We just had Easter dinner, so a big ham, mac n cheese, potatoes, the whole nine yards (interesting story about that phrase). We were thinking that a nice dessert beer would be in order. When I went to look in the fridge for candidates, I came across Terrapin Pineapple Express. Ah, yeah. Ham and pineapple go together, let’s do this!
It poured out cloudy pale yellow and smelled like salt. Not pineapple, salt. It didn’t taste like pineapple either, it tasted like salt. To be fair, there were other flavours in there too, like salty spices, salty smoke and salty banana. Mainly salty salt though.
It took us a while to choke this one back…on account of the salt.
[UPDATE] Ahhhh! It all makes sense now! It’s a helles lager! I remember another helles that lied to me too! Is that what helles means in English? Lies?