Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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4.72/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Delirium Tremens tulip.
Ah... Here it is. Certainly my favorite beer at the moment. It may not be the best I've ever tasted (though it's close), but just the nostalgia I have for it makes it hold a special place in my heart as it was the first beer that really propelled me into wanting to know more about beer and truly appreciate it. That's not to say it's a bad beer though, it's really fantastic.
A - Firstly, the bottle for the beer is just pretty damn cool. With the iconic Delirium elephants and the ceramic paint, the bottle really stands out on the shelf. I first ordered (and saw) this beer at a restaurant, and when the waiter brought out the bottle I was quite taken aback. But the beer inside is beautiful as well. Tremens pours a light, straw color with a 2-fingered head that dies fairly quick. Not much lacing, however. For this particular bottle I got quite a few floaties of yeast but normally it's pretty clear.
S - This beer just smells refreshing. Fresh citrus, orange peels, crisp spices and just a smidge of alcohol at the back end. The nose is enticing and just tempts the drinker to indulge in the liquid.
T - And when you finally take a sip... ah. It's definitely tantalizing. The fruitiness plays on the palate, gives way to a hint of bubblegum, then spice and alcohol to keep you coming back from more. A pretty complex drink as every now and then something new pops up for a second, then slowly descends behind another sensation. Incredibly refreshing.
M - It feels medium-bodied in the mouth, and one of the few drawbacks I can note for this beer is the carbonation. While it helps deliver the flavors, sometimes its a bit overbearing and can hinder the sensation rather than help.
D - But given that and the alcohol, this beer is way too drinkable. I am almost at the end of the bottle and if it weren't for the fact that this beer is so damn expensive and hard to come by where I live, I'm tempted to crack another one.
Easily one of my favorite beers due to all of the sensations that this beer appeals to. From the bottle to the body, Tremens has a great aesthetic that makes you want to drink it. That temptation is rewarded with a seducing nose and addicting taste. Drinking this is a great experience and I am glad it was my gateway into better beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2010 01:12:49 | More by nhindian
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