Monday, September 5, 2011

Laser Train Website #1

I'm sorry I haven't been updating as regularly as I should have, but I've been in a quite busy time lately. Especially the creation of the Laser Train website took a lot of time! You can now visit this site for a weekly dose of Laser Train goodness and space! Next to that, I was co-organising an exhibition in the ABC Den Haag (American Bookstore) of Mangafique! and participating in the Abunai! 2011 convention of a few weeks ago. So, not much time was left to update the blog (which is really more a side project). Still, I'll keep continuing this blog! Don't worry!

The beer post below is already quite old, so the references to past events may seem a bit strange. So never mind that :P

In the meantime, don't forget to 'LIKE' Laser Train on Facebook and visit the the Laser Train website regularly! Next to our weekly comic updates we'll also have unscheduled updates on downloads and other interesting stuff!


Beer of the post: Leireken Boekweit Bruin (Buckwheat Brown);
Place of consumption: my room;

My parent's went to Antwerp and brought with them a bottle of this beer for me as I like brown beer and railways. They are the coolest!

This beer is a brown one (my favourite) and the name of Leireken derives from the last train driver's name, Valère, on the now closed Antwerp - Douai railway route. The face of the driver hanging out of his steam engine can clearly be seen, with some kind of glorified aurora behind him. This image is making driving trains something of a holy experience, which in my opinion is one of the few virtues of mankind, controlling machines and brewing beer. Not that I don't hold mankind in high esteem, but sometimes you just can't morally. Just look at some recent events on China's railways and the revolting massacre of Norway. However, beer makes mankind great. *I'm rambling again*

What a surprise the first sip was! I always thought brown beer had this sweet and full feeling, but this one tastes more like a light Lambiek beer. The first thing you notice when you take a sip is the sheer sourness of the beer, where you'd expect a nice, bittersweet and full taste. I wasn't prepared for that, but anyway... It's very different from what I normally would expect from a brown beer, but it's good to have a change of taste once in a while. Okay, as I don't have much of an opinion on brown and sour beers, I don't know what to say. Maybe it's a beer that's too old or wrongly brewed, but I don't think that's the case. However I need to try another one to create a full opinion on this one... More to come in the future!