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Kikori

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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2011, 07:48:36 AM »

Didn't take you long to get off the "Let's BAN alcohol" bandwagon, Joey. Hehehe.  :elf_gloop:
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2011, 05:01:20 AM »

You had Fat Tire, Belgian-style light colored lager. And Copper Ale from Falling Rock on the Denver mall, and Colorado Native at TGI Friday's. I had Blue Moon's Belgian White -- with that orange slice. You had Killian's at the Indian restaurant with my family. And Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery (don't make fun, you guys, I have gotten way too many pieces of brewery memorabilia on account of the name). And Billy's Chilies, Blonde, Honey Brown, and... something else.. from that box of fat-neck bottles from Twisted Pine.

Also, I have decided I like milk stouts (courtesy of Twisted Pine's Cream-Style Stout, same box). Mmmm... also, Obsidian stout from god-knows-who is lovely, if a bit bitter. I want to try some of the winter limited releases the breweries will have soon. Have decided that hops is not my favourite flavour, which kind of sucks because lots of brewers around here seem to disagree.
Okay, now I'm gonna get one and read. Really.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2011, 06:45:16 PM »

i've always tried to tell you about the joys of Belgian and Dutch beers joey, but you would never listen. Clearly you found now that our beers are far superior
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2011, 06:56:31 PM »

*snip*
Okay, now I'm gonna get one and read. Really.
You make me sound like an alcoholic!
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2011, 07:19:00 PM »

In all seriousness, I've been enjoying as many different beers as I can get my hands on of late. To the point, that when I was out last night and ordered a pint of Harp, almost on reflex, I made it my mission to actively avoid buying any more. Unfortunately, drinks were bought, assumptions were made, and the table was laden with various different lagers instead of what I desired: Smithwicks. Lovely stuff. Alas, I do not like waste and consumed every one.
 
In reflection, not good.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2011, 07:21:32 PM »

i've always tried to tell you about the joys of Belgian and Dutch beers joey, but you would never listen. Clearly you found now that our beers are far superior

You can't stake a claim on the Belgium beers, as it's an independent state of it's own! And I don't recall having any Dutch brews.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2011, 08:35:46 PM »

belgium has been independent since 1830. most of the breweries, and probably the beers that you've been drinking, predate that year, and where thus part of the netherlands. also, dutch beers, not counting the export beers like Heineken, are rather similar to belgian beers. but you wouldn't know since you hate the netherlands so much that you wouldn't drink local brew.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2011, 08:50:19 PM »

Baz, honestly, I look forward to the day when I can sit outside a nice brewery in the Netherlands and enjoy a local beer.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2011, 04:58:09 AM »

Took a while deciding between Left Hand brewery's Milk Stout Nitro (apparently they played with how to bottle it until they could make it pour like a tap beer) and their plain Milk Stout, and Pearl Street Porter by Twisted Pine brewery. Decided on the first as it was a more significant markdown than the others, which wasn't necessarily either bad or good. ($6.99 for a 6pk/12oz bottles, so $7.57 incl tax).
Really really cool --eta- [and pretty] -- to pour. I took a few good sips (as my glasses take maybe 10 oz, not the 12 oz bottle) and "hard poured" and it was all carbonaty and cool, pushing up the glass in bubbles into a really foamy head, and left a littlepatch on my nose when I sipped. like steamed hot chocolate except not. And yummy. Hot chocolate is yummy too, but not like beer. And it was perfectly black, even when I held it up to the light. Strangely non-flavourful? I read some reviews and they said it was nicely coffee/chocolatey but... not. For me. Yummy. And easy to drink. But kind of indistinguishable... maybe just me.

I like milk stout. I'll try those other two some time.

I've had three,can't you tell? I'm stopping now. :D
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2011, 04:48:57 AM »

Trying out Saranac's Winter ales batch, this weekend. Having an Indian copper ale, right now. Not sure whether I like them or not.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2011, 05:15:27 AM »

James Squires 150 Lashes Pale Ale. Good stuff. Velly, velly, velly good stuff. Me like.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2011, 12:10:24 PM »

James Squires 150 Lashes Pale Ale. Good stuff. Velly, velly, velly good stuff. Me like.
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It's replaced Sundown as my fave Squire brew. Meaning it's now my favorite brew. Period.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2011, 04:21:23 PM »

Bought a box of 'Shock Top', Belgian white beers last week. Only finished them off last night, as they were pretty damn...bad. Imported Guinness isn't too great, either. Not to mention my disappointment with the imported Smithwicks. I'll need to wait until I'm back home before enjoying another one of those fine brews.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2011, 12:24:12 AM »

The Shock Top weren't 'bad'... but they definitely weren't good. Think I'm developing favorites in the local breweries -- Avery, Twisted Pine, and Left Hand all seem to be consistently decent-to-good.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2011, 10:49:22 PM »

one of my fav beers is the Antwerp (Belgium) beer De Koninck. bought a sixpack today. love that stuff
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2012, 03:20:04 AM »

Enjoying a few of these tonight:



Not bad, either. Usually get the Porter, as Ave prefers the darker ales, but I thought I'd go with the Sawtooth. :)


Also, found a good place in Denver in December that has Smithwicks on tap. Bonus being that it's a Celtic supporters club (my team), so win!
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« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2012, 03:22:09 AM »

James Squires 150 Lashes Pale Ale. Good stuff. Velly, velly, velly good stuff. Me like.

Will be sure to pick some of it up whenever I'm in Aussieland, Kiks!
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2012, 09:12:41 AM »

James Squires 150 Lashes Pale Ale. Good stuff. Velly, velly, velly good stuff. Me like.

Is that supposed to be an Asian accent??? I can't imagine it being anything else, for some reason  :smile:
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2012, 09:45:53 AM »

Don't mind Dubbs, he's just a big ol' racist.
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Re: Good for what ales ya......
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2012, 10:06:38 AM »

and the asian accent is one of the few that translates so well into writing
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