Me: (on phone) FUUUUUUCK. (literally bangs head on desk and yells incoherently) I'm on speaker phone, aren't I?
Co-worker: Yes. That was an inopportune time for me to hit the button.
Me: Sorry. My world just blew up. Anyway, I don't know what I want for dinner. I'm hopped up on pistachios and adrenaline. Did you have thoughts?
Gary: Petrus on draft at TND! A few other new breweries (to us) as well. SCORE.
Gary: Wheeeeee! (This photo was included.)
Given the beautiful weather today, that may be what I look like driving home.
Beer of the day. Why it is a de Proef Flemish Primitive wild ale called Surly Bird. Ugh. And we won't be reviewing this one because they also brew the Reinaert Wild Ale that I reviewed on February 4. Well today keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?
In case you were curious, this is the basics of what I would have written about the Surly Bird. It is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. 9% ABV. Poured a straw color. Drank slightly sweet and tasted of banana bread. It was super dry. Sweet upfront but finished with a bite. Very good.
Luckily I have a bottle of Delirium Tremens. Delirium Tremens. DT. Alcohol withdrawals. The shakes. Seriously? This is what I opt to drink?
Anyway...this bottle always intrigued me with its opaque speckled glass and funny little elephants. Tremens also happens to be a Belgian Strong Pale Ale that is brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe. It poured with a thick white head that had staying power throughout the entire glass of beer. It smelled of bread and malt sweetness with a hint of herbal odors. The color was much more amber than this photo. The taste. So good. Well balanced. It finished with a black pepper taste and a bit of lemon.
Really this is an awesome beer. I'm tagging it top 25. Cheers!