Tonight I ran some errands. All of them had to do with getting ready for the Beer Meetup this coming Saturday. Picked up some delicious door prizes that I’m sure people will like. Unfortunately the weather looks like a shit-show on Saturday. Seriously, haven’t we had enough of this wintery crap??? I may have to postpone the event two weeks. I’m not pulling the trigger yet though, so the event is officially still on for Saturday.
After running errands we hit up a local Mexican joint for fajitas and booze. I ordered a Dos Equis. The waitress asked which one I wanted (light or dark). WTF do I know? I always ask for a Dos Equis and I always get the same thing…now I have choices? So, I said “Give me the regular one”. And of course I get Dos Equis Lager. Note: When you’re in the mood for a Dos Equis Amber, the lager tastes like ass. OK, that’s an over exaggeration; it wasn’t that bad actually.
Now I’m home and watching the Bruins in an EPIC game against the Dallas Stars. Go Bs!!! While I watch I need a beer. I have some of this Newcastle sitting around which will do just fine.
I know some people who have Newcastle as their go-to beer. I frankly have never been a huge fan of the stuff.
The primary flavor I get is that nutty flavor you get with many browns. It gets some bitterness from (presumably) some roasted malts. It’s not particularly sweet, nor particularly bitter. Medium carbonation. Goes down real quick but doesn’t give up ground in the flavor department.
It gets a rousing “Meh” from me. I’d be curious to hear from someone who really likes the beer…what draws you to the beer? Are you a giant fan of brown ales in general? I have a hunch my “meh” is related to the fact that browns are one of my least favorite styles.