Archive for January, 2013

Tennent’s Original Export Lager

Posted: January 31, 2013 by Kenny in Imported
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tennentsCountry of Origin:  Scotland
Alcohol Content: 4.7%
Sequence: First
Finished:  Yes
Vessel:  Can

Wow! Just, wow! Best new beer I’ve had in a while.

My youngest (read 2 year old) daughter picked this one out for me, she liked the big T on the can. So when the wife and I sat down to a nice, late steak dinner the other night, I saw it in the fridge and decided to go for it. Glad I did.

It didn’t smell like anything when I opened it. The first tastes was pretty good; light tasting…waiting to the beer booty….waiting…waiting…where is it? There isn’t one. A few more pulls and it’s going down easy, slight bubbliness (is that a word?) and great flavour.  It actually kinda tastes like a lighter version of Boddingtons (but don’t tell them that….)

Amazing!

Fun Fact: The can said “imported from Scotland”. Ok, makes sense. Then the small print said “Imported and Distributed in Australia by…” and the waning labels was all from the Australian Government.  So the LCBO imported this beer from Scotland….through Australia?  That’s a well traveled beer!

Sagres Cerveja

Posted: January 30, 2013 by Kenny in Imported
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SagresCountry of Origin:  Portugal
Alcohol Content:  5%
Sequence:  First
Finished:  Yes
Vessel:  Bottle

Why is it that I find myself drinking these fun beers while watch “Once Upon a Time“? Anywho….

I mentioned to my Portuguese friend that I got this and he said “Ugh! Thats shit beer!” Needless to say, I had very low expectations for this when I opened it. I was surprised, though, when I tasted it and it was… good!

It starts off light and has a nice beer booty, different from other beers. It to be a little much by the time I was done, so there is no Sagres bender in my future.

This is another country off the Map, which now shows that we have covered 20% of the earth!

Windhoek Lager

Posted: January 29, 2013 by Kenny in Imported
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windhoekCountry of Origin:  Namibia
Alcohol Content:  4%
Sequence:  First
Finished:  Yes
Vessel:  Bottle

Namibia? Where the hell is that?

There it is!

There it is!

This is only the second beer I’ve had from Africa, Tusker being the first. So excited to knock another country off the Map.

I had no idea what to expect with this beer. Its a lager….it’s 4%, can’t hurt, right? Cracked it open and immediately I get a whiff of barley. Quite the opposite of the beers that I’ve been drinking lately. It smells familiar to me, just not sure what it reminds me of yet.

The first taste was …… interesting. Until it hit me with the beer booty. It tastes like Grolsch. Smells like it too. That’s not a bad thing either. It was good, light, and didn’t make me rethink this whole try-a-bunch-of-beers-from-all-over-the-world thing.

Creemore Springs Premium Lager

Posted: January 28, 2013 by Kenny in Craft
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creemoreCountry of Origin:  Canada
Alcohol Content:  5%
Sequence:  First
Finished:  Yes
Vessel:  Can

After the last Creemore Spring beer I had, proving that my tastes have definitely changed over the years, I had to pick up the that I thought I hated.  It was wing night at home, so I needed a non-crazy beer (read something that wasn’t 10% or made with 1000 different kinds of hops).

The can said that it is a one of a kind beer; they’ve never tasted anything like it before. Scary! I tasted it and they were right, I’d never tasted anything like that either.  It was a lager, that was kind of amber in flavour, but light like and ale, with a European tastes. Confuse? I was too.

Don’t get me wrong, it was good, and I will for sure grab another one some day.