Saturday, August 4, 2018

Beer Friday. Freigeist Berliner Scheisse


Time to do another instalment of Beer Friday as the rides are just not happening. Lots of heavy rain has been the excuse but the main issue is being an old piece of shit with a hip problem. Hardly being able to walk after sitting can really piss someone off who was ready for another set of days off. Yes the rides would have been quite uneventful and boring but still it would have been riding.

With this pain getting worse each day I will most likely have this looked at tomorrow unless I am a complete buffoon and decide to chance it on a bike ride first... You know? To see if spinning cranks helps.

This one hails from Germany. To make things easy (or lazy) I will not try and type names of the origins and just get right to the pour.

We poured this into our long and heavily used Hardcore Bikes beer mug and it gave us a muddy gritty Berliner Scheisse that reminded me of the muddy waters of the North Saskatchewan. It had a smell of sour grapes that were heavy on the malts. I enjoyed holding this one up to the nose and looking down which made me wonder what was sitting in the glass. It was mysterious, like a hidden trail just found in the valley with heavily soddened foliage but you could see clear riding down below.

The first sip was had and the sour hops make their appearance , a light dusting of strawberry and red grape. The taste experience is one of a kind as it first hits the mouth with a sour bit of an off putting slap to the mouth and that is quickly replaced by the light strawberry and red grape just mentioned. After a few sips the sour taste does stick in the mouth.

This beer gets 3 suds out of 5.