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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #600 on: January 06, 2013, 11:33:10 am »
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    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #601 on: January 06, 2013, 12:20:30 pm »
    Yes, but does is pour well over pancakes?

    I wouldn't, but if you want to man up...

    Honestly, I was told it would be sickeningly sweet.  To me, it wasn't sweet at all, just overpowering smoke.

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    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #602 on: January 06, 2013, 12:30:28 pm »
    Sounds like you got a different batch.

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    « Reply #603 on: January 06, 2013, 02:23:57 pm »
    Yes!  You can actually taste natural cherries in the aftertaste.  I like beer from barley, but this one would be my go-to if I had to pick a wheat.

    All this has aroused my inner hillbilly.  That just ain't right -- fruit grows on trees.  Beer don't.

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    « Reply #604 on: January 06, 2013, 06:03:05 pm »
    Sounds like you got a different batch.

    Maybe. I haven't had very good luck with Rogue as of late. I tried their "first colonial mead" or something like that.  I can only describe it as, "mealy."  A bit disheartening given a brewery of their caliber.

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    « Reply #605 on: January 06, 2013, 06:28:00 pm »
    That's disappointing to hear. I've got... what's left of a six-pack of Dead Guy Ale in the beer fridge, and it's goood stuff. It was a toss up between that and the Mocha Porter.

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    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #606 on: January 10, 2013, 11:59:41 am »
    Tried a Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter last night, and I have to say it was good!

    Usually, I don't like Leine, especially that citrus/Froot Loop flavored wheat they vomited out way back when, but they done good with the porter.

    Not as much of a high alcohol bite as Breckenridge's version, the vanilla balanced the bitter nicely.

    I'd suggest it to the dark beer lovers.
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    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #607 on: March 23, 2013, 10:36:48 pm »
    Here's something I threw together and left in my basement for the last couple months. This is a porter.  I added crushed cherries and vanilla to the wort.  It's bit unbalanced. I gave to too much sugar to convert to alcohol but I didn't balance it enough so it has a slight bite (around 8-10% abv).  The cherries though left it with a subtle aftertaste.  Not my best work in this arena but it'll do today. 



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    « Reply #608 on: March 24, 2013, 02:32:30 am »
    Better living through chemistry!  :cool
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    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #609 on: March 30, 2013, 12:47:03 am »
    I can think of worse things to have happen than a high-grav porter...

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    « Reply #610 on: March 30, 2013, 01:14:08 am »
    Not my best work in this arena but it'll do today. 

    I find that one of the great things about homebrew is that all but the most disastrous attempts tend to become rather drinkable after the first three or four.  I think I've only ever had one batch that I couldn't muscle 'em all down. 
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    « Reply #611 on: March 30, 2013, 03:19:38 pm »
    Here's something I threw together and left in my basement for the last couple months. This is a porter.  I added crushed cherries and vanilla to the wort.  It's bit unbalanced. I gave to too much sugar to convert to alcohol but I didn't balance it enough so it has a slight bite (around 8-10% abv).  The cherries though left it with a subtle aftertaste.  Not my best work in this arena but it'll do today. 



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    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #612 on: March 30, 2013, 09:06:02 pm »
    Lately my wife and I have been getting into the whole Beer Growler thing -- draft beer you can take home!  The local growler store carries some real good craft brews - and they rotate frequently to add variety.

    A buddy and I recently brewed our first all-grain batch of beer -- it's a Sweetwater 420 clone and I hope it turns out okay.  Especially after all the time it takes to brew it!
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    « Reply #613 on: April 04, 2013, 07:35:18 pm »
    Got to sample Allagash White on my way home.... Nice!

    I stopped in to pick up pizza for dinner, and the manager asked if I wanted a beer while I waited. I said "No, thanks, I'm driving... But the Allagash White looks interesting." The barkeep poured a swallow or two into a mini-pilsner and slid it down to me.

    Right tasty.

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    « Reply #614 on: May 25, 2013, 07:48:40 pm »
           Okay fella's, going out for a night (for a first time) with a friend.   Not planning on getting wasted (planning being the main word there), but was wondering if there was anything in particular worth trying and/or advised for someone trying new stuff?  That also ironically don't care for alot of types of booze  :confused

       Never been much of an alcohol person total trials thus far:
      #1. Tried a few mainstream beers and didn't care for any,
       #2.  HATED malibou when I tried it, too damn sickly sweet.
       #3.  home-made wine made by a friend that is damn near as lethal as whiskey (We once decided it was roughly 4X more "potent" than normal wine) and I liked it.
       #4.  Some blue raspberry flavored vodka that wasn't too bad.
        #5.  Mixed Coke and (rum?) that tasted like zero alcohol and 100% doctor pepper.

         
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    « Reply #615 on: May 25, 2013, 08:29:02 pm »
    Try some darker stuff. Beers and especially rums. A clear rum and cola is awful imho. I prefer Bacardi Select, Sailor Jerry, or Kraken in my Coke, and mixed strongly enough to actually enjoy the flavor of the rum. Had a really good Myers rum and coke last weekend at some hoity-toity martini bar.

    Most people I know who initially didn't like beer ended up liking darker beers. The cheap stuff will do the trick if you can choke it down, and after the third one, you don't really care what it tastes like anymore.

    And of course, if you do enjoy yourself more than "planned," don't try to drive.
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    « Reply #616 on: May 25, 2013, 11:24:17 pm »
    If by "mainstream beer" you are referring to something yellow, watery and has a multi-million dollar marketing campaign--try better beer ;). In your neck of the woods, the Misoula Brew Co makes an excellent brown ale called "Moose Drool." 

    If you're feeling adventurous ask the bartender for a ".357 Magnum."  When he gives you a puzzled look:
    1 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
    1 oz vodka
    2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
    2 1/2 oz 7-Up soda

    If you can handle its namesakes recoil you can handle the drink... Have fun out there but be safe.

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    « Reply #617 on: May 25, 2013, 11:35:41 pm »
           Okay fella's, going out for a night (for a first time) with a friend.   Not planning on getting wasted (planning being the main word there), but was wondering if there was anything in particular worth trying and/or advised for someone trying new stuff?  That also ironically don't care for alot of types of booze  :confused

       Never been much of an alcohol person total trials thus far:
      #1. Tried a few mainstream beers and didn't care for any,
       #2.  HATED malibou when I tried it, too damn sickly sweet.
       #3.  home-made wine made by a friend that is damn near as lethal as whiskey (We once decided it was roughly 4X more "potent" than normal wine) and I liked it.
       #4.  Some blue raspberry flavored vodka that wasn't too bad.
        #5.  Mixed Coke and (rum?) that tasted like zero alcohol and 100% doctor pepper.

         

    Try a snakebite- 1/2 lager and 1/2 cider (woodchuck amber or ace pear make good ones with Harp) Some places use Guinness as the beer side (they're WRONG!) but it works too.
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    « Reply #618 on: May 26, 2013, 07:35:39 pm »
      Thanks for some of the tips.    Guess we'll see come whenever I get time to try it out. 

      Guy I'm going with has a bit more drinking experiance so tht should make it some easier ;)    NOT planning on getting wasted or hitting on anyone, just forgetting the last two months.

       
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    « Reply #619 on: May 26, 2013, 09:28:08 pm »
    If you go to a place that makes real margaritas...not the kind that's like an alcoholic slushee, get one.  Not the kind with bottled mix, either.

    Real lime juice, preferably fresh squeezed, good tequila, and triple sec, over ice.

    I had a couple at the Margaritaville in Cozumel, and they were great.
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    « Reply #620 on: May 26, 2013, 11:51:35 pm »
    Just as long as the ones doing the drinking aren't the ones doing the driving .  .  .   :bash.   I agree with the suggestion of a good margarita.  Trouble with that is finding a good one.  Actually, good tequila ( or any other good whiskey ) doesn't require anything but a clean glass to sip it out of.

    That said, I don't know what your local watering hole considers good whiskey so I'll try to give you some leeway on that score.   I agree with the general concensus on darker beer but don't overlook the hefeweizen category.  The wheat beers are light and refreshing especially when served with a wedge of lemon, lime or orange.  Dark rums are best and if you like the flavor of them try it with club soda over ice.  A squeeze of lemon or lime juice and/or a Dash of bitters adds complexity.  Myer's rum is good like this and Kraken will be also.  I'll throw down the Celtic gauntlet here and suggest Scotch on the rocks.  I like to introduce people to Scotch with a J&B over ice.  Not bad and even beginners seem to like it.

    Remember ,   If you don't like the taste of something you shouldn't waste your money on it.  Enjoy.
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    « Reply #621 on: May 27, 2013, 01:36:54 am »
    I can think of worse things to have happen than a high-grav porter...

    Like a high gravity lager such as Steel Reserve?
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    « Reply #622 on: May 27, 2013, 01:39:36 am »
    I used to drink what I called a Screw Up, you are what you drink when you drink them the way I used to.  Take a pint glass fill with ice, then fill half way with Stoli, then top up to seven eighths with orange juice, and finish with Seven-Up or Sprite.  Bars where I used to live would serve mixed drinks in pints, cuts down on trips to bar.  After first or second just have them mixed with well Vodka, lots cheaper. 
    If you or your friends are drinking take a cab.  I don't know of anywhere in US that does not have a zero tolerance policy on DUI.  Last guy I know who had one, said it cost him almost $20,000 by the time it was all done, including the higher rate insurance.
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    « Reply #623 on: May 27, 2013, 04:26:57 am »
    With beer, color matters less than quality. There are some very good lagers and pilsners out there. It is unfortunate that the "American Lager" and pilsner styles have become so associated with absolutely craptastical mega brews like Coors, A-B, Budweiser, etc, because they really are dreadful. Low cost, low quality, low flavor.

    That said, I do prefer ales, which tend to be darker.

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    « Reply #624 on: May 27, 2013, 04:40:16 am »
    Yuengling being the stand out exception that proves the rule: very good, inexpensive, American style lager that actually has *flavor*.

    Are there microbrews that beat it? Yeah, but they typically cost more.

    The downside to it is that it isn't yet a national brand. It's still owned by the family that started it, it's the oldest privately owned brewery in the US, and they've been very shrewd about not expanding too quickly.

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