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Poll Results: Which do you prefer?

 
  • 43% (24)
    Beer
  • 14% (8)
    Wine
  • 41% (23)
    Liquor
55 Total Votes  
post #76 of 132
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I'm really surprised to see beer and liquor as close as they are together in the Poll. I thought beer was going to blow everything out of the water, and I thought wine would be a little higher. 

 

Given the high number of Americans here relative to Southwestern Europeans, I'm not surprised that wine isn't so popular. As to liquor vs. beer, I suspect that liquor gets some more votes in a poll than it's drunk in reality because of its higher reputation compared to beer.

post #77 of 132
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

... because of its higher reputation compared to beer.


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post #78 of 132

Liquor is thought of as more sophisticated and maybe more manly too. I'm not saying it actually is either, but that's what I meant by reputation.

post #79 of 132

A bottle of liquor is expensive and meant to be sipped slowly. The flavors are complex and it takes a certain degree of discernment (or maybe just pretension) to enjoy them. So I can see the parallel to headphones. Many audiophiles think of themselves as connoisseurs. 

I like beer more though. 
 

post #80 of 132
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post

A bottle of liquor is expensive and meant to be sipped slowly. The flavors are complex and it takes a certain degree of discernment (or maybe just pretension) to enjoy them. So I can see the parallel to headphones. Many audiophiles think of themselves as connoisseurs. 

I like beer more though. 

Wine connoisseurship is even rarer and maybe a little harder.

If you like lagers, I really enjoy Jever, which I called the HD600 of beers earlier in the thread. Not sure what the aural equivalent of Pilsner Urquell is. It's on the dark side of neutral but not refined.
post #81 of 132
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


Wine connoisseurship is even rarer and maybe a little harder.

If you like lagers, I really enjoy Jever, which I called the HD600 of beers earlier in the thread. Not sure what the aural equivalent of Pilsner Urquell is. It's on the dark side of neutral but not refined.


You can enjoy wine without being an expert these days, though. A basic knowledge of grape varieties and a reasonable outlay can get you something very enjoyable, if not something to lay down in a cellar or serve to a full-on oenophile.

 

When I think about the watery French or German plonk that was pretty much all you could get for a budget bottle in a supermarket or non-specialist shop back in the early Eighties, the New World explosion of good affordable wine has forced everyone to up their game. Even, belatedly, the French.

post #82 of 132
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I'm really surprised to see beer and liquor as close as they are together in the Poll. I thought beer was going to blow everything out of the water, and I thought wine would be a little higher. 

 

 

Scotch is.....words fail me.

 

The nectar of The Gods, perhaps?

 

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post #83 of 132
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


Wine connoisseurship is even rarer and maybe a little harder.

If you like lagers, I really enjoy Jever, which I called the HD600 of beers earlier in the thread. Not sure what the aural equivalent of Pilsner Urquell is. It's on the dark side of neutral but not refined.

Do you got any "lcd-3 beer"? :tongue:

 

Anyway, would like to try some new beers, come with some suggestions please :) 

Having some Samuel Adams boston ale atm, and that is the kind of beer I prefer! 

post #84 of 132

I don't know if you can get Nigerian Guinness where you are, but that stuff is a very enjoyable gateway to insanity.

 

It started with a trade embargo, so the Nigerian branch of Guinness couldn't get the necessary barley to brew the original stout. So they improvised, using sorghum and maize and came up with an exotic rocket fuel that is an experience like no other beer.

 

Nowadays, the demand for it means that the Dublin brewery makes a Nigerian-style Guinness alongside its normal stuff, but although it is a good drop, it is to the full-on African hellbroth what the emasculated Theakstons 'Old Peculier' was under the aegis of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries was, compared to the magic potion it was in the days when the Theakston family originally ran the business.

 

Lion Stout, from Sri Lanka, is a fine dark beer, although I can't imagine drinking it in the Sri Lankan climate - a recipe for instant unconsciousness if you ask me!

post #85 of 132
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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post
 

I don't know if you can get Nigerian Guinness where you are, but that stuff is a very enjoyable gateway to insanity.

 

It started with a trade embargo, so the Nigerian branch of Guinness couldn't get the necessary barley to brew the original stout. So they improvised, using sorghum and maize and came up with an exotic rocket fuel that is an experience like no other beer.

 

Nowadays, the demand for it means that the Dublin brewery makes a Nigerian-style Guinness alongside its normal stuff, but although it is a good drop, it is to the full-on African hellbroth what the emasculated Theakstons 'Old Peculier' was under the aegis of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries was, compared to the magic potion it was in the days when the Theakston family originally ran the business.

 

Lion Stout, from Sri Lanka, is a fine dark beer, although I can't imagine drinking it in the Sri Lankan climate - a recipe for instant unconsciousness if you ask me!

I looked it up and I could actually order Nigerian Guiness, costs 3.5 pounds a bottle though. And if it's something similar as regular guiness, that is a bit too much for me  :D

 

Although real guiness in UK from taps tasted better than the can version I can get around here.

post #86 of 132

And btw, when I visited UK I drank Bass ale, in Northern Ireland. Ever heard of it? That was the best beer I had so far, but I can't find it anywhere else :(

post #87 of 132
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Originally Posted by Androb View Post
 

I looked it up and I could actually order Nigerian Guiness, costs 3.5 pounds a bottle though. And if it's something similar as regular guiness, that is a bit too much for me  :D

 

Although real guiness in UK from taps tasted better than the can version I can get around here.


UK Guinness and even Irish Guinness against the Nigerian rocket fuel would be like putting Peewee Herman up against George Foreman in his prime. If I could compare it to any weapons-grade beer, it would be Raven Skullsplitter, but that's not even a fair fight, to be honest.

 

And any Guinness from a tap, even an electric foamer tap in an 'Oirish' theme bar, would be better than canned Guinness.

post #88 of 132
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Originally Posted by Androb View Post

Do you got any "lcd-3 beer"? tongue.gif

Anyway, would like to try some new beers, come with some suggestions please smily_headphones1.gif 

Having some Samuel Adams boston ale atm, and that is the kind of beer I prefer! 

Unibroue Maudite has some similarities to LCD2. For LCD3, I think you want a Porter.
post #89 of 132

I've been drinking a fair bit of this stuff lately:

 

 

If you haven't the time or the inclination to make your own, it's the best pre-made Margarita I've had yet.

post #90 of 132

My favorite alcoholic drinks are so far. I'm still rather inexperienced with alcohol.

 

Chimay Grande Reserve

 

St. Bernardus Abt. 12

 

Karlsson's Gold Potato Vodka

 

Jagermeister

 

Johnny Walker Black Label

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