Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic, but I didn't feel this one warranted even walking through the house to get the nice camera.
|bottle o' awful|
So, knowing I needed to get this bottle out of the fridge and also needed to test the bottle re-sealer without wasting good beer, I cracked this one. I had purchased two of these bottles back when we did the taste test. One for the group to try and one for me thinking it would at least be palatable. I've been avoiding it like the plague ever since. So, today I thought that maybe it couldn't have been as bad as I remembered it nigh a year ago. Surely there isn't a beer that just can't be drank.
Well, the first hit on the tongue reminded me that there exists such a brew. It pours a chilled urine color with a flat head. The aroma is not bad, but is like the sirens' song. You'll regret believing your nose on this one. You have to work to get the carbonation to show up.
I am a fan of sours. I admit, saisons are not my favorite, but I drink some pretty serious sour beers and this being a sour saison isn't what turns my stomach. It's just bad. This was a very unanimous decision among a group of 7 guys, most of which drink serious beers and love their sours. I don't think I could get a decision that unanimous on anything else.
So, the remaining glass was poured out to my dead homies and now I'm going to test the re-sealer on the new opener by shaking the bottle a little and seeing what it can handle. I'm going to enjoy this beer one way or another. More on the re-sealer to come...