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2010-10-12 01:19:52 AM  
I'm gonna go out on a beer snob limb here and say... Yuck.

No wonder they take a dare.
 
2010-10-12 02:01:06 AM  
FTA: The BrewDog Brewery, a company known for releasing very strong craft beers, topped the blood alcohol level of their clientele with this 32-percent proof beer that started a long line of proofing wars between various breweries as they each tried to top each other with higher alcohol contents.

First, proof is not expressed as a percentage. It's either "32 proof" which would be 16% alcohol, or it's 32% alcohol, which would be 64 proof.

In either case I submit that this isn't true beer. It's beer that has had alcohol added to it.
 
2010-10-12 03:58:11 AM  
I only counted 5.

I'm no longer clicking "next" (or whatever) on a link that is a list of . . . whatever.

And I've never heard of those 5.
 
2010-10-12 04:00:52 AM  
EXXXTREME!!!
 
2010-10-12 04:03:54 AM  

CruiserTwelve: In either case I submit that this isn't true beer. It's beer that has had alcohol added to it.


I was wondering the same myself, and was planning on claiming they aren't beers. Unfortunately, it appears they don't add alcohol, and instead freeze the water out. I can't think of a good reason why it's still not a "beer".
 
2010-10-12 04:05:13 AM  

salsashark1: I only counted 5. I'm no longer clicking "next" (or whatever) on a link that is a list of . . . whatever.


Do you not know what this symbol, "6", means?
 
2010-10-12 04:06:07 AM  

jingks: Do you not know what this symbol, "6", means?


Oh wow, I'm an idiot. I didn't notice they were counting down. Snark please... I deserve it.
 
2010-10-12 04:10:26 AM  
You know what subby? Sometimes a light American pisswater beer is good. Like after I mow my lawn on a 95 degree day. Or when I'm tailgating in Gainesville in early September.
 
2010-10-12 04:13:24 AM  
These selections make Coors Light sound not so bad.

These 40%/whatever beers are beers like Wild Irish Rose is wine.
 
2010-10-12 04:17:47 AM  

jingks: I was wondering the same myself, and was planning on claiming they aren't beers. Unfortunately, it appears they don't add alcohol, and instead freeze the water out. I can't think of a good reason why it's still not a "beer".


I don't know. That still seems like cheating but I suppose you're right. If they don't add anything they can still claim that it's pure beer.
 
2010-10-12 04:18:00 AM  

ShillinTheVillain: You know what subby? Sometimes a light American pisswater beer is good. Like after I mow my lawn on a 95 degree day. Or when I'm tailgating in Gainesville in early September.


Or you could drink an ale or porter. There are plenty of smaller breweries in America that produce decent drinks at decent prices, that are superior to that cheap pisswater.
 
2010-10-12 04:23:35 AM  

rebelyell2006: Or you could drink an ale or porter. There are plenty of smaller breweries in America that produce decent drinks at decent prices, that are superior to that cheap pisswater.


Meh. I don't want a porter when it's hot. Busch Light works just fine.
 
2010-10-12 04:53:51 AM  
I would like to try the Sink the Bismark. I could drink it while listening to some Johnny Horton!
 
2010-10-12 04:55:08 AM  
Sierra Nevada is good. Sam Adams light is good.

I don't need dr. McIllenys high test mountain triple hopsack porter skull crusher extra.
 
2010-10-12 04:55:09 AM  

CruiserTwelve: jingks: I was wondering the same myself, and was planning on claiming they aren't beers. Unfortunately, it appears they don't add alcohol, and instead freeze the water out. I can't think of a good reason why it's still not a "beer".

I don't know. That still seems like cheating but I suppose you're right. If they don't add anything they can still claim that it's pure beer.



I shared a bottle of this stuff with some friends at new year. It tastes like beef stock.
 
2010-10-12 04:56:04 AM  
Also, I am conflicted about The End of History. Encasing the bottle in a dead rodent has a hospital janitor thing going, which is pretty cool. But it is encased in fur! You are trying to keep it cold but are putting it in something "designed" to keep it warm!

:-D
 
2010-10-12 04:56:50 AM  

Mock26: Also, I am conflicted about The End of History. Encasing the bottle in a dead rodent has a hospital janitor thing going, which is pretty cool. But it is encased in fur! You are trying to keep it cold but are putting it in something "designed" to keep it warm!

:-D


If you refrigerate it the fur would keep it insulated from the heat of your hand
 
2010-10-12 05:01:00 AM  
Are the writers of Cracked now moonlighting at Spike?
 
2010-10-12 05:04:15 AM  
NUTS!
 
2010-10-12 05:05:26 AM  
WooHoo another beer snob thread. I'm sure that the beer you get from a Tibetan monastery that only brews 500 bottles a year is the best beer you can ever drink. However maybe you should snob this thread up with beers that are widely available. That way more than one of us will have tried or will be able to try it.

For all we know your special beer that was only made once and the recipe burned may taste exactly like Miller Lite. That might be the best beer you have ever tried but it dont mean jack if the rest of us cant join you in taste testing it.
 
2010-10-12 05:14:10 AM  

Wesdog: However maybe you should snob this thread up with beers that are widely available. That way more than one of us will have tried or will be able to try it.


No need to sound so bitter!

Blue Moon is a nice beer. American I believe, though I was buying it in a UK supermarket earlier in the year. Sorta citrus-ish wheaty taste. Good stuff.

There are lots. I like the stuff from the flying dog brewery too, not least because it has Hunter S Thompson quotes and artwork on...
 
2010-10-12 05:15:02 AM  

rebelyell2006: ShillinTheVillain: You know what subby? Sometimes a light American pisswater beer is good. Like after I mow my lawn on a 95 degree day. Or when I'm tailgating in Gainesville in early September.

Or you could drink an ale or porter. There are plenty of smaller breweries in America that produce decent drinks at decent prices, that are superior to that cheap pisswater.


Yeah, Im gonna drink a porter on a hot day. I drink porters during the holidays after to assist with lethargy/falling asleep
 
2010-10-12 05:17:20 AM  

Wesdog: WooHoo another beer snob thread. I'm sure that the beer you get from a Tibetan monastery that only brews 500 bottles a year is the best beer you can ever drink. However maybe you should snob this thread up with beers that are widely available. That way more than one of us will have tried or will be able to try it.

For all we know your special beer that was only made once and the recipe burned may taste exactly like Miller Lite. That might be the best beer you have ever tried but it dont mean jack if the rest of us cant join you in taste testing it.


Nah. Just means that you are jealous.
 
2010-10-12 05:20:42 AM  
I live on an island where Coors Light is one of only five beers available, so I am really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/Last time I went home, the first party I went to ended up featuring Coors Light
//Why would anyone prefer that stuff anyway?
 
2010-10-12 05:24:26 AM  
Subby: Coors Light suspiciously absent

They said beer, subby.
 
2010-10-12 05:25:41 AM  
I live in Arkansas and whenever there is a get together with my friends there are always coolers filled with.

Miller Lite
Busch Light
Bud Light

I cant tell the difference between any of them but everyone has chosen one of those 3 beers to be their brand. They wont drink anything else as long as someone is sober enough to drive to the beer store for more of brand X. They always have to be in cans also. They will leave bottled beer until all of the cans are gone and they have no other choice.

I kind of like Rolling Rock. Its a decent beer that doesnt have a horrible aftertaste. I dont like light beers. Every light beer I have ever had has left a horrible aftertaste. Normally I'm drinking mixed drinks. Whiskey sour, Crown-n-coke, or something with whiskey in it. I've just always liked that better than beer.
 
2010-10-12 05:25:54 AM  

Mock26: Wesdog: WooHoo another beer snob thread. I'm sure that the beer you get from a Tibetan monastery that only brews 500 bottles a year is the best beer you can ever drink. However maybe you should snob this thread up with beers that are widely available. That way more than one of us will have tried or will be able to try it.

For all we know your special beer that was only made once and the recipe burned may taste exactly like Miller Lite. That might be the best beer you have ever tried but it dont mean jack if the rest of us cant join you in taste testing it.

Nah. Just means that you are jealous.


Oops. Supposed to be a :-D at the end of my post!
 
2010-10-12 05:30:43 AM  

Wesdog: Normally I'm drinking mixed drinks. Whiskey sour, Crown-n-coke, or something with whiskey in it. I've just always liked that better than beer.


If you don't like beer you don't like beer, but I would give something that's not a generic lager a try. Not that all lagers are totally bland, but IMHO even the good ones are the pre-sliced white bread of the beer world.

Try something with a bit more flavour - Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada... there are lots out there and (assuming you're in the US) you should be able to find these pretty easily as I could get them in London.
 
2010-10-12 05:32:44 AM  
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2010-10-12 05:34:27 AM  
I have a friend that works at a liquor store that gets a lot of craft brews. I'll have him grab me some and give them a try.

Rolling Rock is really good with fish. Beer battered halibut and a good light (not calorie light) beer with it is pretty darn tasty.
 
2010-10-12 05:45:07 AM  

Wesdog: I cant tell the difference between any of them but everyone has chosen one of those 3 beers to be their brand. They wont drink anything else as long as someone is sober enough to drive to the beer store for more of brand X. They always have to be in cans also. They will leave bottled beer until all of the cans are gone and they have no other choice.


This is funny. I understand (and support) the "brand x" preference. I prefer Miller Lite (of those three), but that's just me. Now, the shunning of bottles is something that baffles me. Cans are fine, but I prefer a cold bottle.

Currently in Japan where my beer of choice is Suntory Premium Malts. Asahi or Kirin is fine, though.

There is good beer and there is better beer.
 
2010-10-12 05:53:19 AM  

Wesdog: Rolling Rock is really good with fish. Beer battered halibut and a good light (not calorie light) beer with it is pretty darn tasty.


Michael Jackson (the bearded beer connoisseur) gave RR a positive review IIRC. That's a relief to Utah residents...
 
2010-10-12 05:53:33 AM  
Is it significant that four of those ten brews come from Scotland? For a country of around 5 million they know a thing or two about imaginative intoxication. (Can recommend the Kelpie BTW, nice craft ale)
 
2010-10-12 06:07:54 AM  
debenhams.scene7.com

It turned me into a newt!
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2010-10-12 06:08:49 AM  
i104.photobucket.com

Try it.
 
2010-10-12 06:11:31 AM  
I fear no beer.
 
2010-10-12 06:13:26 AM  

Hawnkee: I fear no beer.


www.alienjesus.com

/Makes me sick just thinking about it...
 
2010-10-12 06:25:57 AM  

Karnag: Is it significant that four of those ten brews come from Scotland? For a country of around 5 million they know a thing or two about imaginative intoxication. (Can recommend the Kelpie BTW, nice craft ale)


To be fair, three of them came from teh same brewery. And as much as I love their beer I have to say they are utterly shameless about self promotion.

I understand that they even reported themselves to one of the UKs many nannying organisations "Alcohol Concern" when they released the first in their series of really strong stuff, Tokyo, which is at a mere 18%.

It must be working, because in just a few years they've gone from "Who are brewdog?" to having their beer shipped all over the world.

For the record, I think "5am Saint" is their best, and it comes in at a pretty normal 5% by volume.

And yes, the scots know a hell of a lot about getting drunk, though I think the ones taking their inebriation per pound most seriously drink Tennants Super or Buckfast.
 
2010-10-12 06:46:21 AM  
I'm always interested in trying out a different beer, but none of those sound at all appetizing. I'll just stick with "ordinary" stouts, bocks, porters and pilsners.
 
2010-10-12 07:12:02 AM  

Honest Bender: Hawnkee: I fear no beer.

/Makes me sick just thinking about it...


WTF is "certified color?"
 
2010-10-12 07:14:04 AM  

YakBoy42: Try it.


Wish I could, not available where I am from wanna trade?
 
2010-10-12 07:19:02 AM  
Kelpie is a really good beer if you like it on the sweet side. It's rather flat like a stout with definite chocolate notes. It doesn't really have a lot in common with the rest of the stunt beers on the list.
 
2010-10-12 07:27:53 AM  

Honest Bender: Hawnkee: I fear no beer.

/Makes me sick just thinking about it...


Interesting you post that. A few months back I tried a beer that was allegedly brewed with oysters. Was so far off the wall I had to try it. Actually not too bad without the oystery aftertaste.

I'm curious what "certified color" tastes like.
 
2010-10-12 07:30:03 AM  
I had two bottles of Nuclear Penguin. Drank the first when it arrived around Christmas time. It was surprisingly palatable. The alcohol was pronounced only in the finish. Lots of rich coffee taste to it.

The second bottle I drank 6 months later on my birth day. Significantly calmer, the malt had taken on a more subtle flavor, but you could still catch the coffee taste. At that point the alcohol flavor was almost non-existant, except as it went down your throat. It was like drinking a Coffee with a shot of Jameson poured into it, but calmer.

Highly suggested for anyone that likes a dark, rich, porter or stout and doesn't mind shelling out more money on the import fees than the beer itself.
 
2010-10-12 07:32:25 AM  
The best thing about beer snobs is the fact that they are better than us by virtue of the fact that they are better than us.
 
2010-10-12 07:42:48 AM  

redundantman: The best thing about beer snobs is the fact that they are better than us by virtue of the fact that they are better than us.


Hmmm....your comments are...uh, what's the word? It's on the tip of mah brain....
 
2010-10-12 07:49:59 AM  

Wesdog: Crown-n-coke


Crown Royal in a mixed drink? Ever seen a grown man cry?

Neat, rocks, or leave it in the bottle, please.
 
2010-10-12 08:02:45 AM  
This is the most spectacular beer I have ever tasted. It does not get any worse.
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2010-10-12 08:04:42 AM  
Can someone post the list for me?
 
2010-10-12 08:25:44 AM  

whipbambucket: Can someone post the list for me?


THIS!

Work filters suck.
 
2010-10-12 08:34:55 AM  
Yeungling is the best of the "premium" beers (Coors, Miller, Bud) and it tastes wonderful.

Sure, you can only get it in about ten states....

Bought two 12 packs of bottles on the way back from Atlanta last week. I forget why, or who is at fault (The brewer or the state, I have heard conflicting issues) but it needs to be sold in Ohio....its not like we are right next door or anything

/has to drive 45 mins to the nearest distributor in PA to get it
//Usually buys a keg for parties
 
2010-10-12 08:37:39 AM  

whipbambucket: Can someone post the list for me?


OK but you really need the descriptions that go with it:

10. Kelpie
9. Tactical Nuclear Penguin
8. Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout
7. Sink the Bismarck!
6. La Dragonne
5. Schorschbock 40
4. Miyamori Wasabi Dry
3. Start the Future
2. Kwispelbier

And Fark's favorite beer-in-a-dead-stoat...

1. The End of History
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2010-10-12 08:38:35 AM  
Missing from the list...

www.examiner.com

Nastiest stuff ever...

Dare you to try it just once.
 
2010-10-12 08:39:46 AM  
Ah, yes. 55%, 40%, 32%, 41%...

Yeah. I'm surprised these don't come with a drunk hooker you can gang-bang while you and your high-school buds get knocked on your asses.
 
2010-10-12 08:42:42 AM  
TNP and pretty much anything from Brewdog is good. The #3 beer is not really a beer, it's made with alcohol added to it, like adding everclear to a bottle of belgian beer, but everything else is real, like an EisIPA, Eisbock, etc.
 
2010-10-12 08:45:41 AM  
The 10 Beers We Dare You to Drink
One of the most sacred gauntlets of man-dom is the "bar bet." This glorious tradition of making your friends do stupid, dangerous, and sometimes lethal challenges in the name of defending their honor as a man cannot be dismissed. Next time one of your so-called "friends" makes you secure your manhood by snorting a line of Tabasco or announcing to a crowded bar that you'd take a bullet for Justin Bieber, try laying one of these anabolic ales on them.

10. Kelpie
When you think of bar food, you think of deep fried meats covered in a generous helping of melted cheese and butter. The last kind of food anyone would expect to see in a bar is some gooey mound of grass clippings that looks, tastes, and smells like they spent their entire life in the ocean. That's why the makers of Kelpie Beer made a beer out of it...a kelp-flavored beer, better known as "seaweed." The Willams Bros. Brewery of Scotland uses a specific type of delicious-sounding seaweed called "bladder rack" that they mash into the barley and serve up in a dark chocolate brown ale. It's like drinking a sea breeze except you can actually taste the sea.

9. Tactical Nuclear Penguin
This brew might sound like the cutest name for a weapon of mass destruction since the U.S. Army dubbed one of their 30-megaton nuclear warheads "Sweet Lurleen," but it packs a punch that could make an Everclear enema feel like a tropical breeze in your colon.

The BrewDog Brewery, a company known for releasing very strong craft beers, topped the blood alcohol level of their clientele with this 32-percent proof beer that started a long line of proofing wars between various breweries as they each tried to top each other with higher alcohol contents. This might explain why everyone in Great Britain keeps driving on the wrong side of the road.

8. Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout
When you're done working at the end of a long, hard, working man's day, there is only one thing that can help you unwind: raw oysters. The only problem is all that shucking and tugging and pulling and squirting just for a measly little piece of protein that couldn't fill you up if you put it in a blender and liquefied it with barley and alcohol...hey, wait a minute!

The makers of this "oyster essence" stout heat up the protein of this mighty mollusk to give their "Guinness-style beers" a "mineral-like" quality. If this sounds like the feverish idea of a crazy modern drunk, you'd be wrong. The oyster-infused beer dates back to the late 1930s when a British brewery tried to make a batch in order to improve the head of their beers. One of the cans turned, however, so they chucked the idea into the trash bin. It's probably the only time in alcoholic history that being a beer taste tester had no fringe benefits.

7. Sink the Bismarck!
Once again, the BrewDog brewery has tried to up the alcohol wars with another MOAB (replace the "B" for "Bomb" with "Beer") that could make your drunkest alcoholic give up the hooch and start showering again.

This bitey bit of brew carries an alcohol content level of 41 percent, a number that is higher than most whiskeys or vodkas. It, of course, is named after the famed WWII German battleship that became the biggest target in the ocean after it destroyed a British battlecruiser prompting Prime Minister Winston Churchill to order his famous command for which the beer is named. I look forward to their other high-proof, horrific disaster-inspired beers that are sure to be called "Oh the Humanity," "Damn the Torpedos," and "Bring It On."

6. La Dragonne
This dark brew might look like your average bock bit of bitter heaven until the bartender serves it to you while wearing a set of oven mits and a rubber coal-shoveling apron.

This Swiss concoction of honey and fruit has zero carbonation and is supposed to be served hot, 167 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact, so that the spices in the beer can pop when they roll across your tongue and down your very confused esophagus. It's the only beer you can guzzle that "comes out" at a lower temperature.

5. Schorschbock 40
Are you the kind of slow drinker who likes to enjoy every sip of your favorite fermented beverage while your pitcher-chugging friends try to down an entire keg in one gulp? Here's a beer that will give you the edge over their aging alcoholism.

This German brew can only be consumed like a fine whiskey, one shot at a time. That's because it's 40 percent alcohol by volume and drinking it a whole pint at a time is like chugging an entire bottle of Jack Daniels through your nose. Only 40 bottles of the stuff were ever made, so chances are you if you get your hands on one, you want it to last. Unless your goal is to die broke, drunk, and happy (those last two are redundant).

4. Miyamori Wasabi Dry
If you like your beer to give you a little kick in the ass every time you drink it, here's one that can break its foot off in you as well.

This green beer might look like a tasty St. Patrick's Day treat from the shady side of the glen, but one taste will turn that beautiful green field of flowing grass into a fiery wasteland of burning and pain. That's because it's actually infused with the essence of wasabi, that green pasty glob of sushi goodness that easily confused Japanese tourists have been confusing for ice cream since trade relations were opened to the world again. Chugging this barley bad boy is like French kissing a dragon that's just eaten a big handful of Hot Tamales.

3. Start the Future
If you thought BrewDog's "Tactical Nuclear Penguin" and "Sink the Bismarck!" brews were exercises in self-destruction, get ready to meet the Jazzercise of extreme drinking.

This Dutch brew currently beat out BrewDog's attempts to topple the proofing level of our livers with a beer that has a whopping 60 percent of alcohol content by volume. It currently represents the final blow in the alcohol content wars until BrewDog develops a beer that's so strong, it can strip paint off a car with its smell.

2. Kwispelbier
If you saw this brew on the shelf of your neighborhood beer store, you might not think anything unusual of it until the store's owner pulls it off the shelf and pours a generous portion of it in his dog's water dish.

That's because this steak-flavored beer from Holland is the first and only beer brewed just for dogs. Of course, it's non-alcoholic and can't get your dog drunk but just imagine the hilarity that would ensue if you could get one of your meatheaded friends to guzzle down a few sips before spitting right back in your face. On the upside, it would give them an excellent source of Vitamin B and a shinier coat that lasts all day.

1. The End of History
This dangerous-sounding beer may not have a warning label that makes temperance advocates bleed from the eyes.

It doesn't have the highest proof in the world, although 55 percent is enough to make even the most staggering drunk go blind.

It doesn't even have weird ingredients like malted whale penis or fermented haggis.

It's the bottle that makes this beer so bodacious. The BrewDog brewery might have lost the proofing wars, but they win weirdest in show for this beer brand: a bottle encased inside of a dead and mounted rodent like a squirrel, weasel, or rabbit. It's the only beer you don't mind drinking out of a paper bag whether you're walking down a busy Interstate or sitting in your favorite neighborhood bar.
 
2010-10-12 08:46:50 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Yeah. I'm surprised these don't come with a drunk hooker you can gang-bang while you and your high-school buds get knocked on your asses.


That's not the demographic they're targeting, and who hasn't drank 1/2 bottle of scotch or bourbon at one sitting? and I can't picture many people spending the ~$30+ for a single bottle of TNP, or $700+ for a bottle of "The end of history"
 
2010-10-12 08:46:50 AM  

phoxxy: Missing from the list...

Nastiest stuff ever...

Dare you to try it just once.


This. The worst.
 
2010-10-12 08:49:31 AM  
Kelpie is a great beer - I ran into it a few years ago, and everyone I talked into trying it liked it.

I keep trying to find it around here, but the only distributor who has access to it doesn't carry it (although they do carry the Fraoch heather-flavored ale, which isn't that good).
 
2010-10-12 08:50:52 AM  
List fails without the strongest beer in the World, Samichlaus Dark. It's at least 14% alcohol.
 
2010-10-12 08:51:21 AM  

Wesdog: I live in Arkansas and whenever there is a get together with my friends there are always coolers filled with.

Miller Lite
Busch Light
Bud Light

I cant tell the difference between any of them but everyone has chosen one of those 3 beers to be their brand. They wont drink anything else as long as someone is sober enough to drive to the beer store for more of brand X. They always have to be in cans also. They will leave bottled beer until all of the cans are gone and they have no other choice.

I kind of like Rolling Rock. Its a decent beer that doesnt have a horrible aftertaste. I dont like light beers. Every light beer I have ever had has left a horrible aftertaste. Normally I'm drinking mixed drinks. Whiskey sour, Crown-n-coke, or something with whiskey in it. I've just always liked that better than beer.


Because you are not a real beer drinker. Those beers are perfectly fine.

Try Zima, will be more your style.
 
2010-10-12 09:09:07 AM  

Burr: Yeungling is the best of the "premium" beers (Coors, Miller, Bud) and it tastes wonderful.


I should also state that IMHO Yuengling is a step above these beers, but it is still the same type and style (American Lager), even though it is not a "pale" lager...it is more of darker amber.

/only slightly a beer snob
//Only because I took an alcohol appreciation class in college (Beer and Wine in Western Culture)
 
2010-10-12 09:20:52 AM  
If you haven't seen it yet, watch BrewDog's video on the making of Tactical Nuclear Penguin. It's awesome.

For people who haven't, please try craft beers and put the piss down for a while. Start slow and work your way up. You will be happy you did. Good breweries include: Allagash, Stone, Russian River, North Coast, Chimay, Unibroue ... Hell, try the Ranger IPA from New Belgium, it's actually a half-decent IPA considering the abomination they brew called Fat Tire. If you like Blue Moon, try Chimay or Allagash White. It's what Blue Moon is attempting to be (and not a bad attempt for a macro)

Super incomplete list, yes. I hate typing out novels on my phone.
 
2010-10-12 09:21:48 AM  

Burr: Burr: Yeungling is the best of the "premium" beers (Coors, Miller, Bud) and it tastes wonderful.

I should also state that IMHO Yuengling is a step above these beers, but it is still the same type and style (American Lager), even though it is not a "pale" lager...it is more of darker amber.

/only slightly a beer snob
//Only because I took an alcohol appreciation class in college (Beer and Wine in Western Culture)


You are joking about the class, right? Is this what we teach our kids today?
 
2010-10-12 09:30:41 AM  

dittybopper: List fails without the strongest beer in the World, Samichlaus Dark. It's at least 14% alcohol.


Uh, did you even read the article? One of those beers (Bismark) has an alcohol content of 41%
 
2010-10-12 09:38:50 AM  

Honest Bender: Hawnkee: I fear no beer.

/Makes me sick just thinking about it...


That is the WORST beer that I've ever HAD ! (see song 9)
 
2010-10-12 09:38:54 AM  
Little known fact: The mountain depicted on Coors cans is not near Golden, CO. It is actually in Telluride
 
2010-10-12 09:43:27 AM  

CruiserTwelve: jingks: I was wondering the same myself, and was planning on claiming they aren't beers. Unfortunately, it appears they don't add alcohol, and instead freeze the water out. I can't think of a good reason why it's still not a "beer".

I don't know. That still seems like cheating but I suppose you're right. If they don't add anything they can still claim that it's pure beer.


They don't add alcohol per se, they freeze distill it. Distilling is what you do to make spirits. There are some beers called Eisbocks that are freeze distilled, but only enough to add a few ABV. Brewdog does it repeatedly, which makes it no longer a beer, IMO.

Also, they only made one case of the rodent-encased beer and they all sold a few months ago. While it's interesting, it's not exactly a "beer" anyone will ever get to try, so there's not much point listing it. I think you may still be able to buy one of the other beers directly from Brewdog's website.
 
2010-10-12 09:44:56 AM  
I'm a big fan of beer.

typophile.com

/hot like this beer is usually drank
 
2010-10-12 09:45:35 AM  

Thunderpipes: //Only because I took an alcohol appreciation class in college (Beer and Wine in Western Culture)

You are joking about the class, right? Is this what we teach our kids today?


To be fair, all of college can be termed alcohol appreciation.
 
2010-10-12 09:46:37 AM  

free_waffles: I had two bottles of Nuclear Penguin. Drank the first when it arrived around Christmas time. It was surprisingly palatable. The alcohol was pronounced only in the finish. Lots of rich coffee taste to it.

The second bottle I drank 6 months later on my birth day. Significantly calmer, the malt had taken on a more subtle flavor, but you could still catch the coffee taste. At that point the alcohol flavor was almost non-existant, except as it went down your throat. It was like drinking a Coffee with a shot of Jameson poured into it, but calmer.

Highly suggested for anyone that likes a dark, rich, porter or stout and doesn't mind shelling out more money on the import fees than the beer itself.


You liked the taste?

We drank our bottle at new year and (as I said above) it tasted somewhere between what you'd expect concentrated beer to taste like, and beef stock, to me.

You're right on the alcohol note, it didn't burn on the way down like a spirit would, it wasn't overly obvious. Certainly set the head spinning though.

I'd love one of those squirrel-beers. In fact I'd like two, so I could drink one and keep the other.
 
2010-10-12 09:48:56 AM  
Hey, there's nothing wrong with Coors Lite, its a good all-day/event beer that you can drink 30 of and not die (or want to).

And this is coming from a homebrewer that enjoys a good craft beer.

/..who in a cruel twist of fate recently had to go gluten-free.
// hooray sorghum?
/// making a hard cider right now.
 
2010-10-12 09:50:35 AM  

Honest Bender: Hawnkee: I fear no beer.

/Makes me sick just thinking about it...


I worked at a liquor store for a month or 2. Some Mexican guy came in when we were out of that crap. He asked if we had any, we were like nope, we're out. He acted depressed like he was going to cry and asked if we knew any other places that sold it. I don't think I've seen the stuff anywhere else ever. He left without buying anything. I don't know how you can refuse to drink any booze other than bud lite, tomatoes and clam juice already in one can.
 
2010-10-12 09:54:43 AM  

Thunderpipes: You are joking about the class, right? Is this what we teach our kids today?


Nope,

Food Science Class. Talks about history, different types (lager, ale, and then breaks those down,goes into liquor as well), the brewing/distilling/wine making process, a little bit of chemistry.

We couldn't taste in class (boo!) so we had tasting parties with the professor off hours. She would also suggest different alcohol to try and even the best wine opener to use.

It was the most informative class in college. It was also in the food science building so sometimes I got to do taste tests (free food!).
 
2010-10-12 10:01:08 AM  
Thanks for the list, guys! I gotta say that most of this list is bs; those mega high abv beers are almost impossible to get if not completely impossible. They were only made in enough quantity to make the claim that "we produced the strongest beer evar!!!!"

As far the rest go, where's that bear picture when you need it? How about no!
 
2010-10-12 10:04:10 AM  

phoxxy: Missing from the list...

Nastiest stuff ever...

Dare you to try it just once.


A roommate of mine had a collection of full bottles of beer. He'd had most of them for a least a few years. One evening we decided we try one of them and picked the Chili beer. I took the first sip. My lips and tongue burned like I'd dipped them in molten lead. After about 20 minutes the pain subsided and they were numb for about an hour.

The next morning I could have sh*t through the eye of a needle. My roommate declined to sample the beer.
 
2010-10-12 10:08:57 AM  

phoxxy: Missing from the list...

Nastiest stuff ever...

Dare you to try it just once.


drank this in college. hella worse coming out your ass.
 
2010-10-12 10:12:44 AM  
Coors lite is tap water with beer-flavoring powder added.
It is the kool-aid of beers.
 
2010-10-12 10:14:54 AM  

cirby: Kelpie is a great beer - I ran into it a few years ago, and everyone I talked into trying it liked it.

I keep trying to find it around here, but the only distributor who has access to it doesn't carry it (although they do carry the Fraoch heather-flavored ale, which isn't that good).


I had the exact opposite reaction. I loved the heather ale, but loathed the Kelpie. It was like drinking a really good ale that someone spilled in a tidepool.
 
2010-10-12 10:36:01 AM  
Anything with the word "blueberry" in it.
 
2010-10-12 10:43:28 AM  
beersuggest.com
www.thebeerinme.com

Not sure if its gone national yet, but its at least regional with national in the plans. I toured the brewery several times in college. They also do "side project" beers that are always good but they only make them for about a month then never again.
 
2010-10-12 10:47:12 AM  

dadio86: phoxxy: Missing from the list...

Nastiest stuff ever...

Dare you to try it just once.

drank this in college. hella worse coming out your ass.


I had a buddy who bought a case of this as a goof and left it at my house. I drank the entire case over the course of a weekend building a patio because, hey, free beer.

Come Monday, I lost all control of my bowels and molten lead was shooting from my hindquarters. I begane eating Tucks Medicated Pads hoping to attack the pain from the inside as well the outside. My dogs were howling along with my screams. I eventually installed a seat belt on the commode.

By Wednesday, the doctors simply sewed a 5 pound ham into the smoking, gaping wound and removed the bone in what was considered the first successful sphincter rebuild.

I'm on Olestra therapy to this very day.
 
2010-10-12 10:50:12 AM  
This very well could be the worst beer I've ever had, yet I keep seeing it pop up in more and more places. Never met a person who actually likes the stuff either.

i646.photobucket.com

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Anything with the word "blueberry" in it.


There are some really good blueberry beers out there, but there are some really really bad ones too.
 
2010-10-12 11:04:22 AM  
www.anheuser-busch.com
This skunk & funk "beer" should be an honorable mention.
 
2010-10-12 11:06:39 AM  

Honest Bender: /Makes me sick just thinking about it...


I've tried the Clamato Bud twice. First time was a Light, second time was a regular. Both are way too salty, but the regular had better flavor and was the only one I could finish. Of course, I'd also had plenty of beer to drink beforehand, so that might've helped. Only people I see buying it are the Mexicans after work.

I can't drink Budweiser. I'll drink the Lime Light and the non-3.2 stuff when I'm driving through Texas (no, fellow Okies, it's NOT 6-point...though it's still a lot better than what we get here), but I stay away from Bud and Bud Light unless I'm not the one supplying. It gives me headaches, often after just a few. I've also had a string of bad luck with it. One pack had my friends and I down for the count, feeling like we had the flu or something, and none of us had finished a single beer. I've had a couple occasions where 2 or 3 beers induced hangover symptoms and vomiting. Lime's the only one I've had no problems with.
 
2010-10-12 11:09:56 AM  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Anything with the word "blueberry" in it.


And Pumpkin.
 
2010-10-12 11:12:09 AM  

iron_city_ap: This very well could be the worst beer I've ever had, yet I keep seeing it pop up in more and more places. Never met a person who actually likes the stuff either.

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Anything with the word "blueberry" in it.

There are some really good blueberry beers out there, but there are some really really bad ones too.


There's a difference bettween "worst beer" and "beer I don't care for". #9 isn't a bad beer, I don't care for it, but there's nothing faulty in it, it's just a fruity girl beer. I don't like any beer with fruit in it, or spices or any non-beer ingredient. Doesn't mean they're bad, I just don't like them. Same with wheats and almost all Belgian style beer.

Give me an English ale like London Pride or Speckled Hen any day.
Shipyard "Prelude" is one of my favorites. Switchback IPA is very good too.

/not a full-on beer snob, I drink Labatt all summer, unless there's Yeungling's available.
 
2010-10-12 11:17:34 AM  

ShillinTheVillain: You know what subby? Sometimes a light American pisswater beer is good. Like after I mow my lawn on a 95 degree day. Or when I'm tailgating in Gainesville in early September.


Nope, not even then. American Macro-Brewed Pisswater is never a good option.

Lagers & pilsners are great on hot days & when tailgating though, so here's some better alternatives to look out for:

Victory Prima Pils
Sierra Nevada Summerfest
Lagunitas Pils
Pilsner Urquell
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Full Sail Session Premium Lager
 
2010-10-12 11:24:15 AM  

Hudnut: This is the most spectacular beer I have ever tasted. It does not get any worse.


farm4.static.flickr.com

Worst beer ever.
 
2010-10-12 11:28:06 AM  
Whee! Had a Hamm's once, years & years ago; it was pretty good.
Also Jamf on 1st pg (I think) who referred to stunt beers. Now that IS a good description of this lot.
 
2010-10-12 11:29:27 AM  
I've said it here before, and I'll say it again:

Why no love for Kilt Lifter? (new window)
 
2010-10-12 11:53:13 AM  

Honest Bender: Hawnkee: I fear no beer.


/Makes me sick just thinking about it...


I lost a bet once and the punishment was drinking a whole can of that stuff. It's actually quite similar to a bloody mary and not horrible. It turned out to not really be much of a punishment for losing a stupid bet.
 
2010-10-12 12:07:38 PM  

Mishno: There's a difference bettween "worst beer" and "beer I don't care for". #9 isn't a bad beer, I don't care for it, but there's nothing faulty in it, it's just a fruity girl beer. I don't like any beer with fruit in it, or spices or any non-beer ingredient. Doesn't mean they're bad, I just don't like them. Same with wheats and almost all Belgian style beer.

Give me an English ale like London Pride or Speckled Hen any day.
Shipyard "Prelude" is one of my favorites. Switchback IPA is very good too.


Okay, fair enough. Its the beer I care for the least out of any beer that has ever touched my lips, including infected homebrew, stale, flat, ones with cigarette butts in them, etc....

I also stand by not meeting anybody yet who also cares for this beer, and the only times I have ever seen it being drank is when someone decides to try it for the 1st time. I've never seen anyone order more than 1. The casino by my house has had the same keg on tap for months becuase nobody orders the stuff. Being a Casino, they bring in people from all over with a wide variety of tastes, yet they all agree on this one.

I have nothing against fruit beers by any means. Apricot beers are a peculiar breed, but there are far far far better ones out there.
 
2010-10-12 12:16:36 PM  
OPB beer strangely absent...

Link
 
2010-10-12 12:33:08 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-10-12 12:42:29 PM  
Of that list only one, Kelpie, is easy to get and thats the only one of the list I have tryed. Its ok, not bad but not great.

On Magic hat #9 its not a beer I would call bad but in no way I would call it good either. I end up buying it a couple times a year because I like to buy Magic hat's multi packs due to the other stuff in them being pretty good. Normally I pass the #9 off to a friend who actually likes the stuff so its rare that I actually drink it.
 
2010-10-12 01:00:23 PM  

Gothnet: Wesdog: However maybe you should snob this thread up with beers that are widely available. That way more than one of us will have tried or will be able to try it.

No need to sound so bitter!

Blue Moon is a nice beer. American I believe, though I was buying it in a UK supermarket earlier in the year. Sorta citrus-ish wheaty taste. Good stuff.

There are lots. I like the stuff from the flying dog brewery too, not least because it has Hunter S Thompson quotes and artwork on...


Flying Dog's Raging biatch is some tasty stuff, hides the 10% ALC almost too well.
 
2010-10-12 01:05:37 PM  
This is my favorite:
farm1.static.flickr.com

9% alcohol, light and citrusy. It's comparable to other ales in the ~9% alcohol range (Delirium, Pranqster, etc.) but the best I've tried. It's light but actually has a lot of spicy flavor as well.
 
2010-10-12 01:06:13 PM  

Brew78: Hey, there's nothing wrong with Coors Lite, its a good all-day/event beer that you can drink 30 of and not die (or want to).

And this is coming from a homebrewer that enjoys a good craft beer.



This


I judge beer, travel ridiculous distances to get rare and hard to find beers. I take notes and save a bottle/can from every one I try. Every vacation agenda is dictated by beer.

Yet sometimes that cold fizzy adjunct laden american lager is what I want. I simply do not believe anyone who claims to be a beer connoisseur yet says they will not drink a budweiser or a Natty and enjoy it from time to time. Then there are the snobs....who just wanna be better than others while not really enjoying a beer.

Open my fridge you will see a single $10 11oz. rarity next to a natty ice. This afternoon after my yard work, the natty will be sacrificed.
 
2010-10-12 01:10:33 PM  

2KanZam: Brew78: Hey, there's nothing wrong with Coors Lite, its a good all-day/event beer that you can drink 30 of and not die (or want to).

And this is coming from a homebrewer that enjoys a good craft beer.

This


I judge beer, travel ridiculous distances to get rare and hard to find beers. I take notes and save a bottle/can from every one I try. Every vacation agenda is dictated by beer.

Yet sometimes that cold fizzy adjunct laden american lager is what I want. I simply do not believe anyone who claims to be a beer connoisseur yet says they will not drink a budweiser or a Natty and enjoy it from time to time. Then there are the snobs....who just wanna be better than others while not really enjoying a beer.

Open my fridge you will see a single $10 11oz. rarity next to a natty ice. This afternoon after my yard work, the natty will be sacrificed.


I brew my own traditional bitter but I like Miller High Life for a ice-cold refresher after a hard workout like mowing the yard or putting my pants on.
 
2010-10-12 01:27:23 PM  

RedArny: This skunk & funk "beer" should be an honorable mention.


Also Bitburger Pils
 
2010-10-12 01:44:59 PM  

Wesdog: WooHoo another beer snob thread. I'm sure that the beer you get from a Tibetan monastery that only brews 500 bottles a year is the best beer you can ever drink. However maybe you should snob this thread up with beers that are widely available. That way more than one of us will have tried or will be able to try it.

For all we know your special beer that was only made once and the recipe burned may taste exactly like Miller Lite. That might be the best beer you have ever tried but it dont mean jack if the rest of us cant join you in taste testing it.


Sometimes you brew something so good that you're not going to share. Period.

You can have some of my South-Pacific IPA over my rotting corpse.
 
2010-10-12 01:56:51 PM  
my 'bottom 5' list of worst beers ever consumed... not a beer snob here, but I've tried my share of good and bad.

5. There's a French or Belgian beer with sage in it, had one for a beer tour at the local beer-snob restaurant. Would have been good with pork sausage, maybe.
4. Ditto on the Cave Creek beer, but not until the 3rd one... it gets very caustic at that point, sooner if it's an old 6-pack.
3. Various non-alcoholic beers, the worst of which was 'Moussy'... tasted like, well, make your own joke here.
2. various 'saison' beers, the worst of which was Jolly Pumpkin Bam beer... or maybe it was Barn beer. Ass-tastic. I was told, no it's not gone bad, it's supposed to be like that.
1. A six-pack of Red Star beer... labeled as being imported from East Germany, and bought off some carryout store shelf one or maybe two years after the Berlin Wall fell. One bottle led to a 36-hour hangover. Like skunk on steroids.
 
2010-10-12 02:05:56 PM  
img707.imageshack.us
 
2010-10-12 02:21:30 PM  

2KanZam: Yet sometimes that cold fizzy adjunct laden american lager is what I want. I simply do not believe anyone who claims to be a beer connoisseur yet says they will not drink a budweiser or a Natty and enjoy it from time to time. Then there are the snobs....who just wanna be better than others while not really enjoying a beer.


I mostly agree with you, but for me, the type of business I support goes a long way in determining the beers I drink.

I would much rather give my money to a small, local or American owned brewer than an International Monolith like InBev or SABMiiler.
 
2010-10-12 02:37:07 PM  
www.harpoonbrewery.com

Actually I never drank an entire bottle. I tried small samples at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston a couple years ago.
 
2010-10-12 02:37:34 PM  

alzahra: This is my favorite:



CETTE.
ou...
www.bestbeerbuzz.com
 
2010-10-12 02:52:19 PM  

iron_city_ap: This very well could be the worst beer I've ever had, yet I keep seeing it pop up in more and more places. Never met a person who actually likes the stuff either.

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Anything with the word "blueberry" in it.

There are some really good blueberry beers out there, but there are some really really bad ones too.


Magic hat makes good beer, their #9 just isn't one of their good brews. Why it's so iconic, I don't know. Wacko or Circus Boy, from the same brewery, are both delicious (Wacko is actually beet-beer, really unique flavor).

My favorite beer has to Ten Penny Reserve, from a microbrew in my native CT.

beeradvocate.com
 
2010-10-12 02:55:45 PM  

Gunny Highway: Hudnut: This is the most spectacular beer I have ever tasted. It does not get any worse.

Worst beer ever.


How about imported Grolsch?

/ serious
// easily the worst beer i've had
/// probably goes bad 'cause of the green bottle & swing-top cap...
//// *shudder*
 
2010-10-12 03:04:04 PM  
Once it gets past about 7% ABV, I find they are too sweet for my liking. I have enjoyed a few that were that strong, but it's rare, and I need to be in the mood.

Usually, when I start drinking beer, I'm gonna be at it awhile. More than one or two of those huge beers doesn't sit well with me.

If I want to sip something with dinner, it's a bottle of pinot noir.
 
2010-10-12 03:08:04 PM  

slimfast: Actually I never drank an entire bottle. I tried small samples at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston a couple years ago.


Blasphemy.
 
2010-10-12 03:10:25 PM  

Peabody Coltrane: CETTE.
ou...


Haven't tried that! How is it in comparison to Fin du Monde? Tous les deux sont de bons noms pour des bieres.
 
2010-10-12 03:51:20 PM  
www.mibeercans.com

We used to use this for dares back in high school. Old Douche.

I drank one. Once. Imagine someone brewing a coors, but using unfiltered salty ocean water.

It was mind-bogglingly bad.
 
2010-10-12 03:58:33 PM  
how about wine from grape juice in 48 hours? Spike Your Juice ^ anybody try this?
 
2010-10-12 04:00:33 PM  

Preston Preston: It was mind-bogglingly bad.


But, it says it's good right on the can.
 
2010-10-12 04:03:38 PM  
What, Budweiser Clamato Chelada didn't make the list?

I had a quart can given to me(wouldn't have paid for it), took one sip to say I had tasted it, spat it out and gave the rest to a homeless bum, chronic alcoholic.

He couldn't drink it either.
 
2010-10-12 04:17:30 PM  
cache1.bigcartel.com
 
2010-10-12 04:39:10 PM  

nibls66: cache1.bigcartel.com


I was at a LOST-themed party last year where we re-labled some beer to be Dharma Initiative. There was also a cake shaped like the island where we live, with a Hawaiian Airlines model plane crashed into it.
 
2010-10-12 07:25:13 PM  

alzahra: This is my favorite:


9% alcohol, light and citrusy. It's comparable to other ales in the ~9% alcohol range (Delirium, Pranqster, etc.) but the best I've tried. It's light but actually has a lot of spicy flavor as well.


Great beer (partial to Blanche de Chambly myself). Great brewery. Horrible people. I met one of their brewmasters once and asked if Unibroue would be willing to adopt me. They said, "No." Sorry, but that makes them horrible people in my book.

:-D
 
2010-10-12 07:32:29 PM  

Gothnet: You liked the taste?

We drank our bottle at new year and (as I said above) it tasted somewhere between what you'd expect concentrated beer to taste like, and beef stock, to me.

You're right on the alcohol note, it didn't burn on the way down like a spirit would, it wasn't overly obvious. Certainly set the head spinning though.

I'd love one of those squirrel-beers. In fact I'd like two, so I could drink one and keep the other.



I'm a big fan of Imperial Stouts, and personally, I found it to be much more subtle than something like an Old Rasputin, Great Divide Mountain Yeti or even Sam Adam's Imperial Stout which boasts less than half of the alcohol content. It was definitely malty, but I don't consider that a bad thing. I'd go with half-way between concentrated malt and straight French espresso.
 
2010-10-12 08:05:58 PM  

Brew78:

And this is coming from a homebrewer that enjoys a good craft beer.

/..who in a cruel twist of fate recently had to go gluten-free.
// hooray sorghum?

Ever try these?
www.halftimebeverage.com
www.parchednomore.com
 
2010-10-12 08:32:53 PM  
Not yet, no, but I think I've heard of the Grist..

Thanks for the suggestions!

I was pretty happy to see the homebrewtalk forum has a gluten-free subforum, not to mention mead and cider forums, so at least I won't have to lose my hobby altogether.

/looking forward to this cider
//fermented with champagne yeast (which will make it tasty but *very* dry), and will be slightly re-sweetened with a half gallon of the original cider!
 
2010-10-12 10:50:54 PM  

iron_city_ap: This very well could be the worst beer I've ever had, yet I keep seeing it pop up in more and more places. Never met a person who actually likes the stuff either.

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Anything with the word "blueberry" in it.

There are some really good blueberry beers out there, but there are some really really bad ones too.


I for one think that Magic Hat #9 is one of THE BEST BEERS EVAR!!!!
Still cannot get it Colorado unless I go to a Phish concert - tonite, for 60 bux. Need earplugs, and it would be worth it.
Yes, I would pay $60 bucks just for the chance to drink it. No even Phish could keep me away.
 
2010-10-12 11:56:08 PM  
Only really mentioned Hamm's because of whoever it was posted a pic of same on pg 1. Somehow that drove out of my feeble brain the memory of the best beer in the world (again to my feeble brain), Berliner Weisse. Schultheiss in W Berlin is the most prominent brewer of same, but anyplace that does Weisse, does it decently.
Woodruff or fruit syrup most often included, but truly optional (adds un-needed calories). Rather citrusy, as some others have been described as, & quite refreshing. It can be found over here; Jungle Jim's in Fairfield OH (just N of Cincinnati & soon to be in Clermont County, just E as well) does carry it.
Somewhere I squirreled away a Weisse label, but am not going to look for it now. You'll know it if you see it! Bottles are brown, not green.
 
2010-10-13 12:10:44 AM  

laulaja: Only really mentioned Hamm's because of whoever it was posted a pic of same on pg 1. Somehow that drove out of my feeble brain the memory of the best beer in the world (again to my feeble brain), Berliner Weisse. Schultheiss in W Berlin is the most prominent brewer of same, but anyplace that does Weisse, does it decently.
Woodruff or fruit syrup most often included, but truly optional (adds un-needed calories). Rather citrusy, as some others have been described as, & quite refreshing. It can be found over here; Jungle Jim's in Fairfield OH (just N of Cincinnati & soon to be in Clermont County, just E as well) does carry it.
Somewhere I squirreled away a Weisse label, but am not going to look for it now. You'll know it if you see it! Bottles are brown, not green.


Berliner Kindl Weisse is a classic point of contention among my friends. Some hate it (and would only drink it on a dare), others (myself included) love it. It's refreshing, but that sour taste is not for everyone, and there are few things worse than a poorly-made Berliner Weisse. Any time I've tried one from a non-Berliner brewery it's been awful.

beeradvocate.com
 
2010-10-13 12:53:40 AM  

Dirtybirdie: There are some really good blueberry beers out there, but there are some really really bad ones too.

I for one think that Magic Hat #9 is one of THE BEST BEERS EVAR!!!!


Ever try this one?

beeradvocate.com

The blueberry is mostly in the nose, from what I could tell, not the flavor. But I liked it.
 
2010-10-13 12:58:50 AM  
I like how they talk about a 60 percent ABV or just high ABV spirits in general as if they are some type of untameable beast.

It's not even beer anymore after about 20 ABV, that Utopia beer tastes like some type of light rum or Scotch, an old uncle used to mix a particularly sweet drink with Southern Comfort that tasted much like it. Once the beer starts acquiring an alcoholic tinge that burns like a shot, it just another hard drink.

shiat plenty of us have had a shot of Bacardi 151, not pleasant by any means but you can still drink it. I imagine these beers are something similar and not worth more than similar ABV'd liquors.
 
2010-10-13 01:02:33 AM  
For the people promoting the blueberry beers, although it's not particularly my thing, I found some stuff up in northern CA called Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Stout, that was actually damn good. We used to drink it with breakfast, as it was a fairly low %5-6 percent ABV to start off the day and had a really crips clean taste that was refreshing and didn't overpower the flavors in my food.
 
2010-10-13 01:30:23 AM  

Mock26: Great beer (partial to Blanche de Chambly myself). Great brewery. Horrible people. I met one of their brewmasters once and asked if Unibroue would be willing to adopt me. They said, "No." Sorry, but that makes them horrible people in my book.


Jerks. I haven't tried Blanche de Chambly, but I generally love Belgian whites, so will keep it on the radar!

Speaking of which, always a good choice:
users.skynet.be
 
2010-10-13 11:01:24 AM  

D_Evans45: For the people promoting the blueberry beers, although it's not particularly my thing, I found some stuff up in northern CA called Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Stout, that was actually damn good. We used to drink it with breakfast, as it was a fairly low %5-6 percent ABV to start off the day and had a really crips clean taste that was refreshing and didn't overpower the flavors in my food.


Late to the party, but Pumphouse Brewery (new window) up here in New Brunswick makes a really good Blueberry beer. It's more like a lager. Hint on the nose, slight blueberry aftertaste, and not overpowering. Great summer beer.
 
2010-10-13 11:39:59 AM  

CruiserTwelve: FTA: The BrewDog Brewery, a company known for releasing very strong craft beers, topped the blood alcohol level of their clientele with this 32-percent proof beer that started a long line of proofing wars between various breweries as they each tried to top each other with higher alcohol contents.

First, proof is not expressed as a percentage. It's either "32 proof" which would be 16% alcohol, or it's 32% alcohol, which would be 64 proof.

In either case I submit that this isn't true beer. It's beer that has had alcohol added to it.


They raise the alcohol content by freezing it and removing the ice which is water. They repeat the process a number of times with each re-freezing raising the alcohol content. They do not add alcohol. That would defeat the purpose which is to create a high alcohol content with only the alcohol produced during the brewing process. I have a bottle of this waiting for somebody to help me drink it. Back in the day I'd have done it myself. Not any more.
 
2010-10-13 06:50:38 PM  

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