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  • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I have no idea. I haven’t seen any beer with fruit on it yet.
    what's the Belgian thing (wheat?) with the orange? mookie saw that all over couple summers ago when last in the us at the golf club
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    • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

      Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
      what's the Belgian thing (wheat?) with the orange? mookie saw that all over couple summers ago when last in the us at the golf club
      That's not a Belgian thing, that's a ****ty Blue Moon thing. The Begians sure do make better beer than the Dutch, they invented Lambic, afterall. But, they also made Stella, so its not like they're without fault.
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      • Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
        That's not a Belgian thing, that's a ****ty Blue Moon thing. The Begians sure do make better beer than the Dutch, they invented Lambic, afterall. But, they also made Stella, so its not like they're without fault.
        a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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        • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

          Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
          That's not a Belgian thing, that's a ****ty Blue Moon thing. The Begians sure do make better beer than the Dutch, they invented Lambic, afterall. But, they also made Stella, so its not like they're without fault.
          Isn't Stella just thrown on the boat and sent over here for American p-sswater tastes? Like Löwenbräu: straight from the Bavarian Alpine village of Elizabeth, NJ.
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          • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            Isn't Stella just thrown on the boat and sent over here for American p-sswater tastes? Like Löwenbräu: straight from the Bavarian Alpine village of Elizabeth, NJ.
            Stella is Europe's Budweiser. It is ****. I'm sure the Stella that is sold in the US is brewed at any number of AB Inbev ****water factories around the country. But, there is still Stella in Europe, and it still sucks over there.
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            • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

              Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
              Stella is Europe's Budweiser. It is ****. I'm sure the Stella that is sold in the US is brewed at any number of AB Inbev ****water factories around the country. But, there is still Stella in Europe, and it still sucks over there.
              I was shocked at how sh-tty Austria beers were when I traveled there. My God, people, you border the greatest beer nation on Earth!
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              • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                I was shocked at how sh-tty Austria beers were when I traveled there. My God, people, you border the greatest beer nation on Earth!
                Austria does not border Belgium.

                (despite the atrocity known as Stella, and being the home of Inbev, the overall quality of the high end of Belgian beers gives it the crown.)

                Though, I'd say the US is not far behind with the emergence of really good high end sours coming in the recent years, and the fact that we own the pastry stout and IPA market. Forget about the ****water, that doesn't count, because every country has their ****water. The good stuff is what I care about, and the good beer in the US is as good if not better than the good beer in any other country.
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                • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                  Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                  Austria does not border Belgium.

                  (despite the atrocity known as Stella, and being the home of Inbev, the overall quality of the high end of Belgian beers gives it the crown.)

                  Though, I'd say the US is not far behind with the emergence of really good high end sours coming in the recent years, and the fact that we own the pastry stout and IPA market. Forget about the ****water, that doesn't count, because every country has their ****water. The good stuff is what I care about, and the good beer in the US is as good if not better than the good beer in any other country.
                  I don't know enough Belgian beers; I should especially like them because I loathe hops.

                  I do enjoy the Trappist beers -- at least the ones like Chimay you can get here (no idea if those are legit or Tex-Mex).
                  Last edited by Kepler; 06-05-2018, 07:40 AM.
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                  • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    I don't know enough Belgian beers; I should especially like them because I loathe hops.

                    I do enjoy the Trappist beers -- at least the ones like Chimay you can get here (no idea if those are legit or Tex-Mex).
                    Chimay is Trappist.

                    Here's the wiki entry including the list of official Trappist brews:
                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trappist_beer
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                    • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      I don't know enough Belgian beers; I should especially like them because I loathe hops.

                      I do enjoy the Trappist beers -- at least the ones like Chimay you can get here (no idea if those are legit or Tex-Mex).
                      All Trappist beers are legit, they can't be called Trappist if they're not. Chimay is solid, and so are most of the other Trappist beers. Most Trappist comes from Belgium, though there are some in The Netherlands, Austria and Massachusetts.

                      For years Westvleteren 12 was considered the best beer in the world by many people.

                      The real masterpiece of Belgium are Lambics though. Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Boon, Tilquin, etc. These are the real best beers you can buy in the world.
                      Last edited by bigblue_dl; 06-05-2018, 09:36 AM.
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                      • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                        All Trappist beers are legit, they can't be called Trappist if they're not. Chimay is solid, and so are most of the other Trappist beers. Most Trappist comes from Belgium, though there are some in The Netherlands, Austria and Massachusetts.

                        For years Westvleteren 12 was considered the best beer in the world by many people.

                        The real masterpiece of Belgium are Lambics though. Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Boon, Tilquin, etc. These are the real best beers you can buy in the world.
                        Thanks. I love this, but I'm not sure it's considered legit. It's sure priced like it is, but it's ubiquitous so it may be a McLambic.

                        If you give me a Belgian list I'll happily drink my way through it. I've been in hell since the Hops Revolution, and I haven't been much of a fan of sours, either.
                        Last edited by Kepler; 06-05-2018, 10:23 AM.
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                        • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                          Thanks. I love this, but I'm not sure it's consider legit. It's sure priced like it is.

                          If you give me a Belgian list I'll happily drink my way through it. I've been in hell since the Hops Revolution, and I haven't been much of a fan of sours, either.
                          Are you a wine drinker?
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                          • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                            Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                            Are you a wine drinker?
                            Not so much. Tannin is TEH DEBIL.

                            Basically, I don't like hoppy beers or tannin reds or any whiskeys. Apparently I have the taste buds of a 16-year old girl. Which means there's a 16-year old girl out there with extremely morbid tastes.
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                            • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              Not so much. Tannin is TEH DEBIL.

                              Basically, I don't like hoppy beers or tannin wines or any whiskeys. Apparently I have the taste buds of a 16-year old girl.
                              I ask because Belgian Lambic drinks more like a wine than a beer. Sure, the flavors are a bit different because one is grain, the other grapes, but they really don't taste like a standard beer. Some of them probably get a little too far on the sour side, if you don't like sour beer, but others aren't too bad. If you wanted to try one, I'd start with a Kriek of some kind. Lindemann's is the most easily found, and also the most approachable, but it isn't a true Lambic, since it is sweetened on the back end. Unfortunately, Lambic is tough to just try, since bottles are expensive and hard to find. It isn't something you just give a whirl and dump if you don't like. There should be some on tap on the eastern seaboard, if you go to good beer bars. *cough* Church Key *cough*
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                              • Re: Drinking Thread: Three Sheets To The Wind

                                Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                                I ask because Belgian Lambic drinks more like a wine than a beer. Sure, the flavors are a bit different because one is grain, the other grapes, but they really don't taste like a standard beer. Some of them probably get a little too far on the sour side, if you don't like sour beer, but others aren't too bad. If you wanted to try one, I'd start with a Kriek of some kind. Lindemann's is the most easily found, and also the most approachable, but it isn't a true Lambic, since it is sweetened on the back end. Unfortunately, Lambic is tough to just try, since bottles are expensive and hard to find. It isn't something you just give a whirl and dump if you don't like. There should be some on tap on the eastern seaboard, if you go to good beer bars. *cough* Church Key *cough*
                                I will give sourness a try if it's part of that more complex "buried in the back of the nunnery next to the Sisters' aborted fetuses" flavor. It's the current Brooklyn hipster gratuitous sours I don't like.

                                I had a Belgian Trappist at a DC beer bar that was essentially the beer equivalent of kimchi, and I loved it (after the first sip which was Culture Shock). To call it "earthy" would be an understatement, it was almost "manure"-y. But my god something snapped on after the first couple (unpleasant) sips and it was one of the best beers I have ever had.

                                tl; dr: I'll do the work if there's something of value at the end of the rainbow.
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