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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #325 on: August 10, 2010, 02:47:47 pm »
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    « Reply #326 on: August 14, 2010, 09:09:47 am »
    Tried a genuine Polish beer last night- ZYWIEC

    Meh.  Not too different from a bud in a can.  At least I can say I've broadened my horizons a bit.
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    « Reply #327 on: August 31, 2010, 05:34:54 pm »
    You know there is a point in my life at college I might have worn this...

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    « Reply #328 on: August 31, 2010, 07:40:10 pm »
    How very tacti-brew.

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    « Reply #329 on: December 18, 2010, 07:13:59 am »
    I've been drinking some Blue Moon seasonal Winter Abbey Ale  :clap :beer Good stuff!
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    « Reply #330 on: December 18, 2010, 04:52:07 pm »
    I found a beer at Cost Plus that was simply amazing, but sadly I can't consume it any more.

    It's called Victory V-12, and in addition to kicking your ass with a 12% ABV content it is very tasty.

    Unfortunately, something in it causes me to turn bright red in blotches all over my skin. Only time in my life I have ever had a histamine reaction like that.
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    « Reply #331 on: December 18, 2010, 05:02:16 pm »
    I'll have to check that out next time I'm at Cost Plus.

    Last time I picked up a bottle of Ommegang Abbey Ale which I thoroughly enjoyed.
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    « Reply #332 on: December 18, 2010, 08:18:12 pm »
    I'm taking LDN for my CS.  I don't drink anymore,  it just don't feel right when I do.  Left off the beer a long time ago, got to where it just did not taste good anymore.  last few years that I did drink it was Crown and Coke or Crown and 7.
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    « Reply #333 on: December 18, 2010, 09:28:03 pm »
    I'm blessed with some excellent brewers in the area, my top 3 right now are

    Hale's Cream Ale
    Mac and Jacks African Amber
    Walking Man's Black Cherry Stout *which is about the best beer I have ever tasted
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    « Reply #334 on: December 18, 2010, 09:31:52 pm »
    oh and for any of my fellow northwest washingtonians and Collin's down in pioneer square has the black cherry stout on tap.
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    « Reply #335 on: December 18, 2010, 09:57:10 pm »
    Just finished the last of a case of Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale.  To me, that is how beer should taste.  Probably the best beer on the planet IMHO.
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    « Reply #336 on: December 18, 2010, 11:06:10 pm »
    I found a beer at Cost Plus that was simply amazing, but sadly I can't consume it any more.

    It's called Victory V-12, and in addition to kicking your ass with a 12% ABV content it is very tasty.

    Unfortunately, something in it causes me to turn bright red in blotches all over my skin. Only time in my life I have ever had a histamine reaction like that.

    It isn't pastuerized....so neither of us can drink it. I almost died drinking one of my detective's home made stuff with deer chilie. Sorry, son....better luck next time.

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    « Reply #337 on: December 19, 2010, 02:01:07 am »
    It's a real shame that the state doesn't entrust me with a brew.  Honestly, it's all part of eating well.
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    « Reply #338 on: January 16, 2011, 10:49:46 pm »
    Well, I am in the old country right now (no luck on getting back my shotguns just yet  >:( ) and I have tried a little Don Julio after my meal because it is perfectly legal here.



    It was very good, very smooth when drunk straight (after dinner).  I am sure that this is better than Jose Cuervo and other such te-kill-ya.
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    « Reply #339 on: January 16, 2011, 11:51:39 pm »
    Well, I am in the old country right now (no luck on getting back my shotguns just yet  >:( ) and I have tried a little Don Julio after my meal because it is perfectly legal here.



    It was very good, very smooth when drunk straight (after dinner).  I am sure that this is better than Jose Cuervo and other such te-kill-ya.

    Cuervo shouldn't even be called tequila. It's mostly grain alcohol.

    That's like the Japanese putting the title "scotch" on whatever foul nasty s___ they try to pass off.
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    « Reply #340 on: January 17, 2011, 02:03:07 am »
    I don't really drink or go to bars (obviously), so I don't really know which tequila is good and which is bad (it's like buying vodka in Eastern Europe---you'll have like a 1000 different brands to choose from).  I just knew that Don Julio has always been a "decent" tequila, and that's also what was on hand.  So I think I made a good choice.


    Also, I just wanted to share a little trivia about the region where tequila comes from:

    This is what the locals are supposed to look like,





    Apparently, the people of the Los Altos, Jalisco region are all French/Spanish.  Somehow, the natives disappeared from that region (IDK if it was intentional, or the small pox accidentally did them in.)  What I do know, is that I wouldn't mind having "Hacienda de FMJ" in that region, where I can walk around with that S&W 586 I desire.
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    « Reply #341 on: January 17, 2011, 03:02:02 am »

    Apparently, the people of the Los Altos, Jalisco region are all French/Spanish.  Somehow, the natives disappeared from that region (IDK if it was intentional, or the small pox accidentally did them in.)  What I do know, is that I wouldn't mind having "Hacienda de FMJ" in that region, where I can walk around with that S&W 586 I desire.

    With the current situation, I think I'd walk around with more than a 586, Like a platoon of marines guarding a walled compound  :coffee
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    « Reply #342 on: January 17, 2011, 03:27:45 am »
    I don't really drink or go to bars (obviously), so I don't really know which tequila is good and which is bad (it's like buying vodka in Eastern Europe---you'll have like a 1000 different brands to choose from).  I just knew that Don Julio has always been a "decent" tequila, and that's also what was on hand.  So I think I made a good choice.

    There are alcohols that are.... traditional to the people who originated them.

    Then, there is marketing.

    Somewhere in between are some truly novel experiences with alcohols.

    Cuervo is marketing. Picture drunken college chicks looking for a cheap tequila experience. Patron is marketing. Picture highbrow bulls___ters drinking it because it's expensive.

    Somewhere in between lies a tradition of making alcohol from agave.
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    « Reply #343 on: January 17, 2011, 03:40:45 am »
    I had no clue that "Patron" was supposed to be highbrow, actually.  I figured that it was right there next to Cuervo, because it is so heavily advertised to Americans.


    I think I want to bring back a bottle of that Don Julio with me, for this reason:
    "Somewhere in between lies a tradition of making alcohol from agave."

    It appears to me that DJ lies in the middle, in that it isnt cheap s___, but not for highbrow bulls___ters* either.


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    Another thing I learned during this trip, is that putting a good liquor in certain cocktails is wasteful, since you cant really taste the liquor itself.  That's my inexperienced opinion anyway.

    Also, the alcohol laws here are a little weird, but I can buy it @ 18, so I wont complain.  I'll just have to get that Negra Modelo some other time.  For the record, XX Amber is still the best overall Mexican beer, IMNSHO.  I say its comparable to Sam Adams Boston Lager.
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    « Reply #344 on: January 17, 2011, 04:52:04 am »
    Another thing I learned during this trip, is that putting a good liquor in certain cocktails is wasteful, since you cant really taste the liquor itself.  That's my inexperienced opinion anyway.

    Matters of taste are never up for debate.

    Personally, I do not believe in cocktails. Those alcohols that are experienced correctly are experienced without addition.

    Hence my distaste for impure spirits.
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    « Reply #345 on: January 17, 2011, 11:35:39 am »
    oh and for any of my fellow northwest washingtonians and Collin's down in pioneer square has the black cherry stout on tap.

    If you're actually in Seattle proper, I highly recommend Maritime Pacific Brewing.  Their Jolly Roger Christmas Ale is one of my all time favorites, and dang near impossible to find anywhere but the brewpub proper in December.
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    « Reply #346 on: January 17, 2011, 11:45:09 am »
    If you're actually in Seattle proper, I highly recommend Maritime Pacific Brewing.  Their Jolly Roger Christmas Ale is one of my all time favorites, and dang near impossible to find anywhere but the brewpub proper in December.

    Looks like a place I need to visit next time I'm in the Seattle area.  Any brewery that calls their taproom the Jolly Roger gets a :thumbup1
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    « Reply #347 on: January 17, 2011, 11:50:08 am »
    FMJ I'd take Negra Modelo over Dos Equis any day
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    « Reply #348 on: January 17, 2011, 12:34:11 pm »
    Anyone up for Scotch in a can?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1347824/Scottish-whisky-way-South-Americans-like-.html

    I don't know what I find funnier, the idea of Scotch in a can, or that some people are getting so worked up over it.

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    « Reply #349 on: January 17, 2011, 12:35:10 pm »
    Well, in about one or three months, there will be the "RevDisk Riesling" wine.  

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