Friday, April 13, 2012

Delirium Tremens (Brouwerij Huyghe, Melle, Belgium)

Delirium Tremens is a hazy burnt orange beer with a stark white, fluffy head that piles high.  Very light bready malt under yeast, pepper and spice.  Pleasant and inviting.  Sweet biscuit with a significant pepper, spice, and a hint of apple that leads to a dry finish.  Spicy sweetness lingers until the next sip.  Pepper and spice grows with the warmth initially with the 8.5% alcohol remaining unapparent the entire time.  Taste goes a little flat when it warms too long.  Oddly, it helps the taste to warm a little, but there's a window of peak flavor for this beer.

I've always liked this beer a lot and can see why it's a popular at multiple tap bars.  It's a quality beer that's extremely approachable, and that's the main reason I picked this beer for the Spring Fever basket.

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