Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
I have to admit before sharing this beer (more on this shortly) with Rich, I had two IPAs, neither of which lived up to past expectations. Pliny the Elder and Exponential Hoppiness both went down easy but neither seemed to “pop” my senses like they have in the past. The rest of this week I might have to refrain from IPAs to give my senses time to recoup.
American craft beer number 271 was Framboise de Amorosa by The Lost Abbey. This is where the rest of the story from above continues. I brought out a bottle received in a recent transaction, straight from the cellar, while opening it the cork broke at the top of the bottle. Into the house for a cork screw (yes, luckily this was outside). Finished opening the bottle with the cork screw, at first, slowly pulling out the cork. I heard a bit of carbonation release before I just yanked the rest out.
What a mistake!!! The liquid shot out of the 375ml bottle like it was coming from a cannon. A good three feet tall shot all but about an ounce of the beer from the bottle. Rich and I shared the measly bit but I enjoyed the sour, tart, raspberry flavor. The barrel came through a touch too.
I have another bottle in the basement that I am anxious to try, opening slowly, so that I will have enough to give a fair review on. Enjoy!
Useless Fact: The Chinese invented the speedometer. In 1027, Lu Taolung presented the Emperor Jen Chung with a cart that could measure the distances it spanned by means of a mechanism with eight wheels and two moving arms. One arm struck a drum each time a li (about a third of a mile) was covered. Another rang a bell every 10 li.