Not Quite the Jersey Shore

Some prefer a Guido that resembles the photograph above. I, on the other
hand, prefer a Guido that resembles the photograph below.


The second “Guido” is known as ‘t Smisje Guido, a Belgian Strong Dark Ale
(BSDA) that I had the pleasure of tasting last night.

As the label suggests, it’s brewed with honey and raisins (also noticed
hints of caramel – overall, it was very easy to drink, a nice balance of
sweet and spicy), which are two of my most favorite things in the world. It
felt like a box of Raisin Bran drenched in honey knocked on my mouth’s
door, entered, phoned most of its friends and threw a rather extravagant
house party in my honor.

In other words, it was yummy.

If you happen to come across it, drinkdrinkdrink. Ya feels me?

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.