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Discussion in 'Food and Beverage' started by atljatl, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    Speaking of Great Divide - one of my favorite bars did a tap takeover of Great Divide and boy was it delicious.

    BTW bottled my first batch of beer on Monday and started brewing a "Winter Dark Ale" - should be delicious. I think I am going to give the Winter Dark Ale 3 weeks in the fermenter this time as opposed to the two weeks of my first batch. Some pics below.

    FG Testing & Tasting my First Batch:
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    Dark Ale in the Fermenter:
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  2. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    My absolute favorite (but do not drink too often due to cost) :

    Name: Delirium Tremens
    Style: Belgian Golden Ale (8.5% ABV)
    Cost: $12 / 750ml Bottle (retail)
    Random Fact (from wikipedia, but still true :) ) : Delirium tremens is Latin for "trembling madness", commonly nicknamed "the DTs", indicating a violent sickness induced by withdrawal after alcohol abuse. Although it is commonly thought that sufferers hallucinate pink elephants, which may explain its use on the beer's label, the most common animals seen in delirium tremens hallucinations are cats, dogs, and snakes.

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    Favorite "Normal Beer"
    Name: Stella Artois
    Style: Belgian Lager (5.2% ABV)
    Cost: $12-$18 12 Pack

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    Name: PBR
    Style: ??? Water?
    Cost: Expensive now in SoCal, up to $10 a beer at concert/sporting venues
    Why? It is now the defacto d-bag, trendy beer to drink (not that everyone who drinks it is this way, but currently that is the case in Southern California and probably other areas as well) Still can't wrap my head around it (for a cheap 12er, fine, but not as a "concert" beer!)
     
  3. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    I vaguely remember a beer called Eku that got into double-digits of alcohol content. It was as strong as most wines, which is remarkable because it tasted like spoiled berries. Maybe I got a bad 6-pack, but at the price I paid, I didn't try another!
     
  4. huh

    huh Android Expert

    I like beer:)
     
  5. kct1975

    kct1975 Android Expert

    One of my new favorite beers is New Belgium Fat Tire...
     

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  6. atljatl

    atljatl Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    That's a good one. How are you, kct? I hope things are well with you
     
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  7. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    Fat Tire is always a good choice! Just tried Bad Elf Winters Ale, pretty good stuff.
     
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  8. NightHawk877

    NightHawk877 Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried Very Bad Elf? It's good.
     
  9. huh

    huh Android Expert

    TGIF and I love beer...only a few more hours and I will open up a bottle of my personal favorite..a Heineken!

    mmmmmm

    PS anyone ever try Ghettoblaster? It's ALMOST as good..:)
     
  10. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    I'll have to look for it!
     
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Don't any of you break down the taste like they do for coffee?
    Like smokey, earthy, smooth, yeasty?

    Someone on a baking forum said to use a good strong beer if you wanted a real yeasty taste in hot rolls.
     
  12. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    If you want some vocab, hit this up:
    BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines - Index
    It's what we used as guidelines in judging. Problem is, your vocab starts to suffer later on in the day. ;)
     
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Name: Innis and Gunn (Rum Cask)
    Style: (American*) Rum cask oak aged beer (7.4% ABV)
    Cost:
     
  14. Ricky Babalu

    Ricky Babalu Well-Known Member

  15. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Haven't had Maharaja in a long time. If you're looking for something similar, check out Mojo Risin'. From another fantastic Colorado brewery. :)
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  16. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    Second batch of homebrew after 7 weeks in the bottle.

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  17. bfulton74

    bfulton74 Newbie

    Bells Hopslam 10 percent
    $17.99
    One the best double I.P.A's
     

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  18. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    I want some Hopslam so badly.
     
  19. bfulton74

    bfulton74 Newbie

    It's so delicious but it will cripple you. I always describe it like tequila, anyone who has ever drank it has a story to tell.
     
  20. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    Have you ever had Dogfish Head 120 minute?
     
  21. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut?
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    The first year was excellent, but each subsequent year has been increasingly disappointing to me.

    That first year, I bought two cases for around $120 without flinching. Kept them in the basement for months, drinking one every couple days.

    The second year, I only bought one case because I didn't think they used enough hops.

    The third year, there was too much sugar/honey flavor and the hops tasted empty, hollow, or cheap.

    After that, I couldn't bring myself to buy much if any. I think the high price and low availability of quality hops killed this beer.

    :thumbdown:
     
  22. bfulton74

    bfulton74 Newbie

    Yeah, wasn't a fan. Way too sweet. When ever I get a bottle I blend it with a 22oz of Stone Ruination to balance it out.
     
  23. bfulton74

    bfulton74 Newbie

    Yeah, I kinda agree. I thought this years tasted a little tame. It didn't have the body it used to. But I still think it's an excellent beer. Great Lakes just came out with a new one, Alchemy Hour double west coast I.P.A. I really like it, kinda like Ruination with more alcohol.
     
  24. bfulton74

    bfulton74 Newbie

    Here's a pic
     

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  25. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Agree with ya, TAR. :(
    Our rep for Bell's always brings us an "allocated" case of HopSlam, but I really don't want it at this point. First, I don't want to sell a beer for that much. Second, I know your sentiments. It's just too boozy and sweet.
    For my hoppy Spring seasonal, I always go with Troegs Nugget Nector. Not as high ABV and far more balanced.
    Okay, now I need to find some. :)
     

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