1,001 Beers To Try Before You Die

Delirium Tremens
Brewed by: Brouwerij Huyghe
Location: Melle, Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Serve in Serve in Trappist glass, Tulip, Tumbler
Serving temperater: 50-55°F

Commercial description: Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.The particular character and the unique taste of “Delirium Tremens” result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colorful label contribute to its success. In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as “best beer in the world”.  A gold medal during the “world beer championships” in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.

Delirium tremens is Latin for “trembling madness”, commonly nicknamed “the DTs”, indicating a violent sickness induced by withdrawal after alcohol abuse. Although it is commonly thought that sufferers hallucinate pink elephants, which may explain its use on the beer’s label, the most common animals seen in delirium tremens hallucinations are cats, dogs, and snakes

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