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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #425 on: September 17, 2011, 09:56:13 pm »
Carbombs get nasty in a very short span of time. The technical term may not be "curdle" but the Bailey's is doing something awful after about 10 seconds. So drink it in under 10 seconds and you'll be fine.
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    « Reply #426 on: September 17, 2011, 10:56:49 pm »
    Yeah, try something called a "cement mixer"... Bailey's, and a sweetened lime syrup in a shot glass.  Basically, they're poured much like a black and tan, so that they don't actually mix until you drink the shot... at which point the Bailey's lumpifies, and it feels like you're trying to swallow gravel.

    The one time I ever ordered one, the waitress looked at me, and said "Are you sure?"

    Tasted good, but I'll never order another one.

    Might have to try the Depth Charge mentioned upthread though (but I've got some tastier rums to use than Captain Morgan ;) ).

    For wines, if they haven't been mentioned, the Moon series at Trader Joe's are really, really good for the price.  Old Moon is a very smooth zinfandel, that goes great with a good, thick steak.

    I don't drink a lot (alcoholism runs in my family, too).  But I do drink a wide variety.

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    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #427 on: September 17, 2011, 11:14:12 pm »
    I drink regularly, almost exclusively beer. I like wine, but rarely keep it around the house. Almost never drink liquor.

    I'm sad that the summer seasonals are off the shelves now.
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    « Reply #428 on: September 17, 2011, 11:48:21 pm »
    My regular beers are (in no particular order) Yuengling Lager, Yuengling Porter (when I can find it), Yuengling Black and Tan, Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo.  A special treat the wife and I have found lately are the Innis & Gunn beers - oak barrels are involved somehow, and they're incredible.  Guinness here tastes *nothing* like it does in Ireland, btw - much lighter, more flavorful, and not nearly as "This drink qualifies as it's own appetizer".  Samuel Adams Black Lager is quite tasty, too.

    My regular sipping liquors are (still in no particular order)  Anniversario Rum (an aged rum - no mixing necessary), Russian Standard vodka (any of the three varieties), Bailey's, Frangelico (gotta love hazelnut liquor, especially when mixed with Bailey's and/or), Kahlua, Maker's Mark 49 for bourbon (though Gentleman Jack fills in nicely), Castle Knappogue for Irish whiskey, and Oban for scotch.

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    « Reply #429 on: September 18, 2011, 12:02:30 am »
    I've been keeping Alaskan Amber and Full Sail Amber in the fridge lately.
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    « Reply #430 on: September 18, 2011, 12:09:05 am »
    My regulars are Yuengling Lager (I pick up at least four cases every time I get a mission to the east coast.) Leinenkugle's Summer Shandy, Shiner Bock, Shiner Ruby Redbird (seasonal), New Castle Brown Ale, and Miller Lite (after one or two good ones I don't want to waste good beer when I can't really taste it anymore).

    I also try to grab something new whenever I'm in the beer section, just to try. When I'm traveling, I try to find local restaurants with local beers. I end up drinking a very wide variety.
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    « Reply #431 on: September 18, 2011, 12:17:30 am »
    I drink regularly, almost exclusively beer. I like wine, but rarely keep it around the house. Almost never drink liquor.

    I'm sad that the summer seasonals are off the shelves now.
    Of course you do.  You're a Crew Dog.  :neener >:D

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    « Reply #432 on: September 18, 2011, 12:22:30 am »
    I don't drink at all anymore.  I've had all of 3 beers in almost six months.  No wine or booze at all.  I quit drinking for just a little while for another reason, then it just... held.

    Now for whatever reason it just doesn't taste good anymore.  :shrug   The last glass of beer I had (about a month ago) had me feeling like crap for hours. 

    I'd never ever admonish anyone for enjoying their favorite libation.  For my part however, I'm enjoying the sober life (for now anyway). 


     
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    « Reply #433 on: September 18, 2011, 12:38:07 am »
    I also try to grab something new whenever I'm in the beer section, just to try. When I'm traveling, I try to find local restaurants with local beers. I end up drinking a very wide variety.

    Athens has one decent brewpub (Trapeze - good beers, limited menu), and one great one (Copper Creek - great beers, great menu), and a whole slew of great restaraunts.  We also have the Terrapin Brewery, which does tours (though their beers tend to be too hoppy for me).

    Let me know if you're ever headed this way.

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    « Reply #434 on: September 18, 2011, 02:29:00 am »
    My regular beers are (in no particular order) Yuengling Lager, Yuengling Porter (when I can find it), Yuengling Black and Tan, Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo.  A special treat the wife and I have found lately are the Innis & Gunn beers - oak barrels are involved somehow, and they're incredible.  Guinness here tastes *nothing* like it does in Ireland, btw - much lighter, more flavorful, and not nearly as "This drink qualifies as it's own appetizer".  Samuel Adams Black Lager is quite tasty, too.

    My regular sipping liquors are (still in no particular order)  Anniversario Rum (an aged rum - no mixing necessary), Russian Standard vodka (any of the three varieties), Bailey's, Frangelico (gotta love hazelnut liquor, especially when mixed with Bailey's and/or), Kahlua, Maker's Mark 49 for bourbon (though Gentleman Jack fills in nicely), Castle Knappogue for Irish whiskey, and Oban for scotch.

    Innis and Gunn is an attempt to create a boutique "beer" niche by some half clever marketers.  It's beer aged in casks like whiskey or wine.  Or using whiskey, wine, or rum barrels.

    Anyway, it's more marketing than value.  I think that in one way it will be successful.  It appeals to those that must have something "special".

    The reality is though, beer as a beverage is a consumable and is meant to be drank when ready.  It doesn't get better with time.
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    « Reply #435 on: September 18, 2011, 02:50:56 am »
    Might have to try the Depth Charge mentioned upthread though (but I've got some tastier rums to use than Captain Morgan ;) ).

    A damned good rum is a damned good rum, but when you are mixing, Capt Mo is more than adequate. I won't drink Capt Mo straight, but it serves its purpose; beyond that, the price is definitely right.

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    « Reply #436 on: September 18, 2011, 02:58:03 am »
    We have (or had?) Bottlescrew Bill's locally.  Over 100 beers available.

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    « Reply #437 on: September 18, 2011, 09:10:54 am »
    Innis and Gunn is an attempt to create a boutique "beer" niche by some half clever marketers.  It's beer aged in casks like whiskey or wine.  Or using whiskey, wine, or rum barrels.

    Anyway, it's more marketing than value.  I think that in one way it will be successful.  It appeals to those that must have something "special".

    The reality is though, beer as a beverage is a consumable and is meant to be drank when ready.  It doesn't get better with time.

    Yeah, I know.  But their recipe is nice, and so is the beer.  It is not cheap, however, which is why we haven't bought a whole lot of it.

    A damned good rum is a damned good rum, but when you are mixing, Capt Mo is more than adequate. I won't drink Capt Mo straight, but it serves its purpose; beyond that, the price is definitely right.

    Agreed, but I don't mix drinks often (I usually just sip on a shot), so I don't tend to stock the hard stuff for mixing (about the only thing I use regular Jack Daniels for is making BBQ sauce).  :shrug  Speaking of rums, I forgot to mention Flora de Cana above... the 5 year is what I would use for a Depth Charge, probably with a Yuengling Lager.

    Also, I need to echo the previous love (it was either Outbreak or Nightcrawler) for Puerto Rico and the mojito. The only mixed drink I've ordered often.

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    « Reply #438 on: September 19, 2011, 09:21:32 pm »
    Since I read Uprising and it gave me an idea I have been drinking gatorbull and vodka for a while.

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    « Reply #439 on: September 20, 2011, 02:51:43 pm »
    I don't drink at all anymore.  I've had all of 3 beers in almost six months.  No wine or booze at all.  I quit drinking for just a little while for another reason, then it just... held.

    Now for whatever reason it just doesn't taste good anymore.  :shrug   The last glass of beer I had (about a month ago) had me feeling like crap for hours. 

    I'd never ever admonish anyone for enjoying their favorite libation.  For my part however, I'm enjoying the sober life (for now anyway). 


     
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      I'll second that.  I cut back pretty sharply this summer and am enjoying the occasional drink now more than I did before the cutback.  An old ( and vastly experienced ) family friend once told me, "Life's too short to drink cheap liquor.".   It's true.  An occasional glass of George T. Stagg is a real treat once a month.  The same goes for Lustau dark dry oloroso sherry.   ;)
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    « Reply #440 on: September 20, 2011, 03:12:02 pm »
    Life is too short for cheap s___, period.  That's my philosophy.  ;D
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    « Reply #441 on: September 20, 2011, 03:13:36 pm »
    That's a philosophy that can get you into a lot of trouble at a young age.  Take my word for it.

    No derailing now.  Back to the booze.  ;)

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    I had a beer with a buddy last night.  Dos Equis Amber.  Tasted pretty good actually.  But I must say, I had noooo problem stopping after one and drinking water from there on.


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    « Reply #442 on: September 20, 2011, 04:14:27 pm »
    During the long Hawaiian summer's, I mix a little "summer wine" and it is nice all day.
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    serve well chilled/over ice. You can garnish with s mint leaf or anything else you want, it goes into the garbage anyway. Cheers :coffee
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    « Reply #443 on: September 20, 2011, 04:23:55 pm »
    I had a beer with a buddy last night.  Dos Equis Amber.  Tasted pretty good actually.  But I must say, I had noooo problem stopping after one and drinking water from there on.


    -T.

    This is one of my favorite beers OCONUS.  To me, it's like the Mexican Sam Adams Boston Lager.

    Good stuff, and great with carne asada and heavier Mexican meat dishes.  I find that the XX Lager (and also Pacifico) go better with sushi and seafood stuff.

    For whatever reason, last time I had standard Tecate (red can), it went really well with those tacos.





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    « Reply #444 on: September 20, 2011, 07:28:45 pm »
           Never really been much of an alcohol drinker.   Not terrible, but it's just "eh", take it or leave it.     

    I think the fact that it's never been a "forbidden fruit" so-to-speak, for me has kinda tempered any real pleasure of it  :shrug

    About all I can actually say I "LIKE" is a family friend's home-made wines from the local wild fruit.    Has an actual taste of the fruit, yet the **** is more potent than some whiskeys.   Can't remember the particulars but I think at one time we almost considered naming it something other than wine, as it's effects are more pronounced than any other.    One comparison I had heard of was taking a spoonfull of sugar and then immediately swallowing a shot of whiskey......

      Mom on the other hand enjoys alcohol.   Rarely actually drinks but loves having the selection around just in case.  You name it, she's got it in the cupboards.

      I take it back, yesterday I had something new mom got  :hmm   Flathead Cherry Ale.   Wasn't bad, not real strong but had a good cherry aftertaste.   

       That's my thing, whatever I drink, beer,wine, pop, etc. WHATEVER, there's gotta be a taste.  if it's just straight bitter, like some of the beers and wine, why drink it? unless your point is just getting hammered.
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    « Reply #445 on: September 21, 2011, 01:11:25 am »
    Try some of the lambics - my particular favorite is a raspberry lambic.  Fruit mash is added to fermentation process, and natural yeasts are allowed in, resulting in a finer carbonation bubble, and a strong fruit taste.

    A good raspberry lambic goes really good with a good steak...

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    « Reply #446 on: September 21, 2011, 01:26:20 am »
    Try some of the lambics - my particular favorite is a raspberry lambic.  Fruit mash is added to fermentation process, and natural yeasts are allowed in, resulting in a finer carbonation bubble, and a strong fruit taste.

    A good raspberry lambic goes really good with a good steak...

    Lindeman's Framboise and Young's Double Chocolate stout, at about 50/50 blend. Excellent.
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    « Reply #447 on: September 21, 2011, 01:28:20 am »
    Oooooo.... Framboise is GOOD.  So good in fact, that I don't even care how effeminate people think it is.  I love it.


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    « Reply #448 on: September 21, 2011, 01:36:57 am »


    Cultural sensitivity training doesn't get any better.  >:D



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    « Reply #449 on: September 21, 2011, 02:31:32 am »
        That's my thing, whatever I drink, beer,wine, pop, etc. WHATEVER, there's gotta be a taste.  if it's just straight bitter, like some of the beers and wine, why drink it? unless your point is just getting hammered.

    Straight bitter is something people actually enjoy. I have a friend at work that LOVES super hoppy stouts and IPA's. I just don't enjoy them. I'd rather have a Miller Lite than a Shakespeare Stout or an IPA. If you're looking to get hammered, heavy, hoppy beer ain't the way to go. It can be done, but it's not fun, for me at least.

    I like a nice Lager, Amber, even a double bock that has flavor, but no excessive traits. If I'm trying to get trashed, I have two or three of those, then I switch to Miller Lite. I won't waste the good stuff at that point. I won't taste it, anyway.
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