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Labatt 50

Posted: December 17, 2012 by Kenny in Common
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stubby_beer_bottle_labatt_099Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle

Well… it had to happen eventually. In compiling a list of beers I have consumed, Labatt 50 had to show up at some point. Considering I a) don’t live in Saskatchewan and b) don’t own a cottage, I have had much better options available to me for most of my life.  Then there was the company Christmas party (yes Christmas, not holiday).

My options there were Bud, Coors Lite, Blue, Canadian and the cinquante!  I rounded up a few people and convinced them to join me in drinking this vile (so I’ve heard) brew.

Poured it out and it looked like beer but it smelled like ass. The first sip was ok, then there was the aftershock of disgrosstingness! One of the guys from work (a real party guy) suggested we add a lime and try it that way, he called it a Canadian Corona. And you know what? It made it better. Not great, but better. I was able to finish the glass at that point.

After that, I switched over to rye for the rest of the night, just to get the taste out of my mouth…  it didn’t work.

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Boréale Blonde

Posted: November 13, 2012 by Kenny in Common
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Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Bottle

Jackie came back from a weekend in Montreal and she brought back two taster packs of fun Quebec beers. Boréale is made in Blainville, about a hour north of Montreal. It has made the top ten list of a few Canadian microbrew lists so it couldn’t be all that bad right?

Well… it tasted like Canadian. It tasted like beer. Boring old “you smell like grandpa” beer. Jackie said it tasted like water but I think she had forgotten about last week’s Erdinger .

Let’s hope the next one I try is better.

Budweiser

Posted: August 16, 2012 by Kenny in Common, Domestic
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Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Giant Can

The King of Beers! Obviously self-proclaimed as I don’t remember any competition or coronation ceremony. It’s nothing special, it’s the beer that everyone has to drink at least once in their life since its brewed on pretty much every continent (save Antarctica).

For my birthday, my boss bought me a 710 ml can of Bud. That thing is huge. I know I’m used to 500 ml cans now so it wasn’t as daunting as if I were still a bottle drinker, but still, HUGE!

I had a phase after university when I would drink Bud at a friend’s house because that is all he had. I knew I had a problem when I actually ordered one at a bar. Something had to change. It has been a long time since I’ve had one.

Tasted like beer. Bland, boring, always the same. Great advertising though!

Rickard’s White

Posted: July 10, 2012 by Kenny in Common
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Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Bottle

I’ve had it before on draught at my wife’s restaurant and it always goes well with ribs. This time around, it was served up in a bottle at a friend’s house after a long day.

Let’s just say, draught is better. The bottle just didn’t have the same affect. Perhaps it’s because you don’t have the smell right on your nose while drinking, maybe the lack of orange slice, who knows.

I enjoyed it but I can’t sit and have a bunch of them like that. Has to be draught in the future.