Friday, December 11, 2009

"We're All Frauds"

This is a great post from The Vice Blog. It describes the difficulty in capturing the essence of a great beer and the limitations of the boring, repetitive adjectives used by bloggers and beer reviewers to describe most beers. (Crappy beers are easy to bash.) As The Vice Blog says, a big part of a great beer memory is the experience drinking the beer, which can make a good beer great. It is odd how this can experience can stay buried in your subconscious. To paraphrase Justice Potter Stewart, it may be hard to describe a great beer, but I know one when I drink it.

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