On the way home from work on Thursday night I came across a booth that was giving away free beer. This happened a few times last year so I crossed the road and lined up. It was a short line with maybe three people in front of me. Then I looked up and saw the sign, "Bud Light Lime Mojito". I almost got out of line and continued my walk home but I have told myself in the past that when it comes to beer I should be brave.
When I got home, I posted that I got two free cans of Bud Light Lime Mojito as my status on Facebook. Immediately my friend and beer sister, Darlene, came up with the comment "Ewwwwww!" I said, "You know I will be blogging about it" and she said "Be sure to quote me: Ewwwwwwwww!"
Darlene, you have been quoted and it expressed my thoughts as I was handed my beer. The guy behind the booth seemed very excited as he described the beer. I told him, "Hey I love beer! I love Mojitos! This should be great!"
OK, I lied but hey, he was giving me something for free.
So how is it, you ask?
I made sure it had a good chill like the fellow told me. Even waited 'til I drove to Hamilton and back and was thirsty. This beer was being given its best chance.
It pours a light golden colour with a white head, which dissipates quickly leaving behind no lacings on the glass. There is lots of lime in the aroma.
It says on the can "Premium light beer with a subtle twist of lime and mint". There is nothing subtle about the lime. All I could taste was the lime! I could not detect any mint either, one of the best parts of a mojito. No, just lime.
There was something weird in the aftertaste. Perhaps that was the mint?
If I was blindfolded and given this to taste, I would guess that this was a new ginger ale and lime pop. Even then, I might complain that this has too much lime in it and I'm a person who likes lime.
Perhaps it could be called a shanty. Perhaps it could be called a cooler.
It is refreshing, I will give it that, but whatever it is, it surely is not beer!
Note: I walked by a stand giving these away again a couple of days later. I didn't stop, just kept walking!