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!
Every once in a while, I want to go a little wayward, instead of trying a STRAIGHT craft beer, I like to just try a beer from another country, just see what others enjoy drinking. You never know what sort of tastes people have around the world. Good thing The Hubbeh plays volleyball with a dude from Brazil. He gave us a few Brazilian beers to try, and I decided to bring this one on the air for a go.
It's labeled 'Black Beer,' but don't let that scare you off. It actually drinks quite lite. Actually, if you want to look like a beer snob, order this. People will think you're downing some super thick stout really fast, when in fact, it's a super easy to drink beer.
You may notice some light hints of cinnamon, maybe coriander? I can't quite put my finger on it. Chad said raisin. Whatever it is, it's not an overpowering sweet taste. I wouldn't even say "sweet," it's just a light hint of flavoring that stays on your tongue a few seconds after you finish and gives a pleasant aftertaste. I'll be interested to know what you think it is.
And with that, here's the scores:
OH! And Dallas Beer Week starts tomorrow, details are here: