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Re: Beer

Postby black bart » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:17 am

We've got some beers that sound like diseases over here...

Blandford Fly:

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Re: Beer

Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:10 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:She stuck her Carmen Miranda headdress in a glass and poured a Michelob over it. It didn't taste too good, but it had a fantastic head on it.

Sorry.

Headdress ruination, no. AB-so-lute-ly not.
"Michelob" wif nachural fruit flavors added at some point in the brewing process, yes.

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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:36 pm

Oh, well, yeah, I doubt Michelob is shelling out the extra money for real fruit, no doubt "natural and artificial fruit flavors." :barf:
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Re: Beer

Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:40 pm

PKMKII wrote:So due Roland's insistence, I have acquired and tried Fuller's London Pride.

Allow me to wax poetic: American craft ales tend to reflect a certain sort of American mentality. They're bold, brash, heavily on the citrusy, piny hops and ABV. They're in your face and demand your attention. Fuller's, reflects a much more English sensibility. It's more subtle in flavor and alcohol burn. The hops are present, but they're more subdued than American hops. If American hops are like a guy yelling at you because he's mad at you, the hops in Fuller's are like a subtle insult, one you don't even realize was an insult until the guy left the room. It drinks more like a good lager than its higher ABV brethren.

We have entered a new era in Anglo-American relations today. :haha: I'm glad you found it, and happy that you appeared to like it too. I love the taste, and especially its bitterness. In fact, it was almost all I drank for a while after finding it. There are many UK beers like it on the market, and at only around 3.5% ABV, isn't going to get you drunk too quickly either. Would you drink it again? I also wonder how it differs in taste after its transatlantic journey?

PoN wrote:Shame, blah blah blah, trusted Michelob, blah blah blah, fruit beer made me sick...

:haha: Sorry. :evilgrin:

If you want fruit and beer together, you could see if Fruli is available near to you. It's made from 70% white beer and 30% pure fruit juice (in this case, strawberry). It is heavy, and definitely an acquired taste for some (it tastes predominantly of strawberries), but with an aftertaste that is definitely the white beer coming through - http://www.fruli.be/.
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Re: Beer

Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:33 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:If you want fruit and beer together, ...

But I don't.

Not anymore! :haha:
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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:59 pm

Honestly PoN, there are good beers made with fruit in them. Especially lambics. Don't let yourself get turned off to them on the basis of the evil of macrobrew monstrosities.

Roland Deschain wrote:Would you drink it again?


Sure.

Roland Deschain wrote:I also wonder how it differs in taste after its transatlantic journey?


Well thankfully it gets shipped and sold in dark brown bottles, unlike some cheap Scottish breweries that sell theirs in clear bottles *coughcough*Innisandgunn*coughcough*.
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Re: Beer

Postby black bart » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:01 am

Adnam's Broadside...luverleeeee!
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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:35 pm

So Coors Light has introduced a new style, that has the "flavor" of iced tea and lemon in it. Now, setting aside the fact that it inevitably tastes disgusting, there's a problem with the name. Coors Light Iced T. Think about.
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Re: Beer

Postby black bart » Wed May 02, 2012 8:18 am

^Poor Americans :cry: ...when it comes to beer that is.
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Re: Beer

Postby DavidH » Wed May 02, 2012 8:21 am

Tell you what, Bart: when I win the lottery we'll buy a tankerload of Real Ale and go over there to convert them - Poor, benighted souls.

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Re: Beer

Postby black bart » Mon May 14, 2012 11:10 am

They'll need to cut down on the burgers though...you can't have a beer belly and a burger belly...can you?
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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII » Mon May 14, 2012 2:54 pm

So when I was out eating and drinking with my uncle this past weekend, I tried, for the first time, 3 Monts, and I'm quite fond of it.
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It's a Biere De Garde style ale. Like a Saison, but with more kick. Very malty, but the hops still shine through. A bit of an oddity, in that it's a French ale.
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Re: Beer

Postby daftbeaker » Wed May 23, 2012 6:04 pm

Bombardier ale. Very tasty and currently in Tesco for 2 quid a litre :love:

Having said that, the new adverts are probably the only thing I've seen Rik Mayall in that I haven't found brilliant. Still, it doesn't affect the beer :idiot:
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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII » Sun May 27, 2012 1:17 pm

International Arms Race: Maryland vs. Scotland

The International Arms Race is a new type of collaboration - a battle collaboration! The brewing team from both Flying Dog and BrewDog set the parameters for the beer and then both brewers have to see who can make the best beer within these parameters. We have decided the ingredients and launch date and the war games have now begun!...

Both beers will be dubbed 'Zero IBU IPA' and the challenge is to brew an IPA style beer using no hops! The hops will be replaced with berries, herbs and roots. With hops completely banned from the International Arms Race the results are certainly going to be interesting.
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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:44 am

The Virginia Beer Haul

Top row, left to right:
Hardywood Grand Cru aged in bourbon barrels
Hardywood Mocha Porter
Another bottle of the Grand cru
Blue Mountain Brewery Rockfish Wheat hefeweizen
Heavy Seas/Devil's Backbone Land Ho! black pilsner
BMB Dark Hollow, an imperial stout aged in Maker's Mark bourbon barrels
BMB Evil 8º, a belgian dubbel

Bottom row, left to right:
Bluegrass Brewing Company Bourbon Stout, aged in, well you take a guess
Port City Tartan Ale, a Scottish ale
Starr Hill Amber Ale
Devil's Backbone Belgian Congo Pale Ale
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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