Archive for March, 2011
Full Moon Pale Rye Ale is the third and final beer in the Real Ale sampler pack. Unexpectedly, this tastes more like an IPA than a pale ale. Spicy hops coupled with a bready rye taste make this a nice beer to drink. I enjoyed this much more than the Rio Blanco Pale Ale I tried previously. The two are quite different despite both being classified as a pale ale. Overall, my experience with Real Ale brews has been quite [ Read More ]
Tonight I’m drinking the second of three beers in the Real Ale sampler: Rio Blanco Pale Ale. Smooth, kinda light, the flavor is a bit lacking though. Drinkable, but nowhere near something like a Widmer Drifter. A bit disappointed with the White River.
When in Maryland….this is a tasty Baltimore label. Smooth drink…not too hoppy. I’d definitely pick this up again.
We stopped at a local beer & wine shop in Maryland and saw this car. Not only was it my favorite color; it even has a tap built in! Shock Top beer is great too!
No Irish beer tonight unfortunately but I am drinking from an Irish glass (my parents got a pair of them for me when they visited Ireland). Instead I present Brewhouse Brown Ale, the first of three Real Ale brews from the sampler pack I mentioned in the Sisyphus article. I sometimes use Abita beers as a reference point for what I’m drinking. This is very much similar to Turbodog, but perhaps a little thinner. It has that same smoky flavor [ Read More ]
On this St. Patrick’s Day I had hoped I had a left over Harp in the fridge. No go. BUT…I did have an Irish Red waiting to celebrate the day. It’s a malty ale with a caramel flavor to it.
It’s been a looooooonnggg day. I have been working for months on National Bracket Day, to encourage people to fill out brackets today. Been up since 4 am today. So this Kronenbourg is my reward for a hard day, and man is it good. It’s a lighter lager, and very smooth. You can find this one in France at World Showcase. I recommend it.
A couple of weeks ago, Lindsay, Jackie, and I took a trip to the Flying Saucer to complete our portions of a project coming soon to Beers and Ears. After doing so, we all decided to have one more; I chose Sisyphus 2008 by Real Ale Brewing Co. in Blanco, TX. This 10% ABV beer had been sitting in a cellar for two years before being served; I was interested to see how it tasted. It was excellent; a very [ Read More ]
Katie and I ate at Jiko last night and I had a chance to try an Ethiopian beer called Bedele. It was light, smooth and had a great flavor. Give it a try if you are there on your next trip!
From the Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian. I’ve never seen this beer before so I thought I’d give it whirl. I wasn’t expecting a dark beer; I typically don’t like dark beers. This one was a pleasant surprise and goes down with a good flavor. I would get this again.