Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Pint Night 11/15/06 Guinness Draught

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Adored since 1959, it’s the powerful surge and settle that gives GUINNESS® Draught beer its uniqueness. Lovingly poured around the world, GUINNESS® Draught is one of best-selling imported beers in the USA.
A unique mix of nitrogen and carbon dioxide helps create GUINNESS® Draught’s liquid swirl that tumbles, surges and gradually separates into a black body and smooth creamy head.
The rise and fall of our bubbles has perplexed PhD physicists. But all you need to focus on is the taste. With an initial malt and caramel flavour, GUINNESS® Draught finishes with a dry roasted bitterness. Enjoy.

Six Degrees of Preparation

GUINNESS® Draught is best served at 6°C (that’s 42.8°F), with the legendary two-part pour. First, tilt the glass to 45 degrees and carefully pour until three quarters full. Then place the glass on the bar counter and leave to settle. Once the surge has settled, fill the glass to the brim. It takes about 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint. But don’t fret. It’s worth the wait.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Pint Night 11/08/06 Spaten Optimator

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Spaten Optimator
The classic German dark beer, bottom fermented 'Doppel Bock'.

Flavor profile: Full bodied with a deep dark color and rich roasted malt flavor.
Original gravity: 18, 2 %
Alcohol content: 7,2 %

Available as 12 oz. 12-pack, 12 oz. 6-pack, 16.9 oz. single bottle and 30 liter keg.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pint Night 11/01/06 Trois Pistoles

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La Trois Pistoles

Since 1997
Type Strong Dark Ale, refemented in the bottle
Alcohol 9 % alc./vol.
Color Dusky black
Taste Wild fruit with an aftertaste of port
Aroma Ripe fruit and chocolate
Shelf Life 8 years or more
Serving Suggestions Pasta, game and wild fowl, desserts

Trois Pistoles was launched in June of 1997. It contains 9% alcohol and is brewed with roasted malt. Its rich, smooth texture, and the presence of yeast used for in-bottle refermentation give it a very distinctive flavour.
This dark beer and has an aroma of ripe fruit and a pleasant aftertaste that lingers like old port wine.
Trois Pistoles can be enjoyed before a meal or after, and is excellent with pasta as well as game meat and wild fowl.
It also enhances the flavour of desserts like chocolate mousse and fruit salad, and can even replace coffee as an after dinner drink