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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #225: December 07, 2008, 03:58:45 PM »
Just shared a bottle of German beer called Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

This is the most insane tasting beer I have had yet. It literally tastes like I am drinking a bottle of bacon. There is a smoky bacon taste to this stuff, rich. I don't think I could finish a whole bottle on my own, but it's pretty good and pretty damn interesting!


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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #226: December 07, 2008, 04:34:41 PM »
Just shared a bottle of German beer called Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

This is the most insane tasting beer I have had yet. It literally tastes like I am drinking a bottle of bacon. There is a smoky bacon taste to this stuff, rich. I don't think I could finish a whole bottle on my own, but it's pretty good and pretty damn interesting!

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Holy crap, the label says "Contains Malt Liquor!" It's not even beer :rofl:

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« Reply #227: December 07, 2008, 07:01:01 PM »
Holy crap, the label says "Contains Malt Liquor!" It's not even beer :rofl:

Actually, my bottle does not have that written on it, but it has ALE printed in the bottom right hand corner of the label. The pic isn't mine, I just found it online.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #228: December 07, 2008, 08:34:02 PM »
I had Hogarden once and I thought it tasted like bacon. Didnt like it.  I've never heard anybody else say it tasted like bacon. And I never had it since.  I wonder if bacon taste is a defect. Try another batch

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« Reply #229: December 07, 2008, 08:37:46 PM »
I had Hogarden once and I thought it tasted like bacon. Didnt like it.  I've never heard anybody else say it tasted like bacon. And I never had it since.  I wonder if bacon taste is a defect. Try another batch

I don't think it is a defect. I know there are specific "smoked beers" out there. I don't think the U.S. has any in production, most of them European.

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« Reply #230: December 07, 2008, 08:42:36 PM »
The Hoegaarden you buy in Belgium is yummy, but the stuff here tastes different.  InBev (the world's largest megabrewer, incidentally based in Brussels) has bought up a lot of the small Belgian breweries and started producing export versions in mass quantities...I think Hoegaarden and Leffe are just a couple of examples.  InBev also brews a certain lager that sells extremely well in American ballparks, so perhaps that has affected the Hoegaarden export recipe.   

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I had Hogarden once and I thought it tasted like bacon. Didnt like it.  I've never heard anybody else say it tasted like bacon. And I never had it since.  I wonder if bacon taste is a defect. Try another batch

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #231: December 07, 2008, 08:43:46 PM »
The Rock Bottom in Arlington once brewed a beer like that.  I took a 1/4 glass and mixed it with 3/4 stoudt.  It was ok, but not something I want to drink.
I don't think it is a defect. I know there are specific "smoked beers" out there. I don't think the U.S. has any in production, most of them European.

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« Reply #232: December 07, 2008, 08:45:18 PM »
Some German brewers have a "rauchbier" that's really smoky...awesome with sausages. 

 
I don't think it is a defect. I know there are specific "smoked beers" out there. I don't think the U.S. has any in production, most of them European.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #233: December 07, 2008, 09:27:15 PM »
Some German brewers have a "rauchbier" that's really smoky...awesome with sausages. 

 

Saranac has a winter sampler that includes rauchbier. It's delicious.

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« Reply #234: December 17, 2008, 07:23:32 AM »
After a scientific survey with sample size of 6, Brooklyn's Chocolate Stoudt was the winner of Young's Chocolate Stoudt by a 4 - 2 margin.

Actually, it seemed to depend on whether one likes a creamy beer (Young's) vs a beer with a little bite (Brooklyn).  But I like them both and I never would have tried Young's without the good advice of posters.  So thank you for the suggestions.

Would you say the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout is better tasting than Young's?

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #235: December 17, 2008, 08:59:17 AM »
After a scientific survey with sample size of 6, Brooklyn's Chocolate Stoudt was the winner of Young's Chocolate Stoudt by a 4 - 2 margin.

Actually, it seemed to depend on whether one likes a creamy beer (Young's) vs a beer with a little bite (Brooklyn).  But I like them both and I never would have tried Young's without the good advice of posters.  So thank you for the suggestions.


Haha, great reporting, Mathguy. 

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« Reply #236: December 17, 2008, 06:13:36 PM »
After a scientific survey with sample size of 6, Brooklyn's Chocolate Stoudt was the winner of Young's Chocolate Stoudt by a 4 - 2 margin.

Actually, it seemed to depend on whether one likes a creamy beer (Young's) vs a beer with a little bite (Brooklyn).  But I like them both and I never would have tried Young's without the good advice of posters.  So thank you for the suggestions.


i have a bottle of young's in the fridge and i think three more brooklyns. i'm pretty sure i got hosed on the young's. it was like 4 bucks. also got something called st. peters. very strange looking bottle. that was pretty good. not as harsh as the brooklyn

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #237: December 17, 2008, 11:45:03 PM »
Sam Adams Winter Lager is pretty good.  Even better that I get it for free from a friend of mine who is a distributor for them.  She usually hooks me up with 3 cases a month. 

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« Reply #238: December 18, 2008, 06:07:47 AM »
Sam Adams gives me gas. And not the funny "pull my finger" type but the " I think my appendix burst" type.

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« Reply #239: December 18, 2008, 10:29:15 PM »
After a scientific survey with sample size of 6, Brooklyn's Chocolate Stoudt was the winner of Young's Chocolate Stoudt by a 4 - 2 margin.

Actually, it seemed to depend on whether one likes a creamy beer (Young's) vs a beer with a little bite (Brooklyn).  But I like them both and I never would have tried Young's without the good advice of posters.  So thank you for the suggestions.


Not a big fan of the Young's. Has a hint of what I think cigarette ashes would taste like. 

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #240: December 18, 2008, 10:34:15 PM »
Not a big fan of the Young's. Has a hint of what I think cigarette ashes would taste like. 

Young's is a legit British brewery, and their chocolate stout is delicious. I will have no more of this.

Everything Brooklyn brews that I've tasted was delicious - liking them better than Young's is certainly acceptable - but enough with the trash talk :lol:

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« Reply #241: December 18, 2008, 10:44:25 PM »
Young's is a legit British brewery, and their chocolate stout is delicious. I will have no more of this.

Everything Brooklyn brews that I've tasted was delicious - liking them better than Young's is certainly acceptable - but enough with the trash talk :lol:

Maybe i got a bad one. It almost sucks

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #242: December 18, 2008, 11:03:09 PM »
Maybe i got a bad one. It almost sucks

Long haul across the pond. See if the store will exchange it for Samuel Smith's :lol: If I wasn't so busy, I'd hit that Sam Adams winter sampler in the fridge that's calling me.

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« Reply #243: December 18, 2008, 11:21:45 PM »
Long haul across the pond. See if the store will exchange it for Samuel Smith's :lol: If I wasn't so busy, I'd hit that Sam Adams winter sampler in the fridge that's calling me.

I already drank it. Should I puke it back up?

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #244: December 18, 2008, 11:22:09 PM »
I already drank it. Should I puke it back up?

For free beer, maybe?

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« Reply #245: December 19, 2008, 12:46:21 AM »
I've had bad ones.  But the non-bad ones are awesome.  Young's is a small exporter, and I'm sure that the odd case sits in a warehouse on this side of the Atlantic for way too long. 

Maybe i got a bad one. It almost sucks

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« Reply #246: December 20, 2008, 02:07:28 AM »
I'd like to enter Fuller's Chocolate Stout into the Chocolate Beer contest. I dont know if it can be compared to the Brooklyn because it isnt 10% alcohol.  It has the nitrogenation which I like. Highly recommend. I also got it on tap so I think that helped

Seeing as this is something I've never heard of and I didnt really have it at some kind of bar with offbeat offerings, if this is an Anheuser or Molson Coors concoction, I will only drink bud and miller lite from now on. There is no beer god

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« Reply #247: December 20, 2008, 01:27:18 PM »
Oh Dave - please don't direct yourself to such a life of swill and refrigerated piss.

Anheuser owns Red Hook, Dominion, and some others.  I don't put those in the swill category.

So where did you have Fuller's on tap ?

I'd like to enter Fuller's Chocolate Stout into the Chocolate Beer contest. I dont know if it can be compared to the Brooklyn because it isnt 10% alcohol.  It has the nitrogenation which I like. Highly recommend. I also got it on tap so I think that helped

Seeing as this is something I've never heard of and I didnt really have it at some kind of bar with offbeat offerings, if this is an Anheuser or Molson Coors concoction, I will only drink bud and miller lite from now on. There is no beer god

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #248: December 20, 2008, 01:30:03 PM »
Fuller's seems a classy brewery - would love to try their ESB (or any ESB for that matter)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuller%27s

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« Reply #249: December 20, 2008, 01:36:33 PM »
It's winter and I'm pining for Smile's Old Tosser. Sniff, sniff.