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Postby Illuminatus » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:58 pm

Jon Walker wrote:
JesseM wrote:Unibroue 1837? Delerium Tremens?!? You guys are ridiculous ..... :(


Actually I think the whole thread is pretty ridiculous and designed to elicit bragging and oneupmanship.

Or maybe that's my glass of Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter talking. Whatever.


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Postby Jon Walker » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:10 pm

Bobsy wrote:Dude, you're just jealous that you didn't get invited to tonight's 5-year darklord vertical tasting.


Actually I did hear about that. But it turns out it's really a hoax. Just some guy with a sexual fetish who calls himself Dark Lord and dresses up like Darth Tyranus. Enjoy the vertical tasting.
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Postby Bobsy » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:46 pm

Jon Walker wrote:
Bobsy wrote:Dude, you're just jealous that you didn't get invited to tonight's 5-year darklord vertical tasting.


Actually I did hear about that. But it turns out it's really a hoax. Just some guy with a sexual fetish who calls himself Dark Lord and dresses up like Darth Tyranus. Enjoy the vertical tasting.


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Postby Belgian » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:42 pm

Illuminatus wrote:
Jon Walker wrote:
JesseM wrote:Unibroue 1837? Delerium Tremens?!? You guys are ridiculous ..... :(


Actually I think the whole thread is pretty ridiculous and designed to elicit bragging and oneupmanship.

Or maybe that's my glass of Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter talking. Whatever.


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Postby esprit » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:01 pm

Can we stop with the homophobic fruit beer "for the ladies" line...I pour thousands of samples at every major show in Ontario and, guess what? More than 50% our customers are men...they love fruit beers and admit to not being fans of "real beer". If you look at the stats, coolers are one of the fastest growing categories and it's not lady-boys only drinking these products but boysey-boys as well...we all have a sweet-tooth and men love sweet-fruity beers so don't stick your nose up in the air about these products.
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Postby detritus » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:27 pm

esprit wrote:Can we stop with the homophobic fruit beer "for the ladies" line...I pour thousands of samples at every major show in Ontario and, guess what? More than 50% our customers are men...they love fruit beers and admit to not being fans of "real beer". If you look at the stats, coolers are one of the fastest growing categories and it's not lady-boys only drinking these products but boysey-boys as well...we all have a sweet-tooth and men love sweet-fruity beers so don't stick your nose up in the air about these products.

I think you mean misogynistic, rather than homophobic. But yeah, lots of manly-men like fruity (i.e. tastes like fruit) beer.

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Postby icemachine » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:47 pm

I love fruit beers, not as session beers, but as something to pair with dessert or a light afternoon snack. On the other hand I don't drink cooolers because most of them are like liquid freezies with some grain alcohol. Nothing that does any favours for my palate
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Postby Belgian » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:47 pm

detritus wrote:But yeah, lots of manly-men like fruity (i.e. tastes like fruit) beer.


I do like fruit beers if they are not overly sweet (for a fruit beer) and also relatively natural tasting. Some fruit beers ARE very sweet, with added sugar, and some DO taste a little simplistic like jam or candy.

Impossible to generalize, but the "Chapeau" stuff aren't the sort of Belgian beer I like, and I do like some weird beers from La Belge.

icemachine wrote:On the other hand I don't drink cooolers because most of them are like liquid freezies with some grain alcohol.


I drank a Smirnoff hard lemonade that was given free at an event - it was this industrial lemon sugar pop with a brutal alcohol edge that just felt awful. A punishing quaff.
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Postby Andicus » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:04 am

Nothing exotic for me. Just a tasty Mill St. Tankhouse Ale.
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Postby JesseM » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:09 am

Pitcher of moonshine.
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Postby Illuminatus » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:30 am

Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Peat is the next best thing to hops. :)
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Postby Bobsy » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:10 am

JesseM wrote:Pitcher of moonshine.


My brother-in-law gave me a bottle of shine at Christmas that weighed in at 72%. It was still a little rough at the edges, and I think that he needs to lower the ABV to help make it smoother, and maybe filter it a little more. Definitely gives you a nice warming feeling!

Last night I had a Dieu du Ciel beer that I lugged back on the train from Montreal. It was called Dernière Volonté, and tasted like a Belgian take on an IPA. I was actually very excited to discover that its bottle conditioned, as my dad is visiting in fall, and he refuses to drink anything that isn't either cask or bottle conditioned. Now I have one more thing he can drink if I can stop by Gatineau this summer to pick some up. It also turns out that it will be the 300th review I'll enter on Beer Advocate, which is mildly disconcerting. Perhaps I should switch to Juice Advocate for a while.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:11 am

esprit wrote:Can we stop with the homophobic fruit beer "for the ladies" line...I pour thousands of samples at every major show in Ontario and, guess what? More than 50% our customers are men...they love fruit beers and admit to not being fans of "real beer". If you look at the stats, coolers are one of the fastest growing categories and it's not lady-boys only drinking these products but boysey-boys as well...we all have a sweet-tooth and men love sweet-fruity beers so don't stick your nose up in the air about these products.



We all know coolers are for the ladies too.
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Postby jmcnally » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:43 am

Just tried a big bottle of Great Lakes Orange Peel Ale on the weekend and it was very tasty. I couldn't taste the orange peel until the beer warmed up a bit but overall a very nice beer with just a hint of orange flavour. I'd definitely buy it again.
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Postby Magni » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:36 am

you know, i may be tempted to bring back a case of delirium tremens back from halifax, seeing as they sell it at the liquor store here... maybe...

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