I have developed a fondness for Guinness lately. Guinness has recently introduced a black lager. I wasn’t sure what to think of Guinness Black Lager, Guinness is staple of Ireland and they’ve had a long history with the signature beer. This beer has just arrived in Canada. I picked up a six pack on a recent trip to Chicago. Great city by the way. The first one I had was not sold, so of course I tried it again with an open mind. Black like a Guinness but pours more like a German Schwarzbier (black beer). Not really a typical lager taste no sweetness, and a very slight hint of caramel that you’ expect from Guinness. If you want a good black beer would suggest a Köstritzer instead. Its not bad just not great, worth a try though.
Was taking a walk through the local liquour store and I’m always excited when I spot something new, sometimes they have too much of the same old beers. I saw a Kalnapilis and the name grabbed me right away, I was intrigued to see where this beer originated. Well this Pilsner comes from Lithuania. And I have to say it was delicious. Light in colour, but extremely refreshing. One that you could enjoy on a patio on a hot summers day. Not overwhelming just good, I liked this one. Not overpowering, but smooth with a slight hint of sweetness. Worth a try, should have bought more than one. I will definitely have this one again. If you like a good Pilsner or a beer that’s not overwhelming then give this one a try.