Archive for April, 2012

Coors Light IcedT

Posted: April 30, 2012 by Kenny in Imported, Specialty
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Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 4%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes

I had heard about it when I was looking for some fun new beers online and was kind of hesitant to try one. I was hoping that somewhere I went, someone would order one and I could take a sippy sip. Turns out, they were giving away free tall cans (which are the same size volume wise, just thinner and taller) in every 24 of Coors Light.

So, after a long day of cutting and raking the lawn, I cracked it open. First impression: it smelled like fruity beer. Then I tasted it: tasted like iced-t. That taste wore off quickly and was then replaced with the familiar beer taste. Then came the overwhelming aftertaste. To put it into context, you have to think back to your childhood. Ready? It tasted like Fruity Pebbles.

I would buy a 12 pack of this for those hot days that you just want one beer because that is all you can stomach of this strange concoction.

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Kokanee

Posted: April 18, 2012 by Kenny in Common, Domestic
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Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes

Back in the day (1996), Kokanee was a new fancy beer in Ontario. It was exotic from the mountains of British Columbia! Ohhhhh! Special! So as it were with anything new, everyone had to have it. It was a premium beer and it was my first regular beer outside of Labatts Blue (thankfully).

Flash Forward 15 years and it is now a cheap beer with hilarious commercials. And as the label says, it is cold, crisp and beer. I think the delicious water from the mountains makes it a good lunch beer or an after work “I need a drink” beer. I wouldn’t drink it as a party beer. It’s a little heavy after you’ve had a few. But overall, I still enjoy it, especially on draught.

Miller Light

Posted: April 18, 2012 by Kenny in Common, Domestic
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Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 4%
Sequence: Beer of choice for Florida vacation
Finished: Yup

The father-in-law drinks Busch Light since he can get 1000 of them for $5 when they go on sale and he’s cheap. But since it gives me gut rot, I decided to try another light beer so I can drink all day in the hot sun of South Florida in March. Since I can get Bud Light at home (and it’s better here), I went with Miller Lite.

So, overall… yup, it’s light American beer, but this one actually has some hops flavour. It was cold and very crisp with zero aftertaste and, best of all, no gut rot. I will probably stick with this next year when I go back. Besides, 24 for $21 at Sam’s Club is a great price.

Paulaner Salvator

Posted: April 12, 2012 by Kenny in Imported
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Country of Origin: Italy
Alcohol Content: 7.5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes

A staple when you visit any ethnic restaurant is to drink their “domestic” beer offerings. At  Bertoldi’s Trattoria, that option is Paulaner Salvator. It came in a nice tall glass and had a dark amber colour. It had a great hoppy taste and once I finished a glass (or two), I realized it was a strong beer, 7.5% strong. It didn’t taste like it to start with, like a lot of other 7 or 8% beers (Hobgobblin, I’m looking at you!), but overall, a great drink while you nibble on focaccia and wait for your pasta to come.