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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 17th, 2012 @ 03:55 AM Reply

At 4/17/12 12:01 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: Big breweries are like pop artists. No flavor, no personnality, no audacity, no creativity.

Yeah, if you want to sell your beer worldwide you have to make sure it tastes like nothing. Because then nobody can complain it tastes bad, heh.


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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 17th, 2012 @ 07:23 AM Reply

My mission has started: To get my hands on some Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Yes, I mean the 32% beer.


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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 17th, 2012 @ 12:11 PM Reply

At 4/17/12 03:55 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 4/17/12 12:01 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: Big breweries are like pop artists. No flavor, no personnality, no audacity, no creativity.
Yeah, if you want to sell your beer worldwide you have to make sure it tastes like nothing. Because then nobody can complain it tastes bad, heh.

The big companies (usually) only brew beer to make money. Home and micro brewers brew beer because they love beer. No wonder micro brewed beer taste better most of the time. I've tasted one or two beers from smaller breweries that I don't want to drink again, seriously. Experiments that didn't go down well at all.

At this very monent I'm actually tasting a new Swedish Double IPA. Quite nice, lot's of taste and aroma, but perhaps a little on the sweet side. 7.7% ABV, but you can't really taste the alcohol. A good beer, but somewhat expensive and not for everyday drinking. Better suited for a cold winter's night in front of a fire place perhaps.

At 4/17/12 08:46 AM, LaForge wrote: why doesn't someone recommend me something to try that's readily available in the states?

While not a specialist on American beers I can always recommend beers from the Brooklyn Brewery. They brew mostly lagers and pale ales but they have a few dark beers too.

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 17th, 2012 @ 11:32 PM Reply

At 4/17/12 08:46 AM, LaForge wrote:
why doesn't someone recommend me something to try that's readily available in the states?

Go have yourself one of the few varieties of Dogfish Head, if they even sell up there or how about some Double Bastard? That'll give you a kick in the trousers.


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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 19th, 2012 @ 09:34 PM Reply

Any fellow Wisconsinites in here? New Glarus brewery is the shit!

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 12:58 PM Reply

I don't like red wine, but I like getting drunk, so I had some and chased it with good ol' brew.

At 4/17/12 08:46 AM, LaForge wrote: why doesn't someone recommend me something to try that's readily available in the states?

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 06:50 PM Reply

i've been drinking so much ale tonight and i shouldnt be posting but i would like to say that bradford on avon wiltshire ba15 is the shit when it comes to ale


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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 21st, 2012 @ 10:06 AM Reply

At 4/20/12 06:50 PM, Dromedary wrote: i've been drinking so much ale tonight and i shouldnt be posting but i would like to say that bradford on avon wiltshire ba15 is the shit when it comes to ale

And this my friends, is why you shouldn't post while drunk. Anyway, I was drinking different ale last night. First of all I had something called Tunnel Vision, which was very wheaty, and quite light. Then I was drinking Apachi, which is the strangest thing I have ever drunk. It was an orange colour, and I can't really describe the taste.


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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 21st, 2012 @ 10:57 AM Reply

At 4/20/12 06:50 PM, Dromedary wrote: i've been drinking so much ale tonight and i shouldnt be posting but i would like to say that bradford on avon wiltshire ba15 is the shit when it comes to ale

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:27 PM Reply

I had some 113 ipa sly fox. Man it is brutal in its hoppyness. I bought a 6 pack but it took me 2 days to get through it. Dunno if I'd ever get it again. Its just too bitter.


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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 23rd, 2012 @ 12:36 AM Reply

Picked up some Old Guardian on Friday, despite never being a huge fan of Stone. It was okay. Definitely don't drink it if you've eaten a full meal, because it's pretty damn heavy.

6/10 beer imo. Buy if you want to get a good buzz going and at the same time want your stomach to feel full as fuck.

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 23rd, 2012 @ 02:08 AM Reply

MUA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH! I iz drunk

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 23rd, 2012 @ 07:52 AM Reply

i love beer hehee

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 23rd, 2012 @ 01:31 PM Reply

At 4/23/12 12:36 AM, Rallard wrote: Picked up some Old Guardian on Friday, despite never being a huge fan of Stone. It was okay. Definitely don't drink it if you've eaten a full meal, because it's pretty damn heavy.

6/10 beer imo. Buy if you want to get a good buzz going and at the same time want your stomach to feel full as fuck.

From the description, they make it sound like it pairs well with a meal? I usually stay away from beers with high alcohol content if im pairing it with dinner/lunch. it is usually too overwhelming in its taste and you have all this other food floating around in your taste buds and it just is a mess.


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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 25th, 2012 @ 02:13 AM Reply

I have recently found a new favourite of sorts. Greene King IPA, from Suffolk in England. Nice and balanced in aroma, taste and hops and with a beautiful thick and almost creamy head. At 5% ABV it's not to strong either.

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 25th, 2012 @ 02:18 AM Reply

At 4/23/12 01:31 PM, Luis wrote: From the description, they make it sound like it pairs well with a meal? I usually stay away from beers with high alcohol content if im pairing it with dinner/lunch. it is usually too overwhelming in its taste and you have all this other food floating around in your taste buds and it just is a mess.

That's an interresting topic :)

We should discuss beers that we like to drink with meals.

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Response to The Beer Club Apr. 25th, 2012 @ 06:37 AM Reply

At 4/25/12 02:18 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: We should discuss beers that we like to drink with meals.

I actually did a small taste experiment some time ago where I tried to find the best food and beer combination. I have a couple more but I can't find foreign alternatives to the ingredients.

1. Punk IPA with sushi. You really need some wasabi on the sushi for this combination to work. Also, try to chill the beer almost to the point of freezing for an extra taste experience.

2. Guinness with chèvre chaud. Put some chèvre cheese on a piece of white bread, preferably baguette, and heat it in the oven until the cheese starts to colour a little. Eat while warm.

3. Irish Red Ale (pref. Caffrey's) with strong cheese and roasted walnuts. The cheese I'm talking about here is the kind of cheese with a lot of small holes in it and that has been aged for 12-18 months. Put the cheese on top of a slice of white bread, sprinkle some crushed almonds on top and grill in the oven until the bread is crispy.

4. Staropramen (and it has to be a Staropramen) and chili chocolate.

If any of you have any other combinations that you like, please let me know, I've been hoping to do another one of these taste experiments some time.

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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 07:19 PM Reply

At 4/25/12 06:37 AM, vdviking wrote:
4. Staropramen (and it has to be a Staropramen) and chili chocolate.

Try a stout with chocolate. Or just try a chocolate stout! lol

If any of you have any other combinations that you like, please let me know, I've been hoping to do another one of these taste experiments some time.

I'd like you to go try a Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk with a sweet desert or maybe some sweet curry. I suspect it'll be a great combo! I suspect as such, because the bitter, spicy ale would cut straight through sweetness. Like how sweet goes with sour I suspect Grumpy Monk would go with sweet.

I also have to declare that Shock Top is totally a bitch beer. Sorry Sense-Offender, but I've always thought this and more often than not, men agree with me. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but you must admit it tastes more orange juice than beer and we all know what that means. >.>


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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 11:31 PM Reply

I just have been trying to get taste for all different kinds of beer.


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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 10:58 AM Reply

At 6/9/12 07:19 PM, Rahmemhotep wrote: I'd like you to go try a Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk with a sweet desert or maybe some sweet curry. I suspect it'll be a great combo! I suspect as such, because the bitter, spicy ale would cut straight through sweetness. Like how sweet goes with sour I suspect Grumpy Monk would go with sweet.

I would like to try that one, but alas... I can't seem to find Grumpy Monk here in Sweden. It is described as a Belgian IPA, so perhaps I can find something similar among the Belgian ales even though it may be difficult.

The beer in itself sound very interesting and I would love to try that out sometime.

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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 12th, 2012 @ 09:35 PM Reply

At 6/10/12 10:58 AM, vdviking wrote:
I would like to try that one, but alas... I can't seem to find Grumpy Monk here in Sweden. It is described as a Belgian IPA, so perhaps I can find something similar among the Belgian ales even though it may be difficult.

The beer in itself sound very interesting and I would love to try that out sometime.

I'd be willing to bet 100 ducats you could find something quite similar over there. Though, you can buy alcohol on the internet, maybe you could have some shipped to you.

I can't figure out why a bunch of the people I meet don't enjoy ales. I think ales are really great. They're probably too used to their $1.50 pints of Miller Lite to comprehend the sophistication of a good old ale (As long as you disregard that my friend who came over from Germany doesn't like ale either...). Lagers are my preference, but I didn't exactly become interested in beer for real until last year or something.

Did anyone see Rallard's review in the review thread? I don't know what to make of it. Sounds like a big hilarious joke. >.>

Or that is some really good, shitty tasting beer

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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 13th, 2012 @ 12:16 AM Reply

Had me some Okanagan Spring Beer, specifically the brewmaster's black lager. Initially it tasted like a stout to me, but got much lighter in taste like a honey brown lager. I also tried their 1516 lager which follows the Bavarian purity law.

All very good and I would recommend it to beer fans.

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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 13th, 2012 @ 01:38 AM Reply

At 6/13/12 12:16 AM, Prinzy2 wrote: Had me some Okanagan Spring Beer, specifically the brewmaster's black lager. Initially it tasted like a stout to me, but got much lighter in taste like a honey brown lager. I also tried their 1516 lager which follows the Bavarian purity law.

All very good and I would recommend it to beer fans.

Thanks for providing pictures :) I like to get some visual support when looking for new products to try !

I've got myself a few more beer bottles for my collection, but em... I'd like to find a way to remove the label so I could collect only those instead of bottles. My room is starting to look like I've had a party in there and it's kind of incoveniant... If you guys have any clue how to remove a label without ripping it apart, it would be appreciated if you could share.

I've also bought to imported beers recently. Haven't drink those, but I hope to get a chance to do so very soon. It's called the Samichlaus Bier or Santa Claus Beer :) If anybody ever tried it, share your experience !!!

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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 14th, 2012 @ 09:38 PM Reply

Do you guys like the most modern and less traditionnal beers ? Because this one beer named in french the Rosée d'hibiscus by the micro-brewerie Dieu du Ciel! is a very special one. Not very traditionnal, but one of the most refreshing white beers I have ever tasted. It may not look like a white beer, but it definitely tastes like one. The hibiscus is a flower, so the name suggests that it as somewhat of a floral taste. It's a sweet beer, but it isn't no fruit juice. I really suggest you guys try it if you ever can :)

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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 14th, 2012 @ 10:47 PM Reply

I have a case of raspberry wheat Shock Top. don't know what to expect.


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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 16th, 2012 @ 04:36 PM Reply

At 6/14/12 10:47 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I have a case of raspberry wheat Shock Top. don't know what to expect.

Meh, it's drinkable, but not too good. I still love the original orange and the lemon.


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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 30th, 2012 @ 06:33 PM Reply

im drinking a 120 minute dogfish head. this might be my new favorite beer. cant recall if ive had it before or the fact that its on draft today but man its so pleasant. very little froth, kind of syruppy but not too rich you taste it and you feel like itll have bite but its silky and smooth in its finish. i dont like that it costs 7 bucks and the glass is a baby sifter but man what a delight


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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 30th, 2012 @ 06:56 PM Reply

7 pints of amstel later and here i am

i shouldnt postwhile fucked but i like amstel


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Response to The Beer Club Jun. 30th, 2012 @ 08:20 PM Reply

I wanna try Good Juju by Left Hand just cuz of the label.


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Response to The Beer Club Jul. 1st, 2012 @ 09:54 AM Reply

I'm also curious about Gumballhead and Mad Dog.


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