#21 KCCO Black Lager
Type: Black Lager
Sticker Price: $8.99/6-pack of bottles
I really enjoy the Chive. My wife and I look at their cat pictures every Saturday morning like it’s our religion. Being such a fan, I had to try the beer they put their name on. While it will get you through Humpday, it isn’t as tasty as some FLBP.
- Rating (5=best): 3
- Nose: Coffee, dark bread, grilled corn.
- Flavor: Surprisingly light. Roasted malt, chocolate, yeasty. Sweet but not too sweet. Nice carbonation.
- Finish: Refreshing for a darker beer but not very complex or long-lasting. Tiny bit of bitterness on the end.
- Notes: Very enjoyable but not much to savor over. Refreshing and drinkable and more interesting than most pale lagers. I wouldn’t pay for it again but if it was at a party I would KCCO!
- Shilpi: “It’s a full-bodied coffee beer. It’s really not my thing.”
p.s. Check out thechive.com if you’re looking to have some fun and unproductive time on the internets.
#20 Asahi Super Dry
Type: Pale Lager
Sticker Price: $7.99/6-pack of bottles
I thought I hated beer until a British friend of mine brought this over to pair with some Thai green curry. The flavors of the Asahi and curry blended together in a way that surprised me. I’ve been drinking beer ever since. Revisiting this brew shows me how naive I was and how much my tastes have changed.
- Rating (5=best): 2
- Nose: Canned vegetables, corn.
- Flavor: Pleasantly dry. Faint barley flavor with mouthwatering bitterness. Pretty boring.
- Finish: Refreshing bitterness. Disappears quickly.
- Notes: Refreshing and great with spicy or char-grilled food (Thai and Indian food especially) but not much on its own.
- Shilpi: “It’s too bitter and flavorless for me.”