Boss Tom is Back

I've made it no secret that I don't like Germans or their styles of beer very much. But sometimes, a nice German hefeweizen or maibock. can be quite nice. I ran into that feeling last night. I had spent the afternoon making some bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and a lasagna. I gorged myself like I rarely gorge myself and by the time I was finished I felt like the poo. Plus, the house was really hot after having the oven on all afternoon and then giving the kids baths. By the time we got the kids to bed I had very nearly broke a sweat and I felt about 10 pounds heavier than normal.

When we sat down to watch The Amazing Race I felt as though I didn't want to get up for the rest of the evening, but I had a thirst. I didn't want another glass of wine or a stout or any of the fine ales I have in my basement fridge. What I really wanted was one of my precious few Boss Tom's Golden Bocks.

I've had 6 of these now (2 were provided to me by Boulevard) and I've liked it. It's rather light and refreshing and this may sound insulting, but it's not, it tastes like a maltier version of a Miller Lite. Sometimes that's all the flavor you want and last night was no exception. I think it's indicative of a very good beer that it met a certain need for me and was exactly what I wanted. I actually looked forward to the first sip more than I do most of the beers I drink.

Boss Tom's is nearly the same beer that has been a Boulevard seasonal in year's past available only on tap, the Maibock. They've reformulated it a little bit and I think made it better. I only had the Maibock a couple of times, and I could very well be wrong, but it seems like the Boss Tom's has a little less hop flavor on the back end and seems much smoother without the bitter finish.

I'm no expert on maibocks, I just learned a couple of weeks ago that a maibock could also be called a golden bock. But, I will say this, I had a Sierra Nevada Glissade last night as well and I enjoyed Boss Tom more. The Glissade was just too hoppy for my mood last night and while I enjoy the Glissade, I think I'll  buy Boss Tom before I buy Glissade.

Starting today, I'll have that chance. Boss Tom's Golden Bock sixers will be hitting liquor store shelves starting today. They've been in the 12 pack variety packs for a couple of weeks now. Even though there's snow on the ground today, it's going to be just about the perfect temperature out to sit on your porch this evening and drink a Boss Tom's.

Disclaimer: I got 2 bottles of Boss Tom's from Boulevard gratis. The rest of the bottles I've drank have been from variety packs.

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