When my Newfie friend James came to visit me, he brought with him a suitcase full of mediocre Newfoundland beer. Now he knew that most of the brews were inferior, but he also knew that they would be a novelty for us out here in BC, and so he brought them to show us a sample of what is brewed on the rock.
During his stay with me, my soccer team had a game, and so James kept himself busy on the sideline with some Granville Island brews, a novelty for him. When I injured myself during the first half, I got to spend the rest of the game drinking with James.
We drew the game nil-nil, so I think that Iceberg Lager cannot be guaranteed as a good luck charm. Since James had brought multiple bottles of it, I got to try it again later, from a glass. The second time I drank this beer I took tasting notes to see if anything could be tasted… It should be noted that Iceberg is “made with pure 25,000 year old iceberg water”.
Appearance: quite pale with a furious stream of bubbles to the top creating a creamy, long lasting head. Some Belgian lace.
Nose: a bit skunky from the blue glass.
Finish: a faint trace of hops, water.
Overall: it is refreshing, this iceberg water.
Rating: as a beer, 1/5 Bad, but as a refreshing water drink, 2/5 Okay.