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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:52 am

Gotta say I love it - Spaten, Hoegaarden, Erdinger weisbrau, Duvel etc. Anyone else share the amazing taste of it?
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:19 am

Oh yeah, Chimay Grande Reserve is my top choice
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:46 am

wow i want to try some german beer.
Beerfest anybody? :D
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:06 am

love the belgian beers. delerium tremens is good, chimay, duvel...same goes for the german beers. hoegaarden is killer. spaten is awesome stuff, more like malt liquor than beer tho.
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:11 am

Not a fan of wheat beers though, some are like a glass of muselex with a shot of alcohol
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:19 am

I love Spaten alot, get it every week. The Oktoberfest edition is amazing too.
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:23 am

yeah, agreed, not super into the hefeweisen.

as for the spaten, I really love the premium and optimator.
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:04 am

I tend to drink the hefe during evenings, or if your only going for a few after work. Dont drink it on a boozing session :lol:
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:05 am

Never been a fan of the hefe. But I do like Spaten, Erdinger, Warsteiner Dunkel, Paulaner, and a bunch of others that escape my memory right now. And Shiner makes a good dunkel as well.

Oh, and I love Belgian ale. My favorite is the Affligem trippel (8%). It is brewed by monks in an abbey in Belgium where evidence shows ale was being brewed in that location since 900 A.D.!
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:18 am

I do love me some weisbrau.

SmellsLikeIan wrote:Oh, and I love Belgian ale. My favorite is the Affligem trippel (8%). It is brewed by monks in an abbey in Belgium where evidence shows ale was being brewed in that location since 900 A.D.!


Gotta try me some of that.
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:43 am

i had a long standing love affair with Belgian beer, i used to drink hoegaarden almost exclusively, not because i wanted to be a consumer and brand identify but because i LOVED the taste and drinkability of it, then one day i got the worst hangover i ever received in my life while drinking a "normal amount" of hoegaarden, and i dont get hangovers much so it puzzled me. i noticed that whenever i drank hoegaarden, i would feel like total crap the next day, (more so than usual) since i have stopped drinking it and no more wretched deadly hangovers. after years of drinking this fine brew my body says no more of it, i have since switched to lots of pale ales like flying fish, dogfish head and sierra i like sierra nevada's wheat beer, its wheat beer but without the citrus aspect of the whole thing. just pure natural flavored wheat beer. the bar i work at has an ample selection, including hoegaarden, chimay red, corsendonk, stella, and duvel
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:44 am

you tried that dogfish head 90 minute ipa? MMMMMM!!!!
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:49 am

Alan_ wrote:you tried that dogfish head 90 minute ipa? MMMMMM!!!!

yeah but thats a slow drinker for me, it tastes close to a very strong cup of coffee and i cant drink it like a normal beer but it is tasty althrough i rarely partake the 60 minute is a good pace for me, then there is 120 minute and raison d' etre which are even stronger
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:54 am

heh, I like things that I can't just swig down. it slows me down to a comfy pace.

funnily enough, the 120 actually tasted mellower to me than the 90.
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:16 pm

Jever! Bex! Diebels! Pinkus!

... and go away with any of that dishwater wheat crap sweet slobby watery stuff yuckidiyuck blech .. :D

oh .. I personally like a pint of Guinness once in a while.
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