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Delirium Tremens
« on: November 13, 2016, 12:44:43 AM »
Hmmm this is delicious

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 12:48:45 AM »
Yeah, killer stuff!
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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 09:26:19 AM »
Been a very long time, but Ive liked it every time I've tried it

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 12:48:38 PM »
Love that beer! 

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 06:22:55 PM »
Delirium Tremens was one of the first non-BMC beers I had. Started a long love affair with Belgian beers.
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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 08:08:09 PM »
Looks like you may have fit the whole bottle into that one glass!! You'll be feeling good after that's gone!

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 09:15:30 PM »
It was like a 3stage pour, and I had another bottle after this one...

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2016, 03:23:22 AM »
Anyone have a solid clone of this brew?

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 03:33:02 AM »
Anyone have a solid clone of this brew?

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Should be a fairly standard Golden Strong. Maybe a blend of Pils/Pale, table sugar and a touch of a medium cara malt like CMII.

Not sure what yeast would suffice. I have not had a bottle of DT in a while (it's fairly expensive even for as someone who buys a lot of Rochefort, Chimay and Westmalle) so I don't recall how similar to say the Moortgat yeast it may be.

If it had good foam you'll want a Hockhurz mash. Many of those Belgian breweries, the Trappists included, are step mashing as a general rule. DeClerck still looms large in Belgium.

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 03:44:00 AM »
I agree with the Golden Strong base as a starting point. I could be wrong but it definitely seems to have some coriander in there, too. As for strains, I think a balanced Belgian strain like 3522 (Ardennes) would work well among others.
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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016, 12:43:32 PM »
I agree with the Golden Strong base as a starting point. I could be wrong but it definitely seems to have some coriander in there, too. As for strains, I think a balanced Belgian strain like 3522 (Ardennes) would work well among others.

Have you ever tried that strain in a Golden Strong Ale?

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 02:32:03 PM »
I agree with the Golden Strong base as a starting point. I could be wrong but it definitely seems to have some coriander in there, too. As for strains, I think a balanced Belgian strain like 3522 (Ardennes) would work well among others.

Have you ever tried that strain in a Golden Strong Ale?


No, I normally use the Duvel strain in a GSA. But to me the esters from DT more resemble a strain like Ardennes. But most any Belgian strain would work pretty well IMO.
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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2016, 04:27:15 PM »
I cultured the DT yeast once and it was all around a great yeast... flavor, attenuation, all hit the mark exactly.  Rumors is that it's a blend, there was some speculation about which yeasts were in it but I can't remember.  This was probably a 10 year old thread on the NB forum, but I'm sure other info is out there.
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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2016, 05:34:38 PM »
I agree with the Golden Strong base as a starting point. I could be wrong but it definitely seems to have some coriander in there, too. As for strains, I think a balanced Belgian strain like 3522 (Ardennes) would work well among others.

Have you ever tried that strain in a Golden Strong Ale?

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Re: Delirium Tremens
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 12:54:14 AM »
I'm with Denny - Ardennes is a great yeast for lighter (color) Belgians.

I'm also with Big Monk - DT is pretty darn expensive.  There was a place by us sold it by the pitcher years ago.  Fish and chips Fridays with pitchers of DT.  Mmmmmmm.

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