Delerium Tremens is quite a beer. There’s alot I could say: I could mention how much my brother loves it and how many people refer to it as the “best beer in the world”. I could bring up the amazing cafe in Brussels with (according to the Guinness Book of Records) the most beers available for sale of any bar in the world. But I don’t really need to mention any of that to impress you.
Delerium Tremens (from Br. Huyghe) pours a lightly hazy golden yellow. The head is a rich and creamy bright white and lasts forever. The nose is strong with the usual heavy Belgian golden ale aromas: a dry, cidery character and some fruitiness. This beer smells much more like hard cider than I would expect.
The flavor is light and playful. The strongest aspect is dry white wine, with some other fruit: green apples, berries, banana, and some kiwi. There is a hint of sweetness that is somewhat confusing, but otherwise the flavor is quite dry and a bit dusty. The palate is assertive, carbonated enough to be very sharp. It is lively but not overpowering.