Archive for December, 2011

Leinenkugel Oktoberfest

Posted: December 19, 2011 by Kenny in Imported, Specialty
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Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 5.1%
Sequence: Second
Finished: Begrudgingly

I have discovered their recipe:

1. Cook an Oktoberfest sausage
2. Pour rendered juices into a brown, cylindrical vessel
3. Squeeze juices from aforementioned sausages in to same vessel as (2)
4. Add a splash of water
5. Carbonate and seal tightly
6. Let sit in warm, well lit area for 12 months

GAH!!!!!

Leinenkugel Honey Weiss

Posted: December 11, 2011 by Kenny in Imported, Specialty
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Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 4.92%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes

My mother purchased a Leinenkugel sample pack last time she was in Michigan (before OUR thanksgiving). Since they don’t drink, it’s been in their fridge getting nice and cold for me to try.

At first, I read the label and figured, mmm a nice Weiss to start off my evening. Turns out, the difference between a German Weiss and a German style Weiss is night and day. For starters, it wasn’t cloudy at all. I poured it out, I swirled it, just as any good beer connoisseur would… and nothing. It tastes like beer. Plain old drab beer.

Oh wait, what’s that? A little taste of wheat? Oh, and some honey? Ah crap, the bottle’s empty. Now what?

Pilsner Urquell

Posted: December 4, 2011 by Kenny in Imported, Specialty
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Country of origin: Czech Republic
Alcohol content: 4.4%
Sequence: Fifth
Finished: Pat – Barely, Ken – No, Yes, No, Yes

Pat – Honestly, I can’t remember much about this beer – I should probably get in the habit of reviewing these beers sooner after drinking them.

That being said – it couldn’t have been too great, or too terrible, or I would have remembered it. I’m intrigued by Ken’s finished status, so hopefully he’ll have something interesting to say about Urquell.

Ken – Well you see, I started it, reluctantly since I was in the bag already. Then it was too much. So, after Pat’s suggestion, I put it in the fridge. Then I had some pizza and felt better, then I drank some more. Then I felt bad again. Back to the fridge Urkel! Then Pat’s wife showed up and opened the gingerbread cookies and I had some of those. Then I felt better. Then I sucked it up and drank the rest of it.

I’ve had it in the past and really enjoyed it. Mind you, it was from a tap. So note to self, for the future I need to a) eat whilst drinking and 2) buy a keg fridge!

Asahi

Posted: December 4, 2011 by Kenny in Imported, Specialty
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Country of origin: Japan
Alcohol content: 5%
Sequence: Fourth
Finished: Ken – no, Pat – yes UPDATE: Ken – Yes

Ken – It was late in the day, we had already been all over most of Europe, and I was tired from studying for an exam and writing it over 8 hours. That’s my excuse for not finishing it. Oh, that and it tasted like the chemical waste from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.

Pat – It was around 9:30pm, we had already drank at least three beers beforehand, so I think Ken’s excuse for not finishing this fine example of Japanese brewcraft is completely justified. On a completely unrelated note, I’ve just started the habit of typing in italics whenever I’m writing something sarcastic.