Getting Our Drink On: Delirium Nocturnum | Sharapova's Thigh




I love beer. Beer beer beer. It's 11 AM as I write this and I want a beer. Maybe that speaks more to a problem than it does a vibrant personal trait, but whatever. And how can you blame me for wanting a beer when the Thigh of the Week is a waitress? It's alcoholic entrapment.

Delirium Nocturnum. If you haven't had it yet, drop what you're doing right now and go get one. Seriously. It is the greatest thing put in a bottle, and will continue to be such until they figure out a way to bottle Chick-Fil-A (or Anne Hathaway).

It is expensive, granted. I've seen it check in at 12 bucks for a 4 count. That was in Florida, though, and I don't know exactly how their rates compare to the rest of the world. It's 10 bucks for a bottle at my local bar, which hurts because that generally means I can only buy it on a special occasion.

The good news is that it has a butt-load of alcohol in it. Officially, it is 9% alcohol by volume, but I have read that it can come in at 10 or 11. That sort of content may scare the lesser drinker, but fear not: the alcohol taste is almost completely masked. If you can afford to pay for three or four of these, you can down them easily and be pretty good. Myself, I like to savor the flavor. Much like with Chick-Fil-A (or Anne Hathaway).

Wikipedia compares it to other beers more eloquently than I could:

Delirium Nocturnum is a good representation of a Belgium brown ale. It has several similarities to a Brown ale or Scottish ale. It is suggested that brown ale lovers will find Delirium Nocturnum a wonderful alternative to Newcastle or Sam Smith's Nut Brown.

It carries a great deep complexity, alcohol warmth that is full of flavor and character without being too intense. Many say it is a must try for any serious beer lover, and is nothing like the popular corporate lagers. It is a pleasant experience for fans of Belgian ales, and not too difficult an introduction for newcomers.


I cannot agree more with the phrase "must try". It comes in a variety of brands (Delirium Tremins), including seasonal versions like Delirium Noel (and I've heard of Delirium Christmas, but have never had it). And the bottle is bad ass. Next time you have a special occasion coming up and find yourself at a liquor/beer store, look for the pink elephant. Tell them Fly sent you. They'll look at you funny and then take your money. And if they actually do know me, they'll probably ask why you weren't there in the AM.

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