AO redeemed himself ten-fold by recommending (and better yet buying for me) something called Old Rasputin, an unbelievably delectable Russian stout. Hoegaarden (aka Woe-be-gaarden) has now been forgotten in Rasputin’s utterly pleasing, rich, dark wake. One instantaneously recognizes its superiority to most beers athough its heaviness and high alcohol content mean it’s not a really a “multi-beer beer”. Still, it’s nice that there is something out there that is both critically acclaimed by beerlovers (and AO) that I can likewise appreciate.
Merry Christmas to all!