|Pouring the 2011 Delirium Tremens. I didn't have a suitable glass, so we used a wine glass.|
|This beer comes in a kind of ceramic looking bottle - I think it's glass with something on top :)|
|Pink Elephants on parade.|
|One advantage of this bottle is that it keeps the sunlight out - important to prevent skunking!|
|The bottle is beckoning me like a beautiful woman...|
This beer is incredible. It's not the best beer I've ever drank, that's a very bold claim that I wouldn't attribute to anything really - but it's really damn good. It lives up to the hype.
|See that crocodile? That's how you feel after you drink a bottle of this stuff.|
|The beer is an amazing color with a lot of stuff floating in there - neat!|
Make no mistake - this is a SWEET beer. Not sweet like cider, but if you've drank any number of Belgian or Belgian-style beers (Three Philosophers from Ommegang is an example, although it's nowhere near as good as this), you'll understand what I'm talking about. The beer is sweet but it's not overpowering, just nice. Good mouthfeel too, nice and solid.
|The bottle doesn't just look big - that 750ml's of goodness, same as a wine bottle!|
In a word, yes. While too pricey for me to be drinking with any regularity (we're working people!), this beer has made a wonderful impression on me and I'm going to be sure to pick up a few bottles both to age and to have for future special occasions - because indeed, this is a special occasion beer. Well crafted, highly alcoholic, and delicious enough for every day drinking - except we wish to choose to enjoy the Delirium Tremens, not have them chose us :)
This is a beer that you really must try, whether you're a beer drinker or somebody who doesn't like the stuff. This brew is something special, beyond the pretty bottle and funny name. It is a competently brewed beer by people who are obviously quite serious about their art. They clearly take that responsibility seriously and so should you.
Apparently you can even find this beer in the Supermarket now - at least the ones that carry craft beers and such. So good luck, see if you can find one of these - and when you do, leave me a comment to let me know how much you did or didn't enjoy it. Either way I'd love to hear from you!
|Delirium Tremens is a delicious, satisfying beer. Don't wait - try it today!|
To your health!