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


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RATINGS: 3276   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graphirus (48) - - OCT 17, 2013
A: Pours golden/amber crystal clear beer with a huge capuccino-like white head! Quite a treat to see. Lots of lacing and a lot of particles floating around. S: Fruity esters, banana and honey. Some floral notes. T: Esters at the front again with a distinct note of apple. Grassy, citrusy, honey-sweet. Wet hops dry toward the end of the sip, coupled by warming booze and a hint of pepper. M: Medium-to-light bodied, pretty refreshing. O - An excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kustie (1328) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color with frothy medium white head. Aroma has yeast, wheat, malt, fruits. Taste is fruity with long a bit sweet aftertaste, Only a little bitterness in the end. Flavors of citrus, wheat, fruits, malt, yeast.

Jabic (713) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Ar: Banana and apricot, very pungent; guava, light grain, and lean floral hops. Ap: Pale gold and clear; very large white head with excellent retention, slowly creeping down leaving an airy matrix of foam and a mostly coating pattern of lace on the glass sides. T: Banana, apricot, peach, and grainy malt up front; rosy, perfume-like alcohol, but quite smooth; some pepper and grains of paradise; a little vanilla and orange peel; bitterness is medium-low and clean, with just a hint of moss and austere dried flowers; banana and peppery bitters on the finish. P: Medium-light body with very high, fine carbonation; dry finish. O: Well-made light-colored Belgian strong ale; lots of esters and a nice spice complexity, coupled with devilishly high drinkability.

Mpuntmuts (330) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2017
Clear golden orange pour with a big meringue like head. Huge aroma of banana, banana candy, caramel malts, yeast, some basement and hints of hops. Low in sweetness, medium bitter and a soft acidic aftertaste. Halfway medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. A classic!!! Still as good as the first time I had this. Must be at least 22 years ago.

salihdogus (2) - Istanbul, TURKEY - DEC 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 Delirium serisinin en oturaklı uyesi diyebilirim,altın bal sarısı arasında,kararlı köpüklü,yüksek alkol acılığı aromalarla kırılmış,8.5 alkol oranına nazaran için kolaylığı sağlanmış,oldukça iyi,buldukca iciyorum

Zappa82 (11) - - DEC 2, 2017
Dense, perennial white froath. Golden body, very carbonated. Absence of aroma. Notes of bread, honey and pepper. A little of sweetness too. Licorice. Delicious dry aftertaste that asks for another sip. Awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nephirem (633) - CROATIA - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy copper pour, two finger frothy off-white head. Good retention. Rich and malty nose, notes of coriander and belgian yeast. Nicely floral. Some bubblegum notes.

Medium body, medium carbonation. Light texture and mouthfeel. Pretty high drinkability for the ABV. Balanced bittersweet taste with warming alcohol presence. Aroma is usual for the style yet perfectly executed. Rich and balanced, layers of good stuff. Belgian yeast, caramel. Slight brown sugar. Strong herbal character, good coriander presence. Bubblegum. Wheat, somewhat fruity. Hop bitterness towards the finish. Slightly dry mouthfeel, subtle alcohol burn on the tongue.

Overall, very tasty brew. Rich and well executed, a fine example of the style.

W42ren (9) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017 does not count
bread, barnyard, alcohol, spice, ginger,clear, sparkling, frothy, white foam, pale, medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter,

maciejgmaciej (71) - POLAND - DEC 1, 2017
Fantastyczne piwo. Aromat bardzo ładny, ziołowo-cytrusowy. Gęsta piana i duże wysycenie. W smaku również nieco ziołowe, przyprawowe, lecz głównie rywalizują ze sobą specyficzna słodycz (ale nie nachalna i zalegająca) oraz cytrusy. Posmak również przyjemny, piwo bardzo pełne w smaku, ale nie ciężkie. Alkohol niemal niewyczuwalny. Minus za dostępność i za wysoką cenę, plus za piękną butelkę. Godne polecenia każdemu.

miggle (362) - Fürth, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2017
pale, golden, cloudy color. frothy head. Aroma has fruits and yeast. Taste as red berries, Koriander some other spices. Taste is sweet in the middle with light bitter ending. Very high carbonation.

deepdrinker (315) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 One of my favourite belgium ales. Had whilst in delirium cafe in belgium and loved the hazy colour thick white head and its easy drinkable nature

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