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[Block 3] Sugar Bush Brown Ale @ 4.8%

[Block 3]Sugar Bush Brown Ale @ 4.8% in a 1.89L brown bottle

There is a deep red with a slight orangish tinge to this almost opaque ale. A pour reveals very little head and lends a singular sweet scent.

The first sip tells you that the carbonation level is high and the flavour pierces your tongue quickly leaving very little aftertaste. After the first sip, it mellows to a pleasantly mild flavoured ale.

[Shepherd Neame] Premium Spitfire Kentish Ale 4.5% 500ml Clear Bottle

This 'acquired taste' style ale is worth trying. It's probably the hoppiest ale I've ever tasted. Named after JR Mitchell's famous Spitfire aeroplane as it was used in World War 2 during the Battle of Britain. It plays out a pun, calling itself The Bottle of Britain.

While it says, "Since 1698," this ale wasn't brewed until 1990. I would guess the Shepherd Neame brewing started in 1698 and if this is important to you, please feel free to find out and let me know.

[Finca Flichman] Misterio Malbec 2013

My drink of choice is a fine Scotch but as the other reviews show I also occasionally imbibe beer, cider, and other liquid poisons. Some evenings or with red meat, I'll check out a red wine. I'm not an expert or even a true connoisseur. Consider me more or a lay man who likes to share and discuss.

MISTERIO
Malbec, 13.5% alc./vol.,
by Finca Flichman, Argentina

Post 5e Session Thoughts on Gaming

Castles & Crusades seemed to be an attempt to take D&D3e players into a AD&D1e style without the risks of low level play normally associated with old-school gaming. It cashed in on Gary Gygax and was a very useful tool to wean people from the raging behemoth that was 3e and open them to new ideas.

Hypo-Glycemia

What it's like to have a hypo-glycemic attack?

At first you feel weak and then you realize you're confused and can't focus. Time slips away as the shakes shatter your will. Sometimes you even lose the ability to speak and can just make gestures based on your limited awareness. You desperately put your hand to your mouth, hopefully alerting someone that you need sugar.

47 Ronin

I just finished watching the 2013 film, 47 Ronin.

I thought this movie stood up very well. The last time I dealt with a rendition of this story was in 2005 with the graphic novel Roninhood of the 47 Samurai. This movie brings the story more directly into the mainstream while seeming to keep the heart of it intact.

Four Parts of a Person

Introspectively you can break yourself down into four basic parts.

BODY
The body is muscles, valves, blood flow, and also your brain. It is the “embodiment” of your physical and mental potential including your capacity to learn. It's what's physical and is connected to your genetics.

HEART
Your heart is a ball of emotion, which like a sun, lashes out with solar flares from time to time. It is a highly reactive force that wafts left and right, up and down.

Aqua Vitae

Reviewing our libations.

Me, Myself, and I (Take 2)

Today I have no specific inspiration and simply want to write. Earlier I wrote a blog post about my day and when I went to preview it, the page timed out. The lesson? Type up my blog posts in a separate program and then paste them into the online form. Normally when I type forum posts, I always copy the post to the clipboard prior to submitting, in case of error. I'm still learning Drupal (this is Drupal).

Let's see what I can recall from my original post.

[Muskoka] Summer Weiss

Muskoka's Summer Weiss : Intriguingly delicious Summer wheat beer

355ml brown bottle
5% alc./vol.
Brewed in Ontario, Canada
Served ice cold

This brew has moderate carbonation, a thin head and a major wheaty scent. With a pale yellow colour and an imponderous body it stands out as light and refreshing.

The singular wheat flavour hits your tongue like an anvil and slowly dissipates into a slight bitter aftertaste.

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