Delirium Tremens – the beer

Delirium Tremens is the name of the life-threatening alcohol withdrawal syndrome that can cause seizures and hallucinations – it is also the name of a strong Beligian beer.

I’m not entirely sure about the wisdom of naming an alcholic drink after a severe neurological syndrome caused by alcohol intoxication.

It’s a bit like naming a motorbike ‘traumatic brain injury’ or a boating company ‘drowned passengers’.

Apparently, it’s an excellent beer, as it won Best Beer in the World at the World Beer Championships.

Probably best drunk in moderation though, for irony’s sake.

Link to information on the alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Link to information on the beer.

One Comment

  1. Posted March 30, 2007 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    If you live in Sheffield you can get this at the Devonshire Cat (, and I have tried it, although I can’t remember much about it apart from it was…nice. Perhaps related to it being 8.5% (another reason to drink it in moderation).

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