On Friday night I started the night with a bottle of Sapporo I had purchased at Sprouts. I think what I learned from this was that I do not like lagers. At least not at this point. It's just plain malty/grainy tasting, meh. Also, very little head, especially out of the bottle.
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager | 5.20% ABV
Year-round. Serving types had: can (76), bottle (38), nitro-can (1), cask (1).
Next I headed out to The Fox and Hound again for a beer and some pool with a few friends. I ordered a beer they had listed as Paulaner Seasonal since I had so enjoyed that Paulaner Hefe-Weizen last weekend. It wasn't quite as tasty to me, but it was definitely different and still pretty good. Unfortunately, I can't figure out which Paulaner beer it was.
Some Miller promotional people were handing out little sample cups of Miller 64. Ugh. Even a 2 oz. cup of it was brutal. It turns out that this is Miller's 64 calorie answer to Michelob Ultra's 96 calories light beer, which previously held the record of lowest calorie domestic piece of shit beer. I'll brake this down for anyone who might care about this sort of contest: Since, taste-wise, they are both swill, that factor pretty much evens out. However, while Michelob has 4.2% ABV, Miller 64 is only 2.8%. This actually evens out to exactly the same amount of alcohol per calorie, so the only difference between these two beers is that with Miller 64, you can/have to drink more servings.
Moving along, I wound up at a house party of a bunch of college students and recent graduates, so of course all that was there was the usual supply of domestic lite lager crap. I had some Coors Light, which now tastes abysmal to me of course. Same story with Keystone lite. Had some Bud lite lime, which at least tastes like fruit loops and piss rather than just piss.
I went to hang out with a few friends and have a few beers Saturday night. I stopped at a beer store to pick up a couple fun, new beers.
The first beer I drank was Aventinus' Original Wheat-Doppelbock. I didn't have any pint glasses at my disposal here, so I worked with what was available.
Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style | ABV
Weizenbock | 8.20% ABV
Year-round. Serving types had: bottle (1214), on-tap (78).
This beer was pretty good and very drinkable. I could clearly taste the clove and banana the back of the bottle mentions, but the chocolate and vanilla pretty much eluded me. Oh well, everyone had a good time passing this around and trying a sip. I don't know why they all insist on sticking to their Bud Lite.
Next up was Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel.
Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen | 5.00% ABV
Year-round. Serving types had: bottle (496), on-tap (45).
Not bad, I think it actually kind of tasted like a muted version of the Aventinus.
I honestly don't remember too well what it tasted like. What I mainly remember is that it wasn't terribly spectacular or interesting tasting.