Gluek’s beer flavored water

Really, I don’t want to be too mean because every brewmaster probably has their baby, and I’m sure this beer is someone’s… but I think they need to spend a little more time figuring out how to make this a ‘real beer’ – not beer-flavored water.

I’m giving it 2 stars because it’s not as bad as the cheap beers – but what else is there? I caught a faint whiff of honey, but otherwise it just tasted like a beer trying to move out of cheap status.

Could be worse.

I gave it a 3 based on the 5.8% and the 9 dollars plus tax I paid for the 24 of ’em.  I took them to a party with a few other guys and we drank them all, they get better with the quantity you drink.  It is a fine beer to get drunk off of while fishing, playing poker, or Guitar Hero.  I would buy it again for the quantity, not quality.

Paid $9.14 plus tax at Sid’s in Bloomington.

Gross.

From first sight, I knew it would not be love. Beers in a can always disappoint, no matter how many times I try to turn them into shining knights of armor. They taste of cold metal, give me a slow-dripping buzz, and then leave me the next morning with a headache and low self-esteem. This one was even more deceiving…”Just gimme a chance, baby,” it whispered, hot and seductive in my ear. “I’m honey-coated. You like honey, don’t you, baby…”

Never again, Gluek. I’m over you. This was one one-night-stand I won’t want to remember on those long lonely sober nights.

Not bad, but not good either

I will admit I have a fairly unsophisticated beer palette–which might be the reason why I enjoyed this beer. Because of the rich color, I was expecting a more powerful flavor. Maybe it was the honey, but it tasted much lighter than it appeared. However, this beer didn’t have anything special to offer, that is anything a miller lite or any standard light beer can’t provide so I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

Cheap Beer

A two star beer for me is something I would drink socially but never buy myself. My initial reaction, after I had taken my first taste out of the can, was that this beer is a two.  But after pouring it in a glass, drinking a little more, and perhaps thinking a little too much about it I decided that the taste, low cost, and the Ram on the Can bump this beer up to a three.

That said with 23 cans of this stuff left, a new beer to drink next week, and plenty of home brew in the cellar I need to invite some friends over this weekend!

I’m not in love…

…with this beer. Surely Dan Gladden can’t be wrong, can he? This beer pours into the glass as a dark amber color with a nice, off-white two-finger head that quickly disappears. It sure looks pretty. Caramel malts are in the aroma, however slight. Not much else there other than some other sweetness in the aroma. So far so good… it’s a bock, after all, right? The taste is sweet… a little caramel comes through, but not really much more aside from the alcohol bite. There’s not much body, either.

I imagine that I would have liked this when I was younger, back in the day when our local watering hole featured “Schmidt Dark” and when Michelob Amber Bock actually seemed interesting to me. It’s a clean beer, just not for me.

but doesn’t hang up the phone

My dad was a camp director. Every summer until I was 17, my family would pack up and move to the shores of beautiful Lake Mudhen near Siren, WI. (Are you paying attention, KM?)

Sometime around 1980, we got a brand new dining hall/bathroom facility and with it, a new septic tank. Previously, too many flushes in the old bathrooms and/or our neighbor draining his sewage into/under camp property would prove to be too much for the old septic tank and it would occasionally overflow. I can still remember raw sewage trickling down the hill. My dad dubbed it the Little Yellow River, a nod to the Yellow River, where we sometimes took the campers canoeing.

the perfect morning beer

This morning I found myself doing something out of the ordinary because of a WordPress technical limitation. The week 2 beer page will only show up if there is a post associated with it. So what’s a not-too-techy guy like me going to do? Certainly not hack the code in WordPress, but rather hack the code to my morning routine by adding a line that says “if it’s Monday morning, insert Gluek Honey Bock into mouth and write a review.” Continue reading the perfect morning beer