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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by King Richard, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Yeah, I just wanted to try an import to expand my palate for higher quality beer. The bartender behind the bar said it was a lager though :erk:
     
  2. null

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    Hehe strongbow is probably the biggest cider brand in the UK. Very commercial, not particularly good. Although it is better than Blackthorn...

    Id recommend Exhibition...If anyone else has drunk that cider, ill be impressed!

    As for beer...there were a lot of names flying around i dont recognise. I gotta go sample some more. All i can add is that personally i find Hoegaarden a bit flowery...Ale wise I quite like Hobgoblin and Ringwood Fourty niner. Lager wise i like budvar and *blush* tiger beer :p Ive also got a soft spot for Red Stripe not because its any good, but because i associate it with drowning my sorrows...A job it does well.
     
  3. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    If you've never heard of it, the only thing you can do is break it down be style and take a chance. There's no way you're going to know whether or not it's good unless you try it.
     
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    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    last night i tried the phantom canyon dunkelweizen. another local brew. wasnt bad. really malty. i havnt seen a dark wheat before.
    ~gR~
     
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    This thread makes me want a beer. Brb.
     
  6. MasterOLightning

    MasterOLightning Optimator

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    I had Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine '08 last night. Really raw, extreme hops. 9.6% Seemed rather unbalanced to me. Apparently you're supposed to let this one age for a while, so I'll probably stash the rest of the six pack after I set one aside to review this week.
     
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    At 12:45 in the afternoon! Time for an intervention.
     
  8. null

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    UK...I was having dinner!
     
  9. AchrisK

    AchrisK Weakling

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    Yeah, I had a couple of these recently. Definitely a strong hop bitterness. I think aging probably would smooth it out nicely.
     
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  11. Belligerent

    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    My new addiction
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    Going to have to stock up so I can drink it all summer long.
     
  12. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    I've wanted to try that myself for a while.

    I agree, pretty good stuff. It's better than their Summer Ale.
     
  13. Belligerent

    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    I've never tried their summer ale. The Spring ale is the only Sam Adams I enjoy. A good summer brew is Goose Island.
     
  14. cookiecutter

    cookiecutter Proceed to Ultraslamming

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    I can't wait until I'm 19 and can sample different beers a little more easily. The Beer Store here has pretty good selection.
     
  15. panzerfaust666

    panzerfaust666 German Asshole

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    just drank a innis and gunn. Was fairly good, but the flavor stood out.Now onto a Tyskie
     
  16. Vilden

    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer is nice, but Innis & Gunn Island Cask was so much better imo, too bad it was really limited. :(
     
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    panzerfaust666 German Asshole

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    yeah I just had the Oak Aged Beer, and it did have quite the taste. The flavor was unique, but the beer itself wasn't the greatest, ya know?
     
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    picked up some new stuff today

    bristol winter warlock- oatmeal stout
    warsteiner dunkel- german dark (duh)

    ive also been drinking the tommyknocker maple nut ale. not bad

    i also got a bottle of don q rum, but that doesnt apply
    ~gR~
     
  19. King Richard

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    I've had Warsteiner Dunkel on many of occassions. That shit is pretty tasty.
     
  20. Cythraul

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    A couple brews I tried for the first time tonight:

    Weihenstephaner Original - A pretty solid helles lager. Pretty typical. Not the best I've tried.

    Ayinger Bräu Weisse - This is probably the best weiss bier I've had so far. Franziskaner was probably my favorite up until this point, but this lacks a lot of the citrusy, fruity flavor of a Franziskaner which is fine by me. Highly recommended.
     

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