Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ciuc premium lager - Romania - 4/6/14

The low down: 
I just assumed that Balki in Perfect Strangers was from Romania, I'm pretty sure that makes me a racist, and for that, I am sorry.

That theme song is fricken awesome though, and this euro lager is only slightly less so. It has the grain flavour of multigrain bread and some nice spicy hops, but is let down just a touch by the taste of the tank it was brewed in lurking in the background.

Romania is the home of Dracula though, and that's pretty bad ass. Turns out Balki was from a made up place, probably near Greece, called Mypos.

Packaging: 7/10
All of the eastern European beers look like this, even the micro brews.
Refreshment: 7/10
Goes down easy at first, not sure how session-able, since it wore on me towards the end.
Flavour 7/10
Let down by the tin, but the spicy bread is nice.
Alcohol Content: 6/10
5% middle of the line.
Price: 7/10
$9.50. A little expensive for a Euro-lager, but it is rare
Total: 34/50

For matching cuisine, I can't in good conscience take the Romanian historical angle and say eat the hearts of your enemies.
Instead, drink this dressed as a Dracula, while doing the dance of joy.