Friday, November 04, 2005

Ghost of a Good Thing

Today's beer is the one I had a wee bit too much of last night. I love my Ad Club cronies, and it's always a little too good of a time. Ad peeps can drink. I feel as though I have to represent too. I would be a terrible super hero. Free beer is my downfall, and everyone knows it. At least I know enough to anticipate the hangover, and actually planned to be out of the office.

Pale Ale is an american pale ale, brewed by the Boulevard Brewing Company. I love most of their beers, with their seasonal Irish Ale being my top choice. The options last night were Pale Ale, Unfiltered Wheat, and Natty Light. Truly. People were drinking Natty Light as if it's an ironic thing to do. Blech. Just say no.

One reviewer on
BeerAdvocate had this to say:
Appearance: Deep golden color; White-ish head dissipated quicker than I'd like (perhaps the glass had soap residue it).
Smell: Fruity, hoppy aroma.
Taste: Voila! A great mixture of several malts, with a bread-y character, and a hop dryness that lingered nicely.
Mouthfeel: Maybe a bit thin, but as this is 'just' a pale ale, I'm not going to be too critical of the weight in the mouth.
Drinkability: High. This is a great example of a midwest pale ale with a wonderful complexity, yet light enough to keep puttin' 'em back. I wish Boulevard beers were available in Chicago, but every time I've tried them on past trips or at beer fests, they have been consistenly good beers and I feel priviledged to sample them every chance I get. Nothing too esoteric, just very well-made beers. The pale ale is certainly a good example of this.

I can heartily back-up the fact that this beer has a high drinkability rating. I always drink more than I should. So instead of hording it all for myself, I share it with you all. Please save me from myself.