Beef Beer Review |
Big Beef and Beer dot Com first came to be, I stumbled into the Philly
Pub Links page. It listed several bars that I had been to during
a week long business trip to Philly a year earlier. Somehow the Karma
was right. There was a cool animated gif on the page that I wanted
to use. I contacted the webmaster. Not only did he OK the use of his
image, but he also suggested a beer that I should try.
Mike, the webmaster, told me about Delerium
Tremens. At first I thought he was yanking my chain.
I had heard of DT's but in an entirely different context. I equated
DT's with the hee bee gee bees. I thought he was referring to withdrawal
symptoms of a drug addict. Mike told me that Delerium
Tremens had an alcohol content of 14%. 14%! No wonder
it caused DT's. I had to find some.
I searched, and searched, but none I found.
Delerium Tremens was either
a myth, or just wasn't available in my area. After speaking to my
local beer god, I found that because of its high alcohol content,
I couldn't buy it in my state. Needless to say, I was disheartened.
The name alone intrigued me. How could I get some?
Fortunately for me, I again stumbled into
greatness when I found The
Belgian Shop. This site offers every available Belgian beer, including
Delerium Tremens. I was
excited, and placed my order immediately. I had to have this beer.
Because of a typo on my part, and the fact
that the owner went on vacation, it took nearly three weeks to get
my order. I was very concerned when I picked it up because the box
was smashed and reeked of stale beer. I hoped the owner would be kind
enough to replace my loss, but I was even more pissed that I had to
wait to try the beer I had anticipated so. I felt like I was in an
old Heinz Ketchup commercial. Anticipation was making me wait.
Much to my delight, of the 7 bottles I ordered,
only 1 had sprung a leak during its journey. I was very pleased. I
stuffed the bottles in the fridge, and headed off to softball practice.
The Belgian Shop had
recommended that I drink them cold. After a sweaty work out, I looked
forward to a chilled brew.
I was not disappointed. Delerium
Tremens was a delicious brew after such an activity.
Some suggestions follow though. Do not drink this beer out of a bottle.
It has tons of natural carbonation. Pour it into a glass. Preferably
a very tall one. After all I learned in college, I still couldn't
pour this beer without getting a huge thick, foamy head. What a a
waste of $30,000.
proved to be an awsome beer. It is a yellow ale with a very smooth
texture and semi sweet taste. Definitely not bitter. BTW, it only
has an alcohol content of 9%, about twice that of the strongest American
beers. After 2, wqithout any dinner, I had a good buzz going. At the
time of the creation of this week's beer review, I could not feel
This beer gets a ranking of 4 BB &B's from
me. That ranking though comes with a caveat. Unless this beer is available
locally, cost may prohibit its enjoyment. The
Belgian Shop only charged me $2.30 (US) per 12 oz. bottle, but
there were $46 in tariffs and shipping costs. With that in mind, you
gotta try this beer if you can get it locally, or are willing to pay
out of 5 BB&B's.
I paid over $60.00 U.S. for 7 beers including tariffs and shipping.
Your state laws will determine this.