Monday, July 9, 2012

Pucker up

Who would've thought a beer could actually make you pucker your lips and still taste wonderful? It's hard to describe how delicious I find this beer. It is probably in my top five favorite beers and no sharing with this one. I will be finishing this 750 ML beer all by myself (don't judge). Rodenbach Grand Cru, made in belgium, is a flanders red ale.

Let me take you step by step though my experience with this beer:
It pours a deep, dark reddish purple and a pretty, light brown head.
I take a whiff and smell a strong vinegar and cherry mixture.
Oh man, my mouth is hit with strong funky flavors! Cherries, vinegar, green apples, balsamic, very sweet and very tart.

Now I'm no newbie to this beer but every time I have it, it seems as though its my first time again ;) If you are new to sour ales, I recommend starting out with Founders Cerise. This beer is pretty similar to Rodenbach but is more subtle and a little less intimidating.

If you want to know the way into a man's heart, make him a Rodenbach Grand Cru pie! I found this recipe online but have never tried it. If anyone does have a go at it please let me know how it turns out!
(plus you can drink the leftovers while the pie is baking)
Cheers to the women with beer.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What am I drinking?

Well I'm glad you asked. I went to my local beer store, Habersham Beverage, and did a "make your own 6 pack" which is always a great idea if you want to try something new. The beer I am sippin on at the moment is called Moo-Hoo by Terrapin which is a Georgia brewery in Athens. The name is what got me. I love chocolate milk (who doesn't...) and the beer is labeled as a chocolate milk stout! Nom nom nom. 6% alcohol is a little low for my taste with stouts since I like the boozy taste with my darker beers. It pours black with just a little bit of a nice creamy brown head. Next is the smell and man o man does it smell good! I get more of a bitter cocoa and maybe just a hint of coffee? There is a lot of maltiness going on with the taste as expected, with lots of chocolate to go with it. It's a bit thin in texture and more light than anything but with some sips I get a creamy texture as well....which is strange. As I'm letting it sit and warm up the roastiness is starting to come out a lot and it's delicious. If you think you don't like stouts but would like to try some out, this might be a good starter beer. Very drinkable. Very tasty. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year

Sorry for the lack of posts! One of my New Year resolutions is to write more on here. I'll be writing a new post sometime this week so keep those eyes peeled on this little blog.