Monday, November 10, 2014
I am a fan of Sam Adams, and even had named my Boston Terrier after him. I am a fan of the Bock style beers which is the base of the Winter Lager. On the label it says there is cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel. Sounds like a nice wintery mix - much better than any snow, sleet, and ice mixtures that may happen.
This is of the build my own six pack that I created. I usually can't go wrong with a Sam, and I didn't. However, my unrefined pallet is unable to detect the cinnamon, ginger, and orange that was brewed to make this a winter brew. Together it is quite tasty.
I'm a frequent visitor to the local Old Chicago, and highly likely this brew will come up on the Winter Mini-Tour and I will look forward to completing this tour at least twice. This brew may very well be my favorite on the tour.
I've often said I can't go wrong with the Sam Adams seasonal. Thank you for keeping that a truthful statement.
A friend of mine wanted my opinion on Guinness Blonde. I wanted to try this at my favorite watering hole, but it ran out on tap. I did see it was available as a bottle selection, however, I tend to avoid the bottles because I could buy a six pack for the price of two.
I made a stop at one of the many liquor stores in the area, and discovered they have a create your own six pack with two cooler doors filled with beer! Why had I not noticed this before? I got a Guinness Blonde along with five of her friends. I'm a huge fan of Guinness and Smithwick's so I was excited to try a new product by them.
The Blonde is labeled as an "American Lager." I do enjoy a good lager - with Leinenkugel's being one of my favorite breweries. Upon my first taste it seemed more like a hefeweizen. I'm not a big hefe fan. I let her warm a little, but really didn't find the experience to improve.
I can see where people will like this beer - especially those that are afraid of the dark. If you area fan of the hefeweizens like Hoegaarden then you will probably enjoy Guinness Blonde.