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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3302   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2005
a sim rate: (on tap) One of my faves, especially on tap. It tingles in your mouth. Very fruity aroma. I can pick out peaches. There are definite peach and berries in the flavour. You can clearly tell that its strong and the alcohol is there, but not at all overwhelming which makes it nicely drinkable. Lovely stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1512) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Tasted on tap in DC at St. X. Great little belgiun beer. It is cloudy and yellow in appearance with little head and some nice lacing. There is some imediate spice and orange citrus in the nose, but that is ofset quickly with a almost bubblegum sweetness in the taste. The spice, cloves, is present throughout, and the taste is really very interesting and enjoyable. The cost was rediculous, $7.75 for a glass, but it was a very enjoyable beer. One that was great to sip. I would like to try a bottle and see the difference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
tasted on tap at st. ex cafe in D.C. golden color with off white head. tasted in many ways like a belgian white although perhaps a bit hoppier. there was also a sweet malty character in the flavor that was unique. almost like candy or sweet fruit. yeast prominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2005
750 mL Hazy blond body underneath a nearly pure white head. Head dissipated quickly, not too much lacing. Smell is very yeasty with some spice in it. First taste is a fairly simple Belgian blond flavor. Better hop presence than Id expected, but also way more alcohol flavor as well. The alcohol really thins out the palate, too -- this beer feels like a diet soda in the mouth. Overall underwhelming. Even when it warmed up and the flavor got a little more interesting, it was way too alcholic to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Light hazy golden colour with a fast disappearing white head. malty and sweet aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Spicy and malty flavor, fruity notes with a nice sweetness. Finish is dry and sweet. Nice thick palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) With its name, its pink elephants on the label and its imitated white "ceramics" bottle this beer always attracts some attention from the first-timer. Would be easy just to slash it for its corny and kitschy appearance but theres a more than decent beer in here. Deep, hazy golden with a big, lacing head. Very malty sweetness, lots of body and potency. Yeasty notes are very prominent. Only a faint, late bitterness. 121196

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
From a 33cl bottle Pours a hazy gold with an enormous, frothy, ivory head. Big chunky lace. Smells spicy and lightly fruity and sweet. Peppery and hints of coriander. Taste is lightly fruity (apples, plums) and spicy (pepper, coriander). Hints of lemon. Dry and crisp. Also sour toward the end and lightly bitter in the finish. A medium bodied ale and dry. Pretty good stuff although I am not overwhelmed. Ill buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pours hazy amber/gold body with a thick, foamy, off-white head. Aromas is sweet fruits and pepper. Flavors are bananas, apples, yeast, malts and pepper. A bit of a bitter hop presence in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13991) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy amber with average off-white head. Aroma of heavy malt, bread and light hops. Medium body with creamy texture. Heavy flavor of moderate sweet, banana and a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Out of bottle, smells of slight toast,yeast and pepper. Appeared a cloudy tinted gold, rich frothy head. Tasted a subdued malt with a hoppy bite to finish just slightly sour. Overall not too bad at all.

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