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#52BottlesOfBeer 23: Mt Begbie Grand Cru 2019

Friday evening is a time to settle into, get comfortable, and enjoy a book or movie while having a nice tip and sip.

Possibly while wearing fuzzy bunny slippers no less...

Mt Begbie Brewing's Grand Cru 2019 has one of the most elegant and classy labels I've run across.  A splendid combination of gold, black, and grey create a nice "old west" sort of feel to the label.  It feels quite sophisticated.  I love how the subtle grey texturing of the black background creates and almost velvet like feel to it, while the gold text proclaims its name in style.

The Grand Cru 2019 has a wonderful golden brown colour that belies it's 10.6% strength.  The colour plays nicely with the light, and casts a soft golden colour onto the table top.  A nice, rich, colour that balances well when shown next to the label.

You can't tell that this beer is an extra strong beer.  The first sip is a mild, smooth one, with just a hint of its potential strength.  Each sip is balanced, and consistant with the first one- creating a soothing, restful experience if you're sitting with your feet up, and listening to some mellow jazz.  It creates a soft warmth in you as it helps your week's tensions fade.  I wasn't even aware that time was passing, or that I was sipping until I reached the bottom of the bottle.  There was a bit of sediment on the bottle, but it wasn't enough to detract from the overall taste ore experience.

It's unfortunately that Mt Begbie's Grand Cru 2019 is a limited release, as I really quite enjoyed it, and would suggest giving it a try.  I'm hoping they come out with a 2020 batch.  A definite "Good".


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