September 29th, 2007


Beers of the World: Christoffel Robertus, 黑麥汁

weather: cloudy
outside: 11.8°C
mood: ...
I saw Christoffel Robertus double malt beer while I was wandering through the Liquor Store today. It's a Dutch beer. I didn't know anything about it, other than, it has a REALLY COOL flip-top. XD At $3.00 a bottle (330ml; a little over half a pint), it was a bit insane. Our local beers are usually just over $1.00 a bottle and are pretty good.

But the flip-top got me, so I got one to try. =)

Wow, that's a fantastic beer. =O

I don't drink often, so the $3.00 isn't so bad when you average it over time. There is also a Christoffel Blond, but I generally prefer dark beers. The only exception I can think of is a light, apricot beer that I had with lunch at a pub/restaurant near Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA. But that felt more like a fruity soda-like drink to me.

There's also a non-alcoholic not-beer that I quite like. It's called Malz (黑麥汁*) and it's sold at T&T and other Asian supermarket places. The ads for it usually say it's an organic rye drink from Germany.

I actually didn't really like it, at first. See, this is strange. With regular alcoholic beers, if I like it, I will know and admit that I like it. And I'll have as much as I can handle. If I don't like it, I just won't have any more.

But this rye drink was like a weird addiction. For some bizarre reason, even though I consciously didn't like it, I kept reaching for another one, and another one. I'm not like this towards other alcoholic beers (thank goodness!).

* 黑麥汁 sounds like "black Chinese calligraphy ink" to me because in Cantonese, "墨" ("ink") and "麥" (general term for "wheat") are exactly homophonous. XD XD XD