Originally Posted by carnevoodoo
Drink the wet hop soon. I am sure that will not hold up well.
You could keep that samichlaus until the end of time.
I am planning on drinking the Wet Hop while watching football on Saturday.
The Gueuze, Budweiser and Kristallweizen are already gone
The Budweiser was surprisingly decent, a nice initial sweetness followed by a mellow bitterness that was quite pleasant. I couldn't quite identify it as Cascade, but it certainly did have American character. One of the best BMCs I have had, and middle-of-the road overall. I would buy it again if I need a cheap session beer for some occasion where I don't want to "waste" my homebrew or more expensive craft beer.
The other two were pretty much as one would expect, although I was a little disappointed in the Gueuze - the sourness was a bit too harsh, masking the other complex flavors that were hiding in the background just dying to come out, but never got a chance. A brief initial hit of sweetness followed by amorphous fruitiness (maybe strawberry?) is all too soon followed up by an immense sourness. The aftertaste lingers a bit like an acidic white whine. That one I will probably not buy again (at least not at $7.50 a bottle), preferring La Folie among the very few sour beers I have tried thus far.
The Kristallweizen was nice. I am not a huge fan of German wheat beers, but I have only ever had Hefeweizens. I figured the Kristall would be much more subdued in flavor and aroma, but that didn't seem to be the case. Banana overwhelmed flavor and aroma, with hints of clove-like spicyness.
Overall, an interesting, enjoyable drinking evening, and I am looking forward to Saturday to try some more.