Thursday, July 9, 2009

valeir blond.

For 2 years I have worked a job that I down-right hated.  Today was my last day, and I celebrated with a few beers tonight.

First up was Valeir Blond.
Belgian Blond Ale
ABV:  6.5%
Mustard/dark lemon color
Starts with lemon drop, moves on to herbal chamomile, and finishes floral with a lingering citrus note.  It leaves a spiciness on the back of the tongue, which is more sensation than flavor.  Crisp and spicy on the nose with a hint of pine needle.

This was the first time I tried this particular beer.  I very much enjoyed it with my Croque Madame (grilled ham and cheese topped with a fried egg) and twice-fried fries.  Very refreshing, balanced, and flavorful.  A-

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