14 February 2008

Tell me what to drink.........

Limited-time offer................

If you read the draft list at Max's, and you see a beer for which you would like my opinion/tasting notes, comment with a request, and I'll add it to my list and post notes as I go, should it be available. Offer not applicable to Chimay, Duvel, and other "readily available" Belgian beers. (Those of you in places like Florida and Utah may direct their screams and complaints elsewhere.)

In keeping with the spirit of this limited-time offer, I also offer this link which provides an answer to the pressing question: Should I drink beer? (If the animation looks vaguely familiar, it should if you saw/remember the Quizno's Subs commercials with animation based on this strange bit ..... WARNING: Management is not responsible for nightmares, "ear-worms", or other problems caused by viewing the previous link.........)

4 comments:

Michael said...

Alexander,

I'm coming up tomorrow with some friends for Max's. What beers must I try??

DT said...

Alvinne Podge Imperial Stout
De Regenboog Catherine The Great
Fantome Brise Bon Bons
Ommegang Ommegeddon
Rodenbach Grand Cru

Have fun!

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Michael, it depends on your familiarity with Belgians and what you can normally get your hands on/have tried before. For example, in my case, I'm reasonably familiar/comfortable with Rodenbach Grand Cru and Ommegeddon, so those will be way down on my list (not that they're at all bad)...... I may start with the Fantome Chocolat just to keep up the theme, then start shooting off the De Glazens and De Regenboons that I haven't had before.

If you've not had them before, I'd certainly hit the La Chouffe products when they come up in the rotation, especially the Houblon "IPA". If you like sour-as-all-get-out, Cantillon and Oude Beersel are where it's at. I liked Kasteel Rouge last time I had it, but some folks will decry it as too sweet/sappy. The Binks have been fun, but that could be in part for the funky/cute labels.

Come up and talk to me! I won't bite unless you give me reason to.......

Michael said...

Thanks for the advice...fairly familiar with Belgians (I made sure to drink plenty when I was in Belgium this year), but am looking forward to trying your suggestions tomorrow.

I will look to say hi and let you know what I think at Max's. Have fun today.

Mike