Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Beers for the Dog/Cat Days
A couple of new beer reviews, tailormade for the sweltering days of this Global Warming Midwestern US Summer:
STELLA ARTOIS (Belgium)
Belgium's best-known lager pours crystal-clear with a minimal head. Very low hoppy presence here, and more on the malty side. Not terrible, just plain and unremarkable. Most any other beer from Belgium (try anything labeled 'Abbey ale') is well-worthy of your attention and money, but this one's just blah.
MODELO ESPECIAL (Mexico)
Another golden lager, this one among Mexico's more prominent brews. Suffice to say, if you like Corona, this one might do it for you, too. Nice and light, Modelo is a superb summer beer, and works really well with a slice (or infusion) of lime. Refreshing and ideal for these dog (or cat?) days.
(beer models: Griffin and Daphne)