Delirium Tremens

Brouwerij Huyghe

Belgium

You know a beer has potential when the label actually features pink elephants and dancing sunglass-wearing crocodiles. This is a Belgian golden ale, comparable to Duvel. It's been a few months since I've had Duvel, so off memory I'd say DT is good, but not quite as good. Others might disagree. I will say you won't be disappointed with DT, especially at 8.5% ABV. I'm not saying you'll be seeing pink elephants (at least after one), but I can say it makes it damn awful difficult to get up at 4:00 AM to change a diaper and giving the baby a bottle.

Reviewed: August 20, 2005

Rating: 7/10

Right up there amongst the best beer I've ever tasted. Not at all earthy, but clean and fragrant. Pours a nice golden colour, with a big foamy head. The 8.7% alcohol content provides a gentle burn the whole way through, but is actually quite subtle. All sorts of fruit taste in here like peach, apple, pear, etc. But I can taste spices in here too, there's definitely still hops in this. Reaffirming that this is in fact beer. A very well balanced and smooth beer that should be sipped to fully enjoy it's full flavour. By the bottom of the glass you'll remember that this is a strong beer too, even if it hardly tastes like it.

Reviewed: January 14, 2006

Rating: 9/10

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