Rome

Rome was the next stop in my Europe trip, and I had known beforehand that a stop at Brasserie 4:20 was a requirement. With that knowledge, my friends and I rolled into the bar with some beer from Portland to share with the staff there. It paid off. Anyways, let’s get to the photos!

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They had a magnum of Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from 2004. Naturally that was the first thing we ordered.

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I have to admit, the more messed up the label is, the more excited I get. This bottle has seen some shit.

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Best beer of the trip, hands down. Funky, cheesy, some mushroom flavors that you only find in older beers, while still maintaining lively carbonation and a nice citrus finish. I could drink that beer for the rest of my life.

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Then the shenanigans started.

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But not before we tried to order a 2002 Oude Geuze, but they were sold out. Instead, they brought us a 2008 Oude Geuze. It was spectacular.

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Me: Dude, is that scotch?!

Matt: Yeh it is!!!!!

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These were not trivial pours, I would estimate them to be in between 3 and 4 oz….we were in trouble.

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Oh nevermind, Brian was there to save the day!

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Several of these were accomplished. Meanwhile, I drank a 2006 Oude Geuze by myself. I was very happy with how things turned out.

The following morning was not as happy.

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