Dinner and a Movie with Liz

Saturday, Jack, Liz and I went out and got Lebanese food and then got tickets to a movie! We went and saw Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy it was really good, a bit confusing, and serious. We always pick great movies to see with Liz but they are all serious and stressful. We decided that next time we would pick a lighthearted movie with a happy ending!

During dinner, Liz spied on the menu a Lebanese beer and I had to try it out of curiosity. I had the Almaza Pilsner Beer by Brasserie Almaza of Beirut, Lebanon at  4% abv.

My reaction to the beer:

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Liz’s reaction to the beer:

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Exactly. Just a standard lager. Not really to be compared to real German Pilsners. Kinda bready, mostly watery and unexciting.

Of course after leaving the theater we headed home and split a few beers while discussing the film.

We split the Legend Tripel by Legend Brewery  of Richmond, VA at 9% abv. And the Weyerbacher Old Heathen Imperial Stout by Weyerbacher Brewing Company of Easton, PA at  8% abv.

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The tripel was refreshing and fruity with a light hop presence. A bit citrusy and phenolic.

The Old Heathen was very exciting, roasted and burnt malts up front, chocolate and cocoa bitterness, molasses. Medium mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer, nice and complex, I’ll have to see if I can pick up another bottle somewhere!

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