Generosity is contagious round these parts.
One of our devoted shop regulars (Tony Farrar) who regularly frequents our premises to clear us out of Gouden Carolus, has just come home from an interesting sounding holiday to Amsterdam, and he thought it'd be nice to bring Zak home a little surprise.
Now I'm a little vague on the details of how this came around in Amsterdam but so happy with his bottle was Zak that he decided to share out the generosity. So out of the goodness of his heart, the big boss man grabbed 3 glasses and poured equal measures for me (a ghost) and my work colleague Tom Fozard, and we all can safely say it was quite an experience!
Now for anyone who doesn't know the beer - it's Pliny the Elder, an imperial IPA from Russian River brewery in California. On Rate Beer it scored 100 out of 100 for both 'overall' and 'style' scores, with more than 1300 ratings. If you know not of rate beer just know that that doesn't happen. If your still unsure just know it's a beer above all others!
Now I know we've all done this but when I tried my first sip I thought immediately that it was the BEST beer I've ever had. We've all done it, any other examples out there of first sip bowl overs?
I thought though I can't keep trying new beers and saying there the best I've ever had, so from now on, any beer that is sufficient to blow my mind respectively will simply be known as a 'Perfect Beer'
This beer was a 'Perfect Beer' not just for me but I think I can speak for my colleagues too that they would agree. It was helped a little by the fact the beer was only just over 1 month fresh, seriously hops have never tasted so fresh! Any one think of any beers they've had that they might call 'Perfect'?
*If you see any beers
from this brewery
buy them all!!!* ------------