Thursday, November 20, 2008
super stinky cheese: a regular guy beer review
So I try out Wolaver's organic brown ale. If I was talking with my buddy Gord, we would agree that Newcastle brown is a favorite. Well, this Wolaver's makes Newcastle brown taste like Budweiser, it is SUPER STRONG. I have recently enjoyed Brooklyn brown and felt it was perfect, and was thinking last Friday as I enjoyed an Ithaca Brown Ale (YES, our town brewery) that it was somewhat stronger and heavier than what I was in the mood for. So, we're thinking about browns a lot lately.
Wolaver's, I am sorry to say, strikes me as one of those fancy and super expensive stinky cheeses that get pricier the stinkier it gets. One of those macho things, the stronger the better might be the thinking. The flavor is like a pumpernickel loaf of bread, except somehow concentrated a hundred fold. And then there is the organic thing. Do I need an organic beer from Vermont when I can get a brown I like better HERE in New York?
So, basically, the regular guy gives this beer a 6 out of ten thumbs up: it is trying too hard.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 5:57 PM