Sunday, April 12, 2009

A gloomy beer for a gloomy day

It was a very gloomy day so it seemed appropriate to drink a gloomy sounding beer... Demolition from Goose Island. Its classified as a Belgium strong pale ale. It's a beer my wife brought back for me while on a business trip to Chicago. The brewed on date stamped on the back of the bottle was 06/22/2005 with an indication that the flavours would continue to evolve over five years. It was a pretty hazy orange colour with very little head. It was a little sweet and if there had been any hop bite to it originally, its disappeared over the past (almost) 4 years. The 8% ABV was barely noticeable. It was not bad, but nothing spectacular either. As it turned out, the stormy sky cleared up and a few more Independence beers were enjoyed in the sunshine on the back patio.

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