We had to drink this one on International Gruit Day! That, and the LCBO keeps stocking their beers, so we keep buying them. We’re not 100% sold on them, since they do make some interesting beers, but you never know, there might be a gem in there somewhere.
We had this with dinner on meatball-a-palooza day. When we were discussing what to have for dinner, we knew it could NOT contain any kind of ground beef. So we all opted for Chinese. Oh yeah!
The beer poured out dark brown and a little cloudy. It had a yeasty smell to it at first which gave way to a sweeter smell, like honey. It tasted like a farmhouse or something along those lines. At least it did, until we started eating. For some reason, Guy Ding, Chop Suey, that mysterious red sauce and MSG do not pair well with ancient herb spiced beer. The taste went from mild and yeasty to salty and malty.
Overall, it wasn’t terrible (Smokin Banana Peel, I’m looking at you), but it wasn’t great. I do blame the food for making it worse, but I can’t stay mad at you, Chinese food.