The last Italian Canada Day beer, and the last one directly imported from Italy by my brother. mmm, contraband beer.
This time around, I could actually see the beer inside the bottle, and I could see that there was some sediment. So I opened it and took a sniff…smells like an IPA, very hoppy. Then I poured out about half into my glass, gave it a swirl and poured the rest out. What happened next sucked. All that came out of the bottle at that point was head. White, frothy head. And when it was in the glass, it pissed off the beer that was in there and it started to get all heady too. Needless to say, I lost quite a bit of it to the sink.
Once it settled down, I was able to take a sip. Let’s just say the label should be green, because that first sip tasted like pickles. If I had any in the fridge I would have tested that theory, but damn. I don’t want pickled beer! I immediately texted my brother to inform him that I hate him, then he told me that he enjoyed it..in Italy…eating chips. Meanwhile I’m in Canada…not enjoying it…eating pizza. Go figure!
The glass was really cloudy and full or weird sediment about 7/8 of the way down, then it was a clear beer colour. I pretty much had to look away when I drank it. But, it did get better as it warmed up. Either that or my taste buds just gave up and accepted it.
Last of Italian day. Very heady, foamed all over the place. First taste was that of pickles. Very strange sediment in the glass. Not bad after a while…