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What made me want to try this beer?

January 21st, 2009 by · 30 Comments

I’m not a huge fan of trappist-style brown ale, but something made me want to pick up this particular brand from the liquor store.

Perhaps… the label? Which depicts a hideous giant bird-man sitting on a throne, wearing a cauldron on his head while stuffing a tiny naked man into his beak? A tiny naked man who is shitting out even tinier little birds?

Yes. Yes, that was it.

dutch ale

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FYI: as some of you might recognize, it’s a detail from a triptych by that 15th-century nightmare fueler himself, Mr. Hieronymus Bosch. See the full painting HERE. (Click the picture, then re-click for the full monty.)

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