Today was a good but odd day. It started with me getting passed by a pick up truck on my morning commute. Not all that odd until you realize there was a very large ceramic (?) hippo riding in the back of the truck. Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a photo of a hippo in a pick up truck while hurtling down the highway? Here’s proof…it’s the best of the ones I managed to take.
|The driver had to know how crazy this looked, right?|
Then I did this at work:
|I want everything in my world to have neon accents.|
Tonight I’m drinking a Chimay Grande Reserve. It’s a Belgian strong dark ale weighing in at 9% ABV. It poured an opaque brown in the glass with a fluffy tan head. The smell is caramel and malt. The taste is really well balanced. There isn’t a particular flavor that yells, “Hey notice me! This beer tastes like raisins.” It is very smooth. The higher ABV is evident but not overwhelming. I definitely recommend savoring the Grande Reserve and not chugging it. High carbonation keeps it light. This is probably my favorite of the Chimay beers out there.