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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 31, 2006
UPDATED: APR 2, 2006 I havent had this in 7 years!!bottled ; rather warm ca 14c. Huge huge head, very firm. Golden color, a bit darker than Duvel. Aroma is yeasty, a bit sweet, some fain spices. Taste is again a bit on the yeasty side, but mixed with fruits and spices which hit your palate. Overall this is a very well balanced beer, perfectly masked. A world class ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigA (10) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
11.2oz bottle, pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Smells yeasty. Yeasty and big fruity taste, more coming as it warms up, with lots of carbonation and some alcohol apparent towards the end. Finishes sweet but more of a fruity/yeasty sweet than a malty or sugary sweet as I think of it. Think Pinot Grigio. Head is gone after 5 mins or so. I have not observed any floating stuff as others have reported. Yeasty just isnt my thing but nontheless its a pretty good beer. I should have let it warm up in the bottle for ten minutes or so. My friend brought me this bottle from CA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9746) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2006
Cloudy yellow with a fluffy suspension. Faintly fruity and yeasty both in aroma and flavour, with a not-too-subtle alcohol presence. Champagne-like in its fizziness and yeastiness. I guess Im coming around to the fact that Im not a huge fan of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 From Bottle. Hazy, orange rind colored pour with a tall, frothy white head. Fair amount of yeastiness as well, but the clumps are broken up and evenly dispersed throughout the beer. Strong, sweet aroma of candied apricot, dripping with fresh pineapple and orange gumdrops. A little overly cloying on the nostrils, and the sensation is the same on the tongue. Sparkling, yet still creamy texture, but the fruitiness is a bit on the bitter side. Its odd to have a beer that can be cloyingly sweet, yet somehow still have bitter fruit flavors at the same time. Alcohol isnt overly strong, but the finishing smack is what I imagine orange juice would taste like if fermented in direct sunlight using baking yeast. Ok, the beer isnt as bad as I just made it sound, but that is my impression nonetheless. Final smack of flower petals and white pepper spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Pours a hazy golden straw blonde. Big foamy white head that stays put, Yeasty aroma. Initial yeasty and mildly malty flavor has the best transition to citrus, white grape, and other fruit Ive had so far. The taste immediately beyond the intitial yeast is wonderfully remeniscnet of a well aged burgandy -thanks for that, Burt but rather than going into a deep red wine flavor it falls into the lively citrus and other light fruit with a gentle spicyness. The flavor balance between strong and sweet that is highlighted by that distinctly aged burgandy transition between them creates one of the best balanced beers Ive head that actually has a very distinct flavor movement. Now, Im drinking this about seven hours after a bomber of bastard (which pillaged my tastebuds for at least four hours) and it may be one of the most refreshing follow-ups ever. Palate is smooth and lightly silky with lively, gentle bubbles. Great brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Nice golden color pour. Sweet, spicy aromas with a malty flavor to it. A little dry but not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2006 poured a light gold with lots of little bubble carbonation. huge rocky whtie head. it eventually dissolved some, but it took a while. ripe smell of some lemon/lime, pineapple, and other citrusness. some yeast as well. too much sugary taste for me. at least ill be tipsy by end of bottle. i also dont like the visible stuff floating around even in the first glass, a small and gentle pouring even.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
On tap. had two times on the same keg. first time (fresh keg) seemed flat and yeasty with a fruity taste to it. second glass tasted much fuller and better, the same flavors as before yet better. Took 3 glasses from the brooklyn bar I am very happy about that, but for 7 dollars a draft i feel like I am robin hood, plus everyone needs some good glassware.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a huge white head. Aroma of yeast, spices and fruits. Sweet very spicy flavour with notes of fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12270) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2006
Great fuzzy whitish yellow colour with a steady white head. Very fruity and sugary in taste.

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