Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Unibroue 17 can save the planet

Flavius: I felt so badly about the Earth day post, I decided to learn how to help save the planet.
Meterman: This should be amusing.
Flavius: I rushed out and rented Al Gores movie "An Inconvenient Truth".
Meterman: Please don't tell me you drove there. You drive a 85' Suburban and live two blocks away.
Flavius: Maybe I did. In my defense it was so hot that I had to put the A/C on.
Meterman: It frightens me to ask what you learned.
Flavius: I picked up lots of ideas. I installed a wind turbine and solar panels on my roof to generate electricity.
Meterman: But your house is shaded by trees and the only wind at your place comes out our ass.
Flavius: No problem. I cut down the old growth trees and bought a gas powered leaf blower to make the turbines spin.
Meterman: Here have another plastic beer, what else did you do?
Flavius: I am now using recycled paper in my printer.
Meterman: But you just bought a case last week..
Flavius: Oh yah, I threw that stuff out.
Meterman: Please tell me that was all.
Flavius: Oh no, I replaced all the old windows in my house with new double paned vinyl ones. I even composted the old windows.
Meterman: That might actually be a smart idea. Wait, how to you compost old windows.
Flavius: Just like kitchen vegetable waste, just cut it into smaller bits and send it back to where it came from:Mother Earth.
Meterman: Oh please don't tell me..
Flavius: Yup, I broke the glass into small pieces and buried in the playground sandbox. Meter, why are you crying?

I can see that my selfish acts have brought you to tears, so maybe you should drown your sorrows with a beer review. This one is special:

Unibroue 17

Every year the Unibroue brewery puts out a special edition anniversary beer. This one is truly exceptional. Most of their beers are.

Taste +4

This one is hard to describe, but bold is best word to use. So many flavours are present; the most notable are coffee and apricots. There is a nose of fresh spiced bread (coriander actually). A little bit of plums and bing cherries are apparent. Every sip is a new flavour.

Aftertaste +2

With flavours like these you do not want them to end, and they don't. Sweet molasses aftertaste that never ends.

Alcohol Content +1 (10%)

Watch out for this one , you can sip this one down quick because you can't taste the alcohol.

Value +1

Six bucks for 750ml, worth it. Even if you might have to work an hour to get one.

Ingame Enhancement +1

This dark, malty monster dulled the twitches enough for me to enter COD Flow. A Zen like state which produced two rounds of 50 kills. Hey back off, this is good for me.

Overall 9/10 BOOM HEADSHOT

I plan to go out and buy a few more of these before they are all gone. Maybe hide one somewhere and let it age. Live yeast brews age well, but I couldn't stare at this one too long.

Flavius: Oh, I almost forgot I did one last thing. I replaced all my old incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
Meterman: Please tell me you didn't buried the old bulbs too.
Flavius: No they wouldn't grow tulips, so I wired them up on the roof to light the solar panels at night.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Back At It Again - Konig Ludwig Weissbier

Flavius : After a long absence Clan ARC are back at it again doing crappy beer reviews. Recently it was Earth Day, so I decided to try and drink beers that came in glass bottles. They are easier to recycle and do not contain the plastic lining that beer cans do. There is some concern about the Bisphenol A content leaching from this plastic lining and possibly leading to reproductive problems and lower IQ's.
Meterman: So you chose to get a beer from Germany. Do you know how much fossil fuels were used to bring that beer here? It is painfully apparent that you have already drank too many plastic beers.
Ha, after a few Faxes you will be too drunk to #$%, too stupid to #$%$ and shooting blanks anyways.

Flavius : Nice Dead Kennedy lyric drop.
Meterman: Hey, maybe you should drink more canned beer. That way you might not be able to breed anymore, it would be good for that whole world eugenics thing.
Flavius: So you are saying we need more smart, beautiful people like you and less dumb, ugly people like me.
Meterman: I don't give you enough credit sometimes. Yes, I'm beautiful and smart don't hate me for it.
Flavius: You are more conceited than a contestant on America's Next Top Model.
Meterman: Funny you should mention that, I have a lot in common with models, except one thing.
Flavius: What's that?
Meterman: 2000 calories a day.

Konig Ludwig Weissbier

Taste +3
Standard German white beer, but nicely done. There is a strong nose of wheat, honey, warm bread and bananas. This golden, cloudy brew gives a quick burst of flavour that mirrors the nose. Somehow it tastes a little hollow, but I am a big fan of the big stouts.

Aftertaste 0

The sweetness does not linger, nor does it change into a bitterness.

Alcohol Content 5.5% 0

Hardly a heavyweight, but that is not what you want in a light beer.

Value +1

It was $2.60 for 500ml, so a great deal for the flavour.

In-game Enhancement +1

That night I got over 50 kills for two rounds in a row. I'm sure it was because of this beer.

This golden beauty gets a 5/10, it would be perfect for a backyard-kick-back kinda day. Nice and light, yet flavourful.

Flavius: You didn't interrupt my review this time.
Meterman: I wasn't really listening, too busy playing COD.
Flavius: Don't you listen to anything I say?
Meterman: Of course I do.. What were you talking about again?