Saturday, December 05, 2020

Pic(k) of the Week: Delirium trashed!

Delirium trashed!

Just as Pabst Brewing continues to milk a blue ribbon it once received for its beer at a long-ago competition, the Huyge Brewery —located near Ghent, Belgium— touts its Delirium Tremens as the "best beer in the world" for one accolade it received in one competition in 2008.

The beer, named for symptoms brought on by alcohol withdrawal, is, fittingly, a strong beer, containing 9% alcohol. More importantly, how does the beer taste?

In his 2005 book, The Great Beers of Belgium, the late, great beer sage Michael Jackson described Delerium Tremens as:
Very bright [golden]. It has a dense head; a very fruity (greengage? gooseberry?) bouquet; a sweetish palate; and a lot of warming alcohol in an abrupt finish.

I didn't pose that empty beer can, by the way. It was already there, emptied of its contents, sitting on the picnic table, as I and the dog walked by on our morning constitutional. There must have been quite the beer party the day before.

  • As I post this, it is the 87th anniversary of Repeal Day. On this date, 5 December, in 1933, Utah (the last state necessary to reach a Constitutional quorum) ratified the 21st Amendment, thus ending America's ignoble 13-year experiment with the prohibition of alcohol.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, as is the case today, with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 49 of 52, for year 2020. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
    • Settings: 11 mm | 1/1250 | ISO 200 | f/3.5
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