Friday, May 24, 2024

Beer Friday. 88 Brewing, Total Eclipse Black pilsner

 Ugh... this beer will be a sweet relief after a rather lame day all thanks to the annual Doctor's visit. After the Doctors I was on the phone with the government listening to terrible music and then finally speaking to someone with very poor communication skills and getting nowhere. 

Oh no, I am starting to sound like a boomer, let's pump the brakes a little on the complaining. Between the phone call and Doctor visit I was done and the day turned into shit. I even scrapped a bike ride around Wetaskiwin. The good news is my blood tested incredibly well all around which was nice to hear at this age, as from time to time when I look over my shoulder I swear I see a dude in a black cape clasping a scythe lurking way back. I blame bike riding for the good results. 

Hell ya bikes!

88 Brewing from beautiful Calgary here in Alberta brings us this beer brewed after a German Schwarzbier style and a dark Czech lager.  The beer pouring room awaits!

Guys. When we poured this one it got away from the pourer (who was promptly shown shown the exit with his head being the battering ram to the double steel doors.) So a giant full sized hand head stood atop the little beer below. The head was formed quite easy and once it went down it showed lacing along the glass while a still visible head always remained on the outskirts. 

It had a nice brown sugar like smell to it which went well with the brown head. It also had hints of a dried fruit like smell to it as well. This is a delight to bring to the mouth and take a sip. The mouthfeel is quite incredible and I frowned when I remembered I only had one. Well maybe that's a good thing. ha ha. This one reminded me of something you would want on a cold winter day. It does have a roasted dark coffee undertone to it with a ginger and dark fruit taste. The 4.6 alcohol percentage was noticeable and made this one a nice tasty easy drinking dark wonder beer.

This beer gets 4.5 suds out of 5.

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