When last we left you in A DIY Beer Dinner – Part I, Josh was telling an elaborate and completely BS story about the creation of Anderson Valley Blood Orange Goze and we were enjoying ourselves thoroughly after the first three amazing pairings. The kitchen was smelling amazing as Thanh and John were pulling the savory fourth course out of the oven. While we continued to swear and tell inappropriate stories, it was time for:
“I mean, I’m a grown man, and I still cry at the end of Toy Story 3, no matter how many times I’ve seen it. And it ended just right. Why would they make a fourth? I don’t know if I can emotionally make it through that.”
“The way they print the letter ‘D’ totally looks like a vagina. And then they printed it on pink paper. Come on.”
“He didn’t want that sippy cup, he wanted the other sippy cup that was downstairs in the kitchen, in dishwater… I”m like dude, drink your water. Go to sleep. We are not having a power struggle.”
This was my second review in one evening and I was a tad underwhelmed. I had sampled WR’s Black Radish recently and LOVED it. It was so unexpected and subtle for a dark brew, which frankly, usually scare me. If I had to blindly guess, I would have pegged myself for a Gold girl any day. Seems more my style. On with the review: This lager in no way warrants any particular criticism. It’s a solid brew. Molasses and malt rule the palate and the nose-there may have been a bit of dark honey there too. I think I was just looking for a little more. I don’t really have a ton to say about the character. It was pretty standard-not too hoppy. Not too yeasty. Not too malty. It was nice but nothing was jumping out at me. Would I drink it again? Absolutely. I might not go out of my way, but it was definitely pleasant. I guess I could chalk this up to the fact that fall is here and I’m a sucker for seasonal anything. I’m willing to bet that if I had sampled this earlier in the summer by the grill with some burgers and picnic fixins that it would have been right-on.
Weeping Radish is brewed in Jarvisburg, NC. You’ve probably seen the place if you ever vacation in the Outer Banks. I have, and the next time I make it down that way, I’m going to make a point to stop in and say hi. The folks there were more than kind in providing a few samples of their wares for ‘Chicks Love Beer’ review. They are a small farm brewery and they are making some solid brews. Some I’ve loved, and some I’ve liked-all of them worth a taste.
Corolla Gold was poured from a 22oz bottle and has 5% alcohol. Not sure of the price point on this one either…