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Friday, May 14, 2010


Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
PO Box 530
Zoeterwoude, 2380 BD
Netherlands, Holland

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Pale, clear and yellow color.
Slight grassy smell, pleasant faint hops.
No skunky flavor or aroma, probably due to the fact it was in a can.
One finger head and a bit of lacing present.
Some malt, some hops fairly balanced with clean taste.
Light bodied and easy to drink.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Come to think of it, I've never yet reviewed a Heineken!  Goodness knows that I have had more than a couple of these over the years. And of all places to try one; on a plane at 37,000 feet.  Returning from Beer Mecca Colorado, I asked the good flight attendant what manner of malt beverages were available. I listened closely with my pressure plugged ears as she yammered out the routine.  Come on, repeat the litany with me, won't you? We all know it by heart.........Bud,  Bud Light,  Miller,  Miller Light,  Coors,  Coors Light..... 


Every cocktail waitress and bartender knows that drill.  But then, she stammered and blinked. "Wait! I think we have some Heineken." Well, that was fine by me.  Now we are getting somewhere.  It occurred to me I have been hounded by a few readers that Heineken has not yet made the crypts list.  A favorite staple from the old days when it was considered the finest of imports to our dull American palates. Let's give it a go.

"Sure! I'll have one of those, please." came my response.  She swiped my credit card and returned shortly with the little green can.  It must have been kept on the wing of the plane, because the can was undeniably cold.  Chilly in my bony hand, it was poured in small measures into the "frosted-looking" plastic cup. Muahaha.

With a crisp and refreshing first sip, I sank down into my seat, stretched out my legs and savored the entire 12 ounces.  Ahhh, refreshment.  All this bliss and a bag of chips.

Thanks to all of you who prodded me to review.  It beat the alternatives.

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