Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I THINK THIS MIGHT BE THE WORST BEER I'VE HAD ALL YEAR
....and believe it or not, it's not that pizza beer or the chili beer or the beer for dogs. It's from Belgium, and it's called KAPITTEL BLONDE. It is made by a brouwerij called VAN EECKE - as in "eecke!". (Sorry, that's a joke my 90-something grandma would've made). What made it so bad, you ask? Well, let's start with the taste - usually a good place to start when reviewing beer. Boozy, astringent - trying WAY too hard to be flavorful, and just totally off. Not skunked/spoiled off - just awful-tasting. Like cough medicine. Like liquid glass mixed with funky, leftover yeast strains. Like a brouwerij going for the gusto, finishing up with a totally gross beer, and then trying to cover it up by dumping more "stuff" in the mix. Beautiful pour - a golden, light, lazy, hazy orange - but we all know that only gets ya so far. Horrible beer! Worst of 2009! 1.5/10.
Posted by Jay H. at 6:59 PM