Monday, September 28, 2009

The Kidd Lager

I always get a kick out of some of the creative excuses that kids (and adults) use to explain why their homework or project was not completed on time. However, one time back in college, I needed to turn in a rather lengthy homework assignment. It was only three or four problems, but each was a super theoretical analytical chemistry mathematical equation, using practically every Greek letter, covering an entire sheet of paper, and providing an answer that looked much like the question. God how I don't miss those days!

When I went to turn in the assignment, I reached into my backpack only to find that everything inside, including my homework and now my hand, was covered with dog shampoo. I had visited the college veterinarian school earlier that day to pick up some special stuff to try to cure my dog's flaky skin. What a disaster! My homework smelled great, but it was a bunch of smudged letters and numbers and was not really readable. WTF? Instead of giving the excuse of "my dog's shampoo ate my homework," I just turned it in. The teacher was more amused than anything. I offered to copy it over, which likely would have taken a few hours, but he told me not to worry about it. I don't remember a grade but I did decently in the class overall. You guys have anything better for an excuse?

Today I'm drinking The Kidd Lager brewed by Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. The picture on the label I am guessing is Billy The Kidd, but I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first time today). Apparently this is a Schwarzbier, which I'm about 99% sure that I've never typed that word before. And there is a slogan: "Looks Dark, Drinks Blonde" which sounds perfect.

The aroma has lots of malt and a sweet caramel scent to it. The flavors start out with a lot of smokiness, along with other burnt and roasted malts. You will not miss the dark chocolate and coffee flavors, either. I am tasting a little woodiness and even some lightly bitter hops as well in the background. This is not the beer I was expecting when I pulled it out of the fridge, but I don't mean that in a bad way. It's pretty unique and I am enjoying it a lot. Creamy, medium body, medium carbonation, and just a little roasted flavor left in your mouth when it's all gone. Check it out.

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1 comment: said...

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