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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3356   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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3.6
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Tap at Monks. Poured cloudy golden with a foamy white head. Smell had sour apple, banana and wheat plus some clove. Nice sour apple and banana combination in the taste. Pretty solid.

3.5
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2005
bottle reading 8.5%. quite pale and carbonated out of the (faux?) ceramic bottle. light fruity/estery and yeast aroma, with only a faint wheaty spicy scent hidden. has a somewhat overly pale body, and too much sweet white-fleshed fruit flavors to offer much balance. a relatively easy drink considering the high alcohol content, but not a particularly pleasant one.

2.6
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
I didn’t care much for this beer, it had a sickly taste to it, and it also manifested this in the nose as well. Sort of a rotting taste/smell.

3.9
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, yeasty, cloudy, no visible carbonation, and a straw yellow hue. Malty, banana, sweet, spicy, and clove aroma. Sweet, malty, clove, spicy, some banana in the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Nicely done.

4.2
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Pours a light yellowish-orange with a thick (and I mean THICK, watch how you pour this!) head that settles down to a 1/2 finger covering. WOW, higher than expected carbonation, tons of bubbles endlessly rising to the top of the glass. Aroma is almost candy-sweet & fruity. Taste is malty, with some hints of banana & clove thrown in. Very lively and crisp on the tongue with some alcohol bitterness on the swallow. Very smooth and almost TOO drinkable for an 8.5% abv belgian. I may be seeing those pink elephants sooner than I thought!! Damned good stuff!!!

3.4
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Bottle has unusual appearance, along with the name, appears this beer is trying too hard to be different. Bubbly, champagne-like fizziness. NIce deep golden color. strong citrusy aroma Stings the palate, like champagne, with a sharp overbearing intensity. No delerium noticeable, probably false advertising.

3.7
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Tap @ The Map Room, Chicago. Light golden yellow. Large white head. I was pretty damn buzzed by the time I drank this, but it tasted good. Fruity and sweet, some yeast. I’ll rerate when I can get a more sober opinion on this brew.

3.6
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Poirs a nice hazy blonde with lots of thick fizzy head. Smells of lots of fruity esters and some nice yeast notes with a touch of malt thrown in. Flavors of apple and pear are first noticed with a spicy undertone, then the yeast begins to add its kick. Finishes sweet and pretty malty. A decent brew that is relatively common and easy to find. Hands down, BEST NAME EVER for an alcoholic beverage.

3.3
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Very good. A pretty golden blonde color with a fizzy thick head. Thick and creamy. Yummmm!

3.6
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Clear, dirty amber. Large frothy white head. Sweet aroma of pears, "Fair and balanced" taste, some spicy rindy hops in the background, foreground has spicy, cinnamon like fruit and vanilla. Some strawberry too. Slightly fizzy, slightly burning alcohol in belly.


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