Drank "The Beast Grand Cru" from Avery Brewing Co. last night. Sipping (yes, that's right sip - it's 16.8% ABV!!!) this Beligian strong dark ale is as close as many will come to having a religious experience. This is not a beer one swills with one's friends watching football games. No, when drinking this ale one should ideally be wearing formal attire, seated on a victorian era chair and intersperse sips by repeatedly holding the snifter up to the light and swirling it in the most pretentious manner possible.