Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Greatest Beer Ever

I have tasted many an alcoholic beverage in my lifetime. There are numerous I consider to be excellent beers. Guiness. Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Then I found La Fin Du Monde. Brewed by Unibroue, out of Chambly, Quebec, "The End of the World" is named in honor of the explorers who "discovered" America, which they believed to be the end of the world.

I can go so far as to say that it tastes similar to a Belgian beer. It's color is golden, but not clear, which in my mind reflects its full bodied flavor. I'm not a beer genius, so that's about as best as I can describe it. You'll just have to savor one yourself.

Of course, the greatest beer in the world isn't cheap. I found it at Trader Joe's which has pretty reasonable prices for its superb selection of brews. This beer is sold in 4-packs, to the tune of $8.99 each. With tax that's about $2.50 a beer.

But I rationalize the luxury by the following:
  • A 9% alcohol by volume content means you drink less. 2 Monde's will leave you feeling just right.
  • There were times in my life where I routinely dropped $40 on drinks in one night. $5 in one night makes me feel like I'm saving money.
I do suggest that you pour it in a pint glass. I can't say why, but it just tastes better that way.

Enough of my rambling. At this point you'll just have to treat yourself. I hope we can share a couple in the near future.

One last item - I'd like to hear what everyone else's favorite beer is, and what your opinion of La Fin du Monde is when/if you've tried it.


Marty said...

I'm not much of a drinker anymore, but when I was I tended to enjoy all of them...especially the ones that got me REAL drunk...i.e. ICEHOUSE in a can

Coovo said...

I would say Guiness in any city in America except Dayton. There, you cannot beat the smooth taste of the Beast.


Marty said...

Even though I'm sure the Guinness is really good in Dayton, right??

Coovo said...

I've never had it in Dayton. It's probably awesome. Unless you have just finished a glass of Milwaukee's Best Light.

Roller said...

Marty did you ever partake in 10 cent pitcher night at the Bluebird? Digging through the couch made you feel rich.

Marty said...

yes matt...almost every wednesday...and in typical college student fashion, i barely ever tipped...meaning i would get wasted for something close to $3.50