It's All About Beer
Ah, beer. Nothing quenches your thirst on a hot day like a nice cold beer. Kicking back and relaxing after a long day of yard work is almost an American tradition.
But beer is more than that. Like wine, beer has many styles and flavors. The process of making beer is nuanced enough that there are distinct styles and flavors everywhere.
My goal in life is to try them all. Is it your goal too?
Miller Coors (Blue Moon Brewing Co.)
Tap: Big Wheaty taste and flavor, one of my favorites. Frequently comes with an orange slice. 9/10
Bottle: Loses a lot from a bottle. Flat and not as big on flavor 6/10
One of my 2 frequent beers, the other being "Shock Top." I prefer Blue Moon on tap to Shock Top on tap, but I find the Shock Top bottle better than the Blue Moon.
Bud Light Platinum
A nice and crisp beer. Almost fruity or sweet ending notes.
My next beer goal is to try Guinness again. I tried it once long ago, and went with the "extra stout" model, before I really knew what that meant. I avoided Guinness ever since. But I feel I have done Guinness an injustice that I want to rectify ASAP.
AB Inbev (Belgium)
Bottle: Almost like a strong beer tea. Very wheaty, herby. To the point that it almost doesn't even taste like beer. Not much of a fan. 3/10
I've mixed with a less flavorful beer to some success, but I wouldn't buy Leffe outright again.
Bottled AND poured into pint glass (as God intended)
Very impressed with this beer. It was described as something you would want after being outside all day, and it is exactly that. Good crisp taste with lemony flavor afterwards. Sort of like a beer spiked with lemonade, which sounds horrible. This Summer Shandy is light and crisp. Would drink again!
Everything you want in a beer, but without outstanding qualities. Quenches your thirst, tastes good, leaving you refreshed.
Tap: Usually comes with an orange slice. Nice wheaty flavor 7/10
Bottle: Flatter than tap, not as much big flavor 6/10
Made with wheat malt, two-row barley, orange, lemon, lime peel, coriander and Cascade and Willamette hops.
One of my 2 frequent beers, the other being "Blue Moon." I prefer Blue Moon on tap to Shock Top on tap, but I find the Shock Top bottle better than the Blue Moon.
Nice and smooth, easy to drink. Not at all watered down/weak. If you are in to low calorie/carbohydrate beers, this is a prime candidate
Had this on draft at Outback Steakhouse. Everything you expect from a lager. Not amazing character, but I feel more sophisticated ordering a Yuengling versus one of the more common domestic beers.
It also holds a special place in my heart as there is a brewery nearby.
Beer should be had from a glass. You lose too much of the aroma drinking from the bottle, and certainly can't get a good look at the coloring or foam.