Like Doc Hopper, I have chased after these delicious frog legs. And I finally caught up with them. Or I should say, a friend of mine coming back from Washington, D.C. was able to catch them for me.
I elected to not be stingy and shared them with my fellow knights. Because everybody wants frog legs, right? Everybody? Hello?
Issaquah Menage a Frog is a Belgian Style Tripel with a provacative name.
Gina: I wrote "orangy", but I don't think that fits properly, I think I may have meant fruity. Definitely a lager flavor in there. This was like a watered down Belgian, without the residual sweetness that is usually prominent. It was alright. 2.75 mugs.
Mike: Sweet weird lambic-like nose, with a hint of nail polish. Top of mouth taste, my notes say sweet Belgian party, watery and yet punchy, more drinkable than most Belgians - but I wouldn't consider that to be necessarily a good thing. 2.7 Mugs.
Jim: Lame name with a frog threesome on the label. Golden color. Heavy apple juice nose. Apple cider flavor with a lager yeast aftertaste. Like a sweet Heineken/Belgian Blonde Ale blend (in a good way). I kinda like it. 3.20 mugs.
Jason: Thankfully, it doesn't taste like three frogs. Not that I've ever had a three-some of frogs in my mouth. I have had crunchy frog once. I knew a frog named Jeremiah. Anyway...
It smells like tang, or sometimes apple. It has a dry mouthfeel. It tastes like apple cider, champagne, and wine. It is what I want from a lambic or geuze. Only better (remember, I hate sour tastes. So I dislike lambics. This however wasn't bitter. So I liked it. Get off my back!). 3.10 mugs.
Issaquah Bullfrog Ale is an American Pale Wheat Ale.
Gina: I didn't write anything for this one. So I guess I didn't really think much of it. I'll go with a neutral 2 mugs.
Mike: Lemon colored, bland and grainy. Not bad, not good. 2.0 Mugs.
Jim: My notes: "It's a beer. It's forgettable. It's bland. Meh." 1.75 mugs.
Jason: My notes on this came after a long beer drinking night. I know this: there was beer left in the bottle when the night was over. Not a good sign. I found a hint of lemon in it, but not much else. 1.5 mugs.
I should also point out that we noticed bird and campfire logos, which reminded us of scout badges. Matt said he would probably still be molested by scout troop leaders on a regular basis if they gave beer badges.
Twisted? Yes. But wouldn't you?