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!
Todd is leaving me for the second floor!!!! Tasters are dropping like flies! What am I gonna do now???!!!?? Ugh.
Well, while I figure that out, let's discuss one of the more divisive beers we've ever had on the show. I bought this at Spec's about 2 months ago, and have been DYING to know what it tastes like. Ever have a chocolate with a marachino cherry in the middle... but like, a CHEAP one? I think it's like that. I dig Belgian ales, but this is REALLY tough for me to get down. You guys know I really am not into fruit being in my beer, but this was strange. It was like a bitter/sweet/dry/blech taste. The good thing about it was the actual BEER taste once you got past all that. As a beer fan, I can appreciate what they're trying to do here. But as a beer DRINKER, I'm afraid I just don't quite GET it.
Chad, of course, LOVED it. He likes a hint of fruit in his beer and Belgian ales are where it's at for him. I thought Todd would dig it for the 9% alcohol alone, but I swear, he almost spit it out. It definitely is an aquired taste. I won't go as far as to say I hate it, I just don't think I understand it is all. I'd love to know what you think.
And now, the scores. We'll miss you Todd!