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Old 10-11-2014, 01:31 AM   #826
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Tsingtao is served everywhere in HK so I kind of got a taste for it there. Not the best beer, but far from the worst lager I've ever had, very refreshing in the right weather.

Yo Cobbs where are you getting your PBR because it's like $14 for a sixpack of pint cans at Dan Murphy's, perfect thing to bring somewhere. Not a massive fan but sometimes you gotta rock the look I guess.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:43 AM   #827
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oh shit really? that's amazing, here I was stoked that I got six pint cans (500ml?) of Heineken for $20 last Sunday. will defs get on that.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:57 AM   #828
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Man, our beer is expensive over there. When we had Shepp Danny over, we bought a 12 pack of PBR for $9 for the occasion.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:27 AM   #829
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God if it's worse than Tsing Tao then put it back in the horse!

Well I just found a new store that opened and have an excuse to go. I got an Orval and a whole bunch of other goodies. It didn't look like it was with a bottle date but it was the only one there. I'm still angry that I have to rely on eBay for California IPAs. Oh well, according to the staff I'm not the only one hooked on the Super Conductor Double IPA. Good New Zealand beer! Hops and pine needles! It’s a good replacement.

De Molen Rasputin 3.5/5: Strange stout. It has stout qualities but the chocolate helps give it a Coca Cola texture. It's easy to drink. This got a 99 on Ratebeer. The bottle demands that it be served at 10 C. It doesn’t blow me away but that’s personal taste.

Orval 4/5: Very aromatic. It’s a like a formaldehyde grandmother with perfume…in a good way. Really funky and reminds me of some Belgian fruit drinks or French cider drinks without the fruit and the quality ingredients really come out. There is a bit of a banana note but not overwhelming. I can tell there’s some hops in there. It’s quite dry like a dry wine. It’s not my style to put it in the Rochfort and Westvletaren territory but I can see why people like it. It’s complex. It’s like funkiness and then perfume appears after the funkiness. It reminds me of smelling Jennifer Lawrence’s nails in American Hustle. The final swallow was actually quite good. I’m wondering if this is a beer that should be drunk slowly like a decanted wine.

Schneider Weisse Aventinus (Tap 6) 4/5: Rate beer has this as 100, whatever. It’s a BBQ sauce beer with cloves. It’s a little spicy and the cloves just come out and take over. I would love to drink this with Tony Roma’s ribs or a peppercorn steak. I’m not sure I would want to return to this beer but I can’t help but feel that the cloves and “tomato sauce?” are fun. BBQ sauce and tomato sauce.

I think I know my limit. 3 bottles of beer and I’m hammered. That might be pathetic but that’s how it is.
Glad you enjoyed the Orval. Was it date stamped? They use yeast that is infected with brettanomyces, which in wine comes form poor cleaning practices for the equipment, and makes it taste like barnyard refuse. In this yeast strain it occurs naturally, and is what adds the funkiness, but in a good way. It's weird. But once you acquire a taste, it becomes a real favourite.

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Westmalle dubbel 4.5/5: Really good dark beer. This is very similar to the Rochefort beers. Aromatic dark beer. I'm eating a sandwich to get through the 4th pint + listening to Crystal Ballroom.
Yep - I like this more than the Tripel. More going on in the flavours, richer, more intense, but the alcohol doesn't overwhelm. These Belgian monks can brew beer!
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:35 AM   #830
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Man, our beer is expensive over there. When we had Shepp Danny over, we bought a 12 pack of PBR for $9 for the occasion.
our shit beer is expensive over there. i'm thinking damn, i wouldn't pay our prices for horrible piss water. are you guys importing the same swill?



i think i tried a rochfort something once, tasted like bacon.
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Glad you enjoyed the Orval. Was it date stamped? They use yeast that is infected with brettanomyces, which in wine comes form poor cleaning practices for the equipment, and makes it taste like barnyard refuse. In this yeast strain it occurs naturally, and is what adds the funkiness, but in a good way. It's weird. But once you acquire a taste, it becomes a real favourite.
The only date stamp I see is August 2013 to August 2018.

That yeast sounds like something that will help my immune system if there's an epidemic.
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The only date stamp I see is August 2013 to August 2018.

That yeast sounds like something that will help my immune system if there's an epidemic.
So 2013 is the bottle date, 2018 is the recommended drinking window.

It is a pretty funky yeast - such a unique beer.
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8 Wire iStout 5/5: Great stout with a blend of hops and typical chocolate stout flavours. It's not too bitter and very smooth. It's quite sweet as well, but not overbearingly so. Ratebeer has it at 100.
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Coronado Idiot IPA 4.5/5: Delicious smooth IPA. Rate beer has this at 98.

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Weihenstephaner Premium Bavaricum Hefeweissebier Dunkel 5/5: Ginger bread cookies Ratebeer has this at 95.

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The last of my beer haul:

Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 4/5: The most floral beer I've ever tasted. It's like perfume because of the 7 different types of hops included. Very different from any other hops beers. I don't quite put it at a 5/5 category because it really can seem like drinking cologne. Rate beer has it at 98.

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Don't know that one (and doubt I'd like it, I hate magic hat #9 because I don't like flowers in my beer), but Rogue Dead Guy Ale is
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Don't know that one (and doubt I'd like it, I hate magic hat #9 because I don't like flowers in my beer), but Rogue Dead Guy Ale is
Agreed with every word. I can't fucking stand most IPAs because of their floral taste, it's really too pine-like for me.

And Dead Guy Ale is delicious.
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Tsing Tao is drinkable, though yes, bad. Try Tappeto Volante and you'll agree the latter is much worse.

And I genuinely enjoy PBR. Don't ever buy it here because it's like $50 a slab compared with less than a dollar a 500ml can in the States, but yeah. Good cheap session drinking beer.
That's all I drank for the two years I lived in China. I acquired a taste for it. It's not the best beer by any stretch, but I get nostalgic every time I drink it.

I consumed quite a bit of $0.50 Tiger beer when in Vietnam earlier this year. Again, not a very good beer, but you can't beat that price.
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Agreed with every word. I can't fucking stand most IPAs because of their floral taste, it's really too pine-like for me.

And Dead Guy Ale is delicious.
I still like IPAs that have more of the pine needles and grapefruit taste but that Rogue Farms IPA was like drinking Terre D'Hermes. It was still very drinkable with good ingredients but I prefer hops mixed with something like a stout or malts. iStout was awesome. Hennepin is a more refined beer with hops, kind of like old world fruit in wine versus fruit bombs California wines.
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