The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    That's a ballin' cigar.
     


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    That's a ballin' cigar.

    my cousin gave it to me for Christmas. For the first half it was the best cigar I've ever had. The second half was disappointing relatively.
     


  3. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    THIS is a ballin cigar.
    [​IMG]

    Kuhnhenn Barleywine
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    Kuhnhenn Simcoe Silly
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    Crown jewel. Kuhnhenn Barrel Aged 4D
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  5. Tooch4321

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    My precious, he stoles it from us!
     


  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Went into West Lakeview Liquors tonight after work. First off, cool little shop. Freakin' tiny. I thought the wine shop I work at was small but man this place is like a studio apartment. Anyway, went up to the guy working the counter, told him that I know a lot about wine and work at a wine shop but that my beer knowledge is equivalent to a kindergartener's, and that I wanted him to pick out 4 really well-made examples of classic styles, so that I could start to learn about beer. Told him I'd be back probably once a week to pick up 3-4 more, until I start to wrap my head around this.

    So this is what he guided me toward:
    a 750 of Vieille Provision Saison Dupont -said it was a classic farmhouse ale
    a Westmalle Trappist Ale Trippel -said it was really great example of trippel, and some people say this brewery "made" the trippel style
    A Brouwerij Fonteinen Oude Geuze - said this is a blend of different ages of lambic, blended then aged in oak for a year
    and a Trappistes Rochefort 6 - said this is what's known as a dubbel, and I saw that there was a 6, 8, and a 10, but he said to start off with the 6.

    This is kinda fun and exciting. I mean, my wine knowledge is nowhere near what it should be or what I hope it to be, but it's kind of fun to start learning about something brand new.
     


  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Drinking the saison now. Really nice. Bright golden yellow, cloudy from bottle conditioning. Aroma is yeasty and sharply fruity. Taste is slightly bitter and has citrus. Finish is long with some spice/pepper component. Daddy like.
     


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    sup tooch

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    That better not be any of those 8 heading my way! The Dark Lord might not be making an appearance in Michigan...
     


  10. bdeuce22

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    who said i didn't buy any.
     


  11. Tooch4321

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    Picked up provisions for my journey from Madison, WI to Minneapolis, MN... [​IMG] Stopped at Town Hall to refuel my body's engine, it was running a little low on alcohol... [​IMG] My emergency fuel... [​IMG] Stopped at Zipp's before heading downtown, I wonder what's in those small round cylinders? [​IMG] The gang's all here... [​IMG]
     


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    who said i didn't buy any.

    You weren't allowed to buy any for yourself...
     


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    So this is what he guided me toward:
    a 750 of Vieille Provision Saison Dupont -said it was a classic farmhouse ale
    a Westmalle Trappist Ale Trippel -said it was really great example of trippel, and some people say this brewery "made" the trippel style
    A Brouwerij Fonteinen Oude Geuze - said this is a blend of different ages of lambic, blended then aged in oak for a year
    and a Trappistes Rochefort 6 - said this is what's known as a dubbel, and I saw that there was a 6, 8, and a 10, but he said to start off with the 6.


    These are all damn fine beers. Enjoy!
     


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    Drinking the saison now. Really nice. Bright golden yellow, cloudy from bottle conditioning. Aroma is yeasty and sharply fruity. Taste is slightly bitter and has citrus. Finish is long with some spice/pepper component. Daddy like.

    I drank the same thing yesterday aswell. I was very pleased. Im going to need to find some more for the summer days.
     


  15. bdeuce22

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    You weren't allowed to buy any for yourself...

    sorry, master. won't happen again, master.

    I also had a porter, scotch ale, and a 3oz glass of the vanilla gorillabilly. nothing like a $100 bar tab on a monday, but it's ok, their shit is delicious.
     


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