Monday, December 16, 2013

12 beers of christmas - days 1 & 2

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Four Corners Celebracion

I always start the 12 Beers of Christmas posts with a Texas beer and Four Corners is right down the road from me so it only made sense to try this one out first.

Celebracion is a Belgian strong ale brewed with traditional winter spices like ginger and a lot of Belgian candi sugar. Overall, I enjoyed sipping on this one but I thought there could have been a little more balance with the spices and the maltiness of the brew. I felt it was a little flat and sweet, but I really enjoyed the ginger in it. Don't take my word, though, their tasting room is open five days a week so get over there and try it out yourself and see if you get into the holiday spirit like I did.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock (no picture, it doesn't deserve one)

Shame on you Santa, shame on you. If I ever see this beer again near my fridge I will booby trap my house so you may never set foot in it again. This was an absolute drain pour and an embarassment to the word bock. It smelled and tasted like Dr. Pepper. And before you say 'But Dr. Pepper is great!' just realize that beer should not taste like flavored sugar water.

Now watch this video, and replace the Hustler magazine with the Cherry Choclolate Bock and you'll see how I felt.

Day 3 can only go up from here.

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