OK so who the heck am I to tell you what the best beer is? Well, let me start out by saying that as a retired Army officer and helicopter pilot, “I’ve been around the world three times and have seen every dog and pony show known to mankind!!! Helicopter pilots are euphemistically referred to by those who “walk” in the army as “lounge lizards.” I am guilty as charged! I’ve been in almost every “juke joint” and “honky tonk” around the world. However, consider the fact that like many of my army brethren I am fond of stating that, “my favorite beer is free beer, and my all time favorite beer is, cold free beer”!!! All that being said why am I rating a beer? Because when I do get serious about my beer drinking I have tasted more than I care to admit to my kids.
Grolsch™ is one of my favorite beers I came to this much sought-after beer when I was in the Netherlands. First, the bottle has a very distinctive and for many years, since 1897, an iconic look from all other beers with what the company calls its “swingtop, but we in the army always referred to it as the “flippy top.”
This lager beer, brewed since 1615, (plenty of time to get it right), has a pleasing amber color. Grolsch™ has a pleasing light and fresh flavor with hints of grain and no noticeable aftertaste. For me it is a great beer to quench my parched thirst after doing strenuous yard work in the summer months, or for a nice summer cookout. So, ice down a “flippy” and enjoy!
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