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« Reply #225 on: October 26, 2009, 06:10:17 PM »
You tried 40 Creek Whiskey? It is a Canadian style whiskey that has been at few judgings and was up above the special reserve Crown and just below XR. I am not a big Canadian whiskey fan, but it is a good example of that style.

40 creek is probably the smoothest whiskey ive ever had.  Better than crown as far as im concerned, But im not much of a whiskey drinker.  You rum fans should do yourselves a favor and find a bottle of Sailor Jerrys.

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    « Reply #226 on: December 07, 2009, 09:17:49 PM »
    Besides the difference in cereals, are there any other differences between wheat and barley beers?  i.e. Hefeweizen vs. Stout
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    « Reply #227 on: December 07, 2009, 09:50:51 PM »
    Besides the difference in cereals, are there any other differences between wheat and barley beers?  i.e. Hefeweizen vs. Stout

    Alcohol content and sometimes how they are brewed. Lagers, ales and Pilsener/Pilsner are all brewed a little different as far as temperature/time etc. They are also further divided by the particular ratio of ingredients. Beers are really pretty varied, and I do not know all the little differences. There are quite a few stout styles(Milk, oatmeal, imperial etc).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_style 
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    « Reply #228 on: December 07, 2009, 10:04:50 PM »
    Okay, a loooooooong time ago I swore on this thread that I'd never have a drink ever. Well, that didn't last long (can you go to Europe for three months and not have a drink?).

    Tried vodka, didn't like it (thought it tastes like medical disinfectant). Tried some of the local beers too (Stiegl and Augustiner Bräu), didn't much like them either; waaaaay to bitter for me. Did find one I liked, though; Edelweiss. It's a Weissbier, which means it's brewed with wheat instead of barley. It's not bitter at all, actually kind of sweet. I wonder if they import it into the US...
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    « Reply #229 on: December 07, 2009, 10:09:55 PM »
    If they imported those kinds of beer here, I would be so happy--In the future  :hide

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    « Reply #230 on: December 07, 2009, 11:05:17 PM »
    There a many wheat bears here in the states. Franziskaner Weissbier is a good import. Boulevard Wheat is from Kansas City and a damn fine wheat beer.
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    « Reply #231 on: December 07, 2009, 11:09:38 PM »
    Are they supposed to taste different?

    What do you think about the wheats that Sam Adams brews?
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    « Reply #232 on: December 07, 2009, 11:32:57 PM »
    Raptor, did you try any wines?

    A Red in Salzburg and a Rose in Amsterdam... didn't really like either (the Rose was actually pretty nasty), but they were both really cheap wines. Didn't have any (what I assume to be) good stuff.

    Oh, yeah, tried Heineken in Amsterdam too and liked it. Not quite as good as Edelweiss, but I enjoyed it.
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    « Reply #233 on: December 07, 2009, 11:56:40 PM »
    Franziskaner Weissbier is a good import.
    Franziskaner's great, but Weihenstephaner's tastier, if you ask me. Harder to find, though. Also a little pricier, but definitely superior.

    For a wheat beer you can check out just about any place that serves beer, check out Blue Moon. It's good, even if it isn't fantastic, and it really is available pretty much wherever.

    FWIW: wheat beers still contain barley. As I understand it, beer contains barley, by definition.

    Anyway, wheat beers are awesome.
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    « Reply #234 on: December 08, 2009, 01:52:28 AM »
    I really hate the alcohol laws; I feel I'm missing out.

    For my 21st, I'll be getting myself a .45 (1911) and a bunch of different bottles with different styles of beer so I can try and compare them all; that, and a steak dinner.

    How does Widmer compare to Blue Moon in terms of Hefeweizen?
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    « Reply #235 on: December 08, 2009, 02:50:30 AM »
    Franziskaner's great, but Weihenstephaner's tastier, if you ask me. Harder to find, though. Also a little pricier, but definitely superior.

    For a wheat beer you can check out just about any place that serves beer, check out Blue Moon. It's good, even if it isn't fantastic, and it really is available pretty much wherever.

    FWIW: wheat beers still contain barley. As I understand it, beer contains barley, by definition.

    Anyway, wheat beers are awesome.

    We cannot get Weihenstephaner's here in OK. So I never think of it, but I will agree it is superior.
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    « Reply #236 on: December 08, 2009, 03:00:41 AM »
    I really hate the alcohol laws; I feel I'm missing out.

    For my 21st, I'll be getting myself a .45 (1911) and a bunch of different bottles with different styles of beer so I can try and compare them all; that, and a steak dinner.

    How does Widmer compare to Blue Moon in terms of Hefeweizen?

    Widmer is a little better IMO than Blue Moon. If you can find Boulevard there in Cali it is better than both IMO.

    The wheat beers are sorta a safe bet to start off with. They are usually not too bitter or heavy.

    If you can get a good Guinness Draught to start down the stouts path would not be a bad idea.

    You can then get into the Milk or Oatmeal Stouts which are my personal favorites. Samuel Smith - Oatmeal Stout is a great one.

    Now I want a beer...    :beer
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    « Reply #237 on: December 08, 2009, 08:31:57 AM »
    I wouldn't compare Blue Moon to anything but Mothership Wit (which I believe is inferior).  Nothing beats that smooth coriander joy in a bottle that is Blue Moon.  I like Widmer but it just isn't Blue Moon.

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    « Reply #238 on: December 08, 2009, 08:58:28 AM »
    I generaly just drink whats cheapest (within reason) Ive drunk Grolsch for the past 2 weeks but I think im going to stop drinking intill nearer xmas, having a quick temper and speaking to an ignorant canuck and I wake up with a hangover and 3 people not speaking to me because I took offence to what he was saying and told him to jog on (from what I have cobeled together it wasnt that polite  :devillol ) thank f___ it was on vent while I was gaming or I would have ended the night in the back of a police wagon. Why is it people infuriate you so much and as soon as you start tanking up you actually will try and beat the living crap out of them?

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    « Reply #239 on: December 08, 2009, 01:17:00 PM »
    Hefeweizen is sort of the wine cooler of beers.  It's beer for folks who don't really like beer.  Not to take away from Hefe though.  It's still good stuff!

    Why is it people infuriate you so much and as soon as you start tanking up you actually will try and beat the living crap out of them?

    Because people in general are complete morons.  As a reasonably intelligent person, you have a limited tolerance for morons in the first place.  Not only does alcohol lower your inhibitions, it also lowers your tolerance for jackassery. 

    As such... people who truly deserve a pounding become more likely to receive said pounding, that likelihood being directly proportionate to the amount of alcohol a nearby intelligent person has consumed.  Given an infinite time line, the probability of the potential poundee receiving said pounding approaches 1.

    Call that Thernlund's 1st Law of Inebrio-dynamics.


    We can as well infer from the 1st Law that the level of aggravation experienced by a given individual consuming alcohol in close proximity to a moron is directly proportionate to that individual's level of intelligence.

    Aggravation being "A", intelligence being "N", and a moron's jackassery being "j"... A = Nj

    Call that Thernlund's 2nd Law of Inebrio-dynamics.


    Of course, the Laws assume intelligence is a constant.  It is well known that intelligence (not to be confused with common sense) is affected upon negatively by the consumption of alcohol.  When in the presence of individuals of equal or greater[1] intelligence, this is true. 

    However, when in the presence of morons, the intelligence level remains a constant fixed value and cannot be negatively impacted, thereby affecting the aggravation level as described in the 2nd Law.

    Call this Thernlund's Intoxication Paradox.


    [1] When a given individual is among those of greater intelligence, the Laws still apply, but in reverse based on the perspective of the individual.  This is described in Thernlund's Special Law of Drunken Relativity.



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    « Reply #240 on: December 08, 2009, 01:26:28 PM »
    Yes Hefeweizen is a great summertime beer. I love it's cloudy goodness.
    Did you know that in the past, it was also known as "Fly beer" or "Barn beer"? This was due to the fermentation process and the "natural" introduction of yeast ( yeah flies naturally carry yeast on thier legs and they were allowed to walk all over the fermentation mix, thus introducing yeast to the process)......Yeah, I know, not very appetizing, but true.
    Now thankfully, Hefeweizen is made under much more controlled a process! 
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    « Reply #241 on: December 08, 2009, 01:28:57 PM »
    Hefeweizen is sort of the wine cooler of beers.  It's beer for folks who don't really like beer.  Not to take away from Hefe though.  It's still good stuff!
    It's sort of a gateway beer, really. Wheat makes a much better supplement to barley than does corn or rice, though. Bud's about the blandest beer I've ever tasted (it was free, however, which makes it, simultaneously, the best kind of beer)--I've really had tastier water. From a tap. (The tapwater on my college campus was pretty hard, though. You could see some of the impurities floating on top. Mmmm-mmmm.)

    It means, ipso-facto, that only the most intelligent people get arrested for drunken assault.
    :scrutiny :hmm :facepalm

    I think your 2nd Law may be suspect, T.  :D
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    « Reply #242 on: December 08, 2009, 01:41:29 PM »
    Hey man... the Laws don't lie.

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    « Reply #243 on: December 08, 2009, 08:31:47 PM »
    There a many wheat bears here in the states. Franziskaner Weissbier is a good import. Boulevard Wheat is from Kansas City and a damn fine wheat beer.
    We have a micro-brew in our area that brews Maple Street Wheat. It is outstanding and has gotten me interested in wheat beers.

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    « Reply #244 on: December 08, 2009, 11:49:30 PM »
    What's the difference between Guinness stout and draught?
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    « Reply #245 on: December 08, 2009, 11:51:33 PM »
    Draught is poored from a keg.

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    « Reply #246 on: December 08, 2009, 11:56:12 PM »
    And stout comes straight from the vat?
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    « Reply #247 on: December 09, 2009, 12:01:08 AM »
    Poured even, no if you buy a guinness in a pub it will be draught because they pump it out a keg (imo it makes most beers taste 30% better) Guinness is a stout thats the type of beer it is, draught just refers to if its out a keg or a bottle /can. So non draught is cans and bottles, draught is poured from a keg.

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    « Reply #248 on: December 09, 2009, 09:03:45 AM »
    Actually (at least in the US) Guiness has marketed a "Guiness Draught" in a bottle available at most supermarkets.
    From what I understand it has a little fizzymaker thing in the neck that causes a similar reaction to being poured out of the tap.
    I don't recall if I've had any but I'd bet it's not as good as a real draught.

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    « Reply #249 on: December 09, 2009, 09:17:55 AM »
    Ahh but traditionalist maintain that draught can only be from the tap not a can or bottle and im inclined to agree. Plus Guinness is an over rated stout so who care right?

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