Are convertibles really special? Does anyone else think they are totally overrated? Well, for me, I would NEVER pay extra for a convertible. And that is double never while I'm living in this brutally repressive hotness here in Florida. In fact, I don't even understand the moon roof, which I guess you youngsters have started calling a sunroof. The Volkswagen I have right now has a sunroof, but only because the standard model without one didn't exist on the dealer's lot on the day we bought it. And I fought the sales manager to the same price we'd agreed upon for the basic model, with that BS upgrade. In over 3 years, I have opened the sunroof two times. The first was the day I bought it, and the second was on a 55 degree day in January of one year, and even then it sucked because of the wind. So annoying wind, annoying heat, more parts to break and need servicing, messed up hair, and about a dozen other reasons to hate convertibles. Why pay more?
This afternoon I'm drinking Drop Top Amber Ale brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. There is a picture of a dog on the label, and he appears to be hanging out the window of a convertible speeding down the road, ears and tongue flapping in the wind.
There is a lemony and citrus sweetness plus some malty and hoppy notes in the aroma. The flavors start out fairly sweet with some caramel and bread at first. The hops come in to apply some bitterness to your palate after a second. You can't help but notice some metallic flavors along with that recognizable skunky pilsner type flavor, too. A bit watery and bland, with too much carbonation to go with that profile. Dry, acidic finish and aftertaste. I guess you could say that I thought this beer was average at best, and I probably wont indulge again. Now if "Drop Top" turns out to be about some chick taking off her shirt, I might reconsider.
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