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

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RATINGS: 3323   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
czlowiekmotyka (137) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Yeasty and malty with a dominant alcohol. Low carbonation and nice color. Good ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (1131) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 5, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Svijet piva, Zagreb. Shared with Vinja 666 and Tanja 669. I had this one back in Brussels in 2007, but never wrote anything. Clear golden, small head. Yeasty, malty, light spicy, alcohol. Dry yeasty and malty. Medium body, high carbonation. Lost its charm.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (431) - - FEB 4, 2017
Hazy gold. High carbonation. Fruity aroma, dominated by yeast. Smells of bubblegum, spices (especially coriander), some light malt. Little hop aroma. Quite spicy flavor, again, yeast dominated with clear additions of coriander. Flavors of bubblegum, green apples, citrus peel. Decently sweet, but the bitterness of the spice character and a bit of hops pushes through it. Long bitter, spicy aftertaste. Slightly out of balance. A good light strong Belgian, but a bit too much spice for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lazucarpcarpatingsMeister7 (36) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - FEB 4, 2017
Kad ga pogleda na rafama supermarketa - ako ima sreću da ide sa enskim bićem - budi siguran da će se ona zalijepiti za ambalau. Cijena paprena ali jebiga - isplati se. Pivo je jako dobro. Mnogo bolje od ove čudne etikete i čitavog dizajna ambalae. Stekao sam utisak da pivari iz ove pivare i da to mogu - na ovom pivu ba nita promijenili ne bi. To je to. Pravo pivo.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pallleon (271) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 2, 2017
Kedvenc belgim egyike. Nagyon jl sszerakott, kiegyenslyozott sr. Citrusos, korianderes, mrskelten keserű. Klasszikus.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tezminator (133) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2017
Aroma: citrus, apple and faint floral notes. Taste: moderate citrus with faint earthy coriander and spices. Nice cereal malt with mild bitterness. Banana is quite clear, and also bubblegum (many thanks previous reviewer) with other notes that I cannot describe. None of the flavours is too prominent. Such a subtle balance. I do not know the Belgian ales that well, but this is undoubtedly one of the best beers I have ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
afw19 (16) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2017
One of the all-time favorites; stock frequently parties or just for myself. Love the complex taste of this beer specifically the combination of banana and bubblegum that is apparent at the end of the sip.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarrach76 (184) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2017
Mmmm, la Delirium Tremens, avec sa bouteille blanche paillete, son col bleu et son lphant rose (et ses amis crocodile et dragon sur ltiquette...) ! Niveau marketing, dur de faire plus efficace que celle-ci ! Et a a tellement march sur ma petite personne... Aujourdhui, on ne la boit pas, on la dguste. Blonde trs claire la verse, translucide, avec des petits reflets dors et une grosse mousse bien blanche qui sert de perruque llphant. Nez sur les malts clairs, une petite pointe de caramel, le sucre candi, un alcool bien costaud malgr ce modeste 8.5%, labricot, la prune, le raisin, la pomme verte, la noix et la noisette, la poire, le poivre, la girofle, une pointe dacidit balsamique, lherbe fraichement coup, le bois juste humide, le cuir, le miel, la cire, le citron vert, lorange amer, le pamplemousse... Quel nez complexe pour une blonde ! De la fraicheur, de la force, du got, du fruit... En bouche, la texture est assez sche avec une astringence tannique trs prononce, lalcool est bien charpent, lamertume est solide et la carbonatation vive. La levure est nette, un poil assche (les tanins sont vraiment l...) par lensemble. On retrouve les saveurs de bois, de cire, de vgtaux coups. Les sucres ont t largement travaills par les levures et restent juste les armes. Toujours est-il que cest une bire forte assez rafraichissante, boire avec quelques degrs de moins de temprature que dautres du mme genre pour vraiment en tirer tout le potentiel. Le final est juste, bien quilibr, avec lalcool toujours aussi gnreux, une petite amertume gentillette, le palet qui se remet lentement des tanins qui lont soumis rude preuve, et ses saveurs de bois, de levure et de cuir. Je ne lui mettrais pas la note ultime, il me manque quelques lments pour tomber de ma chaise (un peu comme la Gulden Draak, je ne saurais dire pourquoi), mais cest une grande dame, sans aucun doute ! Elle na pas fini de nous faire tourner la tte ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgrtnr (59) - Augsburg, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2017
330 ml bottle from Albert Heijn. Served in tulip. Cereal aroma with notes of coriander and lemon. Bitterness dominates this beer, but it is also bit sweet. Very nice and lively carbonation. Nice foam head. Aftertaste not that intense. Good Tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (91) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 Classic beer. Reliable, very decent. Citrus and coriander notes. Great balance. Understated but very elegant, yet present bitterness: well done! Very fine foam. Good finish.


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