Archive for May, 2012

Berthold Keller Premium Lager

Posted: May 29, 2012 by Kenny in Craft, Imported
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Country of Origin: Belgium
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes

When picking up some wine for the missus, I grabbed a few random cans for my pleasure. When I saw the pale blue metallic can with just a name on it, I was intrigued. I picked it up and looked for where it was from… Belgium… had to be good.

The can said “When your name is Berthold “Beer” Keller, it seems inevitable that you become a brew master!”. Sold!

So I tried it, nice and cold, sitting by the pool. It was great. It was light but 5%. It was pale but hearty. It had lots of flavour without being overpowering. The wife tried it and she said she liked it and she doesn’t even drink beer!

I would drink your brew any time, Mr. Keller. Bravo!

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Busch

Posted: May 28, 2012 by Kenny in Common, Domestic
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Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 4.7%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes

The bigger, slightly more filling brother of Busch Light, this is the beer of choice for those who don’t really care how beer tastes, just how much it costs and how big the cans are.

I was at a party when they came out with these, and since they were cold, why not. Mistake. Warm or cold, they still tasted like crap. Mind you, I did drink two tall cans before moving on to PBR (what was I thinking?).

From now on, if I don’t know who’s going to be there… I’m bringing my own beer!

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Posted: May 28, 2012 by Kenny in Common, Domestic
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Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 4.7%
Sequence: Third
Finished: Uuurp!

Why oh why you may ask? Well, no one in their right mind would consume this “beer” on purpose. I was at a birthday party over the weekend and it was a toss up between this garbage, Busch, and pool water. After the pool was drained and the Busch was gone, what else was there to do?

I plugged my nose and dove in. After the first sip, I could feel my t-shirt becoming a little more ironic. It wasn’t disgusting but it wasn’t good. And besides, it has such a bad reputation as the beer of the hispter for some reason so I didn’t want to associate myself with it.

Alas… it is on my list, never to be looked at again.

Rickard’s Blonde

Posted: May 28, 2012 by Kenny in Domestic
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Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Mmmmmmm!

It was my seventh new beer this weekend and undoubtedly the best. I was excited when I heard that Rickard’s was making a blonde since I like blonde beers (in general) and Rickard’s makes good other stuff (their white is second only to Hoegaarden). Update: Blanche de Chambly is better… sorry.

I was expecting a flavour like Leffe but I got something a little different. It wasn’t as smooth as Leffe but it had more flavour. There was little aftertaste too, which I thought was odd. Regardless, it is definitely a great summer beer and I can’t wait to find it on draught somewhere.