I tremble for the Delirium

Monday, January 30th, 2006

White bottle. Pink Elephant. No, I’m not having an LSD flashback, I’m drinking a fine Belgian Ale: Delirium Tremens. Brewed by the Huyghe Brewery, which has been around since the 17th century, this gold ale bursts with flavor. While it has a lofty 8.5% alcohol content, you wouldn’t know it from its taste. This sweet ale has subtle hints of grapes and apples with a nice bitter bite, which doesn’t come across too strongly in taste or aroma.

Don’t let the fantasia-like images on the bottle fool you either- this is a serious beer, which was proudly dubbed the best beer in the world in 1997. Also note- this is a bottle fermented beer so don’t run away if you see floaties – that’s yeast, which provides an excellent yeasty taste with a light white head.

This is a great beer- just be careful not to drink too much- you may end up with alcohol withdrawal or delirium tremens.

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