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Old 09-18-2015, 09:46 AM   #10201
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can we please get back to the 0th minute discussion
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:48 AM   #10202
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can we please get back to the 0th minute discussion
Nah, that topic has gone cold, or should I say warm?
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:54 AM   #10203
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Good point. Has BAIDS been paid yet?
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:03 AM   #10204
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i'm not sure If i'm already ready to give beer a new try(have always been meh on it)

taste buds seem to change so much with age so I fairly recently started to get into white wine and tried around a lot with cheaper ones at first(5-10/bottle) and to my surprise really liked some. then at work got to try a 2006 Riesling(keller, rheinhessen for like 80/bottle) which was orgasmic so i'm completely sold now.
quite likely i will have a similar revelation sometime in the future with beer as well
If you like Riesling, try one from Washington State called "Kung Fu Girl" -- it's remarkable and not very pricy ($12 at my local).
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #10205
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Belgian beers full of obvious fruit flavours, so which ones are they?

Only ever had mass produced swill, all tasteless piss.
 
Old 09-18-2015, 10:18 AM   #10206
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Did OAFK participate in that?
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:21 AM   #10207
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Belgian beers full of obvious fruit flavours, so which ones are they?

Only ever had mass produced swill, all tasteless piss.
Just pour some Ribena into a pint of Becks, the effect is the same and you'll be a fiver richer.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:21 AM   #10208
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Belgian beers full of obvious fruit flavours, so which ones are they?

Only ever had mass produced swill, all tasteless piss.
Orval, Chimay, Westmalle, St Bernardus, the list goes on and on.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:31 AM   #10209
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Just pour some Ribena into a pint of Becks, the effect is the same and you'll be a fiver richer.
Lol, talking from experience?
 
Old 09-18-2015, 10:31 AM   #10210
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I'm a Euro and I agree with LFC_USA's statement. American craft beers are amazing, as good or better as what they are emulating / imitating. And sometimes completely novel as well.

Pilsner Urquell is disgusting though.


This guy gets it. Euro beers aren't bad, the scene here is just so incredible these days.

Pilsner Urquell here is pretty terrible. I was like 23 and free in Europe at the time so probably just tasted better in my mind. I'll still maintain it's better over there than the **** they bottle over here.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:33 AM   #10211
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I just must be running really bad with Yank beer. All the worst beers I have drunk have been Yank craft beers by a long long margin.

When ever I see one I have not seen before I try it as assuming it must be run bad, but they all fail in the same way. Take some tried and tested formula, put a spin on it, spin fails horribly.
Which ones have you tried? I'll try to help you see if you are running bad or just drinking ****ty beer
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:35 AM   #10212
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<3 Barolo

Italian reds #1. I am also very fond of the Brunello wines. Could you make a short list with your favorite sub 100 $ Barolos?
Thankfully many brunellos are under $100.

I'm a massive fan of: Canal Sopra, Sesti di Sopra, Fuligni, Uccelliera(most of the time), Casanova Di Neri White Label(the tenuta is good, but I'm oak averse), Le Potazzine. Those are just off the top of my head.

I'd also say not to sleep on Felsina's line-up as they make some killer Chiantis and the Fontalloro.


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If you like Riesling, try one from Washington State called "Kung Fu Girl" -- it's remarkable and not very pricy ($12 at my local).
This could get Cashy to hate Riesling. He lives in Austria and has access to a ton of killer German and Austrian Rieslings. A cheap American imitation won't cut it after he's had Keller.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:35 AM   #10213
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Did OAFK participate in that?
No u.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:36 AM   #10214
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Lol, talking from experience?
No, just trying to help you save some dollars to pay for your inevitable IKTS defeat. I don't really dig Belgian beer, I find the taste too strong after more than one or two.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:46 AM   #10215
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It wasn't my point that Yanks haven't experimented with beer, just that they're not unique in doing so. The good stuff they produce - and there is plenty to be found - are just variations of a theme. That's what beer has always been about and not a revolutionary thing. Yanks are just a little overexcited because they're no longer completely lousy at it.

Didn't really have the gimmicky/over the top stuff in mind when I said that although I take your point. That's just taken as a given (for beer as everything else) in the land of excess and I personally don't give or take any points away from America for it. It's just not the same thing IMO.

I have my favourite types (more likely to enjoy a given stout/porter) but I'm sure I'm richer for trying beers of all types indiscriminately. For example, I am not a huge fan of IPA as a rule but I'll try a new one if it comes recommended and occasionally hit one I really enjoy. The best thing about beer is the variety IMO and I think I'm doing LFC a favour by pointing out why he's wrong to dismiss a whole category as he does.
Believe me, when i go to Europe I'm not bringing my own IPAs from America t drink with me or anything. I want to try everything Europe has to offer. I've tried quite a bit. Some I really enjoyed, and some was really good, just not beer that is like oh my god I need to go back and have that beer again, until I stumbled on that Kabinet Brewery which is relatively new.

It's also not nearly as accessible as it is here and selection is way ****tier, at least in places I've lived and traveled. As more true craft beer breweries start opening up I think some great things are going to come out of Europe, but for now I'd much prefer the vast majority of what the USA has to offer.

As for warm beer, I guess it's personal taste. I love IPAs and tried a few in England (one of the places was the bar someone here recommended outside Fulham's ground, another in Bristol, and another in London) and it was just gross to me. The whole consistency of the beer was strange but the taste was not good and tasted more like a syrup than a beer. That's not the best way to describe it but I can't describe it any better.

And re: the session, we have tons of session beer here. Some are actually really good, but obviously lack the taste of their hoppier, stronger % cousins. For example if you drink a big IPA or 2xIPA and then drink a session it's not gonna taste as good. Obviously
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:49 AM   #10216
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Boring pilsners is what you get in Iceland/Scandiland, lol at german/czech pilsners being boring.

Haven't tried a lot of english beers but Hobgoblin is one I pick up on the semi-regular and it's excellent. Scarecrow is another but not as fond of that one.
I have friends who rave about Brewdog Punk IPA. I've had it in a bottle here and it was decent. I know they're out of Scotland. Also, especially with IPAs but most beer in general on tap >>>>>>>>bottle. And freshness makes a HUGE difference with IPAs
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:51 AM   #10217
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I only jumped on the usage because I'm pretty sure LFC uses "warm" as a pejorative term cos he can't fathom that beer doesn't have to be chilled or ice cold. Warm beer would be a little bit weird but as has been pointed out, it's not served warm, it's just not chilled.

In the context of a beverage, warm means it has been heated. If somebody wants to bastardize the nomenclature they can go ahead, but I'm going to call it stupid, cos it is.
To clarify, for the purposes of the this discussion I'm using the term "warm" to refer to beer that is served at room temperature or "warmer" than traditional beer as we know it here in Yank#1Landia. I am not, in fact, referring to beer that is boiled or heated up like coffee
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:52 AM   #10218
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LFC, when you refer to warm beer are you talking about cask ales as well?
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:53 AM   #10219
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Brewdog Punk IPA is terribad.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:57 AM   #10220
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The one thing I will say about Ale in the UK, is lots of pubs keep it utterly terribly.

There is a huge probability of trying a great Ale and thinking its **** because the pub kept it badly, you really have to go to an "Ale" pub to get it proper. Or live in Yorkshire.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:02 AM   #10221
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Generally not a fan of IPA, but since everyone always raves about their favourite IPA, I always give them a try. Not sure I've had that one though. Will look for it next time.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:03 AM   #10222
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Good point. Has BAIDS been paid yet?
patiently waiting
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:07 AM   #10223
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LFC, when you refer to warm beer are you talking about cask ales as well?
Yes, especially those
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:08 AM   #10224
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Brewdog Punk IPA is terribad.
What's your favorite beer? And what Yank craft beers have you tried?
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:10 AM   #10225
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btw best OT discussion in a long time in here. Should have saved it for an international break
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