What is your favorite beer? (Read 2974 times)


uncontrollable

    Well, Lambics ARE decidedly funky, but they are not a twist on beer.  They have been around far longer than most of what we call beer today.

    I just don't believe it...

    peace


    A Dance with Monkeys

      What don't you believe?  That Lambics are funky or that they have been around longer than Bud lite?


      uncontrollable

        Been around that long ... c'mon - I'm not talking Bud lite (which isn't beer & u know it) - I just can't believe that the world's first drunk would drink something like that, I could be wrong but it seems unreal! 

        peace


        Prince of Fatness

          Same with coffee, enough with the flavors already

           

          Thanks for reminding me.  This has been my favorite beer as of late.  Sadly, it is a limited release and is no longer available.  I do have a few bottles left though.

          Semi-retired.


          A Dance with Monkeys

            Been around that long ... c'mon - I'm not talking Bud lite (which isn't beer & u know it) - I just can't believe that the world's first drunk would drink something like that, I could be wrong but it seems unreal! 

             

            Well, aruably, in its purest form beer has been around longer than civilization.  However, if you want to go back to the first clear lager beers (the first modern beers), well, Lambics have been around longer than lagers.

            xor


              This is true.  It's why the technology tree pulls up beer before pottery or mining.

               


              Prince of Fatness

                I doubt that the first drunk was a beer / liquor snob.  Probably just stumbled upon it I would guess.

                Semi-retired.


                Former runner

                  Been around that long ... c'mon - I'm not talking Bud lite (which isn't beer & u know it) - I just can't believe that the world's first drunk would drink something like that, I could be wrong but it seems unreal! 

                   

                   

                  What Trent said.

                   

                  Plus a couple hundred years ago all beer went sour eventually. They didn't exactly have aluminum cans and walk in coolers. Wood kegs are a good place for bacteria and other stuff to live which is why lambic breweries still use wood vats.

                   

                  I just finished a Hannsens Oude Kriek. Big grin  I think I might spontaneously add these dregs to my barrel.

                  Ross


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    You know, I found the HOK okay.  Not great, just okay.  Which is too bad since it cost me some $14 for the bottle.  It is clearly a Lambic purists' beer, loaded full of the brett. flavors.  And sours.  But in the end, it lacked the pleasure of, say, a Wisconsin Red.

                     

                    But I would certainly consider adding the dregs to my carboy! Big grin


                    Former runner

                      Yeah this stuff was sour. Not much in cherry flavor. About an 8 on my scale of funkiness. Cantillon Kriek or New Belgium La Follie being the most sour.

                       

                      I have a bottle of NG Red I've been saving for a couple months. Big grin That will be my favorite beer when I drink it.

                      Ross


                      A Dance with Monkeys

                        Yeah, see that is why I always buy at least two bottles of the NG Lambics.  One to drink now and the other to drink as soon as I can stand waiting no longer.


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                          Rider on the storm

                            i don't drink alcohol no more (living in belgium gets to you if you're not careful)

                            but it used to be Duvel.

                            on ratebeer.com it gets 99% which doesn't really does it justice.

                            http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/duvel/1434/

                            if you guys can get it where you live you should def try it. but watch out, it's potent stuff! ^^

                             

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