Category Archives: Wouldn’t Drink Again

Haus Frau Euro Pilsner


Last night my good friend Dave and I went out for beers. I had seen a pub pop up often on Untappd and it seemed like they had a great beer selection. We drove over to check it out only to find that someone had tagged their house as a pub on Foursquare and then checked in there using Untappd. Jerk. From there we went to The Public. Packed. We finally ended up at Original Joes.
I’ve never gone to Original Joes specifically for beer but I thought I’d give it a try. They have all of the regular Canadian macro brewed beers on tap that you’d expect in a typical Edmonton restaurant / bar.
They have their own Original Joes branded beers so I thought I’d give them a try. The first one I tried was the Haus Frau pilsner.
I’m a big fan of this style of beer. I like a good pilsner. This is not a good pilsner.
It’s bland and dull, pretty much a cheap mass produced light lager. Bleh. They have a lot of nerve calling this a pilsner.
I asked the bartender who brews their house beer and his answer spoke volumes. Big Rock. No wonder it was terrible.
I would never drink this again.

Tree Jumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale

It’s autumn and now everyone has a pumpkin beer out. I love the idea of a pumpkin beer. Warm and spicy on a cold day.
This one is from Tree Brewing in Kelowna. Let’s see if it lives up to my ideals of a pumpkin beer.
Nose is sweet and syrupy with a bit of spice. Doesn’t taste that way though. Pumpkin spice comes through and the beer has a nice bitter finish.
Something’s not right though. It leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. Sort of a fake flavor. I think I just don’t like pumpkin beer.

Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer

A few months ago Blu brought a 6 pack of this to gaming. I tried it, I hated it. At the end of the night Blu gave me the last bottle to take home. I took it, of course, I never turn down a free drink. It sat in my “beer cellar” (cardboard box in the basement) until today when I decided to dump it to make some room. I couldn’t just dump it without trying it again though. I had it wrong the first time. I was expecting a beer with ginger but this is a ginger beer, if that makes any sense. It’s like a Stewart’s ginger beer with alcohol, an alcoholic ginger beer like the label says. With that in mind it’s not too bad but it’s too much like an alco-pop for me. I don’t like pop so I won’t be drinking this again.