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The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    Does cook county have that soy sauciness too?

    Also the one other thing I like about the beer community is it feels more democratic. With wine you have to rely on the reviews of select individuals and you usually have to pay to read them. Reviews are inherently subjective but with a large sample size you get a better idea about something. Point systems have limitations and those are exacerbated by such a low sample size. I think part of the issue is price. Not everybody has the chance to taste all grower champagnes from different regions and compare and contrast so you kinda go by what a few knowledgeable people think are good. Things like cellar tracker are a step in the right direction but there's still such a low sample size and unlike beer advocate the reviewers don't have preference deviations next to their name so you don't know if the reviewer actually knows what they're talking about. Also reviews are much less detailed and information about how the wine is made is less available and sometimes even deliberately held secret (like grand marquee champagnes). Whereas with beer if you look online there are tons of clone recipes for most beers and even with something like pliny vinnie actually gives you his recipe and how to make it.

    I think the spirit world is even worse in that regard. Less information from even fewer people.
     
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  2. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Well-Known Member

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    No, it's kinda bitter and very sweet, Nightstalker is a dry-hopped version of the base stout and will be about as close to Cook County as you'll ever get. I've never tasted soy sauce in any year of BCS, but Dark Lord is a whole other story...
     
  3. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    I've been avoiding night stalker but I might give it a try now

    The only dark lord I've had I think you or ama sent me. I remember soy sauce but I don't remember drain pouring it cuz it was overwhelming

    Pretty much everything criticized about wine reviews has already been addressed by the beer community
     
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  4. ama

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    That looks like a nice, and very elite tasting.

    I just picked up a 03 Utopia and I'm pretty close to getting a MMM to round out my vertical. Its a stupid vert, but I enjoy it.
     
  5. hc4thehc

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    Black Albert Batch 0. 13%. Ridiculously good. Pretty damn special if you ask me :tounge:

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  6. indesertum

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    Maison martin margiela?
     
  7. hc4thehc

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    I love this beer so much...

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  8. Tooch4321

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    i lied when i said i was done before
     
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    Way to give me the heads up on where it was. I haven't seen it anywhere in Boston
     
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    Really wanted to like this Berliner Weisse. Sessionable at 5%, great acidity, but has zero malt backbone and worse there's this terrible metallic aftertaste. I switched glasses and it was still there. Maybe an off bottle? Was gross. Drain pour
     
  13. hc4thehc

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    Delirium Christmas. Delish.

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  14. alexg

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    Prairie Bomb is delicious. Totally lives up to the hype.
     
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  15. JohnGalt

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    have 12x bcbs and 12x bcb barley wine waiting for me :slayer:

    normal customers are being limited to a bottle each.

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    Batch 19 by coors.

    I have to be honest. It's actually not bad. On the maltier side of lagers with a bitterness hiding in the back. There's an odd funk and a hint of metallic ness tho. Still an adjunct lager but far superior to pbr and without the snobbiness associated with craft beer. A friend that isn't particular about beer brought it over and I was pleasantly surprised. Better than some of things purported craft breweries are putting out

    The funk increases as the temperature warms up and is pretty strong in the finish. Getting worse by the minute but still not bad
     
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    Would have to agree. First thought was "definitely not as bad as I thought it'd be. I'd drink this if there was no cool craft stuff.". Falls off to quickly though.
     
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    Worthington's White Shield last night.

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  20. hc4thehc

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    Might be buying my first American beer on Wednesday. Bruery White Oak. Good decision?..
     
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