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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3353   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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Derbeth (929) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle. Golden colour, hazy, rocky head that does not stay long. Aroma is malt, a bit of peach, quite much alcohol. Lively carbonation. Too boozy.

3.6
paulcliff (22) - - MAY 14, 2017
Possibly the coolest packaging I've seen, but the beer inside is great too! Pale gold in color and cloudy with a white creamy head, intense carbonation at first that gives way to complex lingering aftertaste. All the character and quality you want from a Belgian blonde! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
nathanvc (485) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2017
Pours unclear golden/yellow and fizzing with a minimal, frothy, white head. The aroma contains hops, yeast, malt, citrus, apple, orange and some sugar and wheat. It tastes medium fruity sweet and light spicy, hoppy bitter with a hint of wheat. Oily texture, medium body, light fizzy carbonation. Sweet, but not cloying; alcoholic, but not exaggerated. Quite good, popular and a classic.

3.6
maekchu (3888) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle from local Sake Marche store. Used to drink this, on rare occasions, in my late teens and early twenties, as a sort of splurge and a getaway from the macro stuff that was everywhere then. Haven;t had it in years. Nose of thick, concentrated fruit, yeast, and alcohol. Slightly hazy dark amber, with a thin but constantly replenishing beige head, and a bit of sediment floating around. Flavors of strong stone fruit, candi sugar, some spiciness. Thin out in late mid palate, with a warming finish. Medium heavy body. Interesting stuff, and a solid Belgian strong, but no longer as intriguing as it was when I was 20 years old.

3.7
kamilinho (198) - Toruń, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
dough, barnyard, golden, clear, frothy, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,

3.1
Ferris (15235) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
Draft - Sweet fruity Estery and bready notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet fruity esters, bready and some alcohol.

3.8
BigBeer45 (1531) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle served in a glass, this ale was a clear yellow gold in the glass and the pour gave a white two to three finger cover of creamy bubbles, the pour started clear and became hazy with particles as I poured towards the bottom of the bottle, it left nice spots and partial rings of lacing on the glass, when first poured, the nose was bready malt with bread sweetness, cake mix and dough, the sweetness appeared to lessen a bit with time, the nose had bread malt, esters that resembled banana, peach and faint pear fruit, some floral notes, light spice notes with pepper in the background, the flavors were light malt and pear fruit, spice and lemon, and some malt sweetness, spice and lemon like hops gave a small bitterness at the finish that left the tongue pretty dry, the mouth feel was light and had a ton of carbonation that bubbled along the tongue, and it was creamy, there was a little alcohol warmth and the alcohol gave some dryness on the mouth, the flavor was not sweet at all but it was sort of simple, this beer could easily be a sneaker of a drink.

4
weaver23ph (315) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle.Gushing! Hazy gold,very thick,creamy but extremely short-lived,white head,lots of lacing. Aroma pepper,Belgian spices,malty,white fruits,peaches,berries,pears,rose petals jam,banana,quite intense and complex. Taste thick,dry,slightly mealy,spicy,a tad sour. Carbonation high,tingling. Bitterness low,fitting. Aftertaste peppery,spices,pears,peaches,white fruits,slight alcohol warming. Very nice.

1.7
Davros IX (353) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - Two words: "yeast" and "carbonation" and this was not a match made in heaven. Both completely overpowered the beer and this is not one that I want to ever drink again. I poured most of it away!

3.3
Brodzislaw (375) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Kolor złoty, lekko zmętniony. Piana jasna z małych i średnich pęcherzyków, opadając do zera utworzyła średniej wielkości dziury na powierzchni. Aromat typowy dla belgów: nuty owocowe (morela, banan) miesza się z przyprawami typu goździk i pieprz oraz z drożdżami plus lekka alkoholowość. Po ociepleniu wyszły też szampańskie aromaty. W smaku czuć bazę słodową z nutami estrowymi plus przyprawy goździk i pieprz, które są intensywniejsze niż w zapachu. Gryczka minimalna. Alkohol wyczuwalny poprzez lekkie szczypanie w jamie ustnej i rozgrzewanie. Wysycenie wysokie. Piwo jest pełne ale mimo jego pijalność jest wysoka.


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