It also sounds delicious, "Festive ale brewed with vanilla beans and spices (coriander, orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon)."
The main challenge with this beverage was the head. I was going to use my shorter jar glass and poured a small amount in slowly, and the head shot up to nearly the top of the glass. And it took a while to dissipate. So I got my taller weizen glass and referred to my "Beer for Dummies" book to see if I should be pouring it differently. Yes I am reading "Beer for Dummies". I never wanted to read a "For Dummies" book as I find their titles inherently insulting. However, I'm actually finding this helpful and surprisingly self-esteem boosting. Lots of people can't tell the difference between lagers and ales! No worries! Let's learn together! Awesome.
Anyways, the book tells me most beers should be poured "aggressively" straight down the middle of the glass. No tilting unless its an American pale lager. No tilting for me!
The majority of it is still head no matter which way I pour. A quick search through Google informs me I'm not alone when it comes to this brew. Phew!
It smells pretty orangey, looks pretty orangey, and tastes pretty orangey. Kind of sweet, kind of spicey, but not really any particular flavor. Besides kinda orange. In other words, it's alright.
I've always enjoyed a beverage or two. But beer is something I have never really understood. Oh, I have drunk it. And I have enjoyed it. But to understand it...that is something else all together. See my "intro" entry from 10/17/08 for details.
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