What Beer Do You Like?

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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by HBS Guy » 11 Jun 2019, 16:40

I am drinking a very nice shraz ATM, from the Southern Vales. Tomorrow will stew some pears and a quince in a glass of red and a glass of water. Lots of spices of course, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, grating of nutmeg. . .

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by Aussie » 11 Jun 2019, 16:33

HBS Guy wrote:Schnaps is a German drink, complain to them. I have never drunk schaps, only spirits I drink, sparingly is Bombay Gin (lemon, ice, tonic water) or St Agnes brandy, neat or in a hot lemon.

Is a birdie when the ball in flight hits a bird? :roll :bgrin :bike :bike


Yeh.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by HBS Guy » 11 Jun 2019, 16:26

Schnaps is a German drink, complain to them. I have never drunk schaps, only spirits I drink, sparingly is Bombay Gin (lemon, ice, tonic water) or St Agnes brandy, neat or in a hot lemon.

Is a birdie when the ball in flight hits a bird? :roll :bgrin :bike :bike

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by Aussie » 11 Jun 2019, 12:48

The 'Birdie Bottle.'

Golfers will know what it is. For those who don't....in any group of four, one is bound to have a birdie bottle..usually a large hip flask full with some sort of alcoholic drink. Whenever it is my turn to have the bottle, I fill it with a Vodka mix which I found I could down okay.

The idea is that if any in the group gets a birdie on a hole, out comes the bottle and we each fill a small (we each have one) tumbler, and have a swig.

The other three like it when the bottle is full of Schnapps (Butterscotch.) I hated the smell of it, so declined. For tomorrow, it is my turn to have the bottle full. So.....I was at Dan Murphy's to get a case of VBs and saw a Bottle of De Kuyper Schnapps (strawberry flavour) ~ made in Holland. 34 far king bucks for 700 ml. Got the bastard home, and while filling the birdie bottle for tomorrow, I thought I'd have a taste. Bleh! Farkin horse shit! Monk, how on Earth can anyone 'like' that shit........Dutch or otherwise? It has a vile bitter taste and not made even remotely bearable by a strawberry flavour.

The other three can choke on it tomorrow.

"Not happy Jan!"

:mad

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by HBS Guy » 07 Jun 2019, 17:46

Actually, it is only beer into the US is a problem. Our customs/quarantine is fine with it.

I have sent beer to the US for a national competition—to a brewery there (Washington state) not a private address.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by SethBullock » 07 Jun 2019, 15:58

Mmmmmmm! Soapy water! :roll

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by Aussie » 07 Jun 2019, 14:53

SethBullock wrote:Ya know, it just ain't right that we can't just easily send each other beer. Cryin' shame, it is.


Yeah.....I'll just sit in the corner with my soapy water!

:bgrin

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by SethBullock » 07 Jun 2019, 12:28

Ya know, it just ain't right that we can't just easily send each other beer. Cryin' shame, it is.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by greggerypeccary » 07 Jun 2019, 12:20

Found some nice pale ale at the local bottle shop, for only $40 a carton.

https://www.liquorland.com.au/beer/lorry-boys-pale-ale-bottle-330ml_2587636

Very nice drop! :beer

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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by SethBullock » 07 Jun 2019, 12:10

I don't know if I've reviewed this beer with you before. Don't think so, but the old man forgets sometimes ...

Breakside is a craft brewery located in Portland, Oregon. This India Pale Ale they make is available year round.

So I poured it, and whoa! Helluva head!

Took a taste and thought to myself, "Wow! Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!"

73 IBU, 6.2%

This is a yummy, yummy beer for hop lovers. This would go well with some hearty food, like a steak or big ol' bacon blue cheese burger.

Leaves lace all over the glass as you drink it, even down at the bottom. From the website ...

"Our Flagship Beer. A Distinctive Interpretation of a Northwest Classic

Breakside’s most popular offering is this beautifully clear India Pale Ale featuring the unique character of Citra and Chinook hops. This light copper beer has huge citrus and tropical fruit aromas, with hints of perfume and pine. Flavors like apricot, guava, and orange hit the tongue accompanied by a mild evergreen note. There’s just enough caramel sweetness to balance the hop flavors, but this is really a showcase for the beautiful varieties of hops grown in the Northwest."


My unrefined palate doesn't really notice "apricot, guava, and orange", but I do notice the pine note to the flavor. Mostly, I notice a hop juice bomb, to be honest.

I sure wish I could send each one of you guys a bottle of this. Except Aussie. No offense, Aussie. This isn't for you. Trust me.

Breakside.JPG

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by greggerypeccary » 04 Jun 2019, 12:26

These are the ones I'm talking about:

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When I first arrived in Warsaw, and saw those little shops, I thought "this is the town for me". :bgrin

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by greggerypeccary » 04 Jun 2019, 12:23

SethBullock wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
SethBullock wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:I'd like to try this Polish one:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_332259/zywiec-polish-porter-330ml

$100 a carton though.

Alcohol Volume - 9.50% :b


How big is that bottle? In American, I mean. The website says it's 330 ml. This bottle I'm drinking tonight is 1 pint, 6 oz.

That $100 carton is $4 per bottle which is not too bad unless those are just 12 oz bottles.

This one I'm drinking is from a small craft brewery, so it was rather expensive at about $12, but it is very good.


They're just over 11 ounces (small bottles, or "stubbies" as we call them here).

The average price for a carton of 24 x 330ml to 375ml bottles of beer in Australia is about $50.

Some examples:

https://www.liquorland.com.au/specials/beerspecials


Then that is pretty dang expensive - $4/bottle. I can get Deschutes Black Butte Porter, six 12 oz bottles, for about 10 dollars. Your average price is more reasonable at around $2/bottle.


I might have to take a trip back to Poland and try it there :bgrin

Beer was very cheap, the last time I visited.

And it's EVERYWHERE!

They have tiny little bottle shops on the side of the road which are open 24 hours a day.

And you can buy half litre cans of beer at roadhouses for one Euro.

I love Poland, for it's food and beer :beer

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by SethBullock » 04 Jun 2019, 12:11

greggerypeccary wrote:
SethBullock wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:I'd like to try this Polish one:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_332259/zywiec-polish-porter-330ml

$100 a carton though.

Alcohol Volume - 9.50% :b


How big is that bottle? In American, I mean. The website says it's 330 ml. This bottle I'm drinking tonight is 1 pint, 6 oz.

That $100 carton is $4 per bottle which is not too bad unless those are just 12 oz bottles.

This one I'm drinking is from a small craft brewery, so it was rather expensive at about $12, but it is very good.


They're just over 11 ounces (small bottles, or "stubbies" as we call them here).

The average price for a carton of 24 x 330ml to 375ml bottles of beer in Australia is about $50.

Some examples:

https://www.liquorland.com.au/specials/beerspecials


Then that is pretty dang expensive - $4/bottle. I can get Deschutes Black Butte Porter, six 12 oz bottles, for about 10 dollars. Your average price is more reasonable at around $2/bottle.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by greggerypeccary » 04 Jun 2019, 12:06

SethBullock wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:I'd like to try this Polish one:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_332259/zywiec-polish-porter-330ml

$100 a carton though.

Alcohol Volume - 9.50% :b


How big is that bottle? In American, I mean. The website says it's 330 ml. This bottle I'm drinking tonight is 1 pint, 6 oz.

That $100 carton is $4 per bottle which is not too bad unless those are just 12 oz bottles.

This one I'm drinking is from a small craft brewery, so it was rather expensive at about $12, but it is very good.


They're just over 11 ounces (small bottles, or "stubbies" as we call them here).

The average price for a carton of 24 x 330ml to 375ml bottles of beer in Australia is about $50.

Some examples:

https://www.liquorland.com.au/specials/beerspecials

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by SethBullock » 04 Jun 2019, 12:00

greggerypeccary wrote:I'd like to try this Polish one:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_332259/zywiec-polish-porter-330ml

$100 a carton though.

Alcohol Volume - 9.50% :b


How big is that bottle? In American, I mean. The website says it's 330 ml. This bottle I'm drinking tonight is 1 pint, 6 oz.

That $100 carton is $4 per bottle which is not too bad unless those are just 12 oz bottles.

This one I'm drinking is from a small craft brewery, so it was rather expensive at about $12, but it is very good.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by greggerypeccary » 04 Jun 2019, 11:35

I'd like to try this Polish one:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_332259/zywiec-polish-porter-330ml

$100 a carton though.

Alcohol Volume - 9.50% :b

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by greggerypeccary » 04 Jun 2019, 11:33

SethBullock wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:I go through different phases.

Been drinking lots of lager, but not enjoying it anymore.

I might need to switch to a Porter (???)


What a coincidence! I'm drinking a porter tonight. A local brewer ... http://longbrewing.com/

They call it "Paul's Porter". Their description from the website is very accurate, and I am thoroughly enjoying this beer.

"Intensely black with a thick tan head. Layers of dark bitter-sweet chocolate, coffee and caramel aroma and flavors supported by rich complex malts. Big rich almost chewy mouth feel. Finish has some minerality, lightly hopped with a balance toward soft malty sweetness. Little to no burnt roast, bitterness, or astringency. 6.2% alc/vol"

Paul's Porter.JPG


Looks good.

The imported Porters are quite expensive in Australia and NZ.

I might have to try the Australian product:

"James Squire's Jack of Spades Porter is more delicate than a stout with hints of malt chocolate and creamy texture. Roasted barley and wheat malts are the key, while subtle hopping and a long maturation create hints of malt chocolate, a pillowy head and a light, creamy finish. A perfect beer for those colder months and is quite simply the perfect match for a Black Forest Cake or Chocolate pudding!"

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_140962/james-squire-jack-of-spades-porter-345ml

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by SethBullock » 04 Jun 2019, 11:17

greggerypeccary wrote:I go through different phases.

Been drinking lots of lager, but not enjoying it anymore.

I might need to switch to a Porter (???)


What a coincidence! I'm drinking a porter tonight. A local brewer ... http://longbrewing.com/

They call it "Paul's Porter". Their description from the website is very accurate, and I am thoroughly enjoying this beer.

"Intensely black with a thick tan head. Layers of dark bitter-sweet chocolate, coffee and caramel aroma and flavors supported by rich complex malts. Big rich almost chewy mouth feel. Finish has some minerality, lightly hopped with a balance toward soft malty sweetness. Little to no burnt roast, bitterness, or astringency. 6.2% alc/vol"

Paul's Porter.JPG

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by greggerypeccary » 04 Jun 2019, 10:30

I go through different phases.

Been drinking lots of lager, but not enjoying it anymore.

I might need to switch to a Porter (???)

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by HBS Guy » 04 Jun 2019, 10:18

Ales have fruity esters which I like. Lagers are fermented cool then lagered cold to remove yeast flavors/aromas. Waste of time IMHO.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by Aussie » 03 Jun 2019, 20:51

Beer should be beer...not a cordial fruit juice mix drink with alcohol. So there.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by HBS Guy » 03 Jun 2019, 19:50

All frivolity aside, I am drinking an absurdity.

A Danish beer—has to be a lager!

BUT it is brewed in Belgium! Has to be an ale!

It IS an ale! A fucking IPA! Hey, that is a BRITISH beer style! Fucking Vikings steal anything not nailed down!

Wait! Wait! It is not an IPA, it is a Double IPA!

A nice beer. Good strong hops in nose and mouth. Nice persistent head.

No photos, the can is not informative and it is a nicely pale ale with a good head. Worth trying tho, well for anyone but Aussie.

The brewery the beer was brewed for is ØL.

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by Aussie » 03 Jun 2019, 16:08

johnsmith wrote:
Aussie wrote:DB was what I drank when I was over there on cricket tours. Yes...it is like VB.



I knew you'd like it as soon as I tasted how bad it was. :rofl :rofl :rofl


:up

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by johnsmith » 03 Jun 2019, 15:48

Aussie wrote:DB was what I drank when I was over there on cricket tours. Yes...it is like VB.



I knew you'd like it as soon as I tasted how bad it was. :rofl :rofl :rofl

Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Post by HBS Guy » 03 Jun 2019, 04:29

Wonder if I could brew a beer while in Tassie next year? Even if just an extract beer or part mash + extract?

Maybe a Guinness clone? Mash 3Kg pale malt, cold steep 500g roast barley? Just means finding a cheap 17-20L stainless steel pan. No chiller but buy a big plastic trough of some kind—part fill with cold water, stir it clockwise, put the 17L pot in, stir it vigorously anticlockwise, put the lid on, leave overnight. Buy and crush the grain just before departure for Tassie. Hmmmm will think about it. Means buying a new burner but that is OK.

Maybe do a bitter, mix pale and munich malt, some combo british hops: 3Kg pale malt, few grains roasted barley, add a (fresh) can malt extract.

If I am camping I will buy fishing gear, catch and cook some fish! Yeah!

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