Saturday, April 18, 2009

Great Divide Saint Bridget's Porter

There was this guy I knew through my best friend in high school; it was actually his college roommate. This guy was pretty goofy, to say the least. But one of my favorite stories about him was the time he fell from the third story balcony of his fraternity during a party there. No, the falling part isn't my laugh, but the medical result is pretty amazing. After he got over his concussion, he was perfectly normal (compared only to himself before the fall) with the exception that he could not smell anything anymore.

Today I am trying out my third beer from Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. You may recall how I enjoyed the Yeti Imperial Stout and the Titan IPA, so here I am drinking Saint Bridget's Porter.

Saint Bridget, according to Great Divide (and since beer people exaggerate sometimes, like Cliff (this link is great), I checked a few other places to verify), turned bathwater to beer for a leper colony she worked with. I could've used her at a party I went to last month. Well for being such a well-regarded, selfless and giving person, Great Divide has named this beer after her. Funnily, they also put her silhouette on the bottle label where she is wearing a mini-skirt, striking a pose and trying to get her ass noticed. My kind of Saint--sexy, seductive, and loves beer!

So the reason I told you about "No Smell Anymore Guy" is because after I opened up this beer, I thought maybe I had developed his syndrome. I guess that's going a little too far, but the roasted malt and coffee aroma of this beer is very, very light. Now, the flavors are much more pronounced. You get an instant coffee and chocolate flavor in your mouth, a little spicy but balanced very nicely with those sweeter aspects. There are some dark fruit flavors, maybe prunes or raisins, as well. The beer has a light body and medium carbonation, and an aftertaste that nicely lasts and lasts. While this is not my favorite beer or even my favorite from Great Divide, it is the quality beer that I'd expect from this brewery.

Revelations of St. Bridget on the Life and Passion of Our Lord and the Life of His Blessed Mother

Saint Bridget St. Brigid Cross Sterling Silver Pendant

Little Bunny Follows His Nose (Scented Storybook)

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