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Offline manirra

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« Reply #120 on: Tue, 21 February 2012, 11:54:43 »
I had a bad experience with beer at a "young" age, and I've stuck to hard liquor since.
I usually drink Finlandia or Beefeater 24 - haven't quite developed a taste for whiskey, rum, or bourbon.
Occasionally drink Leyenda del Milagro tequila. Being an engineering student, I should probably fix that rum problem real quick...

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« Reply #121 on: Tue, 21 February 2012, 13:33:14 »
Went on a study abroad to Belgium a few years ago--ever since, I've been hooked on Belgians.  IPA's are also super delicious.

All time favorite:  Tripel Karmeliet
Favorite from USA:  400 Pound Monkey, Titan IPA is also pretty good
Cheaper go to beer:  Sam Adams

I live in a college town so without special ordering things, most of the selection is limited to widely distributed microbreweries and large foreign brews.   :(

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« Reply #122 on: Tue, 21 February 2012, 14:02:39 »
islay single malts here, lagavulin 12 year is my ideal drink.
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« Reply #123 on: Tue, 21 February 2012, 17:00:55 »
I only started drinking beer about two months ago.  So far, my favorites are Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat and Dos Equis with a lime.  I've only tried maybe a dozen beers so far though.

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« Reply #124 on: Tue, 21 February 2012, 19:48:39 »
Beers over Spirits most definitely.

Stella / Heinekin / Becks / Moretti / Corona / Sol / Little Creatures / Asahi, their all good.
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« Reply #125 on: Wed, 22 February 2012, 20:20:08 »
I found just now the first beer by New Belgium I absolutely hate, Cocoa Mole spice ale. Do not recommend. I was in an adventurous mood and it did not pay off.
Tastes like an accident spilled beer in cocoa, and then knocked over a shaker of chili powder in it.

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« Reply #126 on: Thu, 23 February 2012, 00:53:49 »
I love Lamp.

Also, this:



The official beer of TEOTWAWKI.

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« Reply #127 on: Thu, 23 February 2012, 13:06:04 »
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I only started drinking beer about two months ago.  So far, my favorites are Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat and Dos Equis with a lime.  I've only tried maybe a dozen beers so far though.


That's a great place to start. I didn't particularly like the Sunset Wheat when I first started drinking beer, my cousin told me it tasted like Fruit Pebbles so I totally had to try it. I was disappointed. Had it a month ago (after a year+ of beer drinking) and finally tasted the Fruit Pebbles.

If you have a good beer place, look for Weihenstephaner Weissbier. You will not be disappointed. Also start drinking hoppier beers like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or something equivalent. It will help you get used to that bitter taste and make many other beers taste better.

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I found just now the first beer by New Belgium I absolutely hate, Cocoa Mole spice ale. Do not recommend. I was in an adventurous mood and it did not pay off.
Tastes like an accident spilled beer in cocoa, and then knocked over a shaker of chili powder in it.


That... sounds terrible. I've heard some spicey/pepper beers were good and that sometimes it's good with chocolate but what the hell.
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« Reply #128 on: Thu, 23 February 2012, 13:13:06 »
I recently drank some "Caffrey's Irish Ale" someone gave me.  It makes a nice alternative to tap water I guess.

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« Reply #129 on: Thu, 23 February 2012, 13:20:04 »
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« Reply #130 on: Thu, 23 February 2012, 13:32:21 »
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« Reply #131 on: Thu, 23 February 2012, 20:30:01 »
All time favorite was a co-worker's homebrew Trippel Bock at his bachelor party.

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« Reply #132 on: Fri, 24 February 2012, 03:14:31 »
Yes, I do love beer.

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« Reply #133 on: Sat, 25 February 2012, 10:59:14 »
Love these off topic threads. Should have ventured here before!

I have turned into quite a craft beer lover over the last 6 years!

Used to be a Heineken and Newcastle drinker but now find them to taste TERRIBLE. A doctor my brother works with happens to be married to someone who started a local brewery in 2006 here in Minneapolis called Surly and they are extremely popular now and about to expand. They have opened my eyes to what true beer can taste like and I've refined my taste as a result.

I still love most Surly brews but have ventured out and its quite a journey I must say! Seeing all these new breweries finally opening in the USA is very exciting, expecially here in MN. Almost getting back to pre-prohibition levels now.

Some of my favorites include Founders, 3 Floyds, Steel Toe (another newer MN brewery), Brooklyn, and Deschutes.

I've been enjoying Russian Imperial Stouts almost exclusively for the last year. 3 Floyds Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, Founders Imperial, Foothills Sexual Chocolate, New England Imperial Stout Trooper, Half Acre Big Hugs, Cigar City Marshal Zhukor, Bruery Black Tuesday, Smuttynose Imperial, Weyerbacher Old Heathen, etc, etc...that and some DIPA for a change now and then.

Its very exciting to try the same "class" of beer from the various breweries. There are many suttle differences and its great to be able to experiene them all.

Very excited to try a beer from a brewery in TX called Jester King. They make an imperial stout called Black Metal and I have some on the way right now!









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« Reply #134 on: Sat, 25 February 2012, 11:00:48 »
Couple good Norwegian breweries are Nogne and Haandbryggeriet. Have had a barleywine and imperial stout from Nogne and imperial stout from Haandbryggeriet.

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« Reply #136 on: Tue, 28 February 2012, 16:25:08 »
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I drink all my limited release beers. But if I was to sell....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Surly-Darkness-2007-VERY-RARE-Imperial-Stout-NOT-three-floyds-lost-abbey-/290644214890?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43abbec46a


Good lord, man. You have connections with Surly?! You sir, have it made. Dark Lord is probably one of my White Whales. No way to get it and no way I'm paying inflated prices for it.
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« Reply #137 on: Tue, 28 February 2012, 16:28:19 »
I am liking st. Arnolds Santo atm. Maredsous is one of my all time faves.

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« Reply #138 on: Tue, 28 February 2012, 17:07:21 »
Can't wait to visit the HotD brewpub.


Anyone want to trade beers?

I'm having no luck finding distribution for 3 Floyds, Founders, Victory, Etc in the bay area. Should probably just make a beeradvocate account...
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« Reply #139 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 11:48:50 »
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That's a great place to start. I didn't particularly like the Sunset Wheat when I first started drinking beer, my cousin told me it tasted like Fruit Pebbles so I totally had to try it. I was disappointed. Had it a month ago (after a year+ of beer drinking) and finally tasted the Fruit Pebbles.

If you have a good beer place, look for Weihenstephaner Weissbier. You will not be disappointed. Also start drinking hoppier beers like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or something equivalent. It will help you get used to that bitter taste and make many other beers taste better.


I don't think it tastes like fruity pebbles, but I do think it tastes pretty good :)

If I remember that name, I'll check out the Weihenstephaner Weissbier.  There are a few places around here that have very large selections, so I'm sure I'll come across it.  I've heard of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but have yet to try it, so I guess I'll move it up the list.

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« Reply #140 on: Mon, 12 March 2012, 15:12:17 »
Tried some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale the other day.  Didn't really like it D:

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« Reply #141 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 17:39:23 »
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Tried some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale the other day.  Didn't really like it D:


It's alright. Keep on drinking what you can to get used to the taste. I just found SNPA to get me used to the taste of beer the best and quickest.
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« Reply #142 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 22:56:44 »
If you want something that isn't really 'beery' beer you might try some Peroni. It's really subtle and crisp, tastes more like Perrier or something than beer and pretty good with a lemon slice.
I'm enjoying some Red Hook IPA (was on sale for $6) after a frustrating time figuring out why the new fans I added for push on my radiator were killing the power. Turned out I accidentally got the wire under the mounting bolt somehow and was grounding out. It's nice now that I have them working, dropped my temperature 10c.

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« Reply #143 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 04:33:15 »
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« Reply #145 on: Fri, 16 March 2012, 16:35:29 »
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Does that taste like absinthe? Because that **** is nasty. Absinthe is like concentrated liquorish flavor. Ugh.
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« Reply #146 on: Fri, 16 March 2012, 16:44:19 »
I hate absinthe

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« Reply #147 on: Fri, 16 March 2012, 17:03:22 »
Good absinthe is much different. However you won't be getting it easy unless you are inside Czech Republic since they don't export many of the truly good ones. Good one has some anise taste, but it's not necessarily the primary flavor. A good one is very complex herbal taste, closer to Chartreuse in flavor than Ouzo. You can tell the 'crap' ones apart since there is no herbs in it at all and look like toxic waste made from artificial flavor. All the good ones I tried had 1-2cm of herbs pulp in bottom of bottle and a dark green to almost amber to reddish brown color depending on age since color shifts as the chlorophyll breaks down.
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« Reply #148 on: Fri, 16 March 2012, 19:26:03 »
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Good absinthe is much different. However you won't be getting it easy unless you are inside Czech Republic since they don't export many of the truly good ones.
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« Reply #149 on: Fri, 16 March 2012, 19:48:31 »
Well... you do. A lot of them are kept in country, and are made in very small batch as it is. Same goes with your best beers. None of the really great town beers are export either, not even across Czech let alone to the US. High quality small manufacturer have those downfall, but they make up for it in excellence while you are there to enjoy it. Those are some of the things that keep me coming back for visits, along with the food and wonderful people.