Beer Review: Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout

Beer: Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout
Brewer:  Guinness & Co.
Source:  Draught
Rating: *** (7.3 of 10)
Comments: This commemorative beer is available for a limited time.  Basically it is a carbonated version of the stout that made Dublin famous.  The pint I was served was rich & dark, but surprisingly not much head (the bartender poured it quickly too, although I don’t know if that matters for this version).  The beer has a peaty aroma and the same Guinness flavor but much fresher and lighter.  This is a tasty alternative to Guinness Stout that people who don’t like the original because it’s too “heavy” may like better.  I’d try it again, but I’m still smitten with good old fashioned Guinness.

Beer Review: Lindemans Framboise

Beer: Framboise
Brewer: Brouwerij Lindemans
Source:  750 ml bottle
Rating: *** (7.9 of 10)
Comments: When one reviews beers one is supposed to rate according to type, but this was my first lambic and it caught me completely off guard.  It looks like a raspberry fizz soda, smells like a raspberry fizz soda, and tastes like a raspberry fizz soda.  I checked the label to make sure that it was actually an alcoholic beverage.  Mind you, lest you think it be a fruity beverage like a hard lemonade or something of that sort, let me tell you that this is a really tasty and well-crafted raspberry fizz soda.  It goes especially well with chocolate.  So indulgent!