Tweet There was almost nothing very interesting on tap the other day when I went on my weekly visit to Pivovaský Klub. I ordered only a pint of the brilliant Regent Tmavé, and while I was drinking it I pondered what I would drink next. The shelves were full to burst and they had on them some beers that I hadn't drank for some time.
I went for the magnificent Vyškov Jubiler 16,80°. It was a delicious reuning, after several months. It is a beer that I like more and more each time I drink it. Between sips, scanning the shelves I noticed something I hadn't drunk for many years, and wanted to taste again.
During the few months that I lived in Stuttgart I tasted a lot of different beers. Only two stayed in my memory as something special, Jever Pils and Paulaner Salvator. I remember the first time I drank the latter, it blew my mind. I thought it was something from another planet. So I was pretty excited when I was brought the bottle.
The excitement lasted until the first sip. It wasn't bad, but nothing special either. Halfway down the glass I had already got bored of it, two thirds down and I was almost regretting having ordered it. I found it so flat and monotonous. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as nine years ago, my taste has evolved and it was likely that the beer would have changed (and not for the better), but nor that it would disappoint me so much.
While I endured it I started thinking which of those beers that impressed me in the past, and I haven't drunk since, I would still like today. Can it be that is better to just stay with the memories? Have you had any similar experiences?
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