The Thirsty Thirty : Day Twenty-Five – Delirium Tremens

From Brouwerij Huyghe “Feels like the sound shot of alcohol is igniting the mouth. In reality the tongue and palate are warmed. The taste is characterized by its roundness. The aftertaste is strong, long-lasting and dry bitter.” Pretty rough translation, but ehh…would you rather have the Flemish version?

“Een flinke scheut alcohol ontvlamt als het ware in de mond, die de tong en het gehemelte werkelijk opwarmen. De smaak is ook gekenmerkt door zijn rondheid. De afdronk is sterk, lang en droogbitter.”

Yeah, that’s what I thought.


Mmmm effervescent goodness. I wish someone could have seen my reaction to the first sign, though my cheeseball grin probably could have been a little embarassing. Nom nom noms. Super blonde, light, and yeasty – not really sure how to describe a very typically Belgian beer? Any suggestions? But all in all, this is a real treat.

I decided to watch the section of Dumbo with the parade of pink elephants during this? That has to be the freakiest part of a Disney movie I’ve seen – somehow watching pink elephants turn into strange creatures (including a belly dancer) just didn’t register as odd when I was seven. What in the world was Dumbo drinking? Gallons of absinthe?

Recommend to a friend? Yes, but it’s quite pricey (especially at a bar) so save it for a special occasion. Their Christmas ale is one of my favorite seasonal ales. (Note for later)

Safe for lightweights? 8.5%

Did you hear my tiny squeal of delight? That was a little girly…sorry ‘bout that.

Plus one? You buying?


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