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2021-09-18 8:44:43 PM  
A, a session beer.
 
2021-09-18 9:10:39 PM  
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2021-09-18 9:49:20 PM  
So... Measured in proof, aged in barrels, not carbonated... What makes this "beer"?
 
2021-09-18 10:14:59 PM  
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2021-09-18 11:07:30 PM  
Whatever, I'll drink it.
 
2021-09-19 1:19:57 AM  
With 29% alcohol, Utopias has been immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Strongest Fermented Malt Beverage ever. That's 58 proof, well over most whiskys, vodkas, tequilas and whatever spirit you can pick up at the local Bevmo.

Not knowing what a Bevmo is, I suggest shopping for liquor elsewhere as I have never had liquor below 80 proof.
 
2021-09-19 1:21:35 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: With 29% alcohol, Utopias has been immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Strongest Fermented Malt Beverage ever. That's 58 proof, well over most whiskys, vodkas, tequilas and whatever spirit you can pick up at the local Bevmo.

Not knowing what a Bevmo is, I suggest shopping for liquor elsewhere as I have never had liquor below 80 proof.


They just got their percents mixed up with their proofs.  Easy to do if you've been drinking.
 
2021-09-19 1:33:17 AM  
I'd try it.  I'm guessing it's beer in the American sense, but not beer in the reinheitsgebot (SP?) sense.  I don't know how you get yeast to do that without added sugar, unless you just keep feeding them every time they run out of food.
 
2021-09-19 2:51:46 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: With 29% alcohol, Utopias has been immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Strongest Fermented Malt Beverage ever. That's 58 proof, well over most whiskys, vodkas, tequilas and whatever spirit you can pick up at the local Bevmo.

Not knowing what a Bevmo is, I suggest shopping for liquor elsewhere as I have never had liquor below 80 proof.


Some flavored stuff is 70 proof, and some cordials are 30-60 proof. But most good whiskey, vodka, gin, etc is at least 80 proof.
 
2021-09-19 2:58:49 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: With 29% alcohol, Utopias has been immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Strongest Fermented Malt Beverage ever. That's 58 proof, well over most whiskys, vodkas, tequilas and whatever spirit you can pick up at the local Bevmo.

Not knowing what a Bevmo is, I suggest shopping for liquor elsewhere as I have never had liquor below 80 proof.


Ha, came for that.  As already pointed out, they must have gotten their percentages/proofs swapped.

A buddy of mine tried to impress us all one year and bought a bottle of Utopias for a holiday gathering.  It was really good.  But of course at that alcohol level it's a small pour beer.  It's like sipping a brandy.

rosekolodny: I'd try it.  I'm guessing it's beer in the American sense, but not beer in the reinheitsgebot (SP?) sense.  I don't know how you get yeast to do that without added sugar, unless you just keep feeding them every time they run out of food.


Not sure, but a couple of decades ago a few college buddies and I found ourselves in Boston so we took the Sam Adams tour.  They made a huge deal out of following the Reinheitsgebot guidelines and it became our "fancy good beer" once we returned to campus, only to splurge on special occasions.  That was back when they were the face of "craft beer."

As for the Reinheitsgebot itself, fark that noise.  I'm not against a really good beer with just the basic ingredients, but I'd much rather hop the western border into Belgium and taste their wares.
 
2021-09-19 3:06:48 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: As for the Reinheitsgebot itself, fark that noise.  I'm not against a really good beer with just the basic ingredients, but I'd much rather hop the western border into Belgium and taste their wares.


Yeah.  I'm not as into "purity" as the Germans historically have been.

Give me a dirty, dirty wild sour fermentation with some fruit thrown in.  I want to know what the monks do when nobody is looking.
 
2021-09-19 4:50:55 AM  
November 14, 2012.

Nice work, drunk mods.
 
2021-09-19 5:41:58 AM  
from the idiot FA
> With 29% alcohol, Utopias has been immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Strongest Fermented Malt Beverage ever. That's 58 proof,

Sam Adams says:
https://www.samueladams.com/our-beers​/​specialty-beers/ale/utopias
ALC BY VOL
22.0%
ABW 28.0%


Yes alc by weight measures more than by volume but you double ABV to get proof.

2 x 22 = 44 proof


Some beers do list their ABW
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol​_​by_volume#Alcohol_by_weight
 
2021-09-19 8:04:39 AM  
He was lost in the supermarket, could he also no longer shop happily?
 
2021-09-19 8:18:24 AM  
How *do* you get that much alcohol in a fermented beverage? Especially hardy yeast? I thought the yeast died at about 12 percent.
 
2021-09-19 8:39:40 AM  
I have tasted this beverage.

Years ago I volunteered at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. One perk was that you got to roam around the tasting area when you weren't on duty. The guy who made this (he was in a few Sam Adams commercials) was there and you could get a taste. It seemed more like brandy/cognac than beer.

Not something I am interested in. Seems like they make it just for the challenge, rather than trying yo sell it to the mass market.
 
2021-09-19 9:49:17 AM  

SoupGuru: So... Measured in proof, aged in barrels, not carbonated... What makes this "beer"?


I've had some, it's more like a low-end bourbon. The key point is it wasn't distilled.
 
2021-09-19 9:50:52 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: How *do* you get that much alcohol in a fermented beverage? Especially hardy yeast? I thought the yeast died at about 12 percent.


Yeah, there are yeasts that can handle 25% or more.  Commonly called Distiller's yeast.
 
2021-09-19 9:58:15 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: How *do* you get that much alcohol in a fermented beverage? Especially hardy yeast? I thought the yeast died at about 12 percent.


Back when I used to brew, I made some which got up around 20 - 21%  It's a multi-stage process, where you're adding concentrated wort volume every 7-10 days as the fermentation begins to die down when the initial sugar load is digested.  Re-up that sugar, and with a yeast cultivated to maintain at high alcohol content, it will keep ramping up the percentage at each stage.
I used a high gravity ale yeast for mine, and did a standard bottling with additional sugar for carbonation.  It was still a bit on the sweet side for my liking at the end of the process, and I never did play around with that recipe to try and perfect it.  It was just too damned expensive and time consuming compared to my usual brews.
 
2021-09-19 10:27:06 AM  

SoupGuru: So... Measured in proof, aged in barrels, not carbonated... What makes this "beer"?


It's undistilled.

I made the mistake of getting a bottle of something similar to this stuff many years ago (came in a fancy blue bottle if I recall) and it was naaaasty.  Syrupy and reminiscent of toasted latex surgical tubing.

Also, the author of TFA doesn't have a clue what alcohol content liquor generally is.

Lost indeed.
 
2021-09-19 11:12:05 AM  

rosekolodny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: As for the Reinheitsgebot itself, fark that noise.  I'm not against a really good beer with just the basic ingredients, but I'd much rather hop the western border into Belgium and taste their wares.

Yeah.  I'm not as into "purity" as the Germans historically have been.

Give me a dirty, dirty wild sour fermentation with some fruit thrown in.  I want to know what the monks do when nobody is looking.


You're a woman after my own heart. 💜
 
2021-09-19 11:17:22 AM  

Bonzo_1116: SoupGuru: So... Measured in proof, aged in barrels, not carbonated... What makes this "beer"?

It's undistilled.

I made the mistake of getting a bottle of something similar to this stuff many years ago (came in a fancy blue bottle if I recall) and it was naaaasty.  Syrupy and reminiscent of toasted latex surgical tubing.

Also, the author of TFA doesn't have a clue what alcohol content liquor generally is.

Lost indeed.


That reminds me.  I have a bottle of Lost Abbey Deliverance Ale (a blend of of their barley wine and Belgian quad) that probably fits this description.  If I get a cold this winter, I'm using it for cough syrup.
 
2021-09-19 12:01:45 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: With 29% alcohol, Utopias has been immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Strongest Fermented Malt Beverage ever. That's 58 proof, well over most whiskys, vodkas, tequilas and whatever spirit you can pick up at the local Bevmo.

Not knowing what a Bevmo is, I suggest shopping for liquor elsewhere as I have never had liquor below 80 proof.


Bevmo is the California equivalent of Best Buy for booze: might not have some highly technical items, but probably has what 98% of shoppers need.
 
2021-09-19 12:12:26 PM  
I've had barley wine at the 15-20% range before. It's... a thing, but I'm not sure I'd want more than a taste of it. I'd go in with friends and share a bottle just to try it though...
 
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