Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Which Blithering Idiot took the shot that LeBron should have taken?

My pal (and frequent reader) Jay and I found that a couple of Blithering Idiots were quite helpful in making it through one of the least interesting NBA playoff games this season.

As the 75-72 Spurs victory over Cleveland Tuesday night played out before our deadened eyes, we considered the merits of Weyerbacher’s wonderfully named barley wine, which Jay had scored on a recent visit to Ohio.

We noted a highly fruity (figs were mentioned), malt-dominated attack, with little hop presence, and overall a flavor that variously reminded me of English-style barley wines and strong Belgian ales along the lines of Abbaye des Rocs or Gouden Carolus. Blithering Idiot was quite drinkable for the alcohol content, and we both liked it. It was different, though ... in a good way.

Only today did I manage to skip to Weyerbacher’s web site, where the brewery describes Blithering Idiot thusly:

At Weyerbacher, we prefer to brew things true to European style guidelines. Consequently our barley wine is on the malty side, yet not overly sweet. Notes of date or perhaps fig on the palate follow a pleasurably malty aroma to your taste buds. The finish is warm and fruity, and begs for the next sip.

Indeed. Looks like we had it pegged far more closely than most of the Cavalier shot attempts.

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