I mentioned earlier a trip to Total Wine & More. So here I am now with my first selection of the day--Delirium Tremens, brewed by the Huyghe Brewery in Melle/Ghent, Belgium.
As you may recall, I mentioned that I've had this beer before on a trip to the Peculier Pub in New York City. But this time, the difference is that I opted for the wine-sized 750mL bottle, all 25.4 Fl. Oz. of it instead of the undersized 11 Oz. version.
Cool Bottle. Cool name, although having delirium tremens for real sounds like a horror I'd like to skip. (Delirium tremens is Latin for "trembling madness", commonly nicknamed "the DTs", indicating a violent sickness induced by withdrawal after alcohol abuse.) Lovely.
I didn't really remember anything about my first drink of this guy 15 years or so ago, so let me drink a little now (actually I'm half done the bottle already while typing).
Very nice beer. Awesome aroma of citrus when I opened the cork (yeah, this thing has (had) a cork). Interestingly different. Very yeasty. There is a lot of citrus (and maybe cinnamon?) flavors that don't go away. For sure you know there is a lot of alcohol in it and the bottle says 8.5%. That would be my one complaint, as it's pretty overpowering.
I'm not going to say it isn't good, but in 1998 it was named Best Beer in the World. I guess the world is much different today--you probably noticed that too, if you were paying attention.
I gotta recover from drinking this whole thing now.