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The best decision

Yesterday was 8 years since I moved to the Czech Republic, by far the best decision I've made in my life. I fancied "celebrating" the anniversary with a special beer. I went to my stash and, while I was looking at what the cellar had to offer, one bottle called me louder than the rest. It's Alive! from Mikkeller. I thought the name couldn't have been more appropriate, it reminded me of the debauchery of my first few months in Prague, which I sometimes find hard to believe I survived with my health pretty much intact.
And it wasn't just the name what was appropriate, but also the beer itself. Like those beginnings in Prague, I didn't know what to expect from it, I was a bit wary of not being able to cope with it, but in the end it all turned out to be pretty interesting, a enjoyable experience that was surprisingly easy to imbibe (8% ABV, nose of flowers and spice in good balance; flavours, dry, herbs, grass, flowers, mild fruity caramel in the back), but also not without it's unpleasant bits (a mild metallic note in the finish). Just like eight years ago.

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