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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #100 on: May 14, 2009, 11:22:01 PM »
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    « Reply #101 on: May 15, 2009, 12:59:46 AM »
    I don't drink wine very much but when I do I like Gew├╝rztraminers.
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    « Reply #102 on: June 27, 2009, 09:39:57 PM »
    As I like to learn about wine and beer :hide

    I want to ask, what do you guys think of Sam Adam's Boston Lager? 
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    « Reply #103 on: June 27, 2009, 11:33:05 PM »
    Good stuff, but MASS PRODUCED good stuff.

    If you divide all beers into two groups, the best 50% and the worst 50%, SA ranks very very high in the lower 50%.

    My opinion.


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    « Reply #104 on: June 28, 2009, 03:44:11 AM »
    Ok T lets hear your best of the Best 50% and the best of the Worst 50% and the bottom of each category!   :devillol

    I've never been a beer guy so I'm interested in your answer.  I know Milwaukee is garbage  :neener  but who didn't see that coming. 
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    « Reply #105 on: June 28, 2009, 04:24:56 AM »
    That's pretty subjective.

    I'm a big fan of Amber beers.  Dos Equis ranks pretty high with me where "common" or "easy to find" beers are concerned.

    I like Bass quite a bit.

    I'm a big fan of Anchor Steam.  It's got a weird bitter taste that is oddly tasty.  It really messes me up though.

    Pete's used to have a Wicked Winter Brew that was good.  It was seasonal.  They don't make it anymore (since '96 I think).

    I like Hefeweizen.  Blue Moon is great.  But one must recognize that Hefeweizen is a beer for people who don't drink beer.  Kind of the wine cooler of beers.

    Best of the best?  Hmmm.... I'd have to say that the best I ever had was an amber that a guy I knew used to brew himself.  He made ALOT of it.  Like WAAAYYY more than he was legally allowed.  He was a true brew master.  His name was Mick.  He had quite a few firearms too as I recall, and had a penchant for shooting at random times, at random things, off his back porch.  Pfff.  Haven't seen him in almost two decades.

    Alot of beers I've tried that rank very high I can't remember the names.  I'm always with people, usually distracted, later on drunk, and they're usually pretty uncommon and hard to find.  More times than not though, I remember them when I see them.

    Worst of the worst?  Three way tie.  Mickey's, Grolsch, and Keystone.  Although, if forced to drink one of the three, I'd take the Keystone.  I'd voluntarily smooch a skunks a__ before I'd drink the other two.  Then I'd wash out the taste with mixture of Colt 45 and Old English.


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    « Reply #106 on: June 28, 2009, 04:27:33 AM »
    I really liked Kilt Lifter made by Four Peaks brewery here in town.  Good stuff. 
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    « Reply #107 on: June 28, 2009, 04:28:06 AM »
    Old Millaukee isn't in there with the horridly rancid stuff T.?
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    « Reply #108 on: June 28, 2009, 05:57:45 AM »
    If you need to keep lots of beer cold then you will have to get one of these, its the beer cooler for real men:

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    « Reply #109 on: June 28, 2009, 08:38:12 AM »
    I have bad memories of drinking Mickey's big mouths.  Errr at least I think I have bad memories.  Ok if I could remember what happened after drinking Mickey's I'd have bad memories.  I know I have bad memories about waking up after drinking Mickeys.   :vomit
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    « Reply #110 on: June 28, 2009, 01:27:14 PM »
    At this moment, I have bad memories of St Pauli Girl Lager and Miller Lite. This is the worst hangover I've had in a while.
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    « Reply #111 on: June 28, 2009, 02:01:48 PM »
    I got away with ordering St. Pauli Girl NA at a restaurant once.  I liked the way it tasted.  Funny thing is, here in California, I still can't legally have NA beer, even though it would take someone an entire KC-130 tanker load to become intoxicated.
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    « Reply #112 on: June 28, 2009, 02:38:16 PM »
    I got away with ordering St. Pauli Girl NA at a restaurant once.  I liked the way it tasted.  Funny thing is, here in California, I still can't legally have NA beer, even though it would take someone an entire KC-130 tanker load to become intoxicated.

     :vomit

    NA beer is nasty. But it does still have alcohol in it, so you can't have it. Try some of the real St. Pauli Girl sometime. It's delicious. Maybe too delicious. I think I covered a whole sixer last night, and more in the cheap beer dept.
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    « Reply #113 on: June 28, 2009, 03:49:44 PM »
    I remember the NA bottle saying 0.5% alc by volume.  I wonder if they could get away by selling it as "barley juice drink."
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    « Reply #114 on: June 28, 2009, 05:40:20 PM »

    I want to ask, what do you guys think of Sam Adam's Boston Lager? 

    If I'm out and about, my preference is first Red Stripe, then Yuengling, then SA.  There's plenty of better microbrews, but for commonly available, that's what I drink.

    My favorite beer period is Ruination IPA, followed by Old Guardian (barley wine style ale), then Arrogant Bastard.  Only problem is keeping them sufficiently cold during the course of drinking them. 

     
    Aside from that, I stick to Rieslings and ice wines ($40 for 187ml, gods).    For booze, momokawa sake is excellent.  Most 18 year whiskeys work. 
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    « Reply #115 on: June 29, 2009, 12:04:11 AM »
    Dark ambers for me as far as beer goes.

    And as T. noted, they are local micro-brews, and all but impossible to find out of the state they happen to be brewed in.

    Some good ones I know of:  Veinnese lager at a local place called the Bohemian Brewery http://www.bohemianbrewery.com/Beer.html , and all of these http://www.steamworksbrewing.com/main/do/Lizard_Head_Red , http://www.durangobrewing.com/our-beer/ (particularly the Amber Ale), are good.

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    « Reply #116 on: June 29, 2009, 12:10:38 AM »
    How is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale?  It seems to be popular around where I live. 


    And furthermore, what is a microbrew?
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    « Reply #117 on: June 29, 2009, 12:30:27 AM »
    A microbrew is a beer produced by a small, independent brewery (microbrewery).
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    « Reply #118 on: June 29, 2009, 11:42:33 AM »
    I'm still working on a jug of Muskadyne my former roommate found under the house of the parent-in-laws of my former boss.
    I've been drinking Tecate lately because it's cheap.  Coincidentally the only beer I'll drink from a can.
    I usually prefer J.W. Dundee's Honey Browns or Blue Moons (just typing it makes me yearn for that coriander gold; I think I'll stop by the store on my way home).

    I once had a Miller Lite, and I still rue the day.  I woke up the next morning and felt worse than I have ever felt before, and it lasted alll day.
    I find my 'hangovers' used to last from 3:30-3:45 the next afternoon, and as I got older it got earlier.  Now I sometimes get them the same night.
    Eventually I hope to get to the point where I have a hangover and know that I'm about to start drinking.
    I haven't been drinking much lately because for a while if I had too much my blood would start hurting.
    Though, a couple weeks ago I hit the golden mean of beer, and I was staring at my TV as intently as ever was, not moving, watching the Unusuals.  I think I had three Tecates in two hours, which is about half of my usual feel-goods quota.
    So I'm easing back in.  I had some sake the other night and that hit the spot.

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    « Reply #119 on: June 29, 2009, 02:42:37 PM »
    Guinness Draught or Guinness Stout depending on my mood. Left Hand Milk Stout if I can find it on tap. Corona on occasion when the weather is hot. I also throw in the Boulevard Wheat beer or Blue Moon Belgian-Style White Ale as well.

    If I am drinking wines I like Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc, Pinot Noir(My favorite but hard to get good examples) and Voignier. Hopefully they are served at the correct temperature.  :bash

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    « Reply #120 on: June 29, 2009, 04:16:53 PM »
    ... well my choice of poison is as follows:

    Whisky, whisky, scotch, whisky, tequila, sambuca(sambuca is my get wasted fast drink).. whisky is my preference can you tell...

    Wine I like but am particular about it, I like rieslings, anything sweet, just not too sweet, not to many dry wines i like.


    As for beer I don't do well with it, my stomach and it do not agree, so far the only one I've found I can drink is chimay (it's made by monks you know.. that was my friends selling point)
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    « Reply #121 on: June 29, 2009, 04:48:23 PM »
    I love a good whiskey.  Although this might get me kicked out of the Whiskey Snobs Club, I really like JD.  Great smoky flavor, and goes down smooth.  That smokey flavor is what I really like though.


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    « Reply #122 on: June 29, 2009, 04:56:25 PM »
    I like JD, but thats because to me it was an Import :P

    I've had some peoepl here make fun of me for liking it, but I use the same reason as above.

    It was just plain different to everything else I tasted.
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    « Reply #123 on: June 29, 2009, 04:59:33 PM »
    I also like JD but I really like JD single barrel makes a good mixing whiskey especialy with ice cold irn-bru

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    « Reply #124 on: June 29, 2009, 05:01:12 PM »
    Single Barrel and Gentleman Jack are both good to drink.
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