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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3335   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PietS (221) - Bergen op Zoom, - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 Fruity flavours (apple, citrus), pleasant carbonation and a full body. In the finish a bit bitterness and spicy flavours. All in all, a very good strong Belgian beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meatmanmd (97) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 25, 2017
Yellow straw, lightly hazy, soapy white head. Aroma is yeasty, bananas, spice, similar to weizens, but more intense. Taste has sweetness, sourness and bitterness in good balance, honey, fruit, spices and ethers. Body is rather thick, soft, oily texture. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (463) - - APR 22, 2017
A-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Aroma similar to a hefeweizen. Very unique flavor. Full of flavor yet easy to drink

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1804) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy Amber orange color. Huge rocky white head. Interesting yeasty citrus malt nose. Delicate citrus malt flavor with a subtle complexity. Tantalizing spicy hops balance this complex ale create a dryish dried fruit finish. Very good.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JanNathanFeit (58) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2017
bread, dough, fruit, banana, citrus, golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, fruity,dough, oily feel, with light hoppy finish. Not my favorit beer style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kamanova_boy (185) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2017
On tap at Damian Beer & Ale. Right after Hercule Poirot greatest of Belgian origin is their ale. And this is "Ze Belgian ale". Rich aroma, honey, hops, straw, lemon. Forgettable appearance, short white head, clear golden colour. But the taste... The taste has so much in it - honey, hops, lemon, raisins, leaving you with sour, maybe sweet finish. I love this beer, a lot of alcohol, but one cannot feel it, so be careful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geolgau (127) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - APR 7, 2017
0.33 bottle from Auchan. Gold, thick white head. Spicy nose, with coriander, banana, cloves, biscuit malts. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Flavors go into the yeast territory and citrus. Alcohol can be felt in all its potency, which may not be to the likes of everyone. I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (2118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2017
Bottle at home a while back. Pale, clear golden pour. Fruity aroma and taste with banana, citrus, some yeast, spices, hay and honey. Nice balance. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nonshaugen (567) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 1, 2017
33 cl bottle. Clear, light golden amber, thick white head, medium carbonation. Nice aroma of citrus, bubblegum and some grass, but not as up front as expected. Mouthfeel is fizzy and dry. Flavours of citrus, grass, hay, bubblegum, alcohol and some dark fruit notes at the back, long aftertaste. Great beer, a bit too "sharp" at the palate for me, but a very enjoyable Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eastwood (305) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 1, 2017
Mitica cerveza belga, rubia, fuerte, de color pajizo. Bastante alcoholica. Tomada mil veces

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonGregorio (270) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Shared bottle. Light gushing! Pours unclear yellow with small white head. Aroma of phenolic notes, clove, spiciness, coriander, pear, some banana. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter, clove, spice, white fruit, pear. Medium body, average to lively carbonation. Decent.


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