Breweries "Visited"

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Weddings and Beers

Beer #231 Dolii Raptor / Birrificio Montegioco, Montegioco, Italy

I'm attending my cousin's wedding today, so you get the short & sweet (but not as sweet as my bitchin' seersucker suit & pink bow tie combo).

Today's beer is the Dolii Raptor, a Belgian strong ale from Birrificio Montegioco.  It pours a hazy, amber orange color with a thin white head.  It has a honey and orange aroma, and the taste brings you flavors of citrus and malt, with a noticeable sweetness, and a dry, oaky finish.  Really nice, complex beer.  It's a potent 8.5% ABV, and I look forward to having this one again somewhere down the road.

This brewery started production in 2005, in a town located between Milan and Genoa.  This special version of Dolii Raptor is aged in Calvados oak barrels previously used in wine production (regular versions of this beer are aged in other barrels).  In fact, they offer a number of uniquely brewed or barrel aged beers, all of which sound delicious.

Thing to Think About Today:
The Olympics are underway, medals are already being handed out (not for you, Michael Phelps... yet), and I now need to glue myself to a television for the next two weeks.  Let's kick off with some classic Carl Lewis highlights from his nine gold and one silver medal winning career spanning sprints and the long jump:

Citius, Altius, Fortius.

1 comment:

  1. Your seersucker suit was legendary!