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post #106 of 1946
And the third!
Czechvar Premium Czech Lager, Alc 5% by Vol, sold as Budvar in Europe
Here's a quote from Michael Jackson's Great Beer Guide
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In the Czech Republic, only beers from Pilsen may use the name of that city. While they emphasize the hop, their similar, more southerly rivals from the brewing city of Budweis (aka Ceske' Budejovice) lean towards a light smooth maltiness....Before trademarks, any brew made there would have been described as a "Budweiser" beer. Budweiser Burgerbrau, established in 1795, made the city's first lager in 1853. That brewery still operates. Budweiser Budvar came later, in 1895. By then Adolphus Busch was already making a "Budweiser" beer in America....The Czech Budweiser beers are generally more assertive in flavor than their American namesakes, but not substantially higher in alcohol.
Tastes Great!
Now I just have to get the Burgerbrau, only in the US it is sold as B.B. Burgerbrau (which we have!).



Once I get situated I will have some more tastings. In the works is a Schwartzbier, or Black Pilsner tasting. Also some Belgian specialty ales and Witbiers, American seasonals, English Pale Ales and Bitters, regional brews from Japan and Lithuania and South America, and eventually, in due time, a Barleywine/Strong Ale/Vintage Ale tasing
post #107 of 1946
Had some Full Sail Amber over the weekend and they're pretty good. Almost as hearty as a Stout, but still crisp. Any BevMo! shoppers, here? I usually visit them once in while for a couple bottles of red and some beer.
post #108 of 1946
BEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBRBEBRBEBR

who else has the bollocks to do some online tastings?
Let's arrange on online taste-meet. We decide on one to three beers to try and a set time frame. Then we post our comparisons and results, with pics. I am more than happy to continue these tastings solo but I thought "the more the merrier"! So anyone interested drop me a pm.
If I go forward by myself I will do the next tasting this weekend. Why don't you, the reader, vote on what I review? Here are several choices for the next Team Beer Fi Online Tasting:
[1] Schwarzbier, aka Black Pilsner
[2] Rauchbier, aka Smoke beer
[3] American Specialty (Left Hand JuJu Ginger comes to mind)
[4] Canadian Specialty (the beers of Unibroue)
[5] American Blueberry Beers (Bar Harbor Blueberry for example)
[6] a regional tasing from Lithuania, Japan, or South America

I'm sure there are more than a few Beer Fi'ers who qualify as a "HopHead", that is to say, someone who loves hoppy beer. My taste buds are not yet trained to dissect and detect the subtleties of Imperial and Double IPA's just yet. Anyone feel qualified?

PM or post your requests, and if you're 21 years of age or older, join the tasting!
post #109 of 1946
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Originally Posted by spacecoyote View Post
[4] Canadian Specialty (the beers of Unibroue)
I'm down for a little Maudite or La Fin du Monde action.

post #110 of 1946
That's what I'm talkin aboot
Consistently some of the best beers in the world, no doubt. The Don DeDieu (spelling?), a hybrid of an Abby-style Tripel and a Witbier, is my personal favorite from their lineup.
Cheers!
post #111 of 1946
Beer me.

I love so many beers, but the ones I buy most often are perty generic. My two favorites are:

post #112 of 1946
They're not generic if I can't get them


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Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
Beer me.

I love so many beers, but the ones I buy most often are perty generic. My two favorites are:

post #113 of 1946
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Originally Posted by spacecoyote View Post
BEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBEERBRBEBRBEBR

who else has the bollocks to do some online tastings?
Let's arrange on online taste-meet. We decide on one to three beers to try and a set time frame. Then we post our comparisons and results, with pics. I am more than happy to continue these tastings solo but I thought "the more the merrier"! So anyone interested drop me a pm.
If I go forward by myself I will do the next tasting this weekend. Why don't you, the reader, vote on what I review? Here are several choices for the next Team Beer Fi Online Tasting:
[1] Schwarzbier, aka Black Pilsner
[2] Rauchbier, aka Smoke beer
[3] American Specialty (Left Hand JuJu Ginger comes to mind)
[4] Canadian Specialty (the beers of Unibroue)
[5] American Blueberry Beers (Bar Harbor Blueberry for example)
[6] a regional tasing from Lithuania, Japan, or South America

I'm sure there are more than a few Beer Fi'ers who qualify as a "HopHead", that is to say, someone who loves hoppy beer. My taste buds are not yet trained to dissect and detect the subtleties of Imperial and Double IPA's just yet. Anyone feel qualified?

PM or post your requests, and if you're 21 years of age or older, join the tasting!
I vote for 1 a Schwarzbier... because that's the only type I've had out of those and to see if what I picked up on actually exists.

Can you get any of the Australian micro or better generic stuff ?

Little Creatures, Colonial, Matilda Bay... only ones I've had really but I'm sure theres more.

I'm not 21 but can still join the tasting. I get 3 years of experience over you Americans when you can first start.
post #114 of 1946
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Originally Posted by GlendaleViper View Post
Hacker-Pschorr Weiss seems like it would fit the bill quite nicely, Viro. Has a lovely, strong citrus note with fruity undertones. It's unpasteurized, so be sure to pour it in a TALL glass, very slowly. Delicious and refreshing.

For a drier, more bare bones approach, Big Rock brewery makes a wheat beer called Grasshopper that's smooth as my bottom. I mean a baby's bottom.

+1 for the Hacker Pschorr.
post #115 of 1946
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Originally Posted by exec_ View Post
BEER? Count me in!

Greetz from the home of beer: Germany (wonderful country for beer-drinkers )

Cheers!
Hell ya! I was in Germany last December for work and had a great beer smile every night I was there.
post #116 of 1946
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Originally Posted by GlendaleViper View Post
I'm down for a little Maudite or La Fin du Monde action.

Throw a little Raftman in there as well, a great Unibroue beer.
post #117 of 1946
I've been a Guinness man for 40 years.
post #118 of 1946
Usually I just reach for a Corona / Sol, but in a little bit, my all-natural, no-preservative beer will be ready for the drinking

I brewed some Honey Brown there last year and it was great, very smooth and tasted so much better than the store-bought stuff.
post #119 of 1946
^I've never seen a real beer with preservatives...all real beers are all natural.
Alcohol is a natural preservative, so are hops.
I'd be interested to know what beers you've had that have preservatives in them. I'm not trying to be rude, I'm genuinely interested.

About the next taste test: I have been leaning towards a Schwarzbier test myself, Kulmbach (tastes like bubble gum!) and Kostrizer and a third. And as per The Vipers request I was going to do a Unibroue Review, but it's just too damn hot here in New Jersey for me to be drinking three 9%+ alcohol by volume beers in a row! Sorry, next cold spell and I'll get out the BIG beers.
But tonight (I think) we will be tasting some American "HopBeasts". I myself am an anti-hopite. I prefer malty estery beers to hoppy oily ones, however there is that rare occurence when a hoppy beer is actually well balanced, using a unique combination or varieties of hops, or an all together rare single origin strain that just blows my mind.

In the works for tonights tasting are:
Troegs HopBack Amber Ale
Sierra Nevada IPA (Spring Seasonal)
Stone Ruination IPA


Hey Splaz:
Could you do me a favor? Shoot on over to Aukland and pick me up some Australis, PLEASE?!
post #120 of 1946
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Originally Posted by ken36 View Post
I've been a Guinness man for 40 years.
Me too, although today I am drinking Red Stripe!
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