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The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Speaking of porter--currently drinking a Flying Dog barrel-aged Gonzo Imperial Porter. It's pretty good.
     
  2. hc4thehc

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    Just took delivery of these... Can you imagine I had to buy that Aventinus glass in the States!.. Nowhere to be found in €urope!..

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  3. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    Finally, I'm able to do this!..

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  4. b1os

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    ^Nice! It's delicious.

    I'll have the Deus later today. It's in the freezer right now... is it really best at 2°C? That's what the label says... or is it supposed to be drunk that cold solely because of the carbonation?
     
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  5. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    Freezer?.. 2C°?.. That doesn't sound too good!.. Perhaps serve at their recommended temp, and slowly drink it whilst it warms up... Personally, my fridge is at 7C° and I don't even want my IPAs any colder than that...
     
  6. b1os

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    They say it's supposed to be icecold. They recommend the freezer after opening. I'm pretty sure it's because of the carbonation since low temperature liquids can keep more bubbles.

    Anyway, it's open now. Interesting beer. Classic golden abbey beer taste with a prominent ginger/pear note. Perlage is definitely far more noticeable than in other beers, but not close to Champagne.
     
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  7. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    From a review on RateBeer:
     
  8. b1os

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    Yeah, it's pretty sweet, accentuated by that ripe pear note.
     
  9. hc4thehc

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    A stout made with chilis, aged in cognac barrels. Why I'm drinking this now I don't know. Have a cold. Taste and smell at about 40% capacity :(

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  10. cocostella

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    Whoa... would be tough for me to stomach in the summertime.

    Went to see my shitty Padres beat the even shittier Rockies last night. ALL beers were 20ozs and $11.50, which is obviously a ripoff. However, when you're looking at a long list of Corona, Stella, Lite, etc.. then notice the BP Sculpin and Green Flash west coast IPA randomly mixed in, well, the sting lessens just a bit.
     
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  11. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    Aye it's not a summer sipper... But then it's not warm here and raining lots so I'm in that autumn mood man...

    Love autumn... Best season... :embar:
     
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  12. indesertum

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  13. cocostella

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    Think I've posted this beer before, but I am totally down with this sessionable IPA trend.
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    Zwanze Day 2014 is September 20th. You can check out Cantillon's facebook page for a list of locations, but essentially the same as prior years.

    I will probably be at Armsby Abbey with Mr. @ocooney in Worcester, MA if any New England based gents want to join us, please do!
     
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  15. brp2

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    So sad I'm not going to be anywhere near any of those places in September. I made it to Novare Res for the '11 edition, however, and that was a good time.

    Also, a more general question. I'm planning on opening a bunch of bottles with friends this weekend, across a range of styles. I'm wondering how best to fit in the sours. Early? Late? Any thoughts?
     
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    if you are having such small pours of everything, then i wouldn't even worry as much about the order of bottles. just have palate cleansing food on hand. i tend to like to open "whalez" earlier in the tasting just so my taste buds can appreciate it.
     
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  17. indesertum

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    We got to vermont safely

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    They have a poster of ara bier from de dolle. Thought hc4thehc would appreciate

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    Can't wait for society and solitude

    Beer prices are so damn cheap. $16 for 2 L growler fill up
     
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  18. concealed

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    whats the wait like for growlers today?
     
  19. indesertum

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    Not too long at all. Got here at 4:10 and we're about to get some. I hear lines stretch for 2 hours earlier in the day
     
  20. Tooch4321

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    Enjoy the Virtue Cider kegs I helped have shipped up there for the festival this weekend, this years Lapinette is good...
     
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