Discussion in 'Art, Culture, and Literature' started by Mr. Ister, Nov 24, 2008.
I occasionally like the Heineken brewskies
Just bought Sam Adams White Ale. Will try later.
Speaking of Sam Adams, I feel that's what Goose Island is going for now, that is the quasi-microbrewery but with wider appeal because they don't do anything totally off the wall like true microbrews do.
I'M YOUR TURBO LOVER TELL ME THERES NO OTHER!
White Ale was pretty good. Some of the flavors of Winter Lager but lighter.
Tuckerman Pale Ale is a local brew that is pretty damn awesome. I don't think it gets sold outside of NH and Mass, but if anyone can get a hold of some, you should definitely try it.
I had Trumer Pils last night, which is an Austrian lager brewed under license out of Berkeley, California. Coming from someone who does not normally like German-style pilsners, this was an exceptional beer. I would definitely session with it.
My store just called me and said they got in a sixer of Edmund Fitzgerald, going to go pick it up right now.
You'll enjoy it, but it doesn't even touch the Chocolate Wheat I had the other night. Very amazing porter. I don't think it would translate into bottle very well though... Have you had Bell's porter, bacong? It's about the only Bell's beer I can truly appreciate.
Chocolate Wheat beer?
It started off like any other porter. Tan head, black color, light chocolate/thick nutty smell. The initial swallow - when your tongue is on your roof - is overwhelmingly chocolately. It seems like as soon as you let your tongue down, the particles on your tongue mix with the aroma left in your throat and you get a smooth burned coffee sensation.. The aftertaste is a usual porter, like the beginning. It's not the best thing I've ever had but it's certainly the most adventurous.
Hmmm. Sounds unique.
You had Schneider Aventinus? I think you'd like it.
Nope, I'll stop by my beer place tonight and see if they have it though.
Having some Sly Fox Christmas Ale tonight. It has ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves in it. I'm also going to a beer store tomorrow that has a shitload of different beers in singles.
Picked up the edmund and some Hoegaarden
no, I have not tried Bell's Porter. I'll buy a 6 on my next beer run. (probably tomorrow )
My nicely stocked mini fridge (beer fridge)
Young's in a bottle? They're in Nitro-cans here.
I've only seen them in bottles here.
Yeah. I want to try them in cans, I've heard it's better.
I'm assuming it's better if for no other reason than Guinness is miles better in the can then the bottle. I'm going to Detroit in February, maybe you can meet me down there and I'll bring you some cans of it.
Oh god no. Guinness in the can makes me want to throw up.
But yeah that sounds cool. We can trade
Really? What do you think of it on tap? I think the can is really the closest to tap you can get, compared to bottles anyway. Whenever I drink Guinness out of the bottle it always seems flat, because (imo) the widget doesn't have enough surface area to let the head fully form, thus it never gets as carbonated as it could. Plus, you can't pull off the proper pour if you're just drinking it from the bottle.
I'm assuming you're pouring the Guinness out of the can, right? You certainly can't drink it from the can.
pour from bottle into pint glass, same with can
I dunno. Maybe I got a bad batch or something -- but it was absolutely horrible out of the can
Yes, I have had it on tap.
I never drink beer out of the bottle.
You must've gotten a bad batch then. Make sure you pour it right!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d15lJn1r0Mk"]YouTube - Guinness -- Perfect Pint Pour[/ame]
I know how to pour it thanks :3
Me either, normally. I have normal pint glasses, and then tulip pints for Guinness and/or other stouts
that is basically what I drink out of. Is it good for drinking anything out of, or should I get something different?
Just like wine, different beer varieties are better in different glasses, but what you have seems like a good all purpose mug.
Dimpled British pint glasses FTW! All-purpose awesome. I'm drinking plain ol' water out of one right now
Don't drink beer out of metal tankards - just seems to make the beer taste of... metal. Ew.
For everything but guinness:
I went to the brewhouse in Mt Pleasant today, Mountain Town Station. I tried their stout and it was a little strong on the nutty side for me, but overall a very good stout for a brewhouse. Way better than Grand Canyon Brewery's stout.
They had a variety of beers, including a raspberry wheat ale. I asked her how it was, because normally after a stout I can be sucked into getting a fruity beer (ala a Leinie's Berry Weiss), but I'm not one for wheat. She told me the wheat was incredibly strong, but what a lot of customers like to do is MIX the stout and the ale. She called it a Blackberry. I tried it, and it was absolutely astounding. It took the nuttiness out of the stout and the wheat terrible flavor out of the ale. It literally was a blackberry Guinness.
Best part was, it was $2 pint night!
lol, not really
He's saying that that's what he uses for everything but Guinness, not that that's what everyone should use for everything but Guinness. If you're going to have an all-in-one beer glass, that's probably a good one to have.
then yes, i agree. i thought he was saying that's what it should be.
nevermind then. i am pretty much the same way. although, i have a tall, slender one for wheat beers, as well.
does guiness come in pint cans in america?
looking forward to trying these out. I haven't tried any of them yet. Total was $26
hell yeah young's
Sapporo is also pretty good
Yes, 4 packs of 16 oz cans and 6 packs of 12 oz. bottles. Or full cases.
I went to "Texas Roadhouse" tonight and got Killians Irish Red on tap.
Drinking some Young's right now. Goddamn this is so good.
I'm only drinking it in protest of my sisters downstairs drinking natty light.
Last night in a pub I had a couple of 'Samuel Smith Strong Golden Barley Wine' - served from a 180ml bottle, but was over 10%, and fucking divine tasting. Looks like I need to start investigating other beers of this type! http://www.beeralewhatever.com/barleywine.html
Aventinus is awesome. My housemate sent me a text a few hours ago telling me he's sat in a pub downtown, and they have it on tap for the first time! Seems I'm gonna have to pay said establishment a visit this week
Murphy's is pretty standard over here. It's OK (I usually only drink it as the food shop round the corner from my house always sells it dirt-cheap). It's basically a very light stout; it's very drinkable for the style, and doesn't give you the feeling of 'heaviness' many others do.
I'd also recommend you seek out the Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout - it's about 100x better than the Young's one.
That Old Rasputin is a fucking hell of a find, though, as it's one of the cheapest, tastiest russian imperials around.
Got it based on your recommendation, although I didn't drink any of them yet.
@ Rick: I saw Brookyln beers there, but not that one. I'll look better next time.
Murphy's is a gift from the gods.
Okay, so the Lancaster Milk Stout is really fucking good. Not too pleased with the Strawberry Wheat Ale though.
Needs more beer
Not for awhile though, gotta pay alot of bills
How's the Hoegaarden? I've seen it at the store a few times and thought about trying it.
It's a witbier. For a witbier it's pretty good, though, I'm not particularly drawn to that style. But one could definitely drink that beer all night long.
Hoegaarden is probably the best tasting beer I've had.
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