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Re: Beer
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2016, 06:00:25 PM »
I have never been into crafts. Even PU is too bitter for me.

But we have only the regular one.

That depends on the craft beer.  Some craft beers are sweet, or sour, rather than bitter.  Actually sour ales and Lambics tend to be among the rarest and most expensive.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #91 on: October 21, 2016, 12:10:47 AM »
Of late I have suffered discomfort when drinking alcohol; I become flushed and my bowells ache.  Ive never been drunk or hung over in my life

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Re: Beer
« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2016, 09:24:27 AM »
Since I got extremely intoxicated two months ago, I started drinking with much more moderation. Now I've been giving preference to black beers, even the low tier brands are good. Light beer in Brazil is only drinkable if it's medium tier, our average brand is 45% corn and/or rice.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2016, 10:22:00 AM »
Now I've been giving preference to black beers, even the low tier brands are good. Light beer in Brazil is only drinkable if it's medium tier, our average brand is 45% corn and/or rice.

I started to prefer black beers as well.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2016, 11:22:32 AM »
I have never been into crafts. Even PU is too bitter for me.

But we have only the regular one.

I've been drinking pretty much only craft beers for few years. I got fond of American hops. Now getting tired of them as every brewere seems to be competing on who is able to put more hops on their beer.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #95 on: October 21, 2016, 11:24:38 AM »
The more-hops-the-better approach is evident but not everyone is following that trend. You really can't generalize about what "craft beer" is.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #96 on: October 21, 2016, 12:16:41 PM »
I have never been into crafts. Even PU is too bitter for me.

But we have only the regular one.

I've been drinking pretty much only craft beers for few years. I got fond of American hops. Now getting tired of them as every brewere seems to be competing on who is able to put more hops on their beer.

Although IPA and American IPA are quite popular, folks here are enjoying good beer of all sorts; some copies or variations of Old World beers, and others brand new styles. For example, last night I had a Kolsch from Sierra Nevada--delicious. A couple of weeks ago, I was impressed by a Espresso Porter (coffee beers are getting more popular). I haven't had Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, but you have to be tempted to say "only in America." Here is what a reviewer said about this (wildly) experimental beer: "This is barely a coffee beer. There are notes of coffee, but it's got as much to do with coffee as Chipotle has to do with an actual chipotle pepper. That's not to say it's not good -- the sweetness from the maple syrup and the smokiness from the bacon all shine here. If you love experimental beers, you've gotta get your hands on this." https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-27-essential-coffee-beers-ranked

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Re: Beer
« Reply #97 on: October 21, 2016, 02:25:06 PM »
The more-hops-the-better approach is evident but not everyone is following that trend. You really can't generalize about what "craft beer" is.

Go to a bar with craft beers on tap and most likely they will be some kind of Pale Ale with lots of American hops. Of course there are lots of other kinds of craft beers too but the most common one seems to be Pale Ales. Fortunately there seems to be more and more Saisons and Porters available. What I would like to see is more wheat beers. 
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Re: Beer
« Reply #98 on: October 21, 2016, 02:28:23 PM »
I agree that there is a glut of hoppy IPA's. I prefer other types. I don't know how much is available in Finland but two recent favorites of mine are Victory's Prima Pils and Otter Creek's Couch Surfer (a stout).
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Re: Beer
« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2016, 02:38:41 PM »
I agree that there is a glut of hoppy IPA's. I prefer other types. I don't know how much is available in Finland but two recent favorites of mine are Victory's Prima Pils and Otter Creek's Couch Surfer (a stout).

Not too much. AFAIK the craft beer phenonenon was born in the US but Europeans have copied the idea and we make our own beers here. Which is good since many beers don't age well.

I did have one American beer few days back that was so delicious that I could have drank a barrel of it. Yeti (Imperial Stout) by Great Divide Brewing.

Do you guys track your beers? I've started to use Untappd since I bought a smartphone again. It's an easy way to make a sorts of checklist of the beers you've drank. And a good way to stalk how drunkards your friends are.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2017, 04:03:33 AM »
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Re: Beer
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2017, 05:38:16 AM »
What is your favorite?
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Re: Beer
« Reply #102 on: February 16, 2017, 10:02:02 PM »
I went to the distributor to get a 12 bottle (1 bottle = 1 pint) case of a special product made by Dogfish Brewery. When the clerk rang up the case, it said $11 at the top. Pretty good, right? Except.... it said "Tax" next to that. The next line down said
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The clerk was nice enough to call his boss and they agreed to let me buy it per bottle instead of buying the whole case.
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