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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Krondor, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Rocksister

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    Not sure how this got on SX forum but I'll bite. I like pale ales. In all honesty, and I'm ready for the jokes, I like Rolling Rock. Mic Light is okay, but RR is my fave. I'm not a connosieur by any means ( I know I spelled that wrong.). Wish RR hadn't moved from Latrobe though
     
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    Prismatic Sphere We Carouse

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    Yeah Ro'Rock doesn't taste as good now. Hey Rocksister, do you happen to know the significance of the "33" on the bottle?
     
  3. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    There are some beers that have this different, clovey taste, and I love it! What am I tasting? Is it the hops? I notice this taste a lot in Leffe, Hoegaarden, and Hefe Weisse. Help me out so I know what to look for, Mr. Shred!
     
  4. Krondor

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    Maybe it's the wheat? Dunno....
    But yesterday I had one of the best beers I've had in a while!
    Origin Ale's Darwinian IPA, I think it's a double IPA... But man oh man!
    The first sip was great, then like 5 sips were not that GREAT but still good, and then after that it was again GREAT! It was weird... but I highly recommend it to everyone who likes hops! :kickass:
     
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    India Pale Ales for me too!!! :kickass:

    I also love Rochefort 10, Barbar (both belgian) and Paulaner Salvator (german).
     
  6. ABQShredHead

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    Cloves and banana are from the yeast strain. Bavarian hefeweizens and some Belgian yeast strains are very heavy on the ester profiles that lead to clove/banana flavors and aromas. Fermenting at higher temps makes the flavor more profound as well. American hefes are rather restrained in the esters though - gotta stick with the German makers for a real Hefe.
     
  7. wild bill guarnere

    wild bill guarnere Champion of Ithaca

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    Allow me to introduce you young lads to my therapist, Dr. Samuel Adams, MD!... They make some good ones. Can't wait for the Winter Lager. Does anyone think their Octoberfest was not that good this year? I like their Irish Red, Boston Lager, Cream Stout, and others. There is a brewery in Akron, OH called Thirsty Dog. Their Old Leghumper, a porter, is one of my favorites. Kind of expensive, though, about $40 US a case. Troegs brewery in PA makes a really good wheat beer, Dream Weaver. I'd say it's pretty close to the best German hefes. I was in California recently and tried Fat Tire for the first time. That one might be my all time favorite! But you can't get it here in PA; the closest place is North Carolina. And then there's Guiness. Another good brewery is Great Lakes in Cleveland.
     
  8. wild bill guarnere

    wild bill guarnere Champion of Ithaca

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    Have you ever tried Troeg's Dream Weaver? Just wondering how you would compare that to the German hefes.
     
  9. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    Thanks, Shred!

    I have recently decided that I am going to order a bunch of Belgian Trappist beers. I don't think I'll be able to afford the acclaimed Westvleteren 12, but I plan on getting a bunch of other ones.
    I am especially looking forward to Rochefort 10... so excited!
    Shipping costs are going to kill me, though :(
     
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    Wild Bill, no, I haven't tried that. No Troeg's in my area. :(

    Gentleman, Westvleteren is only available at the monestary. Have a good trip. ;) Rochefort is excellent though.
     
  11. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Ninkasi Sleighr
     
  12. ABQShredHead

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    I was inspired. Had to stop off and grab a Rochefort on the way home. Currently enjoying... life is good.

    What, no MAIDEN THE SHADE, Zach? :headbang::kickass:
     
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    My favorite brand is Karhu, of course.
     
  14. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    What... Shred... You picked some up? Where do you get it from? (I live in Canada, so this won't apply to me, but still...).
     
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    I can find Rochefort anywhere down here. Got a Maredsous Tripel at the moment - quite good. Coronado Idiot IPA last night. That was frickin' good!
     
  16. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    Was it a Rochefort 10?

    Have you had St. Bernardus 12?
     
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    estYMaj Music is everything

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    Man its getting way to expensive to buy good beer now , its bad enough its anaverage of 9 bucks a six and taxes on that to boot WTF
     
  18. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Had one of those this year, thought it was great! Ninkasi is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries, with their Tricerahops and Believer double red... mmmmmmm.

    Sleighr is my favorite so far though. Love the winter seasonals!
     
  19. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Yes and yes. SB12 is awesome.

    I'm sure the sin taxes will only increase. Gotta pay for that health care scam, y'know?

    Can't get Ninkasi here, unfortunately. Wish I could.
     
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    9 bucks for a six-pack of GOOD beer? Hmm... define "good beer" :Spin:
     

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