My boss told me to try Heineken's new non-alcoholic beer, Heineken 0.0, and write a review. Because I would like to think that I am a good employee, I gave up my beer snobbery and did that.
This was Friday. My wife, for a wedding rehearsal in Philadelphia, had left me to feed, bathe and put our little son to bed. Drinking milk immediately at 7:00 pm means that my wife has also given me a rare opportunity for a new fatherhood: three hours of uninterrupted leisure time.
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A temporary bachelor I decided to go wild. I re-heated a bowl of leftover chili, did not wash, left the trail of destruction my child left in the playroom, and flipped through Netflix for 20 minutes before settling on The Cloverfield Paradox . fi) and opened the Heineken 0.0. along with a bottle of regular Heineken, which the company's media representative, Bjorn, had kindly sent for comparison purposes. Heineken has been selling the non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0 (62 calories) to Europeans for some time, but the company plans to bring the beer to the American public from January 201
To test my taste test, I not only turned off the lights to enhance the experience of JJ Abrams Event Horizon but to ensure that the test I was about to be blind, he was blind.
When the opening credits had expired, I fumbled for a bottleneck, nearly knocking over the baby monitor and nearly derailing the whole significant evening.
Well, before you wiggle in your finger, I should not have been drinking when I was the only one. He was a guardian of my son and what if he woke up and had some kind of hideous, writhing facial infection that was characterized by periodic seizures of Acute projectile vomiting and violent green diarrhea was accompanied and had to go to the pediatric emergency department immediately, let us hold.
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The regular Heineken camp is a meager 5% alcohol (that's ABV for you). Heineken Light stock is compared to 4.2% ABV, but that's just for your own edification.
So I grab a bottle of blind and take my first sip, knowing that I just drank a Heineken Lager. The light bubbles, the first taste of subtle malt sweetness, followed by the soft smell of aluminum. I'm letting the aftertaste out longer than the spaceship The Cloverfield Paradox (SPOILER ALERT!) Miss. The beer and the movie – both comfortably predictable.
Then I took a sip from the other bottle. Light bubbles The first taste of subtle malt sweetness. The mild smell of aluminum. A moment? Were my taste buds still affected by the mucinex I had taken because of my seasonal allergic-induced bacterial sinusitis? Had the absence of my wife, with whom I have been married for three and a half years, been worrying my senses, much like my patience to change the cloth diapers of our wriggling son, in short?
Both of these Dang beers taste exactly the same.