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Wednesday, April 04, 2007


It's amazing how our senses can transport us to a special place or time. That very thing happened to me this evening upon pouring a glass of beer.

Whether I was romanced by the city of Edinburgh itself, or if it was the magic of a Scottish pub, Scotland was where my love of beer first began.

Tonight I thought would be rather un-eventful...laundry, dishes, make a little dinner and relax...but...a journey down memory lane would make my night a bit more pleasurable. I decided to make myself a pizza for dinner. Of course, when looking for a nice beer to accompany this dinner, I looked for a lighter beer.

The Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale caught my eye. Upon pouring, I noticed the beautiful dark amber color and the amazing tan, creamy head. The head took up 1/4 of the top of the glass and kept its integrity until I decided to take the first sip. This first sip took me back in time...

I was sitting on a bar stool in front of a small row of beer taps. Sean and I were at a great Scottish pub in Edinburgh. The bartender pulls the tap handle down and out pours a fairly light colored beer. The difference between this light beer and others I have seen poured, is its head. It is light tan, thick and creamy, not the white thin, frothy ones I am used to seeing with other lighter beers. As I sip the beer, I am amazed at the wonderful flavor of this beer, and the yummy creamy head.

I will never forget that beer and am always excited when a beer has similarities to that one. Funny thing is, I can't remember the name of the beer...only the feeling I got when drinking it. Fond memories....poured from a tap.

Samuel Smith's brewery is Yorkshire's oldest brewery, est. 1758. Check out merchantduvin.com to find more of their beers as well as many other FABULOUS beers.

Op uw gezondeid, Beergirl


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