Fridays during the summer are funny. I usually don’t work all day and either go our for a beer with a colleague or just go home and have a few there in the sun. This Friday was both. I had lunch and beer at McCabe’s and then went home. That’s where Jackie and I had the two new Shock Tops (Raspberry and Lemon Shandy). When I was ready for another, Mark and Julie showed up to pick up their kids. Now, being the courteous host that I am, I offered them a beer.
That lead to everyone staying for dinner. And what do we eat when we have more than 4 people over? Pizza.
This beer was another of the Total Wine haul. It came in a big bottle, had a cork and cap and looked really fancy, so we wanted to save it as long as we could. Since we are running low on beers from a single brewery, it was time to drink it.
It poured out cloudy amber and it was very heady. It had a very distinct smell that took us a while to pinpoint. It was a rustic kinda musky wheat….Dominius Vobiscum Saison. That’s what it was. We liked that beer, this should be good too by that logic.
Cuvée des Trolls tasted very hoppy and quite bitter with a tartness that lingers for quite a while. It’s not that bad at first, but as it warms up, it takes on a saltiness to it that I did not like. It started to resemble a Gose.
After that, I was grumpy…….
Country of Origin: Belgium
Alcohol Content: 7%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle