Delirium Tremens, Weird in a Good Way

Posted: March 3, 2011 in Belgian Strong Ale
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Delirium Tremens is a Belgian Strong Ale made at the Huyghe Brewery in Belgium and is named after the delirium associated with acute alcohol withdrawal.  The bottle and glasses feature dancing pink elephants which amuse me to no end.

I stumbled upon this in a beer pub I just discovered, so I had to have a bottle.   It was a beautiful yellow/gold with a very fluffy head on it and quite a bit of suspended sediment.  The smell was very fruity, like ripe apples and pears.  My first impression on tasting was of applesauce, but there was definitely some pear in addition to the sweet, spicy, apples.  It has a smooth, bubbly feel and hides the high alcohol content well (it’s 8.5%!)  This a an amazing beer and I highly recommend it to anyone whether they like beer or not.  I’d drink this again in a heartbeat.  It’s my favorite so far.  Seriously, if you find this beer, drink some!


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