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!
Thanks so much to Cam and Dennis for coming in and bring an EXCLUSIVE new beer. It's not even out yet. Oak Aged Falling Bock, much like their original Falling Bock, but aged in Oak Barrels. Hence the name.
You may be thinking... "Hmmm. Isn't that what wine does?" Well, well, well. Aging isn't just for wine and liquor anymore. More and more breweries are trying it out with beer and coming out with EXCELLENT results.
This beer is a perfect example of a simple German brew. But if you're sitting there thinking, "Hmmm, Heineken, or Budweiser. Ok, cool!" Um, no. Although this is very easy on the palatte, there are definitely some suble vanilla notes and complexites that you won't normally get from a German ale, due to the oak aging. Be ready for some serious flavor, and for that, I give Franconia serious props. Also, they are kicking off Dallas Beer Week. Get more details at dallasbeerweek.com
Also to find out where you can get Franconia, check out their website at franconiabrewing.com
And of course, here are the scores: