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


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RATINGS: 3247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sputnikus (96) - Brno, - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Grassy aroma with a little yeast accent. It’s golden in glass, nicely sparkling with thick and stable white head. Taste is balanced bittersweet with a little bit of saltyness. Beer is surprisingly light, oily textured with lively carbonation. It has nice, ananas-like finish. For me it has really good appearance and taste, but weaker aroma.

victorsampson96 (143) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2017
(330 ml bottle) Delirium Tremens: the rapid onset of confusion and spasms, resulting from alcohol withdrawal. At 9% ABV, there's hardly any chance of that! This gruesome malady's beery namesake is presented in a grey, ceramic bottle; simply branded 'Delirium'. Pours a slightly hazy, golden-yellow beer, with vigorous fine carbonation, forming a tight white head, made from beautifully regular pearly bubbles. Yeast aromas come through first, echoing a Hefeweizen: banana and clove ride the cusp of the vapour. Sweet malt lies just behind, with notes of gooey bread dough. The hops deliver just a fine whiff of citrus, before deeper notes take hold: honey, oak sap, crème brûlée, sultanas, caramelised cashew nuts, mineral water, and a subtle earthy finish. Crisp and clean, but extremely effervescent - explosive and tumultuous. Overall, not bad. Despite the complexity of Delirium's aroma, it's just a little lacking. Sweet, spicy, and highly refreshing, but far too fizzy to comfortably drink.

Mariox (295) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji oraz przepisana z profilu na Untappd. całkiem przyzwoity bsa

BlastoBurnfingr (10) - - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 A real knee trembler, from the pour, to the sniff, to the taste... to the after effect. Fortunately I'd eaten so the motorway to complete and utter nonsense has been slowed. But not much... Where's the beer menu?

Rhyfelwr (6) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2017 does not count
Excellent presentation, pours light yellow with minimum head. Light notes of caramel and cream are present. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Packs a sneaky punch due to the high alcohol content.

m7hildeb (230) - - OCT 10, 2017
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a large white head, nose is sweet, fruity and yeasty with notes of pineapple, peach, cream and candy, taste is sweet, fruity, floral and boozy with a tart and dry finish, a good carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

spacecube (1748) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
330ml bottle, pours gold with a small bubbly head. Aroma is caramel malt, wheat, banana, cherries, blackcurrants. Medium bodied, oily texture, medium carbonation, finish is sweet, fruity and lightly bitter. Always a pleasure.

Nikokaoja (348) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 One of beers that is really great and can get all the marks right and I know that is high in quality. But just not my favourite style. Otherwise really good.

migleskun (11) - SPAIN - OCT 7, 2017
Aroma: floral, dough, alcohol Appearance: pale, sparkling, with a frothy, white head Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: light body, lively, bitter finish

Zilverenmaan (265) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2017
Very peppery and yeasty ( indeed ), mild sweetness, full and soft, a bit like a wheat ale but without the sticky tapioca. Not too complex but very nice, alcohol well hidden.

Benters (49) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with average carbonation and a full white head. Big Belgian yeasty aromas, very fruity, oranges and hops evident. Taste is rich, slightly warming alcohol, a great combination of sweet, fruity malt with a good hop backbone. Gentle carbonation sparkle is very refreshing. Finish is fruity, slightly dry and leaves you wanting more! Enjoyed this beer with a creamy traditional lasagne. Pairing worked really well - beer is robust enough to stand up to the beef, the combination of hop bitterness and carbonation help cut through cream, cheese and fat and cleanse the palate and the sweetness of the malt and fruity esters blend with the sweetness of the sauce. A really enjoyable beer, great with food too!

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