Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lemony

I was reading an article about sponsored blogging. Here I am, just hoping for free beer and the like, and people are getting cash and trips to Hawaii. I need to set my sights higher.

Last night, I ran 3.5 miles. I listened to a little bit of the Runner's Round Table podcast during the run. All in all, an uneventful run, but they can't all be exciting.

I tried something a bit different for today's Alky Tuesday entry..

I give you..



This is Saranac's Summer Brew. The beer is a lighter beer, with a light yellow color. The description of it is "a refreshing blend of lemonade and lager".

With a description like that, I figured, I'll give it a shot. Plus some guy at the grocery store was talking about it. Not that I should take beer thoughts from a random stranger.

Yeah, well, it's lemony. Damn lemony. Sweet lemony. Sweet, too. But 'sweet' not as in "Oh, an extra day off? Sweet!". No, sweet as in sugary sweet.

Truthfully, after the first couple of tastes, all you get is a sweet taste.

This may be a good beer for a non beer drinker. Once mini-Raul arrives, I've saved a bottle of this for Mrs. Raul. She'll be a good litmus test for this hypothesis.

It's an interesting taste, but not really to my tastes. It really doesn't taste much like beer at all.

I see it's in their 12 pack sampler.. That would be the way I'd recommend it. A 6 pack was an awful lot.


That's all.. looks to be a nice day today, so if I can find some food for my wife, and she's agreeable, I might try to go to a ballgame tonight..

Keep on rockin', everyone!

9 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

... I've saved a bottle of this for Mrs. Raul. She'll be a good litmus test for this hypothesis. ...

If we can't use our wives as control groups for our Beer Experiments, I ask you, WHAT GOOD ARE THEY?1!?!1

Kidding.

Teh 'Bride would never drink THAT beer. She don't cotton to p*ss-colored beer.

Personally, I like light-colored lagers, and I don't mind a hint of lime or lemon in them in the summer.

But this sounds like what, when I was in the UK in 1990, they called a "Beer Shandy" - a mixture of beer and citrus juice.

Bleh.

That's a Crime Against Beermanity.

Denise said...

Good job on the run! We had a sampler pack of those beers but I don't remember which ones I tried.

MCM Mama said...

Too bad on the Saranac. I enjoy most of their beers. In fact, one of my cats was named Saranac Black and Tan (the other is Pete's Wicked Kitty). I'll have to get my dad to try it as he's a fan of lighter summer beers.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

oooh! I wanna win a trip for blogging too :)

X-Country2 said...

You're such a thoughtful husband. :o) Good luck to your wife for the home stretch, and hopefully you make it to that ball game.

Shannon said...

"This may be a good beer for a non beer drinker."

Sold! My new favorite drink, Vodka & Red Bull!

D10 said...

I need to have some free stuff sent my way too. I don't know how some bloggers get so lucky!

joyRuN said...

Sounds like my kind of sissy beer ;)

Lacey Nicole said...

i should try this!!! you did a GREAT job reviewing it-- this cracked me up:
"Yeah, well, it's lemony. Damn lemony. Sweet lemony. Sweet, too. But 'sweet' not as in "Oh, an extra day off? Sweet!". No, sweet as in sugary sweet. "

hehehe.. and I'M not a beer drinker, and i loooooove sweet things. it would be interesting to try this with elliot who DOES like beer, but also has the biggest sweet tooth of anyone i know. thanks for the review!

where do you go shopping for your beer? you have had a lot of things on here i've never seen before! would Saranac's be easy to find? i'll google :)