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OT: The beer thread

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Yngvai X, May 11, 2007.

  1. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    See if you can find Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat. Thats the best fruit-tasting beer I've seen commercially.
     
  2. proulxski

    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    @OfSinsAndShred: Awesome lol, BTW is that pizza on that plate?
     
  3. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    The fruity tastes come as a byproduct of the fermentation process. Principally, yeast ferment the sugars in the wort (unfermented beer, rhymes with dirt) to produce ethanol and carbon dioxide. Ale yeasts (top fermenting) have a penchant for producing myriad flavor-active compounds. These compounds include esteres like iso-amyl acetate and ethyl acetate; fusel alcohols like isoamyl alcohol; and compounds such as acetaldehyde, diacetyl, dimethyl sulfide.

    Of these compounds, iso-amyl acetate is the most recognizable. Get a good German hefeweizen and give it a taste. What do you taste? Most likely, banana and cloves. The banana flavor is iso-amyl acetate, and that compound is actually present in bananas.

    The amount of esters produced during fermentation can be controlled by several factors. Of course, the yeast used must produce those esters, but the amount to which those esters are present in the finished beer is controlled by fermentation temperature, for the most part. Under-aerated wort and yeast cell pitch count are other factors.

    Yay, [/geek hat]
     
  4. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Not a bad taster, but you can also delve into the Belgian Lambics. Lindemann's Framboise (raspberry) is my favorite. And Black Dog makes a good raspberry wheat as well. For a new treat, try a black & tan made with raspberry wheat for the tan and Murphy's Irish Stout for the black.

    But those (including the Sam Cherrry Wheat) are actually fruit beers, where fruit and/or fruit flavoring is added to the beer.
     
  5. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass \m/(>.<)\m/

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    Belgian beers > All.

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    La Chouffe. I have a 1,5 litre bottle of this, which I'm saving for my 18th birthday, as it was a present for my 16th :p

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    Leffe. Even better is Leffe Dubbel or Tripel (That's double or triple ;) )

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    Palm. Just awesome.

    And on a different, but no less awesome note:

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    Guinness. Irish, not Belgian, but still very fucking awesome.
     
  6. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Guiness is going down the tubes, in my book. They are reworking the beer to compete with Budweiser, which I don't like. I like the beer, yes, but not the marketing. Damn, I'm starting to sound like Kenneth. :lol:

    Belgians do rule the brewing world though. And the beer glass world too. I haven't developed a Flanders taste yet, but the Trappists are untouchable.
     
  7. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Again, ABQ:

    Touch fun parts or no?
     
  8. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    that one looks damn tasty.
     
  9. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Sounds like it, huh?
     
  10. the_satanic_rabbit

    the_satanic_rabbit Return of Ganon

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    This stuff is at the top of my list right now. And it's from my home state!

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    Mantis Warrior The Garden of Light

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    Oooh!

    BEER.... now we're talkin`!

    :kickass:

    One of my current favorites:

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    ~Steve~
     
  12. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    My favorite Irish stout as well. Good show!
     
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    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    Thats making me thirsty:cry:
     
  14. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass \m/(>.<)\m/

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    Murpheee's! How could I forget to mention that? :D
     
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    I heard the Guinness leftovers in pubs are poured into a container that is sent back to the brewery to get it recycled. :D
     
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    We rock. :headbang:
    Leffe and Palm are really good, Stella is also mentioned above.
    Ever tried Duvel? (= Devil in english)

    Why Heineken? It's quite popular, but why? It's not that awesome...
    1 lager (25cl) of stella artois costs 1 euro in most youth houses. The pubs dare to ask a bit more (1.30-1.50 euro), which is still reasonable.
    so 5$ ? eryafokkinkrazie?
     
  17. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass \m/(>.<)\m/

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    Heineken's consumable. You drink it for the alcohol, not for the beer. Then again, the same goes for quite a large number of the Dutch beers.

    Also, hell yeah, I tried Duvel. 8)

    Also also, I'm a Dutchie, so I know how one would translate Duvel. ;)
     
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    How much do you pay for a bottle of palm (25cl or 33cl) there in Holland?

    Well, I must say, even Grolsch is better than Heineken :D

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    Youth Houses rock. There's a folk one in a city nearby -> Guinness!

    For the glasses, yeah, the Duvel glass is very special:
    -> The Spheric Universe Experience of Duvel.
     
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    Sea Bass \m/(>.<)\m/

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    Not sure, but compared to stuff like Heineken, Palm is relatively expensive.

    Also, Grolsch is headache-beer. Not hangovers as such, just creates a headache.
     
  20. Noble Viking

    Noble Viking Aka Herman Li

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    Just at a glance...no, if you're talking about belgium, it's all about Trappist Rochefort 6,8, and especially the 10
     

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