanced. Honestly it looked more golden like a hefeweizen than the pic nice bits of yeast suspended in the brew. Too bad blue laws prevent Alabamians from buying hi gravity brews here.

   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 (7408) - 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.

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