Posts Tagged ‘Ken No Likey’

Sleeman Lift

Posted: August 28, 2015 by Kenny in Craft
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liftThe wife and I were having a friend over for drinks after training one night and I needed to pick up another case of Twisted Tea, since we had downed the last two we bought (damn that stuffs good). While I was in the beer store with 2, I sauntered over to the can section to see if there was anything new. Among the tall cans of cheap-ass bum-beer and cheap-ass hippy-beer I saw a can from Sleeman that I had never seen before. Lift? What’s that? “For the performance focused. Contains coconut water” the can proudly displays. This sounds interesting….and probably disgusting.

As I take it up to the cash, I tell 2 that this beer is going to suck. The lovely girl at the desk laughs and says she hasn’t seen anyone buy it yet (not a good sign). We banter a little longer and she grabs my case of Twisted Tea and then I leave for the gym.

When I get there, I start telling people about this likely disgusting beer that I bought and how I can’t wait to drink it. Most don’t understand why I would be excited to drink gross beer, but some get it. “Coconut water? I think they’re trying too hard” says one. “Who would drink a beer after exercise?” asked another (she’s new and doesn’t realize that is my after-workout staple).

When I got home, I made sure to toss it in the fridge so it was nice and cold for later on in the evening. I started off slow with a Innocente Glance Rye Pale Ale and followed that up with a Flying Bison Rusty Chain. Then I decided enough was enough. Lets get this crap out of the way. It poured out a dark orange and it smelled like shit stale lager. It was a musky, malty, non-coconutty smell.

I’ve had coconut water and I was expecting this to be an alcoholic version of that. The first taste was all lager. And not good lager like a vienna or a lug tread, a bad lager like a Canadian. Kinda like if you were a kid, and Uncle Joe left his bottle of Canadian on the table to go out and have a smoke and forgot about it. Then when you were cleaning up an hour later saw there was some left at the bottom….and drank it. Ya, it was like that.

@Bryhendornet put it nicely by saying it should be called “Old Milwaukee Light Sport”.

It was not good.

Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 4%
Sequence: Third
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Glass by way of can

 

Refined Fool Noble Oaf

Posted: January 21, 2015 by Kenny in Craft
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nobleoafNext in line from Refined Fool, Noble Oaf, a rye saison. I’ll keep this post short, to spare you all the pain we felt over the next 20 minutes.

Poured out dark amber.
Smelled gross.
Way too sour.
Too much rye, not enough saison.

Country of Origin:  Canada
Alcohol Content:  7.3%
Sequence:  Second
Finished:  Yeah, but I didn’t want to
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle

 

R & B Raven Cream Ale

Posted: January 8, 2015 by Kenny in Craft
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raven creamFinally, I have come to the last beer from the BC pack, I think.

I had this while watching the finale of Sons of Anarchy (great series, disappointed with the ending). It poured out very dark for a cream ale and it smelled like dust. For reals, like a big box of dust. It was very strange.

It tasted very deep and heavy like a quad or something, but it was only 4.4%. It tasted way stronger that it actually was.

Not a fan.

Country of Origin:  Canada
Alcohol Content:  4.4%
Sequence:  Second
Finished:  Yes
Vessel:  Glass by way of bottle

 

Fuller Vintage Ale 2013

Posted: December 10, 2014 by Kenny in Imported
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Vintage_Ale_2013_UK_12_x_500ml_caseNow we go back a year. the 2014 Vintage Ale was a decent brew, I’m sure that having it age one more year would make it smoother or something, right?

Hells no! It poured out dark brown and smelled like…PLUMS I hate plummy beer! It tasted way too, well, plum-like. It was sour, tart, heavy and just plain nasty.

It took me forever to finish this one. When asked what I was drinking (which happened a lot that night) I told them and offered a sip. I only had one taker and she said it tasted like soy sauce.

I can only hope that the one in my cellar mellows out over the next few years!

Country of Origin:  England
Alcohol Content:  8.5%
Sequence:  Sixth
Finished:  Yes
Vessel:  Stein by way of bottle by way of pucker face