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The Beer Thread
« on: October 08, 2016, 12:51:22 PM »
I've been meaning to start this for a while. Beer is a drink that a lot of like; it's been around for millennia, and it comes in a very wide range of styles and flavours.

I like all sorts of different beers, from different countries: dark, malty stouts and porters (Britain), Belgian sour ales and lambics, German wheat beers, Czech lagers. Which beers have you tried? Which do you like?

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 01:01:21 PM »
Guinness. :)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 01:02:13 PM »
For me, the best one locally is potbelly's Lager Brau. I'd say it was a Gold Ale but I'm not great at judging these things.


Although I believe we have different tastes :)


More well known beers I like are Wychwood Brewery's Goliath which I can never find anywhere locally for some reason (https://www.classicales.co.uk/Products/Wychwood_Goliath/65) and Samuel Adams Boston Lager.


Otherwise it's mostly Lagers and Guinness. Which this thread should probably not discuss, unless through thinly veiled sarcasm.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2016, 01:05:44 PM »
A nice warm lager and a packet of crisps. :)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2016, 07:48:00 PM »
I don't seem too keen on beer anymore.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2016, 08:20:31 PM »
I feel like I should learn to drink beer, but almost invariably still seem to enjoy cider more. I did introduce Bigosaur to his first British pub (specifically the Wellington in Birmingham) recently - he got a pint of Penny Porter or some name like that, which seemed to go down well.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2016, 08:35:46 PM »
Samuel Jackson beer is also really good.


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 07:44:59 PM »
Moved to the Boozer, as the food & drink forum is now archived.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2020, 01:32:08 PM »
Moved back to the food & drink forum, now that it's been un-archived.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2020, 11:00:19 PM »
My go-to is a local Australian lager called Great Northern. It's easy drinking, a real hot summer kind of lager. I'm definitely more a fan of a malty beer rather than the more floral or tropical kind of flavours you get from most of the Australian ales. (Pale ales are becoming very popular in this small corner of the world, and I have to say, I'm not really a fan)

I have enjoyed the Mountain Goat Hightail though, which is an ale with some toffee, coffee and caramel notes. Not exactly my normal wheelhouse, but it is really nice.

Also enjoy a good stout or Irish ale as well. The Kilkenny copper ale is a favourite too.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2020, 07:55:03 AM »
I'm definitely more a fan of a malty beer ...
Also enjoy a good stout or Irish ale as well. ...
If you ever visit the UK, we should go drinking together: our tastes sound quite similar, and there's a lot of beer here you'd like.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2020, 08:04:27 PM »
I don't drink beer or ale, but I like unhopped cider.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2020, 11:38:31 AM »
It amuses me when people come to Vienna from some countries that have less of a varied beer culture and get confused ordering in pubs as a result of mutual incomprehension as to whether beer is a single thing or not.

Recently at the writing group, a Belarusian was ordering and the exchange went:
"I'd like a beer please."
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2020, 09:56:32 AM »
I don't drink beer or ale
What's the distinction between "beer" and "ale" for you? For me, "ale" is a subcategory of "beer", implying some details about the fermentation process used, and hence probable characteristics of the resulting product.

I like unhopped cider.
Is there such a thing as hopped cider?

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2020, 11:22:03 AM »
In the distant future, I am told that barbarians beyond the upper sea began putting a plant called hops into ale, creating a drink called beer which could be stored for months or even years in wooden jars called barrels and tuns and shipped by boat rather than being made by any woman looking to earn some money and drunk immediately.  But stories from distant lands are unreliable.

I thought Strongbow has hops in it, it is not sweet like Kootenay cider or Stibitzer or Somersby.

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