Menu description: Cool & crisp, tangy malts, bread notes.
Tasting notes: Very pale with a distinctive scent. This has a sweet taste. There’s gotta be some kind of fruit or honey in here. It’s interesting, not like much else I’ve had before. Definitely different from the pilsners I’m used to.
Menu description: Germany’s number one selling premier pilsner. Grassy notes, grainy pine malts, crisp.
Tasting notes: This has a nice sweet malt aroma. It’s slightly sweet, but predominantly tastes of a grass infused…. Pilsner flavor? I don’t know quite how to describe it. Most pilsners seem to me to have a characteristic flavor that I haven’t tasted elsewhere. It’s got a malt backbone, but is pretty light and sort of herbal. There’s a dryness to it as well. This has a strong carbonation, which helps support its crisp feel. The aftertaste is slightly metallic, which I’m not a fan of. It’s not bad for a pilsner, but it’s still a pilsner, so I’m not really a big fan.
Menu description: Toasty malt flavors, hints of fruit & floral hops. Notes of toffee, caramel, and honey lead to a dry finish.
Tasting Notes: This is quite good! The flavor is light and airy. It’s got a nice aroma, seems like the floral notes in the beer influence it greatly. There’s a very, very light amount of bitterness in the aftertaste. There’s a slightly sweet taste to it and again I’m surprised that this is another beer with toasted malt flavor that isn’t terrible! I’ve not had good luck with beers that have some variation of “toasty malt flavor” in their description.
One time, at band camp work, I gave a bunch of good restaurant recommendations. One of my friends was all like “You’ve given us some great recommendations! We’re coming to you whenever we’re going out to eat.” Because I don’t always think things through, I decided to create a website where I can review local (LI/NY at the time) restaurants. Also I am a fatty, hence the name of the site.
That was how it started. I am notoriously lazy and didn’t update more than once or twice a year, if that. There were some dark times, but I am setting off on a renewed venture (Narrator: he stalled almost as soon as he started up again) to bring you not only food reviews from wherever I am stuffing my face (I’ve been to CA and back to NY!), but also infinite beer reviews, because who doesn’t like beer?