Wired has a really great article up today about some of the nerdiest beers on the planet (or at least the nerdiest beers they could talk brewers into sending them). We’ve seen a great connection between science, history, and beer before, so maybe this really is becoming a trend. They missed out on some of the uber nerdy Star Wars-themed beers, but still came up with some pretty good ones like Gigabit IPA (brewed in hopes of getting Google to place its hyper-fast Internet in Portland, OR), Moog Filtered Ale, and Biere de Mars, which I happen to have a bottle of sitting in my fridge. Here’s writer Betsy Mason’s take:
This beer is strong on malt and low on hops with a sweet start and a slightly sour, funky finish that we attributed to the wild yeast. It has some of that typical Belgian boozy feel to it, though it is a relatively mild 6.2 percent alcohol. Webmonkey editor Michael Calore summed it up as “sweet, but not too sweet.” Strangely, while everyone had more than usual to say about the different flavors in this beer, we were split on whether it had distinctive character or fell more on the mild and forgettable end of the spectrum. Personally I think Biere de Mars has a lot of interesting tastes, but they are subtle, which works for me. It could be a good training beer for people who aren’t sure about Belgian beers.
Make sure you get over to Wired to check out the whole list.