Archive for June, 2012

Brava

Posted: June 28, 2012 by Kenny in Domestic
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Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 4.9%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Bottle

Brava, the beeeeeeeeeeeeeer of summa! That’s how the jingle goes, right? So seeing as it was summer, I thought why not give it a try. Besides, it was on sale. When I looked at the Beer Store‘s website (as I do from time to time), I came across the Brava page and it was full of comments like this:

Interesting…..

Ummm…no

Now you’ve gone too far!

You see, apparently people who drink this stuff have never tried Corona. This crap tasted nothing like it! They also haven’t tried Heineken, Keith’s or, hell, even Blue for that matter.

Brava is sold at “the lowest price the law allows” and damned if it didn’t taste like it. I had 4 last night and woke up with either a mild hangover or my body punishing me for abusing it with such garbage.

Gah… once this case is done, no more (on a side note, anyone want to come over for a beer?).

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Gösser

Posted: June 27, 2012 by Kenny in Imported
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Country of Origin: Austria
Alcohol Content: 5.2%
Sequence: Second
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Can

It looked sooooo good on the shelf and it looked soooo good in my collection of imports but the taste just wasn’t there. It just tasted like a generic European beer. Nothing special.

Holsten Premium

Posted: June 26, 2012 by Kenny in Imported
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Country of Origin: Germany
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Can

The can says it abides by the German Purity Law of 1516. So you know it has to be good. You know, just like the Shamwow/Slap Chop/Schticky guy says “You know the Germans make good stuff”.  He didn’t lie. This beer was great.

It had that all too familiar European beer smell when I opened the can but that all went away once I took my first pull. Mellow, almost sweet flavour. I enjoyed this beer while eating some pizza with the fam. Perfect combination.

Boris Organic

Posted: June 25, 2012 by Kenny in Imported
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Country of Origin: France
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: Fourth
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Can

I will tell you, when I saw the can and it read France… I was skeptical. Then I saw Organic… ok, now I’m really questioning this beer. Then I opened it. I split it with Pat, pouring my share into a glass and that was a big mistake. It had the same colour as, as Pat’s wife put it, first morning pee! It was bright yellow-orange.

I was pleasantly surprised, however, when we actually tasted it. It had a nice flavour to it, almost an oak aged flavour. I will definitely be adding this beer to my maybe again someday list.