December 20, 2006

Drinking Glögg

Well hell, its Wednesday and time for my weekly beer review. Well unfortunately I didnít realize until just now that I donít have any beer this week. So in the spirit of the season, Iím going to do a Glogg review. Hey, itís alcoholic and dammit, itís either that orÖ well Diet Coke.

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Really, the packaging is quite unassuming. Iím poured mine from a green glass gallon jug. These look awfully familiar, like something Iíd see at a re-enactment. Most likely at one time it held homemade root beer. Thereís not even a label or instructions on it to tell you what the alcohol content is. Fortunately I know from experience you need to warm this. I also know to keep it away from a heat source. Which makes warming it very difficult.

When poured into a glass it has a cloudy maroon color to it, almost like cranberry juice. It has a cloudiness to it that is typical of any type of mulled spirit. Really, if you didnít know what you had in your hand, it might pass as some kind of warm Cran-apple cider.

How to explain the scent, letís start by my suggesting not to take a huge whiff off the bottle. After uncrossing my eyes I could smell a distinct mixture of raisons, apricots, prunes, cloves, cinnamon a hint of grape and a smidgeon of almonds. That was once I cut through the power of pure grain alcohol. Whew! The taste can best be described as happiness. Itís a fruity mixture with a hint of alcohol to it. Despite the scent, one really canít taste the alcohol. There is a tantalizing mixture of fruits and spices that really tingle the tongue. With about a 65-70 % alcohol by volume, itís surprising how one really canít taste it.

We have here a medium bodied drink. It took a couple of mugs to make sure that I had the right texture to it. As Iím typing, my fingers are starting to go numb. Maybe I should have eaten first.

Iím going to give Glogg a rating of 8 out of 10. Sure, maybe I made it thus I am biased toward it, but dammit! Itís my review and Iíll give it what I want!

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at December 20, 2006 05:20 PM | TrackBack

Holy Crap!! I thought you were kidding. Can this be sent across state lines?

Posted by: spurs at December 20, 2006 06:26 PM

What part did you think I was kidding about, the fact I made it or the amount? Because there's more in the fridge then what is in that bottle.

Posted by: Contagion at December 20, 2006 06:48 PM

Glogg??? This is the first time I've ever heard of it. And I WANT some!

Posted by: Mrs_Who at December 20, 2006 06:50 PM

To be fair, both. I'll trade some Glogg for some bona-fide make you go blind moon-shine or corn whiskey if you prefer. Although I think ATF may have some thoughts on it...

Posted by: spurs at December 20, 2006 08:13 PM