Monday, July 31, 2023

Beer of the Week: Cerveza Caguama

Beer score: 3.9

Company: Cerveceria La Constancia S.A.
ABV: 4.5

When pouring, this El Salvador beer gives off a pale yellow color but has plenty of foamy head. For better or worse, it gives off plenty of corn scent and perhaps a little bread or cereal.

The taste is fairly bland with a touch of corn, cereal, and some slight skunkiness.

This drink isn't awful and is quite reminiscent of Corona, Tequiza, and other Central and South American brews. This one might be a little wetter than the others, though. It comes with a goodly amount of carbonation, but not too much to hurt until you're near the end of the drink.

I found it to go well with beans and peppers.

The bottle has a story on the back that, in short, a "caguama" is a powerful turtle prized by villagers of Central America as a symbol of good luck. There's even a drawing of a turtle on the bottle.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Beer of the Week: Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier

Beer score: 5.9

Company: Ayinger
ABV: 5.5
IBU: 22

Pours a light golden yellow though is a little cloudy in a glass. Smells pretty tame, maybe with hints of corn and fruitiness.

This Bavarian lager has a smooth blond color and smooth, bitter taste with more of that corn and maybe a hint of honey. The bitterness is too strong for me, even reminding me a little of British "bitter" style ales.

Has a very nice, frothy head.

This one would score better, but that bitterness was just too overpowering.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Beer of the Week Blast from the Past: The Three Stooges Beer

Beer score: 3.9

Yes, this cheap lager with a little sweetness and fizz had a picture of More, Larry and Curly on the label. The label on the back of the bottle showed The Three Stooges in the middle of a room while gawking at several tables loaded down with beer bottles.

This one came from the Panther Brewing Co. of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, which no longer exists just like this beer no longer exists.

The funny bottle and the novelty of the drink could have been a hit at parties, but the taste wouldn't have been. Again, not the worst beer ever, but not an overly good one.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

A few words from John Dutton

I don't do quotes posts much nowadays, so why not ...

"Cowards rule the world these days. Coward's rules with coward's customs. To succeed today, all you got to know is how to blame and how to complain. I truly believe it's the survival of the un-fittest these days."

-- John Dutton (Kevin Costner) from the Yellowstone television show

Personally, I think Bob Howard could drink along with this one.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Beer of the Week: K├Ânig Pilsener

Beer score: 4.4

Company: Konig Brauerei
ABV: 4.9
IBU: 32

Comes to us from Germany.

When this one hits a clear glass, it's so light golden it almost looks like water. I didn't find the scent all that strong but not bad, a little bit of hops and maybe some citrus.

In the drinking, I found lots of carbonation here and a wet sweetness. There's a hint of orange and/or lemon, but that was about it. Nothing real special here.

Not an awful beer, but not a great one. There are better pilseners available.

Monday, July 03, 2023

Beer of the Week: Miller Genuine Draft

Beer score: 3.3

Company: Miller
ABV: 4.6
IBU: 12

Pours a light golden yellow color and smells like liquid corn poured from a metal can.

There's a little too much fizz for me here, but it's smooth and goes down fairly easily while giving off the barest hint of sweetness and more of that corniness. Maybe, just maybe, a little caramel in the flavor ... maybe.

Not a great beer. Not an awful beer. About the best I can say about it is that it doesn't offend. Oh, yeah, and it'll get you drunk, if that's your thing. Also, it makes a decent thirst quencher on hot days.