Delirium Tremens

After the crappy beer that I had tonight, I had to end the night on a good note. I had the bottle of DT in the fridge, so I decided to open it while watching The Departed (which was a great movie by the way).

ABV: 8.5%

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Trivia: Delirium Tremens referred to an acute episode of delerium that is usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol. Benzodiapines are the preferred method of treatment for DTs.

Random: I first tried this beer at a beer tasting in Philly in May and really enjoyed it. Even more shocking, Nicole liked it and ordered it at POPE a few weeks ago.

First of all, getting the foil off of the bottle was a pain in the ass. The bottle was pretty cool looking though. This brew poured a golden orange color with visible “stuff” in it. Nicole said that this happened to her as well when she last had it at POPE. The head was about a finger thick and was pure white. On the nose, I got a decent amount of booze and some sweetness. There were also hints of spice. The taste gives a little bit of sweetness, which borders on slightly syrupy. I also get a bit of citrus on the taste, but very mild. The spice and Belgian yeast come out more on the taste than on the nose. There is also a lot of carbonation on the brew, more than I would expect. Although I do get some booze on the nose, it’s pretty hidden on the taste. The finish is slightly warm and spicy. It’s a solid brew, but nothing really exciting to me. The bottle is a little more exciting than what’s inside.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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