Thursday, November 24, 2011

Not much to report

I know it's been a while since my last posting.  To be honest, I haven't tried many new beers since my last post.  I've mostly been drinking Humulus Ludricous (just finished my last bottle recently), Fort Garry Eisbock, and for the last week working on a case of Sam Adams Octoberfest (I think I found the last case in Maricopa).

As for running, well that's another story.  I've slowly been getting back in the groove.  This vacation to Arizona has also helped a lot.  Having some trails with not-insignificant elevation change is doing wonderful things to my leg muscles.

I'm going to have to hit up a BevMo before I head out and hope I don't go over my baggage weight limit on my way out.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

A Canadian classic! Today's beer is a Quebecois Belgian-style tripel. It comes in a 750mL brown bottle, and has 9% alcohol/vol. Woohoo! Like all Unibroue beers (or at least the ones I've seen), it has a cork instead of a bottle cap.

It took a bit of work, but I eventually got the cork off.  The aroma from the bottle was mostly spicy.  Once poured, the aroma turned more fruity.  There was a medium sized off-white head (about one finger width) which diminished but never fully disappeared.  The beer was yellow in colour (I was expecting something darker).  There was some cloudiness from the yeast.

The first sip surprised me.  I hadn't had a beer like that before.  The spiciness really came through at the start of the sip, but by the end it had changed to a light sweetness.  The beer had a very soft feel in the mouth.  I could definitely see some people liking this beer, but I found the spice to be too distracting.  For such a highly-rated beer, I was fairly disappointed.