28 April 2009

Fork handles

The snow was thick on the ground as I sauntered down Chausée d'Ixelles in Brussels, one crisp clear day last January. I stopped in at a familiar convenience store to pick up eight cans of Rodenbach. "These will do for outdoor drinking when it gets warmer" I thought.

Today, there's still a bit of a chill in the air but the sun has been shining warmly all day. It has been a long and arduous one for me, so I've come out back to celebrate my blog's fourth birthday with the first of the summer Rodenbachs, a beer I've not tasted in the years I've been writing this.

And it's still brilliant. It has a power to refresh and revitalise like no other beer I know. The lightness of touch is sublime: a fizzy cleanness that maintains the refreshment quotient, just enough sour woody flavours to keep the palate awake and interested, plus a dryness that leaves it begging for more. Cold from the fridge, Rodenbach is the supreme lawnmower beer.


  1. Happy birthday mate. My first birthday went by last month without my noticing. Time passes swiftly in the blogosphere.

  2. Hmm, should have got me some of those.

    Yes, happy blogbirthday, and long may it continue!

  3. Lawnmower beer - I love the idea!

  4. Happy Blog Birthday! Long may it continue.

  5. Rodenbach the supreme lawnmower beer, Fantastic

  6. It certainly is. I do wish someone would import it, canned, at a lawnmower beer price. It has to be easier than some of the other cheap-and-nasty canned imports we get.

    Anyway, thanks for the wishes all.