Every Friday at 8:10am we feature a new beer and taste it. Me buddy Chad give our opinions however novice and/or snobby they may be. Why? Because it's fun, and haven't you've always wanted to try out that weird looking beer on the top shelf? So have we. We'll do it for you. Everyone wins! You can also play along at home, or simply buy after we try. Make sure you pick your beer up at Spec's. That's where we shop!
Our rating scale is SUPER simple. Anyone can understand it. It's a scale of 1 to 10.
1 = Ass Juice
10 = Unicorns and Rainbows
Depending on the flavor, packaging, hoppiness, maltiness, and pure snobbery, we place the beers somewhere on this sliding scale. Purchase the beers ahead of time, and play along!
HOLY COW was that ever a fun Beer For Breakfast! I made some new friends and sat around and drank some amazing beer.
Also, you should TOTALLY go to The Libertine's Breakfast Beer Dinner (I'd really like to think I was an inspiration)... Wednesday August 29th at 7pm. Call 214-824-7900 for details or go to http://www.libertinebar.com/ .
And now, onto the BEER!
These boys know me, they really KNOW me! Are you getting annoyed with all the hoppy beers yet? Sorry. I guess that's what happens when the host of the show likes hoppy beers and the guests want to keep her happy.
This particular beer is a Belgian ale, and if you're not a fan of hoppy beer, I really think you'll like it anyway. It's got a great balance between hoppy bitterness (there's just a light touch of it), and a fine citrus note (it's not overwheming in the LEAST.) Some hoppy beers try to overcome the bitterness with WAY too much of an orange or grapefruit flavor, but this has a subtle sweetness to it, which doesn't overtake the flavor at all, and still lets hopheads like me enjoy the complexities behind the beer.
I could drink LOADS of it. And I think we were mostly in agreement.
In fact, if you heard us on air, you only heard a fraction of the story of the beer. A first for Beer For Breakfast, here is the unedited version of Beer For Breakfast.
(We got a little excited. History lessons about beer are SOOO fun!)
And now, the scores: