Saturday, March 12, 2011

Delirium Tremens - Belgium - 12-3-11

The Low Down:
This beer is amazing. The pink elephants, walking alligators, dragons and tailed swans on the bottle, which is disguised as porcelain, make the delirium evident.

The fact that it is a strong, fruity Belgian ale, that tastes like nectar of the gods, and goes down easier than a midget porn star, also swings things in its favour.

Apparently family brewed since 1654, I want to know what these guys were smoking, and where I can get some. This is not the beer you want to have in hand when you spiral into the DT's (from which this beer takes its name, and is Latin for shaking frenzy).

P.S. The finish is burnt caramel, I figured I should talk about the beer rather than the concept at some point.

Packaging: 10/10
This beer is outrageous, in a good way.
Refreshment: 8/10
Surprisingly smooth for something with a mammoth amount of booze in it.
Flavour 9/10:
The alcohol flavour is less evident than you would expect, and the caramel finish after fruity and spicy waves is just divine.
Alcohol Content: 9/10
8.5%. Without being able to notice it. This is a sneaky, boozy beer.
Price: 8/10
$8.95. Belgian beers are always pricey, but they are held to a higher standard. Considering the quality of this beer, there is definite value here.
Total: 44/50

This beer throws all caution to the wind, and talks about a real disease in a fun way. Yes alcohol withdrawal can cause the DT's, but this is a much nicer way to experience them. Drink this with some schnitzel, or crocodile, elephant, swan, or dragon.

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