Beer Review #1

I decided a few weeks ago to try out some new (to me) import beer. I staggered to our local liquor store where I bravely ran the gauntlet of guitar players, door holders, violinists and the standard issue drunks and beggars. Even at this medium sized store there was a wide variety of beer available and I settled on three from Europe.
Edit: I just found out that Démon earned 93 points from some beer tasting group.


First up: the Démon. This is a Vienna brewed in the Czech Republic by Lobkowicz. The hell if I know what a Vienna beer is supposed to be, I learned about it from this webpage with beer reviews. I thought it was kind of like a typical Czech lager. I was more closely reminded of all the Czech beer I drank in 1993 by this beer than Pilsner Urquell, which is a fairly popular Czech beer found in Canada. BTW, Pilsner Urquell doesn’t really remind me of Czech beer although it is still good. Anyways, I thought the Démon was refreshing with a bit of malt taste to it. I really liked this beer and I’ll definitely buy it again.

Next was the Christoffel Robertus. This is also a Vienna which is brewed in Limburg, Netherlands. You can slap me silly but I would never have thought that this beer was of the same type as Démon. But it is. At least, that’s what the ratebeer website says about Christoffel Robertus. I thought this beer was very malty and not refreshing. It was like someone took the heaviness of Guiness and stuffed it with Extra Old Stock. No thanks, but at least it has a cool bottle. Those Dutch are crazy.

Finally I tried the Edelweiss Hefetrüb Weissbier. This beer is a Hefeweizen brewed in Hallein, Austria. I couldn’t actually figure from the German label what the beer name was as opposed to the town or brewery where it was made. Again, I relied on the ratebeer page on Edelweiss. This was a pretty good Hefeweizen. It was immeasurably better than many of the domestic brewed “hefeweizens” which in fact don’t taste like hefeweizen at all. I would buy it again, but only after trying some other Hefeweizens.

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