Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Premium Lager - Pump House (Canada - New Brunswick - Moncton)

Premium Lager - Pump House (Canada - New Brunswick - Moncton) 5.0%

A russet gold colour in a glass. This premium lager is pleasantly nutty with hints of roast. The aroma is slightly floral and barely appley, with faint wooden tones and hops. Very drinkable yet with an interesting makeup. Certainly worthy of the appellation premium.

The newfangled case design is very refrigerator friendly but there's something vaguely vampiric about the label design, spooky building in the background, Gothic lettering... Am I the only one seeing this?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bard's Gold - Bard's Beer Co (USA - New York - Utica)

Bard's Gold - Bard's Beer Co (USA - New York - Utica) 4.6%

An off putting yeasty and sort of medicinal aroma with tones of stinky cheese. Fortunately it is tastier than that. Though the taste is metallic and herbal. Yeasty too but the head and look of the beer are like any other. A coppery-gold colour in a glass.

The bottlecap has a cool graphic and each has a discussion provoking question underneath (mine read: " Which is more dangerous to own: nuclear fuel rods or a trampoline?") which all goes along with the cheery slogan, " Discuss it over a Bard's".

Not my favourite beer to drink by a long shot but definitely better than the other gluten free beer I have tried and I'm sure there are many people suffering from Celiac's disease who are grateful for this option.