Wednesday, May 8, 2013

La Barbarie gave Barbie a big belly.

Starting with the one directly in front of me and going counterclockwise, the IPA, the stout café eqitable, scotch ale, smoked rye pale ale, another of the same ipa, extra stock cream ale, rousse legere, sangri-biere.

La Barbarie had a beer for every mood.

IPA: Good. Not too bitter, medium hops intensity, a nice light IPA. Not an-i-would-seek-this-beer-out beer. I'll bet the German language has a word for that.

Rousse: Smelled like a brown ale, and I tasted cafe hints. Not thick but not light; it still has some weight to it.

Extra stock cream ale: smooth, with a powerful taste of malts that doesn't overtake the cream taste....was my partners description. Mine: smooth... Like taking a lick of campari (bitter) and filling your mouth with marshmallow fluff.

Stout: Smells like an espresso, tastes like a 1.5 part black coffee 2.5 part cream stout. Super light carbonation.

Smoked Rye: First reaction: this tastes like cow manure. Second reaction: yup. Third reaction: smoked vache manure. Wow. It even smelled just like it. The after taste kind of made up for that with a nice smokey, salty feel, but...if you're, into pie and le beouf, please, try this.

Scotch Ale: a vanilla hint without the overpowering scotch taste of something like an innis and gunn. No chance this is 8.5%...mmm. And smooth too. Very low carbonation. Recommended for a strong beer fan.

Sangri-biere: whatever is in this, I want it all the time when patio season hits. Light citrus, orange scented because of the orange on top, barely any carbonation but enough to feel like a beer and not a wine. Delicious. 9% of goodness.

Loved the last two, and not even because they were the last two ;)

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