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

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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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3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - NOV 16, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a large white head that disappears very quickly. Aroma of tart apple cider. Plenty of apple flavours ewith some apricot. Sweetness leads into a pleasant mild bitter finish. This hides its strength very well and is very drinkable.


3.4
loscovar (352) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle frol la superette à bières. Apricot, sweet, yeasty. Good beer. But there are so many better ones on the style out there

3.4
dzurek (125) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Piwo wypite przed zalozeniem konta na RateBeer. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnien z degustacji.

3.9
miniash891989 (86) - - JUL 22, 2017
Draft at The Dove. Has the nose of a wheat beers and this follows through to taste. Classic Belgian beer taste and delightful throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
surething_ii (372) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle. Aroma: strong Belgian type Look: hazy yellowish Taste: yeast, there’s an attempt to be something more but it is killed by the alcohol Overall: rather good, but far from perfect. The alcohol!

4.9
kybo92 (67) - Zadar, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2017
4.9 samo jer mi je gulden draak nedodirljiv. Ooodlična piva, preporuka.....

4
buki (356) - Otwock, POLAND - JUL 9, 2017
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Bardzo żywe, bąbelkowe, słodkie i kwiatowe. Nie jest ciężkie i cukrowe jak inne piwa z belgii za co plus. Schodzi niesaomiwicie szybko, pije się jak wodę niemal :) aczkolwiek alko zdradliwe jak zawsze :)

3.8
TH28 (451) - - JUL 8, 2017
500ml can. 12/20/16 can date. Appearance: Light golden and brilliantly clear with a thick frothy head and nice lacing. Aroma: Rich fruitiness dominated by banana and pear, with a hint of green Apple and bubblegum. Like fruity candy. No real noticeable hop or malt aromas under the dominant yeast esters. Taste: Moderate grainy maltiness with banana and pear esters, giving way to a touch of apple cider vinegar and sharp solvent alcohol. Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body with a touch of creaminess, a medium carbonation, and a distinct alcohol heat. Finish: Candied pear with a slight dry bitterness Overall: A beautiful looking beer with an amazing fruity ester Belgian yeast aroma. Aroma comes through in the flavor up to the point where a harsh solvent alcohol arrives and throws off the balance. It’s a shame because there’s a world class beer here with a rough edge holding it back from being great.

3.2
thejackpacker (448) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle from bierland, Belgium. The smell.is grown up with hints of wine/ some unidenitifale fortified wine. I find the finish a little difficult however, like a bock, this sense of uncessary alcohol. Had good memories of nocturum however.

3.8
AVLarsen (169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle. A strong Belgian. Light in color. Hefty alcohol. Typical Belgian yeasty taste.

3.9
Scrumpy369 (806) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2017
On tap at hoppy loft. Clear yellow colour small white head. Nose is apicey yeasty phenols. Light cilantro. Taste is medium phenols low bitterness. Definitve cilantro. Nice, and where else to drink it?


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