Delirium Tremens

Posted: March 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Last night my family once again had a few friends over and had a BBQ. As with most of our BBQ’s and gathering we had beverages to serve as well. My wife had gone to the store earlier in the day and got wine for her and her friends, while she was there she also picked out a beer for me. The one that she  picked out is a very interesting one and the name of it makes it even more interesting. The name of the beer is “Delirium Tremens”. This is interesting because of all you who might know what that is, Delirium Tremens is a severe alcohol withdrawal that really affects the mental and nervous system.  You can find out more information if you go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001771/. I did not know this until I looked up the name of the beer to get history on the brewery. However, one beer will not make have Delirium Tremens. The people who experience this type of withdrawal are people who have had alcoholism for a long time.

Delirium Tremens is a beer that is brewed by Brouwerim Huyghe Brewery in Belgium. The brewery has history all the way back until 1906 but it wasn’t until 1989 that this beer was born. This beer is considered to be a Strong Pale Ale. When you pour this beer you will notice the malty aroma, however the malty aroma is not overpowering.  You will also notice that this beer has a sweet aroma to go along with the maltiness. This beer pours to a pale yellow color and has a modest/stable head.  When you take your first sip you will notice the first get the sweetness of the beer mixed with the spiciness of the hops that this beer is brewed with. At the end of the beer of the beer I was left with what I thought to be and after-tone that was similar to liquorish. This beer is 8.5% abv, however, the presence of alcohol is not that noticable. You will get a hint of alcohol but once again it is not that overpowering.

This beer has an outstanding past and is known for being one of the best in the world. In fact, in 2008 this was named “The Best Beer in the World” at the World Beer Championships in Chicago. It was also listed as the best beer according to Stuart Kallen in his book, The 50 Greatest Beers in the World. 

This beer will go great with meat such as Beef and pairs well with fish such as Salmon. It is recommended that this beer is served at temperatures between 50-55 degrees.

I really loved this beer and I’m sure that you will too!

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