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    • CommentAuthorkozmund
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2007
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    I do so hate to be the "me three" guy here. I also hate to be the "Beer X is like an oatmeal orgasm, bottled by mute monks fed on a constant diet of bacon but it can only be obtained in the center of southern Bumblefuck" guy. So I'm going to keep this somewhat repetitive and fairly accessible.

    Arrogant Bastard is indeed a fine beer. However, the best thing I've had from Stone has to be their Smoked Porter. I've recently been on a bit of a Porter jag and it's stayed very, very high on the list. I can't stand the "beer'n'food" people anymore than I can tolerate beer critiques that try to use the language of oenology, but their Smoked Porter bottle label's recommendation of pairing it with a peanut butter & jelly sandwich is worth heading. The Meantime London Porter is also a very nice beer. Anchor Steam's porter was also suprisingly good. Anchor Steam porter is fairly good, though I wasn't expecting much.

    Outside of porters, Schneider Aventinus is delicious. Hitachino's Red Rice ale works well in the right environment and has the advantage of saving you from having to order a shite Japanese lager at certain sushi resturants. The Unibroue beers (Maudite, La Fin Du Monde) tend to be good, but Trois Pistoles just flat out fucking fails it. Young's stouts tend to be tasty. In the "a nice change of pace" category I'd stick things like Xingu (a Brazilian black beer,) Unibroue's Ephemere (an apple/wheat,) or whatever limited crazy shit Stone is putting out currently.

    I'd pimp Chimay or Rochefort here but Trappist beers seem a bit obvious and overly repetative.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2007
     (204.82)
    I found a bar in Copenhagen that had several Chimays on draught. Served in the proper Chimay glasses, too. I could have lived there.


    Do you by chance remember what it was called? Being a Copenhagen resident, I'm always on the look out for proper bars.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2007
     (204.83)
    Thought this one was mentioning as an oddity, if not a reccomendation. Samichlaus, which translates as 'santa claws' is one of the strongest beers in the world, at roughly 14% ABV. According to the Wiki entry, it's brewed only once a year, on the 6th of December, and is fermented for ten months 'so there is very little sugar left in the beer'. Having tasted it, I can say that's bollocks. Sweeter than a puppy in a bib. However, worth trying for the novelty value alone. Tis the season, after all...
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    Samichlaus is gorgeous, if a touch lethal.



    Do you by chance remember what it was called? Being a Copenhagen resident, I'm always on the look out for proper bars.

    God, I think I was half-cut when I got there... something in the back of my head wants me to associate the name with witches? I dunno, we hit several places that night...
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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2007
     (204.85)
    As is Double Bastard. Smooth to the taste until you try and go to the toilet and discover someone has not only interfered with your knees but those certainly can't be your legs as you remember them working properly rather than sporatically as they are now.

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