Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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3.73/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is actually the second time I've tried this one. The first time, I came away strangely confused and unsatisfied by it, but after seeing an ad in All About Beer magazine hailing it "the world's most perfect beer," I knew I needed to give it another shot.
I call it the John Coltrane of beers - keep listening (or, in our case, sipping), and eventually you hear what it's trying to tell you. This beer refuses to give away all its secrets to just anyone at anytime. It plays hard-to-get, but keep after it and it will reveal its sultry passion. It's a bitter Belgian Strong Ale. Not a white beer (a la Hoegaarden), nor a Trappist (dubbel or otherwise), nor even a Saison...yet distinctly Belgian all the same. Those three different yeast strains really do a number on it, and I must say it's among the most complex brews I've had.
I would go out on a hunch and say try it with spicy Thai or Vietnamese. Or maybe game bird in a dark sauce. Me, I had it on its own. It paired extremely well with the billiard cue I had in the other hand.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2008 18:53:54 | More by drperm
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