Sunday, November 07, 2010

Broadening Our Horizons XXIV

Now that a chill is in the air... it's time for a Sammy Adams Winter Lager (rated "B" by the members of Beer Advocate).  Or three.

Which brings new meaning to the term "barley-pop."   From Sammy Adams' web site:
The cinnamon, ginger, and hint of citrus from the orange peel blend with the roasty sweetness of the malts to deliver a warming, spicy flavor.
Purists will blanch.  The spices, however, aren't overpowering and it takes a sophisticated palate to taste them at all.  Still and even, we're halfway through this beer as we type and we LIKE it.  The "warming" description isn't far off the mark and being as how MY palate was destroyed by over 40 years of cigarette smoking, I think this beer is quite pleasing.  Recommended.

The cigar is one of the last of my San Lotano box-pressed maduros, which just might become a regular in the humidor at El Casa Móvil De Pennington.  I really, rilly LIKE this cigar!


  1. The beer is pleasing to the eye, and it sounds good to me. I'd try it.

    Did I read something somewhere about cigar boxes? Huh?

  2. The winter lager looks and sounds like something I would like. The cigar - not so much:)

  3. The beer IS good, Staci! As for cigar boxes... yeah, you ight have read something about that. Somewhere. Thanks for asking. ;-)

  4. Ah, c'mon, Lou! You never know...

  5. I'm not a big Sam Adams fan as I don't like their heavy beers. But this one does sound tempting.

    If I didn't have such bad asthma I think I'd be one of those women who would light up a good see-gar now and then.

    As it is, just the smell of the smoke sets my asthma on edge.

  6. I just said a quiet lil "thank you" to The Diety At Hand, Kris. About the fact I don't have asthma.


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