Tasting: June 1, 2012
Style: American Lager
I was a charity dinner last night with my wife. The drink choice was either cheap beer or cheap wine. There wasn’t even water or soda to be had. There were auctions at this event and liquored up bidders always benefit the cause more than the hydrated guests.
This would have been the perfect scenario to test my idea of filling tea bags with hops. It might add a little interest to crappy beer when there’s nothing else to drink. Sadly, it was just an idea in my head and it couldn’t help me last night. Even sadder, was that I opted for the cheap beer.
I’m paying for it today. What is in Budweiser that causes so much stomach discomfort and major gas?
You know when you do a Google search and Google fills in the most popular searches? I typed in “Why does Budweiser…” and up pops the completed thoughts: “give me a headache?”; “taste bad?”; “give me diarrhea?”; “use rice”. All valid questions, and all not very positive. Rice is an interesting question. Rice is an adjunct or filler. It replaces more expensive grains like barley.
Budweiser is another example of a liquid that can only boast that it’s cold and wet. Really very little flavor. Off-bitterness, yeasty and leaves a foul aftertaste. Since my lowest score is 59, that’s where I’m going here.