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Visionz
11-11-2008, 02:38 AM
I've been around drinking beer longer than just about anybody on this board and I've tried out quite a few (as most of you know)

So here's how this works. You tell me a beer that you like and I'll give you a recommendation to look for if you're wanting to try something different but not sure what's good and hate spending money on something that turns out to be shit. I'll try to keep you in the same relative style of whatever.


If I have no idea what your beer is (or taste like) I'll let you know rather than try to bullshit ya.

The Hound
11-11-2008, 02:42 AM
tbh the best beers are those found in breweries or in bars that brew on site ... we have a few of those in muh citeh and they're easily the best beers ... quite expensive and usualy with higher alcohol % and come in funky and abstrac flavours

Visionz
11-11-2008, 02:44 AM
Thank you Tonearm for that delightfully fun fact



You lookin to expand your beerizon or what?

The Hound
11-11-2008, 02:49 AM
okay ...

i drink toohey's new on tap at the pub ...

when i'm feeling like i have too much money i drink crown lager ...

in the comfort of my own home i drink toohey's extra dry platinum ...

some of the beers i enjoy are;

toohey's
crown lager
stella artois
bitburger
beck's
james squire
tsingtao
resches

some of the beers i do not like;
budweiser
VB
carlton draught
cascade light
guiness

beer i'll drink but won't go out of my way to find them;
heineken
carlsberg
hahn super dry
pure blonde

what can you recommend?

The Hound
11-11-2008, 02:55 AM
i also fucking DESPISE XXXX (four X)

q. Why'd the name it XXXX (four x)?
a. because queenslanders can't spell beer

roflbrothel -dead-

Visionz
11-11-2008, 02:57 AM
okay ...

i drink toohey's new on tap at the pub ...

when i'm feeling like i have too much money i drink crown lager ...

in the comfort of my own home i drink toohey's extra dry platinum ...

some of the beers i enjoy are;

toohey's
crown lager
stella artois
bitburger
beck's
james squire
tsingtao
resches

some of the beers i do not like;
budweiser
VB
carlton draught
cascade light
guiness

beer i'll drink but won't go out of my way to find them;
heineken
carlsberg
hahn super dry
pure blonde

what can you recommend?

Pick this up if you ever get a chance, You'll dig it http://www.beermania.be/beer_images/delirium_brune.jpg

The Hound
11-11-2008, 03:00 AM
i'll check out a few places ... can't say i've ever seen it before

Visionz
11-11-2008, 03:02 AM
i'll check out a few places ... can't say i've ever seen it before
But if you ever do you'll be glad you did. Quality Belgium brew

J-Cee
11-11-2008, 03:03 AM
Think you can get it at Dan Murphys.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:03 AM
http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/delirium-tremens-belgium-11483.jpg

Delirium Tremens makes me crazy.

The Hound
11-11-2008, 03:04 AM
it'll probably be brewed here and not half as good as it is in belgium ...

is there a website i can buy beer straight from the brewery instead of the bulk shit that's made here and isn't as good?

Visionz
11-11-2008, 03:04 AM
I take it, in a good way?

@ Tonearm, I can't be responsible for shoddy repackaging of an imitation product. Read your labels is the best advice I can give. If its outta Europe somewhere go for it.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:06 AM
Yes.

And uh, Tone, it is not brewed here.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:07 AM
is there a website i can buy beer straight from the brewery instead of the bulk shit that's made here and isn't as good?


Yes:

http://www.beerstore.com.au/

Visionz
11-11-2008, 03:09 AM
Yes:

http://www.beerstore.com.au/
How many beers are in a carton and what's the conversion rate right now for US to Australian $$$$??

J-Cee
11-11-2008, 03:09 AM
heres a beer menu of a place iv'e been before in sydney that has some really nice beers.
http://www.redoak.com.au/02_00.html (http://www.redoak.com.au/02_00.html)

My Fav beer off tap at the pub to sink a few is VB

beers ill buy and enjoy

Becks
VB
Little Creature
James Squire
Carlsberg
Extra Dry on occassion...

for boutique beers theres one at red oak..has a salmon aroma and taste..i don't really like slamon yet the beer is fucking delicious.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:09 AM
Oh, that's not "from the brewery".

I have no idea what you meant by that... start up a beer store i guess.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:11 AM
How many beers are in a carton and what's the conversion rate right now for US to Australian $$$$??

Carton = 24 beers.

The exchange rate is good for American's, i think 1 USD = ~ 0.65 AUD last time i checked.

Something like that anyway.

The Hound
11-11-2008, 03:11 AM
flying to germany and going to hofbrähaus and drinking hofbräu is definately worth it might i add ...

The Hound
11-11-2008, 03:13 AM
How many beers are in a carton and what's the conversion rate right now for US to Australian $$$$??

you are fucking lucky ... it's like 66 US cents to the aus dollar ...

Visionz
11-11-2008, 03:16 AM
heres a beer menu of a place iv'e been before in sydney that has some really nice beers.
http://www.redoak.com.au/02_00.html (http://www.redoak.com.au/02_00.html)

My Fav beer off tap at the pub to sink a few is VB

beers ill buy and enjoy

Becks
VB
Little Creature
James Squire
Carlsberg
Extra Dry on occassion...

for boutique beers theres one at red oak..has a salmon aroma and taste..i don't really like slamon yet the beer is fucking delicious.
A little bit different, not quite as dry more of a creamy finish but I think you'd like it
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm295/thebrewclub/Boddingtons002.jpg

Visionz
11-11-2008, 03:19 AM
That's crazy, yall are paying like $2.50 for a bottle, six packs here are usually no more than $8

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:20 AM
Recommend something for me Eric.

I drink fruity things.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:21 AM
That's crazy, yall are paying like $2.50 for a bottle, six packs here are usually no more than $8

Well, prices on that site don't really reflect domestic prices you would pay in store.

For instance, this costs about $52 a carton when i buy it here, but they list it as $69.99

http://www.beerstore.com.au/detail.asp?beerID=5

But yeah, alcohol is expensive in Australia comparative to a lot of other countries.

Taxed heavily.

Visionz
11-11-2008, 03:23 AM
Recommend something for me Eric.

I drink fruity things.



A very good beer from Unibrouqe outta Canada. Seemingly unknown but imo delicious somewhat tappist (sp?) in style but something in there that also makes it uniquely different

http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/troispistoles.jpg

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:26 AM
Ok, i'll have a look for it, but i am doubtful i will find it.

There is an international beer shop here, but i wont be able to get there any time soon.

Anything slightly more accessible which has a similar flavour?

Visionz
11-11-2008, 03:36 AM
Ok, i'll have a look for it, but i am doubtful i will find it.

There is an international beer shop here, but i wont be able to get there any time soon.

Anything slightly more accessible which has a similar flavour?that's one that really unlike anything else I've ever had but hmmmmmmmmm

ever had this?

http://www.baresirlandeses.com.ar/images/ChimayB.gif

The Hound
11-11-2008, 03:43 AM
That's crazy, yall are paying like $2.50 for a bottle, six packs here are usually no more than $8

those prices are inflated though ... i can pay anywhere between $10-15 for a 6 pack but we have a tax on it aswell ...

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 03:48 AM
I've had Chimay.

I'll try hard to find that canadian beer though.

Thanks.

Durag
11-11-2008, 04:46 AM
When i was broke i used to buy cans of Dutch Gold and Baveria beacuse they were cheap, and aquired a taste for them, especially Baveria.

Id drink Baveria regulary now if i seen it on tap in places, but its quite rare, what do any of you think of it?

Apart from that, i live Carlsberg, Stella, Fosters and whatever else

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2008, 04:54 AM
Hm, yes, i drank Bavaria infrequently during high school and the like.

It's not entirely bad in my opinion, just as good as Heineken, Becks and the like.

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
11-11-2008, 05:02 AM
I've been around drinking beer longer than just about anybody on this board and I've tried out quite a few (as most of you know)

So here's how this works. You tell me a beer that you like and I'll give you a recommendation to look for if you're wanting to try something different but not sure what's good and hate spending money on something that turns out to be shit. I'll try to keep you in the same relative style of whatever.


If I have no idea what your beer is (or taste like) I'll let you know rather than try to bullshit ya.

being an alcoholic isn't a point of pride

Durag
11-11-2008, 05:14 AM
He didnt mention anything about being an alcoholic, he was just stating that hes drank a lot of different beers

Visionz
11-11-2008, 10:15 AM
He didnt mention anything about being an alcoholic, he was just stating that hes drank a lot of different beersIndeed, I'm nowhere near being an alcoholic I'm just a sucker for variety. Who needs expanded beerizons?

Durag
11-11-2008, 10:20 AM
Yeah, see im not really. Im a sucker for variety when it comes to drugs, but when it comes to beers, i stick to my usual and that keeps me happy.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-12-2008, 03:53 AM
I'm going to pick something up now.

Any last minute recommendations?

The Hound
11-12-2008, 04:19 AM
TOOHEYS NEW ...

Longbongcilvaringz
11-12-2008, 04:33 AM
I hate Toohey's New.

Yeah, i said it.

JASPER
11-12-2008, 06:09 AM
that's one that really unlike anything else I've ever had but hmmmmmmmmm

ever had this?

http://www.baresirlandeses.com.ar/images/ChimayB.gifyes.

EAGLE EYE
11-12-2008, 10:44 PM
Well I picked up this tonite..



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2572317037_8f0a4bee08.jpg?v=0


Its alright...


I almost wish I went with a Porter since its getting cold out.

b·baby36
11-13-2008, 03:19 AM
Heres some shit I'm into for the moment

Tsingtao
Boddington's
Heineken
Red Stripe
Tiger
Steam Whistle
Amsterdam Blonde
Tecate
Stella Artois
Creemore
Dos Equis
Lowenbrau
Tyskie

Rickards White is good, with an orange. I wanna try the Sam Adams Winter Lager but they don't have it in Canada from what I know.

9/10 times I'll be drinking Heiny though, or Red Stripe. I love trying different kinds though.

Visionz
11-13-2008, 03:38 AM
Heres some shit I'm into for the moment

Tsingtao
Boddington's
Heineken
Red Stripe
Tiger
Steam Whistle
Amsterdam Blonde
Tecate
Stella Artois
Creemore
Dos Equis
Lowenbrau
Tyskie

Rickards White is good, with an orange. I wanna try the Sam Adams Winter Lager but they don't have it in Canada from what I know.

9/10 times I'll be drinking Heiny though, or Red Stripe. I love trying different kinds though.

this will be a departure from your list here but try picking this up if you ever see it.

http://www.matthilton.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/maredsous.jpg

if you like to stick within the same styles that you've mentioned here, go with these

http://www.mexico.vg/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/mexican-beer-negra-modelo-01.jpg
http://justbeer.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/warsteiner-verum.gif

Longbongcilvaringz
11-13-2008, 03:52 AM
Fuck, i just assumed my local liquor store had a decent selection of international beers, but since i've only been living here for a short period of time, and since i usually get the same Australian beers, i didn't realise how fucking poor it was.

I had to settle for Schöfferhofer Weizen in the end, which wasn't bad, but i wanted to try something different.

Looks like i'll have to additionally broaden my geographical horizons.

Visionz
11-13-2008, 03:57 AM
Fuck, i just assumed my local liquor store had a decent selection of international beers, but since i've only been living here for a short period of time, and since i usually get the same Australian beers, i didn't realise how fucking poor it was.

I had to settle for Schöfferhofer Weizen in the end, which wasn't bad, but i wanted to try something different.

Looks like i'll have to additionally broaden my geographical horizons.that's too bad man, here between Whole Food's and Central Market there's loads of beer to choose from. You'd like the Maredsous I recommended here in the post above^. Really its hard to go wrong with any Abbey Style Belgium Ales. Between them and Germany, true beer professionals :lmao: :beer:

Longbongcilvaringz
11-13-2008, 01:27 PM
Yeah, there is a Belgium beer cafe here which has a good range of beers.

Just my local store is shit in that regard.

I must venture further.

Olive Oil Goombah
11-13-2008, 04:46 PM
A little bit different, not quite as dry more of a creamy finish but I think you'd like it
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm295/thebrewclub/Boddingtons002.jpg

i love me some boddingtons.

Perhaps, mr. visions, you could lead me in the direction of another beer similar to it.

EAGLE EYE
11-13-2008, 07:49 PM
i love me some boddingtons.

Perhaps, mr. visions, you could lead me in the direction of another beer similar to it.

Old speckled Hen or Murphys

Olive Oil Goombah
11-13-2008, 09:26 PM
I've had murphys...i have had old speckled hen too, but only once. I need to reacquaint myself with it.

Enjoying another Leffe tonite.

b·baby36
11-15-2008, 02:08 AM
http://www.mexico.vg/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/mexican-beer-negra-modelo-01.jpg


Bought this tonight, and a gift thing of Chimay (3 diff kinds) and came with a glass, trying it tomorrow..respect.

DJMethods
11-15-2008, 02:18 AM
A very good beer from Unibrouqe outta Canada. Seemingly unknown but imo delicious somewhat tappist (sp?) in style but something in there that also makes it uniquely different

http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/troispistoles.jpg

no way would I reccomend this. Ever.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-15-2008, 02:22 AM
Yeah?

Where do you purchase your beer from mr. methods?

Claremont BWS has a poor range.

DJMethods
11-15-2008, 02:27 AM
Liquor Barons in Mt Lawley.

Most places dont have a good range, hence Aus beers being good being as life saver.

theres an international bottle shop in subiaco or near there, thats pretty good if i want something abstract.

but yeah, i got that purple ish from liquor barons mt lawley. right near H&Ls

Longbongcilvaringz
11-15-2008, 02:44 AM
Yeah, the international bottle shop is good, just out of my way.

I used to go to this over priced placed in swanbourne when i lived there, but they actually had an ok range.

Might just have to head back there.

Visionz
11-15-2008, 04:24 AM
no way would I reccomend this. Ever.
hahaha, I wouldn't recommend it to everybody but Bateman likes the fruity beer and that's almost to the point of wine. I like red wines and ports so to me that's not a bad thing and I think he'd probably like it hence the recommendation.

The Hound
12-05-2008, 07:22 PM
okay eric ... i'm going to import some beer of beerstore.com.au ... i'm putting down for a case of hofbrau but i might aswell get something else ... what do you recommend as the second case?

the silencer
12-05-2008, 07:52 PM
i was in Europe last week and i was introduced to the beauty of 'cider'..

never even heard of it before but I LOVED it...


is that purely a Euro thing?


(and what the fuck is it exactly)

Olive Oil Goombah
12-05-2008, 09:20 PM
eh im not big on cider...i had this shit...fck i forget the name now, but i could barely finish one beer. It was just too sweet and dry. It was like drinkin champagne kinda.

EAGLE EYE
12-06-2008, 12:06 AM
http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8766/dscf0002jn7.jpg



tissa referred to this as a mug cuz he doesnt drink.


but i digress its good shit with the perfect amount of hops and bitterness for those bitter winta days of posting slang internet prostitution

The Hound
12-06-2008, 12:30 AM
hahaha "you're not worth" ... reminds me of wayne's world

Longbongcilvaringz
12-06-2008, 06:37 AM
Tonight, on the menu is.

Lindemans Kriek

http://www.beerstore.com.au/beerstore/uploads/beerImages/Lindemans_Kriek_large.jpg

Weihenstenhaner Kristal

http://www.bierenco.nl/media/images/t-z/Kristall.jpg

Cascade Premium

http://www.beerstore.com.au/beerstore/uploads/beerImages/Cascade_Premium_Large.jpg

The Hound
12-06-2008, 06:46 AM
massive fail for the cascade

cap
12-06-2008, 07:59 AM
i didnt know belgian beers were so popular around the world.
but yeah,we drink nothing else around here...

Olive Oil Goombah
12-06-2008, 09:08 AM
Strongbow was the beer i was referring to.

Not a fan.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-06-2008, 09:55 AM
Gar, Strongbow is a foul, foul drink.

And fuck you Tonearm, you listed your favourite beer as Toohey's New or some other pond water equivalent beer.

Senator C. Palantine
12-06-2008, 10:07 AM
Im going out for a friends birthday tonight.

Going to the Cider Bar.

Drinking Suicider. 17% cider.

Last time we went there I broke my foot and coccyx.

beautiful times,

Olive Oil Goombah
12-06-2008, 10:10 AM
another drunken trip to the Isle of Man with your no. 1 companion???

Pat, this means more pics in your PM box.

Senator C. Palantine
12-06-2008, 10:11 AM
hahaha

You got it in 1.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-06-2008, 10:12 AM
im good. i could be the best.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-06-2008, 10:16 AM
Fuck is love like, about a million beers and then some chocolate.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-06-2008, 10:19 AM
funnny you should say that Pat....this guy I kno was tellin me his test of good beer is if he can eat chocolate with it.

Visionz
12-06-2008, 11:34 AM
okay eric ... i'm going to import some beer of beerstore.com.au ... i'm putting down for a case of hofbrau but i might aswell get something else ... what do you recommend as the second case?hmmmmmmmmmmm for you,

http://justbeer.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/paulaner-oktoberfest.jpg

i was in Europe last week and i was introduced to the beauty of 'cider'..

never even heard of it before but I LOVED it...


is that purely a Euro thing?


(and what the fuck is it exactly)fermented apple juice, not my kinda thing (but the wife enjoys it)

funnny you should say that Pat....this guy I kno was tellin me his test of good beer is if he can eat chocolate with it.my mom is a fan of chocolate and beer though the taste for it certainly isn't genetic I like beer brewed with chocolate malts, go figure. Tell your friend to pick up a six pack of these (or one for yourself if dark chocolately stouts is your thing)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c72/tong1/mackesonxxx1.jpg

EAGLE EYE
12-06-2008, 03:49 PM
triple stouts are crazy

Visionz
12-06-2008, 05:08 PM
triple stouts are crazy
crazy good ^O^

so any feedback on the recommendations so far?? inquiring minds would like to know

The Hound
12-06-2008, 10:27 PM
Gar, Strongbow is a foul, foul drink.

And fuck you Tonearm, you listed your favourite beer as Toohey's New or some other pond water equivalent beer.




because i drink beer to get drunk ... not to taste fine tasty shit ...

hmmmmmmmmmmm for you,

http://justbeer.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/paulaner-oktoberfest.jpg

i checked the site and THIS particular one they don't have anymore ... fuckin ... i'll pick this one up though

Paulaner Hefe Weizen (http://www.beerstore.com.au/detail.asp?beerID=406)

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen is refreshment made for relaxing with friends any time of the year.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-06-2008, 10:52 PM
hmmmmmmmmmmm for you,

http://justbeer.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/paulaner-oktoberfest.jpg

fermented apple juice, not my kinda thing (but the wife enjoys it)

my mom is a fan of chocolate and beer though the taste for it certainly isn't genetic I like beer brewed with chocolate malts, go figure. Tell your friend to pick up a six pack of these (or one for yourself if dark chocolately stouts is your thing)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c72/tong1/mackesonxxx1.jpg

im gonna pick up some for the game tomorrow.....my fantasy playoff game, not the browns. ha

RandyP
12-06-2008, 11:49 PM
i didnt know belgian beers were so popular around the world.
but yeah,we drink nothing else around here...

I live in Colorado and the most popular microbrew in the state is called New Belgium. The dude who founded the company got his inspiration to start the brewery while he was vacationing in Belgium.

Anyhow give me a recommendation. Here's what I fucks with. And I'm not the biggest fan of wheat beers.

http://www.sevenpack.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/newbelgiumpilsner.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r91/gchild333/fat_tire_.jpg
http://www.arcticliquor.com/images/trippel.JPG
http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/2226.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/386025678_201d5e0b7b.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2224/2242882875_a7d5844f52.jpg?v=0

Visionz
12-07-2008, 12:20 AM
I live in Colorado and the most popular microbrew in the state is called New Belgium. The dude who founded the company got his inspiration to start the brewery while he was vacationing in Belgium.

Anyhow give me a recommendation. Here's what I fucks with. And I'm not the biggest fan of wheat beers.

http://www.sevenpack.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/newbelgiumpilsner.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r91/gchild333/fat_tire_.jpg
http://www.arcticliquor.com/images/trippel.JPG
http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/2226.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/386025678_201d5e0b7b.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2224/2242882875_a7d5844f52.jpg?v=0
I think you'd dig this, a very refreshin and drinkable beer that still has a good taste

http://www.barkeeper.ie/uploads/Spaten.jpg
got one of these sitting in the fridge right now
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/2210454838_a54bce3de2.jpg?v=0
5 liters for $18

RandyP
12-07-2008, 12:48 AM
I think you'd dig this, a very refreshin and drinkable beer that still has a good taste

http://www.barkeeper.ie/uploads/Spaten.jpg
got one of these sitting in the fridge right now
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/2210454838_a54bce3de2.jpg?v=0
5 liters for $18

I had Spaten before, but it was in a green bottle and tasted real fruity, almost like a shmirnoff ice or something. It turned me off to the Spaten brand. Does that ring a bell? I'm gonna have to try this one tho.

Visionz
12-07-2008, 01:15 AM
I had Spaten before, but it was in a green bottle and tasted real fruity, almost like a shmirnoff ice or something. It turned me off to the Spaten brand. Does that ring a bell? I'm gonna have to try this one tho.

nah, Its a pretty staight-forward pilsner (in the German not the American sense)Definitely not in the malt-liquor concoctions you're referring to.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-07-2008, 01:27 AM
Those mini kegs are pretty good.

Tonearm, if you drink to get drunk, i don't care, but if that is the case i'm not sure why you would find me drinking Cascade offensive.

Sicka than aidZ
12-07-2008, 01:48 AM
i was drinkin mgd and i decided to go to the casino an hit the buffet. after i ate i got a bud ice and decided to get a 10 dollar slot ticket. i hit like 8000 credits and thought i was up like 80 so i ordered a coorz. i was betting max credits and goin down fast but luckily i accidentally spilt it on my self and had to cash out early only to find out i was actually up over a G.

oh great wutang corp wise one? which brew do u think brought me the most fortune that night and what would u recommened i slam next time i feel like winning big?

seriously tho, im hopin i get a good answer

i feel gettin trashed and sittin on the computer on a saturday would probably lead to losing bigger than ever

that'z why im not drinking right now:nonono:

Visionz
12-07-2008, 11:23 PM
i was drinkin mgd and i decided to go to the casino an hit the buffet. after i ate i got a bud ice and decided to get a 10 dollar slot ticket. i hit like 8000 credits and thought i was up like 80 so i ordered a coorz. i was betting max credits and goin down fast but luckily i accidentally spilt it on my self and had to cash out early only to find out i was actually up over a G.

oh great wutang corp wise one? which brew do u think brought me the most fortune that night and what would u recommened i slam next time i feel like winning big?

seriously tho, im hopin i get a good answer

i feel gettin trashed and sittin on the computer on a saturday would probably lead to losing bigger than ever

that'z why im not drinking right now:nonono:the good luck took place every time you set any one of those beers down

GZAjector
12-08-2008, 12:11 AM
i got my fam back in Va shipping me some dominion for the holidays. can't get it out here, i miss that shit. used to hit up the brewery and get some growlers, tehn hit up redskin park for training camp then hit up broad run for some fishing then hit up some snizz with some hookers
http://www.olddominion.com/websitephotos/DSC_0226.jpg

the millennium is 11.4%

nasty tho

Guarded By Martyrs
12-08-2008, 12:52 AM
Bring me in Visions...

I don't drink much beer (no alcohol) at all to be honest
But one that I do like is : Oranjeboom

http://www.brewerschoice.net.au/images/international/oranjeboom.JPG

Visionz
12-08-2008, 12:58 AM
Bring me in Visions...

I don't drink much beer (no alcohol) at all to be honest
But one that I do like is : Oranjeboom

http://www.brewerschoice.net.au/images/international/oranjeboom.JPG
never had this one so its hard to say off of one beer, is it as fruity as the name would imply?

Guarded By Martyrs
12-08-2008, 01:01 AM
It is in a sense...I'm probably the worst person to shed light on this subject.
I always thought it had a Bubble Gum after taste...

So yeah I guess you could say it's fruity.

Visionz
12-08-2008, 01:08 AM
It is in a sense...I'm probably the worst person to shed light on this subject.
I always thought it had a Bubble Gum after taste...

So yeah I guess you could say it's fruity.
Bubble GUM!!! ahahahaha that's a first. I don't know of a single beer that's gonna taste like big league chew but you'd probably like Heifeweizens as they tend to have a fruity, citrus-like taste
http://www.azbukavkusa.ru/i/photo/bg/beer/paulaner-hefe-weizen_bg.jpg
Paulaner makes a good one

Guarded By Martyrs
12-08-2008, 01:14 AM
Hahaha...yeah like I said I'm probably not the best person for describing the taste
As I rarely drink the stuff, but it was tasty and the after taste was dope
And they only thing i could relate it to was Bubble Gum.

Thanks Visions, I'll check it out.

Give it a try if you come across it.

Peace

Visionz
12-08-2008, 01:24 AM
Hahaha...yeah like I said I'm probably not the best person for describing the taste
As I rarely drink the stuff, but it was tasty and the after taste was dope
And they only thing i could relate it to was Bubble Gum.

Thanks Visions, I'll check it out.

Give it a try if you come across it.

Peace
:) no worries, I'll check it out if I ever see it (I don't think I have up till now)
I recently had a bottle of beer that tasted like bananna runts, not my thing personally but if it happens to be, whoever would've loved that shit.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2008, 05:00 AM
Oranjeboom is ok, fairly cheap also.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 10:13 AM
I always though hooegardden had an after taste like juicy fruit

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2008, 10:53 AM
I think i'm the only person that doesn't like Hoegaarden at all.

What should i buy tomorrow people?

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 10:59 AM
i enjoy hooegarden.

buy something you have never had before and take the risk of hating it, but force yourself to drink it anyways so you can maybe have a funny story to tell to your grandkids someday

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2008, 11:12 AM
Sounds like a good idea.

I realised that my local bottle shop actually does have a decent selection.

So i will sample everything i haven't tried over the summer.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 11:26 AM
good thinking....im bout to pick up some beer for tonite.

hit me with a suggestin

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2008, 11:31 AM
Hm, i don't know what the selection is like.

But this is probably my favourite wheat beer, and it is really good.

Erdinger.

http://www.bosparra.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/350px-erdinger-bottle-glass_rmo.jpg

Or

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2521739817_804a482e69_o.jpg

SikoCeLL
12-08-2008, 11:33 AM
Just grabbed my first beer for the night.. Heineken.. nothing special.. just a nice after work kick back and relax brew.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 11:36 AM
heffeweizen's....i've had that...i'll see if i can find those brands. Thanks PB

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2008, 11:37 AM
It's cold there thought right?

Hm, maybe get a porter or something, i am thinking about what i want to be drinking now.

So not sure.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 11:40 AM
yea its about 20 degrees F...so its freezing. Porter might be a good idea. I miss my cousin. He was the only other guy i knew with an interest in beer, than he moved to the SOuth for some god awful reason to work in a train factory.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2008, 11:45 AM
True, a few of my friends took interest in fine brews, but they have moved on to greater things.

A fellow i know commented on saturday "why are you drinking that weird shit".

Word.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 11:48 AM
i feel you Pat....my neighbor made a comment like, 'oh your drinking that foreign beer' cuz i had a blue moon or some belgian beer.....meanwhile he is drinking Rolling Rocks which are ok, but i really dont care for american beer much...

People don't appreciate it cuz they think beer is beer, especially alot of americans who dont kno what real beer is.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2008, 11:49 AM
Hm, yeah, i can only comment on American movies and stuff, but beer is always a generic thing in American popular culture.

I like in repo man how beer is branded simply as "BEER",

Uh, yeah, not sure what my point is though.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 11:56 AM
i get what ur saying.

Its cuz with most beer that people drink, there is no variety. Its all pilsners...thats like the generic american BEER.

not to say that there arent alot of AMerican micro breweries and such that dont put out good stuff. But the majority don't take pride in it.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 02:16 PM
Well i looked thru the hefeweizn's and i got some Paulander...i'll try it out tonite.

Visionz
12-08-2008, 02:44 PM
Well i looked thru the hefeweizn's and i got some Paulander...i'll try it out tonite.
get that Mackeson XXX for the weather, that's definitely a winter brew. Only take this recommendation if you dig stouts in general

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 03:55 PM
i like stouts. I'll try it out for sure. I recall seeing that in the store.

There was another one i wanted to try.

James double chocolate stout??? I think. Looked interesting.

Visionz
12-08-2008, 08:51 PM
You picked any up yet? I came home from work, ate dinner and now am working on finishing off the mini-keg. It's kinda strange cuz there's something in the taste (somewhat oaky maybe??) that I'd expect to find more in a bottle of scotch. it wasn't there saturday but its not bad.


was it Young's Chocolate Stout possibly??
http://justbeer.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/youngs-double-chocolate-sto.gif
been a while since I had it but I remember liking it

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 08:54 PM
yeap, thats it. I picked up the Paulander hefeweizen today. Pretty good, but i'm wishin i would went with something heavier. Next beer run I'm goin with the Young's or the Mackeson.

Visionz
12-08-2008, 09:01 PM
get that Mackeson XXX for the weather, that's definitely a winter brew. Only take this recommendation if you dig stouts in general

yeap, thats it. I picked up the Paulander hefeweizen today. Pretty good, but i'm wishin i would went with something heavier. Next beer run I'm goin with the Young's or the Mackeson.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0eOOanweQ53uq/340x.jpg
The Beer Guru sees far (even with the glasses)

Olive Oil Goombah
12-08-2008, 09:02 PM
hahaha! yea these cleveland winters man

Prolifical ENG
12-10-2008, 03:12 PM
Hm, i don't know what the selection is like.

But this is probably my favourite wheat beer, and it is really good.

Erdinger.

http://www.bosparra.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/350px-erdinger-bottle-glass_rmo.jpg



I just bought several of those today just cuz I have the glass with that logo but I like zie dunkel one better....pretty much on par with Schneider Weisse with me.

Eric, can you just rank your favourite weiss bier? top 10 I guess

Longbongcilvaringz
04-24-2009, 10:31 PM
Bump.

Rank them eric...

Visionz
04-25-2009, 10:08 PM
I just bought several of those today just cuz I have the glass with that logo but I like zie dunkel one better....pretty much on par with Schneider Weisse with me.

Eric, can you just rank your favourite weiss bier? top 10 I guess
lol@ Pat,

honestly I'm not a huge weis beir drinker

but I had this the other day, really good (I think it was a weis, maybe a belgian ale, either way tasty

https://secure5.worldaxxs.net/ssl.ommegang.com/graphics/graphics/00000005/Hennepin_glass.jpg
a classic
http://liquiddiets.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/1216990869-29494_full.jpg

5hundred&one
04-25-2009, 10:43 PM
Stella Artois and Grolsch are a couple of my standard imports in the states because for a while they were some of the only good ones I could find. Now there's a grocery store that just opened with all kinds of unfamiliar shit. Soooo, any recommendations? Also, how do Grolsch and Stella Artois rank amongst genuine eurofags? Thanks in advance.

Visionz
04-25-2009, 10:56 PM
Stella Artois and Grolsch are a couple of my standard imports in the states because for a while they were some of the only good ones I could find. Now there's a grocery store that just opened with all kinds of unfamiliar shit. Soooo, any recommendations? Also, how do Grolsch and Stella Artois rank amongst genuine eurofags? Thanks in advance.
there's better out there, I think Grolsch and Heineken are pretty much the same beer. Stella's better but inferior imo as far as Belgian beer goes.

If those are the limits to what you tried try something that's good but not too out there so................
http://beerinfood.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/paulaner_oktoberfest_sixer.jpg
might of posted it before but its a good solid drinking beer
if you wanna go for something packed with flavor
http://www.cronachedibirra.it/wp-content/2345449790_579600497d_o.jpg

The Hound
05-07-2009, 04:17 AM
http://www.beerstore.com.au/beerstore/uploads/beerImages/Little_Creatures_Pale_Large.jpg

Fast becoming my favourite homegrown beer.

Visionz
05-07-2009, 04:38 AM
I was at one of my favorite spots last week drinkin some Real Ale's Real Heavy, I'd show the bottle except if draught only so you should pick some up if you ever see it on the list. Incredibly smooth for how high the alcohol content is. There's a hint of caramel in there somewhere. Anyone who thinks americans can't brew beer hasn't had one of these :b

the description from the website

Real Heavy (late winter/early spring release) draught only
Real Heavy is a traditional Strong Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy). It has a rich brown color, and a deep caramel flavor. Malt flavors dominate and are balanced by the alcohol (9.7% a.b.v.). It is brewed with English crystal malt, English hops, and fermented with English ale yeast. Fans of the Bitter End's award winning Prescott's Wee Heavy will not be disappointed. ABV: 9.7%, IBU: , OG(plato):



http://www.realalebrewing.com/beer_styles.php

GRANDMASSIVE.
05-07-2009, 02:50 PM
Im not a beer person at all, Ive tried to get into it but just cant, Ive tried Heinekens, Fosters, Coronas, Modelos, Dogfish, etc etc and I havent found 1 that I can say I really enjoyed unless I was already drunk and was just thirsty for some brew. Any suggestions...?

Don Universo
05-07-2009, 03:04 PM
Ballantine Ale XXX (fav everyday beer)
Red Stripe (when i have xtra $)
Sam Adams(when i dine out)
Yuengling Dark & Tan( every now and then)
Private Stock (when i get grimey)
Fosters( 2nd Fav)

Mumm Ra
05-07-2009, 03:43 PM
for the longest time I was downing 30 packs of natty ice to get drunk cheaply with my fellow alcoholic friends.
but now I can't pass up the deliciousness of Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. Oberon and Blue Moon is nice too. Never cared much for really dark beers tho.
Lucid needs to expand his beerizons.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
05-07-2009, 06:22 PM
Some of my go-to beers I don't think have been mentioned:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/3281942742_ddcf7aae49.jpg


http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/ImageGrimbergen_Double_Large2-1.jpg

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/3457640609_505b8914dc.jpg

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/ThirstyDogSiberianNight.jpg


http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/rogue.jpg





For a lager

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/shiner_bohemian_black.jpg








Also, I would like to suggest that, despite the poor standing American Beer has with the rest of the world, The United States actually produce beer just about as good as anywhere else.

Of course, are major imports that everyone has heard of are, admittedly, shit.

But our microbreweries across the country produce some of the best shit in the world for all styles.

Olive Oil Goombah
05-07-2009, 06:31 PM
I agree with Dan...the US puts out plenty of good beers, altho i still wouldn't say they are on par with countries like Belgium.

for the longest time I was downing 30 packs of natty ice to get drunk cheaply with my fellow alcoholic friends.
but now I can't pass up the deliciousness of Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. Oberon and Blue Moon is nice too. Never cared much for really dark beers tho.
Lucid needs to expand his beerizons.

wow, you drink som chick beers....I cannot drink sunset wheat...shit tastes like fruity pebbles to me.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
05-07-2009, 06:33 PM
I like the Oberon though.

Im not saying the US is better the Germany or Belgium, I'm just saying the US produces some good beer that just doesn't get attention out side of the states.

Olive Oil Goombah
05-07-2009, 06:36 PM
Your right about that.

Our most popular best selling beers are shit tho;

Visionz
05-07-2009, 06:43 PM
I agree with Dan...the US puts out plenty of good beers, altho i still wouldn't say they are on par with countries like Belgium.
no one is on par with Belgium though, 2nd place is the best any other country can hope for

Olive Oil Goombah
05-07-2009, 06:45 PM
your right about that one.

ANd that shit on tap is even better, no joke.

Visionz
05-18-2009, 04:41 AM
I had this amazing experience over the weekend. A friend of mine is an executive chef for a resturant up in Seattle. His sister still lives in Austin and I was over at her house chillin but it ended up being a beer-tasting fest. He's been stocking up on some of the finest beers in America over the last couple of years (been a while since I last saw the dude) and being he's a chef and all, the dude's got exsquisite taste. Alot of what where drinking is released in extemely limited batches and a single 22 oz bottle runs $30. I had one beer (couldn't tell you the name) that tasted closer to bourbon than it did beer.
He had a bottle of this Double IPA pictured here
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2728353039_c3d1f9bc72.jpg
this beer tasted like ruby red grapefruit juice (and a good sweet grapefruit at that) The fact that it was beer was amazing.


He also had with him a full assortment of Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve brews. Extemely small batches of this stuff at any one time (talking like 2500 bottles and that's it) I won't go into detail with it but here's the website

http://www.saintarnold.com/beers/divine.html

that breaks each one down. I've done quite a bit of beer drinking in my life but never on this level.

Visionz
07-13-2009, 12:41 AM
Anyone heard of the Left-handed Brewing Company?

these are worth checking out if you're into that dark malted goodness
Black Jack Porter
http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/431.jpg
and the Left Hand Milk Stout
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Jx3XXTHvidA/SFcqdWaFhhI/AAAAAAAAAS4/sRIcfj2OJgI/s320/left+hand+milk+stout.jpg
both very good brews imo

EAGLE EYE
07-13-2009, 12:56 AM
I've got Brooklyn Lager in the fridge right now.


But I need to go pick up something new this week and post it in this thread.

Visionz
07-13-2009, 12:59 AM
I think you should do that. Seeking out advice, do you think I should sticky this thread? I do think the battle against bullshit beer is a constant one. :lmao:

on a side note I'm digging the new trend of 12-pack samplers that will come with three bottles of four different kinds of beers. Helps explore when the money is kind of tight.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
07-13-2009, 05:59 PM
I enjoy the Blackjack Porter. Lefthand also does something called a sawtooth ale, but it isnt that good.

This summer, I've been all about the hops.

One of my favorites is the Stone Ruination IPA, my favorite IPA of all-time, and one of the hoppiest

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/ruin.jpg

Clipper city does a heavy seas line of beer, and their 12-pack sampler is top-notch, and all the beers are at least 7%

It includes the by-far the best pilsner Ive ever had. Small Craft Warning Uber Pils










http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/food_talkinghead08web.gif

Olive Oil Goombah
07-13-2009, 06:04 PM
damn, this thread poppin up is ironic.

I was on the golf course about 3 times this week and was forced to make due with Coors light...which i dislike because it tastes watered down and fails to give me a good buzz.

Anyway, at those moments i wish i had a Trappist beer....but it wasn't to be. For the cart girl had large breasts, but she did not have any Trappist beer.

the end

Mumm Ra
07-13-2009, 06:29 PM
i can't stand coors
id rather drink natty ice

Mumm Ra
07-13-2009, 07:31 PM
I'm headin to the beer store right now to check some of these here beers....
that Small Craft Warning is lookin mighty healthy

Mumm Ra
07-13-2009, 10:25 PM
Anyone heard of the Left-handed Brewing Company?

these are worth checking out if you're into that dark malted goodness
Black Jack Porter
http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/431.jpg
and the Left Hand Milk Stout
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Jx3XXTHvidA/SFcqdWaFhhI/AAAAAAAAAS4/sRIcfj2OJgI/s320/left+hand+milk+stout.jpg
both very good brews imo
I couldn't find that particular one - but the local beer sto' had one left hand beer.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g26/osirus16/Snapshot_20090713_82.jpg

I'll be trying these shortly

Mumm Ra
07-13-2009, 10:56 PM
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g26/osirus16/07-13-09_2346.jpg

I bought this with the others cuz I needed to make a minimum $7 credit purchase and just randomly grabbed it.....I do not recommend it.
I'm not a big enough beer connoisseur to describe why but it smells bad.

Visionz
07-13-2009, 11:03 PM
^that one I thought was ok (the Left Hand) but I'm not really a fan of hoppy beers so I'm not really the person to be asking

Mumm Ra
07-13-2009, 11:15 PM
word
and I still need to get an acquired taste for dark beers...
although I think it's been so long since I've had one I might even like em by now hah. Been doing a lot of experimental drinking since then.

Visionz
07-14-2009, 12:04 AM
word
and I still need to get an acquired taste for dark beers...
although I think it's been so long since I've had one I might even like em by now hah. Been doing a lot of experimental drinking since then.
I would think that anyone that likes either coffee or dark chocolate would like dark beer, to me they're all in the same family of taste.

Mumm Ra
07-14-2009, 12:40 AM
well I don't like dark chocolate or dark coffee (milk chocolate and creamed coffee tho), but I'll hit up the store again tomorrow and try me a couple...

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
07-14-2009, 07:11 PM
What did you think of the blackjack and the small craft, mumm?


Tonight Ive got a 6 of Old no. 38 stout. It is a very basic stout, but very enjoyable. There is a slight metallic twang, which bothers some people, but not me.




http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/irondan_photos/usa-north-coast-old-no-38-stout.jpg

Visionz
07-14-2009, 07:56 PM
^the BlackJack was a good beer, definitely buy again

ever try the Old Rasputian? couldn't remember if I posted this here before or not but a very good imperial stout
http://media.timeoutchicago.com/resizeImage/htdocs/export_images/150/150.eat.beergeek.rasputin.jpg?

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
07-14-2009, 08:26 PM
I like Old Rasputin a lot. It is brewed by the same company as Old No. 38, but the rasputin is better.

My favorite RIS is the Siberian Night


THe #38 is getting better by #4.

I also have a couple of Paulaner Salvators in the fridge, one of my favorite double bocks

Mumm Ra
07-14-2009, 08:53 PM
What did you think of the blackjack and the small craft, mumm?


I didn't particularly care for either - I liked my cheaper Leinenkugel better.
but like I said before I'm in the midst of expanding my beerizons...
anywayz-
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g26/osirus16/07-14-09_2134.jpg

I just had me a GAWDLY meal of the above, taking Visions' advice.
I actually liked this beer a lot, more so than the last few I tried - and I generally don't like dark beers.

GZAjector
07-19-2009, 12:59 AM
drank a 4 pack of youngs chocolate stout earlier on in the night. not too bad, fuckin chocolaty

drank em in a span of about 12 minutes, so i was pretty good to go when i walked to the corner store and picked up a 22 of ol heineken

teh ones i get nowadays don't have the foil covers over the bottle cap, which is anti-nostalgic

anyways, it ran about 2.50 at th gas station, then i picked up a 200 mil bottle of some shit called 1492

kentucky bourbon named after colombus' voyage


so you know this is some shit

but hey, 80 proof, about 2 dollars and 35 cents lol, it does the trick for now until the morning, when i wake up and my liver aches :)

Mumm Ra
07-19-2009, 03:50 AM
I really hate not being able to buy beer past 2am
I need to start always keeping a couple on backup in case I get thirsty past liquor curfew

NIGHT MAYOR
07-24-2009, 05:36 AM
hey visions, member the aussie american beer beef we had

vGRxd33mPvE

00:48

PEEP DAT

Visionz
07-30-2009, 03:46 AM
hey visions, member the aussie american beer beef we had

vGRxd33mPvE

00:48

PEEP DAT
just remember that you're using this guy's
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/465822610_db02087b98_b.jpg
word that the beer is better :lmao:


I'm not really saying Australian beer is bad just that I imagine most of you know right next to nothing about American micro-brews.

You've gotta throw the mass-produced swill out the window in these conversations otherwise ............well you know
f3RYHKWXIwI

I couldn't tell you the last time I drank a Bud-anything, much less actually bought one. I whole-heartedly agree the mass-produced beer here is garbage but I'm thinking that's true no matter what country we're talking about (with the possible exception of Ireland)

Mumm Ra
07-30-2009, 07:00 AM
yo I bought a 12 pack of bud last week cuz I was chillin and drinkin with a lady friend and her friends - likewise, for the first time in ageeesss

and it reminded me why I never do that anymore lol
shit was like water, I drank most of the 12 pack myself within a short amount of time and barely felt a buzz, not to mention the taste..

Mumm Ra
07-30-2009, 07:08 AM
oh and fyi don't smoke dopium (yes, weed & opium) after drinking a strong six pack. You may puke shit up for 10 minutes straight.
randomly did that for the first time the other day when it was offered.

AcidPhosphate69
07-30-2009, 03:53 PM
oh and fyi don't smoke dopium (yes, weed & opium) after drinking a strong six pack. You may puke shit up for 10 minutes straight.
randomly did that for the first time the other day when it was offered.

Can't hold your drugs.

I did that last night with crystal opium and headies and Gonzo Imperial Porter. And I ate about a 20 bag of shrooms. I thought I wasn't breathing for a minute but if you know what you're doing you can handle it easily.

Right now I'm drinking Anchor Steam Beer. It's an old beer out of San Fran that's actually really good. Kind of has a bitter finish but not bad overall. Worth a look.

Mumm Ra
07-30-2009, 06:29 PM
ya, never had done opium before, and I been cuttin down on my weed smoke the past while
not a big drug user

Lex Lugor
08-10-2009, 12:00 AM
im not much of a connoisseur of beers so this is the best contribution to the thread i can make elohel

http://www.turbogames.com/Drunken-Masters.html

just stumbled upon this
its fucking awshum nigga

Longbongcilvaringz
08-14-2009, 02:45 PM
Been drinking bottled Sapporo lately.

I never liked it when i had had it out of the tin, but it's better bottled for some reason.

A good, light, dry lager.

The Hound
08-20-2009, 04:28 AM
I went beer shopping at Dan Murphy's and spent $100 just buying all different bottles of beer and I nearly got a Sapporo which was just about the only beer I didn't get.

Haha has anybody had a Taj Mahal? I wanted to try that but figured it would be run of the mill stuff.

Next week I might indulge into some of the British beers, aside from Guiness and Hobgoblin I haven't had a British beer - to my knowledge - but tonight I picked up a double chocolate stout and might try an Old Fart.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
11-10-2009, 06:44 PM
2 of my favorite beers at the moment:

Rochefort 10
Val Deiu Gran Crux

Olive Oil Goombah
11-10-2009, 06:45 PM
hmm...have to try them

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
11-10-2009, 06:46 PM
Im not kidding, Tooch. If you like strong Belgians, they are both outstanding.

As long as you're not a pussy, I guarantee you will like them. Report back.

Olive Oil Goombah
11-10-2009, 07:59 PM
yea i love strong belgian beers. Probably my favorite type of beer.

im going to pick some up for the Ohio State Iowa game sat.

Prolifical ENG
11-10-2009, 08:02 PM
I went to buy some Belgians today but the store I stopped by was weak. I just settled for 2 Schneider Weisse and 2 Erdingers....Germans. Its even weaker since they dont supply those cardboard single beer holders that hold 8 beers with the handle....I wanted more but I settled to juggling 4 and they gave me a big paper bag to hold near my chest like I was Cliff Huxtable bringing back groceries.

Olive Oil Goombah
11-10-2009, 08:06 PM
i think i'll get another trappist beer for the weekend as well.

every time i drink trappist it reminds me of the bar i was in in Ypres, Belgium getting drunk with Dutch people and grabbing the American blonde sluts titties.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
11-10-2009, 08:09 PM
Rochefort 10 is a trappist beer.

Olive Oil Goombah
11-10-2009, 08:19 PM
im all over that then

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
11-23-2009, 04:35 PM
Did you get it, Tooch?

SID
11-23-2009, 05:36 PM
I love beer, favorite beverage for sure.

When i just want that super refreshing freshness i drink corona and sol.

My usual beers are Blond Leffe, Budweiser, Duvel, Carlsberg and Becks.

EAGLE EYE
11-23-2009, 08:35 PM
I made the mistake of mixing a tripel ale, an English Porter, and a few Smithwicks last weekend finished off with a rum and coke after I got back from the brew pub.


That was quite the head ache.

Mumm Ra
01-05-2010, 11:29 PM
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7926/0105102119.jpg
just tried the haystack wheat - very good, gonna have to remember this one
having the left hand milk stout now and got some new castles


are those budweiser wheat beers actually any good? been curious but i can't ever justifying buying a pack when i know i can get something delicious for the same price

5hundred&one
02-12-2010, 02:46 AM
http://www.majestic.co.uk/Assets/Majestic/Client/products/2/8/1/28173_p.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GO0Q9VKVbM8/Se1WNm3LpGI/AAAAAAAACdw/bMrEfU-WM0U/s400/Human+Picture+212.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2461/3621666903_63c2e2ae62.jpg

my latest ventures into beer faggotry.

the first two were pretty good compared to my usual choices, but the last one was nice as hell. I don't know all the stupid fruity beer terms to describe it, but it was good.

not sure if any of you have the highland stuff around your away, unless you live in the NC/VA area, but I highly recommend it if you ever come across it.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
02-19-2010, 07:32 PM
BORIS the crusher imperial oatmeal stout.

awesome.



http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/masterdanmuhammad/Hoppin-Frog-Boris-The-Crusher.jpg

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
02-19-2010, 09:08 PM
Now it's time for one of my favorites






http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/masterdanmuhammad/Rochefort10A.jpg


The only question is will my girl get drunk and freaky again before the celtics game for the 2nd consecutive night, or will she pass out, and I jack off during half time to Sasha Gray doing nasty shit??

Either way, I win.

Mumm Ra
02-19-2010, 10:33 PM
I had a delicious 10 percent alc scotch beer at a club the other day
wished I knew what kind...mightve been an in house brew tho (this place makes their own beer in their basement)

J-Cee
02-19-2010, 11:36 PM
http://www.majestic.co.uk/Assets/Majestic/Client/products/2/8/1/28173_p.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GO0Q9VKVbM8/Se1WNm3LpGI/AAAAAAAACdw/bMrEfU-WM0U/s400/Human+Picture+212.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2461/3621666903_63c2e2ae62.jpg

my latest ventures into beer faggotry.

the first two were pretty good compared to my usual choices, but the last one was nice as hell. I don't know all the stupid fruity beer terms to describe it, but it was good.

not sure if any of you have the highland stuff around your away, unless you live in the NC/VA area, but I highly recommend it if you ever come across it.

Yeh Peroni is a good beer..love it.

SID
02-20-2010, 09:00 AM
I made the mistake of mixing a tripel ale, an English Porter, and a few Smithwicks last weekend finished off with a rum and coke after I got back from the brew pub.


That was quite the head ache.

That's black mamba level potency.

Prolifical ENG
11-14-2010, 08:37 PM
Time for an up.


As my local liquor monopoly has improved its craft beer selection, I am more inclined to getting more big tasting beers.

The Innis & Gunn was a good oak aged beer...I am a huge fan of those but that my palate used to whisky speaking. I will also try Ola Dubh soon...aged in Highland Park barrels which I think is an outstanding whisky.

A few months back I had a variety of Dieu du Ceil (Quebec microbrewey) and a few other locals.

I got myself some Duvel glasses recently and almost made a perfect pour my second time tonight. I should get it my third time.

Oh yeah for those that live on the west coast of Canada, I cant stop drinking Kokanee since my travels out there. Very refreshing beer.

EAGLE EYE
11-14-2010, 08:46 PM
I almost grabbed a single bottle of porter and lager from some Russian brewery today, but didn't commit because I've heard almost absolutely nothing about beer from Russia. Then again it might be surprisingly good considering the Japanese muscled their way into the single malt market.

Next time.

Prolifical ENG
11-14-2010, 09:11 PM
I almost grabbed a single bottle of porter and lager from some Russian brewery today, but didn't commit because I've heard almost absolutely nothing about beer from Russia. Then again it might be surprisingly good considering the Japanese muscled their way into the single malt market.

Next time.

Exactly. Sometimes you will find breweries and distilleries in places in the world you would never suspect and making quality product. In India they are a bunch of whisky drinkers and all their brands are internal (importing laws). I have a bottle of Amrut and thats export only from India. Amrut is another big surprise because you wouldnt think they would have good whisky in India.

I wonder what Egyptian beer tastes like?

Sometimes after you tried many varieties of something where a couple connoisseurs made good reviews, there are sometimes when you need to venture off on your own to discover.

Report back on this Russian beer once you had it.

EAGLE EYE
11-14-2010, 09:14 PM
I find it hard to believe a middle east country can produce a great beer, based on their strict religious practices they observe.

Prolifical ENG
11-15-2010, 08:16 AM
I find it hard to believe a middle east country can produce a great beer, based on their strict religious practices they observe.

There is a whisky distillery in Pakistan called Murree according to Dave Broom. It claims to be the only distillery in a Muslim country.

I know what you mean when you say some places may not produce great beer. Less microbreweries means less of a chance someone did something right that works.

Nevertheless when you find one that does, it could a case study of how location can influence character. Locally grown barley and hops could make it unique as well as them finding a brewing process that works.

I know in middle eastern countries they indeed have malt beverages. Beer with alcohol in it is something different that they may not have unless they are illegally making it in their houses. I actually had one of those non-alcoholic malt beverages from a middle eastern restaurant during lunch one time. Hard to compare it with real beer but it did beat having a soda with my meal and the lemon hints complimented it well.

RALPH WIGGUM
11-15-2010, 08:30 AM
Smithwick is great, guiness is probably my favourite beer, i like harp as well, I drink heinken on a regular basis tho cause thats what u find here. blond Leffe is good.
Tried japanese beer which was surprisingly satisfying, just like their whisky
http://www.yum-cha.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/kirin-biere-japonaise.jpg
And recently tried a local beer, not bad. heres the label lol
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/8830/loupgarouti6.jpg

I find it hard to believe a middle east country can produce a great beer, based on their strict religious practices they observe.

Not really, Turkey produces good wine, and raki is really good too, its more a question of culture than religion, just like chinese beer isn't very good.

Prolifical ENG
11-15-2010, 08:46 AM
Smithwick is great, guiness is probably my favourite beer, i like harp as well, I drink heinken on a regular basis tho cause thats what u find here. blond Leffe is good.
Tried japanese beer which was surprisingly satisfying, just like their whisky
http://www.yum-cha.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/kirin-biere-japonaise.jpg
And recently tried a local beer, not bad. heres the label lol
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/8830/loupgarouti6.jpg



Not really, Turkey produces good wine, and raki is really good too, its more a question of culture than religion, just like chinese beer isn't very good.

Does Kronenbourg do a lot of volume in France? I like the unique strong hop taste to it so I buy it sometimes. I dont know what variety of hop they use.

RALPH WIGGUM
11-15-2010, 08:54 AM
Its the beer most people buy, I don't really like it, I think its kinda like the kanterbrau, I don't drink it unless that all there is.

cutn' heads
11-15-2010, 09:02 AM
now you guys are talking my language. all i drink is craft beers. big fan of dogfish head. mostly the 90's. this weekend i had the burton baton, shit is phenomenal. last weekend i went all belgian. had some trips and quads that were all 10%+. i always write the names down before i start drinking and make a note weather i like them or not because i never remember much about the beers.

nice to see there's some people here with a refined taste...

Prolifical ENG
11-15-2010, 09:03 AM
They dont have Kanterbrau here. I just looked up the Kronenbourg on wiki and said that it has 40% of the market share in France. Nah, it wouldnt be appealing after a while if it was the main drink everywhere. I like it once in a while but it would never be my go-to.

RALPH WIGGUM
11-15-2010, 09:08 AM
Yeah exactly

Prolifical ENG
11-15-2010, 09:08 AM
now you guys are talking my language. all i drink is craft beers. big fan of dogfish head. mostly the 90's. this weekend i had the burton baton, shit is phenomenal. last weekend i went all belgian. had some trips and quads that were all 10%+. i always write the names down before i start drinking and make a note weather i like them or not because i never remember much about the beers.

nice to see there's some people here with a refined taste...

That Dogfish Head is discontinued now where I live. Im not that concerned since they are bringing in a lot more microbrews than they are taking out. I hope for another US brewery to be added aside from the typical Southern Tier and Brooklyn (for the winter warmers) but they seem to favour European stuff when the go abroad.

cutn' heads
11-16-2010, 06:09 AM
i think the american craft beers are better than the euros. cant say i've had a ton of imports though. they are generally much more expensive than the u.s. offerings. i do love a good belgian though.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
11-16-2010, 04:36 PM
Belgian beers are probably my favorite, followed closely by American craft.

cutn, Dogfish Head makes good beers. The Burton Baton(90 minute aged in oak) is dope, and I like to keep the regular 90-minute on hand during the summer. Worldwide Stout is outstanding as well.

Pro, Ive always wanted to go to Dieu du Ciel. They are by far my favorite Canadian Brewery, and the Rigor Mortis is one of my favorite beers. St. Ambroise makes good beer as well.

Olive Oil Goombah
11-16-2010, 04:52 PM
If you can, grab a Christmas Ale by Great Lakes Brewing Co.

there good and they will fuck...you .....up


they are seasonal

Olive Oil Goombah
11-16-2010, 04:55 PM
i actually found a place last week that had Chimay on tap. It was fucking delicious, it had been a while.

Professor Poopsnagle
11-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Belgian beers are probably my favorite
I'm sipping on a Westmalle right now. Leffe Radieuse is my favourite, but it also depends on what I'm eating. Almost any Belgian beer goes with thick fries, or meat. I prefer it over red wine.

Mumm Ra
11-16-2010, 05:02 PM
damn i want some sweet potato fries and beer now

Olive Oil Goombah
11-16-2010, 05:03 PM
jasper u lucky prick drink a Hommel bier for me

EAGLE EYE
11-16-2010, 05:03 PM
There is a whisky distillery in Pakistan called Murree according to Dave Broom. It claims to be the only distillery in a Muslim country.

I know what you mean when you say some places may not produce great beer. Less microbreweries means less of a chance someone did something right that works.

Nevertheless when you find one that does, it could a case study of how location can influence character. Locally grown barley and hops could make it unique as well as them finding a brewing process that works.

I know in middle eastern countries they indeed have malt beverages. Beer with alcohol in it is something different that they may not have unless they are illegally making it in their houses. I actually had one of those non-alcoholic malt beverages from a middle eastern restaurant during lunch one time. Hard to compare it with real beer but it did beat having a soda with my meal and the lemon hints complimented it well.

I can't imagine that region of the world being the best climate for growing hops unless it's in a climate controlled green house. Seems like they would be importing the majority of them.

Professor Poopsnagle
11-16-2010, 05:06 PM
i actually found a place last week that had Chimay on tap. It was fucking delicious, it had been a while.Chimay trappist or ale? Chimay definitely make one of the best trappist beers. I've been to their brewery, it was sheer magic. Tasted everything they have.

Olive Oil Goombah
11-16-2010, 05:19 PM
it was trappist. I knew when I looked at the check

Professor Poopsnagle
11-16-2010, 05:25 PM
I prefer their Blanche beer. The only reason I don't drink Belgian beer every day is because I would lose my abs in 2 months.

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
11-16-2010, 06:59 PM
I'm sipping on a Westmalle right now. Leffe Radieuse is my favourite, but it also depends on what I'm eating. Almost any Belgian beer goes with thick fries, or meat. I prefer it over red wine.

yup. I like Rochefort 10 a whole lot Malhuer 12, Bernardus 12

There's also a Dutch beer that's really good, koenings hoeven.

Olive Oil Goombah
11-16-2010, 07:03 PM
how do you go from Ohio State/Florida to womens basketball???

Visionz
11-16-2010, 07:17 PM
Dogfish Head continues to make amazing beer, the last two I've had
http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/dogfish-head-midas-touch.jpg
^supposedly based on one of the oldest beer recipes known, this was awesome and definitely of the Belgium Ale variety as far as taste goes
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/4012292969_22ca647a97.jpg
This one here was HUGE in taste, I don't know what you'd call it, definitely a Porter type beer but so big that it needs (or at least deserves) its own name. It says on the box that it ages extremely well, I stuck on in the back of the fridge that I don't plan on opening until Christmas 2011. I think its going to be beyond amazing when I do open it.

Mumm Ra
11-16-2010, 07:20 PM
that midas touch just looks good
gonna have to look for that

Visionz
11-16-2010, 07:34 PM
that midas touch just looks good
gonna have to look for that
believe me when I say the taste match, unfortunately so does the price,$14 for a FOUR pack. I blame it on the saffron :lmao:

Prolifical ENG
11-16-2010, 07:52 PM
Pro, Ive always wanted to go to Dieu du Ciel. They are by far my favorite Canadian Brewery, and the Rigor Mortis is one of my favorite beers. St. Ambroise makes good beer as well.

Yes, I believe that they are the top 2 Canadian microbreweries. I been to DDC. They have those British pint glasses that have spirographs etched at the bottom of the glasses inside so the bubbles rise up to make the head consistent (kind of like Duvel glasses with the 'D' at the bottom). THe spirograph makes the bubbles rise up in a spiral like theres a tornado in your glass. You can buy them but they are like 10 bucks...I was pissed.

cutn' heads
11-17-2010, 05:51 AM
Dogfish Head continues to make amazing beer, the last two I've had
http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/dogfish-head-midas-touch.jpg
^supposedly based on one of the oldest beer recipes known, this was awesome and definitely of the Belgium Ale variety as far as taste goes
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/4012292969_22ca647a97.jpg
This one here was HUGE in taste, I don't know what you'd call it, definitely a Porter type beer but so big that it needs (or at least deserves) its own name. It says on the box that it ages extremely well, I stuck on in the back of the fridge that I don't plan on opening until Christmas 2011. I think its going to be beyond amazing when I do open it.

the palo santo is a bit too much. isnt it like 15%? i had some at the brewery and they told me to mix it with a 90 minute. i drank those 2 combined for about a month and havent had a palo since.

RALPH WIGGUM
11-17-2010, 05:53 AM
They don't know how to serve pints in France, they serve a guiness in like 15 seconds, and never fill the glass completely, so you always feel likie somebodytook a sip already.

nother good local beer

http://yves.bou.pagesperso-orange.fr/brasseries/images/chantduloup/chantduloup02.jpg

And for red meat I always prefer red wine, I only drink beer while eating when i eat sandwiches or meals with fries

hey the beaujolais nouveau is coming soon

Prolifical ENG
11-20-2010, 02:56 PM
How many good beers do you guys stock at one time? Do any of you cellar any beers?

I need to buy in bulk because my local stores wont always have it available. Right now I need to get a few more Dieu du Ciels because there are only a few left in the store and wont return until a year later if were lucky. I bought 12x loose Duvels today because it looks like supply is running thin.

Visionz
11-20-2010, 05:07 PM
the palo santo is a bit too much. isnt it like 15%? i had some at the brewery and they told me to mix it with a 90 minute. i drank those 2 combined for about a month and havent had a palo since.

Wanna say 12%, a great sipping beer imo, nothing you'd wanna guzzle

Prolifical ENG
11-24-2010, 03:00 PM
This is my current inventory on beer now:

6 of these:
http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/rigor-mortis-beer-21352950.jpg

11 of these:
http://www.cornerhouse.org/pictures/general/logos/DUVEL-logo-for-web.jpg

4 of these:
http://www.northforkcraftbeerfestival.com/_images/_logos/innis_and_gunn.gif

and 2 left of these:
http://www.md-consulting.de/PortalData/2/Resources/graphics/web/aufk2_erdinger.gif

Prolifical ENG
12-03-2010, 08:04 PM
I have an opportunity to get some of these Lava, Smoked Imperial Stout from Olvisholt Brugghus Ehf. (Iceland)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/3286406199_74ec3a526a.jpg

anyone had?

Professor Poopsnagle
12-03-2010, 08:12 PM
Never had one of those, but I did have a Duvel last night and a Westmalle that same night. I can only say Westmalle is better in every which way.

Prolifical ENG
12-03-2010, 08:18 PM
^^^^price point is 25% higher for those Westmalles than Duvel but they dont have them in stock right now anyway. The only other trappists I can get are Chimay and Orval.

Professor Poopsnagle
12-03-2010, 08:22 PM
I would go with Chimay then. The difference in price is a lot less here, but well worth it. Another brand to look for is Leffe.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-03-2010, 08:25 PM
leffe is good, chimay great, westmalle i wish i could get here....actually i can but its not like its at every liquor store

Prolifical ENG
12-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Oh yeah, I used to get 6 packs of Leffe all the time...right now for Christmas timeyou can get the gift packs that come with the Leffe trappist glasses.

Olive Oil Goombah
12-04-2010, 04:30 PM
went to the supermarket and was disappointed with the selection so i grabbed a six of Sam Adams Irish Red....its alright.

cutn' heads
12-04-2010, 08:30 PM
i had stoudts double IPA last night... tasty beer.