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Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,103 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,103
Reviews: 1,530
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 162
Gots: 310 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2001)
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Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,103 ratings.