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Huyghe Brewery — Delirium Tremens

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 22, 2012 6:30 AM

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I'll be honest with you; I first tried Delirium Tremens because the bottle looked so cool.

Produced by the Huyghe Brewery in Melle, Belgium, the brew is packaged in a bottle painted to resemble cologne ceramics (it looks like a speckled Easter egg), and the label features marching alligators and floating pink elephants. How could I resist?

It turns out the beer inside the bottle is just as exciting.

The brew tastes spicy, yeasty, and alcoholic. The scent carries fruit notes such as cherry and raspberry, with a hint of pepper.

Delirium Tremens resembles champagne — a clear, pale-yellow color that pours with a thin head and lots of lacing.

Despite the alcoholic taste and 8.5 percent alcohol, the Delirium Tremens is a very drinkable beer.
As the saying goes, "Never judge a beer by it's bottle," but with this brew, it's OK to do so.

Cheers.

— by Jordan Montgomery


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