So you all probably know that the Phillies won the National League Pennant last night. Now we just need to see who they are going to beat in the World Series, which for this team is a mere formality. Personally, I don't give a rat's ass who they play, although I hate the Yankees much more than the Angels.
Also, if the Yankees win the ALCS, it looks like the Phillies will pick up some new fans. I saw this bumper sticker on the way to lunch yesterday. "I root for two teams... The Boston Red Sox and whoever beats the Yankees!"
One other quick observation: C.C. Sabathia is a fat fucker, and hardly looks like an elite athlete. But I guess it doesn't matter when you throw 95 mph with such ease for as long as necessary, amazing. But I'd love to see the Phillies push tubby around, return him to a similar performance as he had a few years back in the post-season, and shut up his fan club and all the people saying how awesome he is. Overrated!
Today I am celebrating the Phils World Series Championship (yes, early, duh, is there any doubt?) with Abita Abbey Ale brewed by Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, Louisiana. This is another brewery that supports the monks and in this case they give St. Joseph's Abbey a quarter for each bottle sold. This is a dubbel which is "bottle aged to rapturous perfection". I damn well hope so since the Phils can only win the World Series once a year!
The aroma is pretty nice with lots of pears and bananas with some cloves and caramel, too. The flavors start out sweet; actually they middle and end pretty sweet, too. You will taste lots of fruits up front starting with bananas and pears and maybe a little apple as well. Some bready and spicy flavors follow that up. Yes we're still sweet. Creamy and carbonated feeling in the mouth, maybe a bit overdone carbonation-wise. By the end of big 22, and with a little warming, the 8% alcohol comes out of hiding. You finish with a boozy aftertaste accompanied by a strange fruitiness, like super-ripe bananas. In general the flavors were good, but they could have complemented one another a little better. Up to you!
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