Does anyone not know that I love the Phillies? World Champs in 2008 and runners-up last year and World Champs again in 2010! Spring training is coming soon and I can't wait! I saw this picture posted recently--how super awesome is that! Anyway, does anyone want to join a low-pressure, trash-talking, limited-time-commitment Fantasy Baseball League with me this year?
Tonight I'm giving Latin lessons. Lectio Divina. Divine Reading. OK, you pass! Let's drink! Seriously though, that is the name of my beer brewed by Saint Somewhere Brewing Company in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The label on wine-sized bottle has a butterfly angel flying amongst some flowers. On the back is some gold writing and explaining "in the spirit of abbey ales of Belgium". Despite this being a Florida beer, I have never had a beer from this brewery. I've heard lots of good things, but this place is mainly undiscovered in my opinion.
There was a huge-ass cork pop. Hold my breath, 2, 3, 4... No overflow. Whew! 2009 on the top and underside of the cork. Big fruity pear aroma, nice. Wow, what terrific fruit flavors. Pear, peach, mango, apple, figs (like Fig Newtons). There is also a big yeast component to the texture and flavors here. The beer starts out on the sweet side, but there are tangy and sour elements in there too. Did I mention yeast and earthy? Oh, and the medium to upper-level carbonation is a very large part of the experience, providing a creamy texture. The 8% alcohol has a job in this guy too: fruit enhancer. This beer is really starting to grow on me. Great drinkability, smooth, refreshing, light and not overly complex, flavorful. Get it and drink it! And that yeasty stuff from the bottom of the bottle, absolutely deliciously fruitilicious!
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