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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fat Tire Amber Ale and Mistaken Identity

Meterman: So how did the Shire real life meet go?
Flavius: I have never met a bigger group of dysfunctional, whining pukes in my entire life.
M: I can't believe that.
F: All they did was whine about how they lost their jobs, homes, families and lives. They all kept saying their names even though they were wearing nametags. They also got really offended when I asked where the bar was.
M: You idiot, show some empathy and read the sign on the door. You walked into an AA meeting!
F: That explains why they never talked about cars or vacation packages.
M: That's AAA you dipshit. Triple A.

Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Ratebeer 3.07 49th percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +3

A very peculiar nose of green apples and vomit acidity. One can also pick up sweet malts, floral and yeast. This is a very drinkable pint; you can taste a nice bread/malt at the start. Soon after it is balanced with a slight hoppiness and bing cherries.

Aftertaste +1

It quickly fades away with a dry finish; similar to apple cider.

Alcohol 0 5.2%

Value +1

This is nice beer; I pick up a six-pack whenever I see it. I always order a pint if it is on tap.

Ingame Enhancement 0

Thanks to Shifty at the shire for pointing out my enhancement omission on original post. Obviously I spend the night alone in a darkened room without playing L4D this night.

Overall 5/10

This is above average beer, not superb. It has reached cult status in many areas of the world. Check out the company's website. They are doing great things with sustainability and the environment. I prefer their Mothership Belgian Wit.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Red Racer Classic Pale Ale (Central City) and L4D etiquette

Flavius: WOOT, that night of L4D with Nightware and Painkiller was awesome.
Meterman: It was fun but we need a little online etiquette from you?
M: DO NOT burp into the mic, it makes us think a Boomer is around.
M: You also gotta a quit smoking; it is confusing us.
F: HACK, sorry
M: BTW, whenever you die; your whining sounds just like a witch!
F: Maybe I should turn off my mic.
M: Not maybe!

Red Racer Classic Pale Ale (Central City)

Rate Beer 3.17 54 percentile
Beer Advocate B+

As all Vancouver Islanders do; I have a love/hate relationship with Vancouver. I hate the ferries, the traffic, the rude people but I love returning to the Island. I was crossing Robson street (at Davies) when I twisted by ankle and fell like a sack of grain. I'm sure someone stepped over me as I lay sprawled out in the middle of the street. Fearing for my life (did I mention that I hate the drivers), I hobbled to the other side of the street. No one offered to help me and only one person asked if I was OK. This beer was the highlight of my trip.

Taste +3

The nose started off with a nice dose of hops. The taste was as expected from the nose, a nice long pull of hoppy bitterness with tones of grapefruit and light citrus. The hops was about 5/10. This all rested on a good backbone of malt sweetness. Overall a good mouth filling beer.

Aftertaste +1

The very slight hop bitterness finished clean.

Alcohol 0 5%

Well your can't expect too much from a mass produced can.

Value +1

This was very reasonable priced for the flavour; $11 for a 6-pack cans.

Ingame Enhancement -1

I spent the evening in my hotel room; leg elevated with my ankle in a tensor bandage.

overall 4/10

This beer was the helping hand that I never got. I found this to be a very enjoyable and drinkable beer. This will certainly be a regular in my fridge.