Craig and Kailyn came over one Friday and they brought some Swiss Chalet. Craig also stopped by the LCBO to try to find some beer I hadn’t had before. He pulled out of the bag Trafalgar Irish Ale and this one. He got a little excited when I told him that he found one. Simple minds…
I poured them out into two steins, since they are that odd 650 size; too big for a regular glass, not big enough to share. You should have seen Craig’s eyes when I sat it down in front of him. It’s almost like he’d never seen a mug so big before. Admittedly, he’s relatively new to craft beer and their not-341ml bottles, so maybe it was a “I have to drink this much?” face. Who knows.
It was light amber and smelled a little hoppy and a little boozy. At first, it didn’t taste like anything other than beer. After a little warming, it started to take on some rye flavours and some more heaviness. The booze started to kick in at that point too.
In the end, it became dry and boozy. Maybe rotisserie chicken and spicy chalet sauce are not the best things to be paired with a rye bock. It was a good introduction to rye based beers for Craig though.
Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 6.3%
Vessel: Stein by way of bottle