Monday, August 10, 2009

Great White Beer

My seven year old came back from Pennsylvania this afternoon with his grandmother, where he'd spent the past two weeks with my parents and some other family. My wife and I spoke with him almost every night, but usually his answers were one word long, and the details of his vacation sparse at best. But in the car on the way home, I got a play-by-play of every second of time in the plane and car, about every drop of rain, and about every mountain (considering we have none except overpasses), about his cousin, about every license plate he'd seen, and lots of other interesting things. Most of the conversation, however, was directed toward his little brother and not me. I guess three year olds just listen better?

One thing I neglected to mention about my airport run is that there is a different Total Wine one block out of the way in Fort Lauderdale. And since my mother had not yet called that they landed, I took a ten minute opportunity to check it out. And I was pleasantly surprised to find 5 beers there that were not in the Pembroke Pines TW as of just a few days ago. Some were supposed to be there, but this place delivered. I guess it's not really fair to compare the two since I didn't really check out a full inventory and knew exactly what I was looking for, but who cares? I am not always fair. Plus Big Daddy TW gets paid no matter what.

So I'm looking at a beer bottle label with a shark on it holding a big mug of beer and a surfboard. Realistic! That beer, just opened, is Great White Beer brewed by Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe in Eureka, California. Here we go!

Decent citrus and fruity aroma. Flavors start out pretty sweet and tangy, then some spiciness and citrus jump in, mainly coriander mixed with some orange and lemon peel. There is a slightly hoppy background as the beer progresses, but it never loses that sweet zing. Medium carbonation, light-medium body, refreshing. The finish is drier, yet as I said already, sweet never dies and still lingers in the aftertaste. That orangy zing, I can't tell whether I like it or not, so I guess both. It's a little odd. Anyway, this beer was OK.

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Anonymous said...

the beer is more than ok

Beer Drinker Rob said...

glad you like it. i drank it a few years ago, but i'm not sold.