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The Poet

New Holland Brewing Co.
Holland, MI

Style: Stout

Baby-Boy’s Rating:
one beerone beerone beerone beerone beer   (Outstanding within its style.)

This review will not be written in iambic pentameter just because the beer's name is 'The Poet'.

Feel free to regard it as shotgun free verse. That's very post-modern.

This is a dark beer,
black as a raven
on a moonless night.

At least, that is how it looked at night
in the living room
without much light.

That's a good color for a beer.
Whether there is a moon or not.

There is not much of a nose,
much like a raven,
On a moonless night.

Unlike a raven,
on any night,
the beer had a nice, creamy head.

It's flavor was smooth,
like a raven's feathers
on a moonless night.

It was malty,
with malty finish
the best finish
to a moonless night.

Reviewed by Baby-Boy Jackson on June 7, 2007.
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