Friday, January 2, 2009

Ringing in the New Year: Lindeman's Framboise Lambic



Ring-a-ding-ding! For New Years we got 10 inches of snow & my girl got to leave work 4 hours early due to the weather. We got to cuddle and ring in the New Year with treats, movies, Lego Bat Man, and Lindeman's Framboise Lambic to drink.

I had this before, served with slivers of dark chocolate and raspberries in the bottom of the glass. Oooh! But I was not that fancy. Did you know that fruits and vegetables used to be added to beers back in the day before hops became common? And did you know that "framboise" means "raspberry?" That's all you need to know. This beverage looks like raspberry juice, even with the occassional seed. It has a purple-ish head and lots of lacing, smells and tastes strongly of raspberries. It gets very sweet after a while but has a tart aftertaste. It's easy to drink; I offered it to my gf who does not care for alcoholic beverages, and she gamely tried a sip but it was not her "cup of soda." It does taste more like soda or champagne than a beer.

A-

Lego Batman, however, is everyone's cup of soda. It's so fun and addictive, especially for 2 players. I've had the music in my head non-stop. After you go through an episode as Batman and Robin, you get to go back and play it as the villains. Sweet!
The game gets an A

Overall, good stuff for New Years. Happy 2009!!!

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