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

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common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (281) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle into glass. Aroma of green apple. Pours a cloudy golden with lots of head. Taste is medium sweet. Full bodied. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jybi (138) - FRANCE - OCT 6, 2016
Depuis la fin 1989, le petit lphant rose a su, sur les tals, attirer lil grce sa bouteille spcifique. Mais une bouteille atypique ne suffit pas. Et la Delirium Tremens sait plaire la fois au plus grand nombre grce des armes tout en fracheur et grce une bire tout en rodeur, mais elle sait galement plare aux spcialistes avec une bire trs homogne et dune belle intensit. Ds son service, cette delirium est dailleurs trs attirante, dun blond paille clair et limpide, son effervescence marque lui confre une mousse blanche et onctueuse trs abondante. La mousse retombe cependant rapidement pour napper uniquement de quelques mm la bire. Le nez est trs frais, principalement tourn vers le citron et le bl. La premire attaque, de mme, se porte sur le bl et le citron. En deuxime bouche apparat alors lamertume, longue et de corpulence correcte avec des narmes lactes et des notes de coriandre. En parallle, larrire bouche laisse sexprimer lalcool ce qui permet de renforcer la bire en intensit. Le final, quant lui laisse dcouvrir des armes tournes vers lorange et trs lgrement poivres. En conclusion, la Delirium Tremens est une bire trs agrable, se laissant boire facilement. Il lui manque toutefois le petit plus de caractre qui ferait quon en tombe entirement addict.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JtanK (383) - Krakw, POLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Pours pale gold, with large effervescent head. Aroma is malty, with touch of yeasts and fruit, maybe apricots. In flavor very strong, almost overpoweringly so, with heavy malt, rampant fruitiness and belgian spiciness, all the while being very carbonated to offset the taste. After a few sips Id name orange and bubblegum as the most dominant flavors so far. Though the finish is quite bitter, partially due to alcohol, but nevertheless rather fitting into the taste profile. It is kind of like Duvel except more sweet/heavy rather than crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (701) - - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy pale golden pour. White head. Nose is slightly sour, crisp malty taste with an abrupt finish. Somewhat sweet finish too. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boloney (81) - Srem, POLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Aromat: banany, kwiaty i przyprawy, oglnie Belgia. W smaku przede wszystkim słodycz i trochę owocw, piwo trochę szczypie - wyczuwalne też przyprawy. Alkohol ładnie zamaskowany jak na woltaż.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (1056) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle, big pillowy head with a ring of melted-marshmallow lacing. Smells like a yeasted dough with some fruit, like some kind of an apple or apricot popover. Actually, this whole thing reminds me of baked goods somehow, not like American cookies or something like that, but something in an honest to goodness European style bakery, some kind of simple tart or something that most Americans would pass over in favor of a cheesecake brownie but thats really the most phenomenal thing in the store for its restraint, delicacy and poise.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luneylane (76) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 25, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2016 A bottle from the basement of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, opposite Taipei Main Station, drunk at home. The bottle is very attractive. Aroma: sweetly hoppy, floral. Appearance: clear amber, minimal head. Palate: medium-bodied, very fizzy carbonation. The finish is sweet. Taste: the candy sweetness is overpowering, I dont like it much.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1401) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Clear golden body and a white non-descript head. Nice nose with sweetness of bubblegum, yeast, sweet bread,. Quite carbonated, with an off flavor on the finish. The nose on this beer is better than the flavor. Finish more disappointing. Hard to believe Ive never rated this beer previously.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dandm (110) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
Comparing this with a Duvel, which I prefer. This is a bit sweeter, less spicy. The Belgian yeast is stronger here, and the artificial banana smell is a bit too heavy. Still, it is a beautiful looking beer and the tastes are very well balanced. The mouthfeel is great but the aftertaste is annoyingly acidic.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
18.09.2016 - From tap at BeatBarButzemann Freiburg. Sweet light alcoholic smell. Reminds me of an old medical office and biscuits. Taste of a sweet belgian strong ale with a nearly german bitterhop taste. Bittersweet finish with a lot of alcohol.


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