Delirium Tremens is a pale lager, slightly malty, with a nice touch of alcohol, spicy. The taste is characterised by its roundness. The aftertaste is strong, persistent and dryly bitter. On the nose, the aroma is sweet, malty and slightly resembles burnt caramel.
For creating Delirium Tremens beer, three different Belgian yeasts have been used. The beer is top-fermented.
Delirium Tremens is a beer now known worldwide as a famous Belgian beer. Everyone can recognize the beer label with the pink elephant. Delirium also has a beer bar that is a popular place among locals and tourists.
For anyone living outside Belgium, the Delirium Tremens is a great Belgian beer to receive as a gift.
The beer also deserves a special beer class that has a specific beer glass stem. The beer bottle as well as unique as it is ceramic.
The Huyghe brewery has created an excellent beer that has won many awards. It is the most known beer by the brewery. Already in 1998, it was elected as the World Beer Champion. This beer is the most popular in the brewery and takes up around 40% of the production.
Want to know more about the Delirium Tremens beer? Read about the most frequently asked questions:
Who makes Delirium Tremens beer?
People often think that Delirium beer is made by Delirium brewery. That confusion comes easily as there is also a Delirium cafe with the same name as the beer. In reality, the Huyghe brewery makes Delirium beer. Other great beers by the brewery are Delirium Red, Delirium Argentum and Delirium Nocturnum.
What does delirium tremens mean?
Delirium tremens is a medical term. If you are talking about Delirium Tremens around doctors, you might need to specify that you are talking about a beer. Delirium tremens is a confusion caused by an alcohol withdrawal that alcoholics experience.
Why is the beer called delirium tremens?
Now that you know what delirium tremens means, you might wonder why the beer is named like that. The legend says that a Belgian tax collector felt like slipping into unexpected drunkenness. He then stated that if he continues drinking the beer, he will get delirium tremens. The name stuck with the beer and is an allusion to the medical symptoms.
What kind of beer is Delirium Tremens?
Delirium Tremens is a strong blond triple type of beer. The beer is refermented in the bottle.
What are the ingredients of Delirium Tremens?
The Delirium Tremens beer recipe includes water, Styrian Golding and Saaz hops, pale malt and three different types of yeast.
Why does Delirium Tremens beer come in a ceramic bottle?
The story is that the ceramic bottles were leftovers from a custom order, and thus the brewers used the leftovers for the next orders. Then it became an iconic image for the brand.
How to serve delirium tremens beer?
When you are drinking Belgian beer, you need to follow the Belgian beer culture and serve the beer in its proper glass. So, of course, you’ll need the Delirium Tremens glass for the beer. And like most beers, first, hold the glass tilted while pouring the beer. Then gradually straighten the glass to get a fine foam on top. The best serving temperature is 6 degrees Celsius.
How to store delirium tremens beer?
The best way to store Delirium Tremens beer is in a dark, cool and dry environment. You can keep the bottles for up to 36 months.