I think, therefore I harm
A new micro-brewery beer appeared on the market recently and as I saw it for the first time I knew I had to try it. Let’s say the eloquent name was catchy.
From the back label:
Hop lovers, rejoice! Here is Death Valley, an unfiltered dry-hopped ale with three varieties of hops: Bravo, Saaz and Amarillo. A celebration for your taste buds!
I wasn’t disappointed. Just like the name suggest, the taste is very, very strong. Not for Budweiser (aka horse pee) lovers. Being used to this category of beer, I’d say it might even have been just slightly too strong for my taste.
The name, however, had another unexpected meaning. This beer is 8%, which is labeled appropriately as a strong beer – according to our laws, any beer higher than 5% must be labeled as strong. I am used to strong beer, after all I celebrated the end of the world with a 9% beer. But I must say, the alcohol entered my system quite fast. I am not a big drinker, and I am not very resistant to alcohol, but I am not 17. I used a 250 ml / 1 cup glass, because I wanted to drink slowly, but also because I had nothing else (a combination of having three cats and not washing my dishes right away). Well, when I was done with my first serving and went to the kitchen for my second glass, I realized my physical aptitudes weren’t all there anymore. I almost regretted having decided to drink that in the middle of the week as I went to work the next day with a slight headache.
Death Valley, a strong beer on lee with triple hop. By Montréal based Les Brasseurs RJ, a brewery I knew before but not for this category of beer. Not sure how easily or if you can get them at all outside Québec, but RJ is better known for products such as Belle Gueule, Cheval Blanc, Loch Ness, Titanic and, for the less fortunate, the cheap (as in low price and low taste) Tremblay.