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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Found Along The Way At Monk's; That Mysterious Little Urthel Guy

Well, no watermelons were to be found at 11pm after the Lucy Saunders Grilling/Canned Beer dinner, but I did have a happy run-in with a beer previously unknown to me...the Urthel Vlaemse Bock, a described Flemish Bock. According to Mr. Peters, it's the only keg on the East Coast. This was on draft in the front bar and deserves some attention. Head retention throughout, check. It was sweet, then bitter. Smooth but crisp. Not too full-bodied, and lingers dry and just long enough to remind that you want another sip. A very pleasant way in which to welcome me back to the States, if I do say so...and I do. If you don't take my word for it, check out what Beer Advocate readers and Rate Beer readers have to say about it. And, to make matters better, I found a take-home bottle of it at Ron's Schoolhouse Grill today.

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