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(CSPnet)   Heineken to change bottle for the first time since 1946. Drew left looking dazed, confused, green   (cspnet.com) divider line 169
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2012-10-09 09:59:31 PM

lostcat: Too bad they aren't bringing back the brick:

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Or greenlighting the cube:

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Came for the WOBO, leaving satisfied.

http://inhabitat.com/heineken-wobo-the-brick-that-holds-beer/

It took 100 comments, but I'm glad nothing beer-related is too obscure for Fark.
 
2012-10-09 10:49:10 PM

OrganLeroy: Wait a second. Heinie did create a different bottle design in the 60s -- something called the WOBO or world bottle, which was intended as building material:

http://archinect.com/news/article/65009/the-heineken-wobo-world-bottl e

If this bottle had caught on, once Farkers got past the taste of the Heinie, most of us would have built garden sheds and airplane hangars out of WOBOs by now.

//blames the 60s for shiatloads of bad ideas
//this one? not so bad


I came to post a pic of the 'brick bottle' but it looks like lostcat beat me to it. The WOBO was a wonderful idea. Imagine if all bottled goods came in containers meant to be repurposed as building materials. 100% energy-free recycling!
 
2012-10-09 11:22:34 PM

marius2: Beer snobs in this thread.

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I'm pretty sure I've a Kenyan beer.
 
2012-10-09 11:50:33 PM
Fun fact - Many breweries that use clear or green bottles purposely make their canned and draft versions also taste "skunked" so they all taste the same.

A few breweries use tetra-hop extracts to bitter their beer. Since the compounds that undergo the mercaptan-like transformation (iso-alpha-acids into 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol) are eliminated the beer doesn't skunk - ie Corona and many Miller products.

Some musteline animals, like skunks, have evolved the ability to produce similar sulfur-based chemicals. So, the aroma of light-struck beer doesn't just resemble skunk spray, it almost is skunk spray!
 
2012-10-10 07:14:11 AM

lostcat: Too bad they aren't bringing back the brick:

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Or greenlighting the cube:

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The fark. That's real? They really did that?
 
2012-10-10 09:29:49 AM
Pretty sure it was mentioned in the comments here, but Heineken sucks.. anyone who likes it should feel ashamed of themselves for liking subpar quality beer... at least the US version.. I hear the stuff straight from the tap in Amsterdam is liquid gold, but I've never had it.
 
2012-10-10 09:36:22 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk:see if Yuengling was available here just the other day so I could try it after I saw a bunch of Farkers raving on it

/alas, no Yuengling in California, it appears

don't worry too much about it. Yuengling is farking gross. it's too malty - too sweet with a really odd aftertaste. farking gross.
 
2012-10-10 09:40:06 AM

BrotherMalcolm: Fun fact -

A few breweries use tetra-hop extracts to bitter their beer. Since the compounds that undergo the mercaptan-like transformation (iso-alpha-acids into 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol) are eliminated the beer doesn't skunk - ie Corona and many Miller products.


SCIENCE!
 
2012-10-10 10:06:34 AM

392Zaphod: Pretty sure it was mentioned in the comments here, but Heineken sucks.. anyone who likes it should feel ashamed of themselves for liking subpar quality beer... at least the US version.. I hear the stuff straight from the tap in Amsterdam is liquid gold, but I've never had it.


Similarly, Guinness here tastes nothing like it does in Ireland.
 
2012-10-10 11:39:26 AM
I see I was beat to the brick.
I will have to drink my sadness.
 
2012-10-10 11:40:22 AM

Mister Peejay: j_moriarty: Fun fact: most folk can't tell the difference between beers in a blind taste test.

Are they testing it cold or at room temperature?

/the cold hides the flavor or lack thereof


Well, I was trolling.. but since you asked, I heard it on "Beer Advertising" of "O'Reilly On Advertising" (aired in 2005). If my memory serves me, he roughly said that focus groups couldn't identify the difference between beers, but found them fiercely loyal to brands. The implication was it was a lifestyle statement more than a preference in taste. Hence why advertising tends to be focused on lifestyle.

Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised. If someone handed you an unlabelled cold beer on a hot day.. how many of us would turn it down after tasting it?
 
rka
2012-10-10 12:28:30 PM

Speaker2Animals: 392Zaphod: Pretty sure it was mentioned in the comments here, but Heineken sucks.. anyone who likes it should feel ashamed of themselves for liking subpar quality beer... at least the US version.. I hear the stuff straight from the tap in Amsterdam is liquid gold, but I've never had it.

Similarly, Guinness here tastes nothing like it does in Ireland.


Which has more to do with transportation factors, storage, tap line turnover and the human minds wonderful ability to alter perceptions based on location than the beer itself.

Any draft version of Guinness found in the US is kegged in Dublin. It's the same beer.
 
2012-10-10 04:37:20 PM
the best beer ever is Cold'n Free. Person hands you a beer, you drink it and don't complain. Buying your own-- try out everything you can, and find what you like.And remember if you're throwing a party and you like Uncle Touchy's Long Beard Black Stout, not everyone else will so plan accordingly: basic bar liquors and mixers, a few but limited quantities of domestics and imports and tell them that you can provide cooler space if they want to bring their own beer.

Getting back to the topic, I drank Heineken out of the bottle and liked the sharp taste, floating the river one time , my buddy had it in cans as there is no glass on the river and it tasted different but was still ok. My friend got a keg of heineken and we compared all three and agreed that the can and keg tasted the same and the botttle was different. All in all, we liked it either way.

your results may vary
 
2012-10-10 04:45:38 PM

cleek: MaudlinMutantMollusk:see if Yuengling was available here just the other day so I could try it after I saw a bunch of Farkers raving on it

/alas, no Yuengling in California, it appears

don't worry too much about it. Yuengling is farking gross. it's too malty - too sweet with a really odd aftertaste. farking gross.


Sweet? Malty? What you been drinkin? Yuengling lager is the baseline of acceptable beer. It should just say 'beer' in black letters on a white label, like in Repo Man.
 
2012-10-10 05:49:26 PM

lewismarktwo:
Sweet? Malty? What you been drinkin? Yuengling lager is the baseline of acceptable beer. It should just say 'beer' in black letters on a white label, like in Repo Man.


I wouldn't call it "acceptable", but it IS technically beer.

/don't understand the hype
/Karlovacko (add diacriticals as necessary) is far better and cheaper. Hooray Eastern Europe!
 
2012-10-10 06:34:26 PM

Mister Peejay: lewismarktwo:
Sweet? Malty? What you been drinkin? Yuengling lager is the baseline of acceptable beer. It should just say 'beer' in black letters on a white label, like in Repo Man.

I wouldn't call it "acceptable", but it IS technically beer.

/don't understand the hype
/Karlovacko (add diacriticals as necessary) is far better and cheaper. Hooray Eastern Europe!


I dunno where you be shoppin.
 
2012-10-10 10:14:35 PM
Just convenience stores, man. Karlo can be found for as little as $7 for a 6-pack. (Stella is up to $8-9, and we shan't talk about Guinness)
 
2012-10-10 10:48:44 PM
Hmm, I'll look harder for it. I do have brand blindness.
 
2012-10-11 05:33:21 PM

rka: Speaker2Animals: 392Zaphod: Pretty sure it was mentioned in the comments here, but Heineken sucks.. anyone who likes it should feel ashamed of themselves for liking subpar quality beer... at least the US version.. I hear the stuff straight from the tap in Amsterdam is liquid gold, but I've never had it.

Similarly, Guinness here tastes nothing like it does in Ireland.

Which has more to do with transportation factors, storage, tap line turnover and the human minds wonderful ability to alter perceptions based on location than the beer itself.

Any draft version of Guinness found in the US is kegged in Dublin. It's the same beer.


None of which negated my point.
 
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