If you'd rather drink juice or soda
By Don McSwiney for Avenue Calgary's June edition.
Don McSwiney’s beer drinking resume includes 25 years of enthusiastic consumption, as a private citizen and member of The Dino Martinis. Turn-ons include long walks on the beach, beer, discovering great new beer and talking or writing about beer. Turn-offs include beer snobs and those unwilling to give different beer styles a chance.
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Royal Unibrew, Denmark
6.5% Red Beer
Sweetened with sugar and fruit juice, so the net effect is closer to an alco-pop or a shandy. The taste is quite mellow, with noticeable hops on the finish. The overall effect is pleasant.
Where to drink it: Take a six-pack with you on your next romantic mountain getaway and enjoy a couple as you contemplate the snowy peaks.
Pairing: Drink it as a dessert beer, maybe with a cheese tray or a fondue.