Calling all beer aficionados

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Alidar Jarok, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator Admiral

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    I'm a big fan of Pilsner Urquell as well. And I probably should have mentioned Bass Ale upthread, it's another favorite of mine.
     
  2. backstept

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    I'm quite fond of Harpoon's UFO Raspberry Hefeweisen and recently had an amazing Saranac Summer Brew . . . half beer half lemonade :D
     
  3. Maestro

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    I do not like Pilsner Urquell at all. However, my Dad does as do several friends of mine, so the problem is probably me. ;)
     
  4. Mistral

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    Summer brew?-Drop Top Amber Ale with a slice of orange. On tap-not in the bottle.

    Just about any Belgian Wheat will work. Or Stella Artois. Good for sipping by the pool.

    I also like Landshark-it's got the elements that make a Corona w/lime appealing while having a richer, more pronounced flavor. Doesn't need lime, either.

    People mentioned Widmer, Blue Moon etc. Try Mothership Wit. It's made by the people who brought you Fat Tire-an excellent wheat with an unfiltered approach that leaves a satisfying aftertaste without overwhelming the tongue.

    In the area of ambers, Pyramid makes a summer brew called Curve Ball that is "lip-smacking" good, a medium body without an oppresive aftertaste.
     
  5. TJinLOCA

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    You probably don't get my favorite West Coast beer out there, but I"m crazy about Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

    When I lived back east, my favorite was Upper Canada Lager. Not heavy at all, and really smooth and tasty (and apparently they're making a "Light" version of it now too, although I generally disdain light beers.) And I just discovered they make a Pale Ale now ... I'll have to try it!
     
  6. Timby

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    New Glarus does not distribute outside the state of Wisconsin.

    Probably because Leinenkugel's is brewed and distributed from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

    Boulevard Wheat is only just now starting to make inroads from Missouri.
     
  7. Chekov's Phaser

    Chekov's Phaser Waiting to be relevant. Premium Member

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    I'd recommend a Mexican beer called Pacifico. Really good taste to it, and it's light enough for any hot summer. This is a pretty good review of the beer.
    Don't listen to "the most interesting man in the world", this cerveza is better!

    And since your first question just said to post a beer I like and describe, I'll go with my favorite beer: Guinness! Need I say more? :p
     
  8. ShamelessMcBundy

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    But i love The Most Interesting Man In the World. :(
     
  9. Chekov's Phaser

    Chekov's Phaser Waiting to be relevant. Premium Member

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    But his taste in Mexican beer sucks... :)
     
  10. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    But ... "police often question him just because they find him interesting!"
     
  11. Daedalus12

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    Trappist Westvleteren 12 - 24 bottles from ebay for about $350. Type: Belgium Quadrupel. Alcohol content: 10.2%

    It certainly deserves the title of the best beer in the world.

    Pour a bit into a chalice. The head was very dense and creamy. The taste is very very rich and malty. There are variety of fruits, spices, dark chocolate and caramel malt. Very much reminded me of St. Bernardus 12 (another world class Belgium Quadrupel) but more urbane.
     
  12. RoJoHen

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    Ah yes. Missouri was the other place I had it. It needs to get a move on. I want to be able to buy it.
     
  13. Davros

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    Never trust a beer you can see through or water that you cannot.
     
  14. Kochi

    Kochi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The Most Interesting Man In the World is right. Dos Equis is my favorite. Not too light. Drink it in a glass for the full effect. Nice aroma.
    Pacifico is good also. But Dos Equis is better for summer.
     
  15. Terengo

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    I'm currently enjoying Fat Tire Skinny Dip, which is a light yet rich summer brew. I like most of the Schlafly Brewery products, but I don't know how far from St. Louis that reaches.

    I used to like Busch Select (yeah, Busch - wanna make something of it?), which was a nice uncomplicated beer, but I don't drink Busch products any more. I doubt if my protest is even the tiniest blip in InBev's revenue stream, but sometimes you need to stand on principle.
     
  16. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Yeah, you probably don't need to say more with Guinness. It's better on tap and better over the pond. But, aside from that, most people know what it tastes like and it's definitely enjoyable.
     
  17. Maestro

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    It's lack of distribution does not reduce its goodness, nor my love for it.
     
  18. Chekov's Phaser

    Chekov's Phaser Waiting to be relevant. Premium Member

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    It's amazing how much better it is over the pond. I went to London several years back, and I was surprised (in hindsight, I shouldn't have been) at how much better it tasted. Sure it's great in the states, but I still long for that UK Guinness
     
  19. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I honestly didn't think it was the same beer at first.
     
  20. Danoz

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    This is my review of Stone Imperial Russian Stout..Granted I wrote it when I was 19 years old :p. Not only is Stone a great brewery but this is an incredible beer.

    "This is a true imperial stout, drinks like velvet and pours like a three course mean in a class with a perfectly retained, foamy light brown head. Aroma is one of chocolate and dark fruits, alcohol is present but not overpowering. A smooth and oily mouthfeel and a flavor of perfect balance for a 10.8% abv imperial. One of the biggest weakness in these high abbreviation brews is over sweetness and a lot of residual sugar, that Stone brewery seems to have mastered and counterbalanced with the appropriate dryness of a Guinness Extra Stout and the sweetness of A Mackeson XXX delightfully merged into near perfection. Excellent brew."

    I don't branch out as much these days. I've tried over 600 different kinds of beer and I'll need some discretionary spending money before I resume that hobby.
     

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