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Post by Gershwin » February 16th, 2017, 4:16 pm

afirm on Feb 12 2017, 01:20:26 PM wrote:Just created an Untappd account in November, since then I've checked 166 distinct beers. I'm not sure if the app is healthy for me.
Also, drinking beers have become more expensive, now I can't just buy the regular ones..
Same here. And of course they have higher percentages. I'm having a terrible concentration right now, thanks to two strong dark ales and a Belgian quad I had yesterday.
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Post by afirm » February 21st, 2017, 9:18 pm

Gershwin on Feb 16 2017, 09:16:11 AM wrote:
afirm on Feb 12 2017, 01:20:26 PM wrote:Just created an Untappd account in November, since then I've checked 166 distinct beers. I'm not sure if the app is healthy for me.
Also, drinking beers have become more expensive, now I can't just buy the regular ones..
Same here. And of course they have higher percentages. I'm having a terrible concentration right now, thanks to two strong dark ales and a Belgian quad I had yesterday.
Hehe, I guess it's a good think they only sell 4,7% beer in the Norwegian grocery stores.

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Post by monty » February 21st, 2017, 9:31 pm

So what's your fav non-alcoholic beer, guys?

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Post by Carmel1379 » February 21st, 2017, 9:41 pm

monty on Feb 21 2017, 02:31:54 PM wrote:So what's your fav non-alcoholic beer, guys?
Alcohol is a necessary condition for something to be called a beer.
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Post by Kasparius » February 21st, 2017, 10:24 pm

monty on Feb 21 2017, 02:31:54 PM wrote:So what's your fav non-alcoholic beer, guys?
Slow day in your mom's basement, Monty?

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Post by monty » February 21st, 2017, 10:38 pm

Kasparius on Feb 21 2017, 03:24:06 PM wrote:
monty on Feb 21 2017, 02:31:54 PM wrote:So what's your fav non-alcoholic beer, guys?
Slow day in your mom's basement, Monty?
Hehe, no worries, you still have the best basement. You should, however, ask your momma to let yout try this next:

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Post by Gershwin » March 11th, 2017, 1:12 am

I had a draughted regular Weihenstephaner (the Hefeweizen) at the start of my night out, and it tasted like shit. I don't understand, because I've always liked it, more or less. Could my distaste be explained by the fact I've been mainly having stronger beers for the last two weeks? I still like regular pilsners and other 'low alcoholic' beers, though.
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Post by jeff_v » March 11th, 2017, 1:16 am

Could be the place you had it didn't clean their lines from the prior beer.

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Post by weirdboy » March 11th, 2017, 1:42 am

Yes, usually when I have a beer that tastes bad on tap my first suspect is unclean beer lines.

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Post by metaller » March 11th, 2017, 2:02 am

No, Weihenstephan Weizen is simply not good. Also, if you liked it before, it might be because they change their recipes rather often, and got something from a new batch now.
One of the most overhyped breweries in Bavaria imho.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 17th, 2017, 5:02 pm

how to know what year a beer is from (for those beer with yearly ratings fe https://untappd.com/b/brouwerij-bosteel ... eliet/6511 ) if there isnt any clue on bottle except best before date?

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Post by weirdboy » March 17th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Apart from knowing details about the label or packaging (bottles and labels change over the years) I don't think it's really possible.

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Post by Kasparius » March 17th, 2017, 7:00 pm

metaller on Mar 10 2017, 07:02:03 PM wrote:No, Weihenstephan Weizen is simply not good. Also, if you liked it before, it might be because they change their recipes rather often, and got something from a new batch now.
One of the most overhyped breweries in Bavaria imho.
Excellent Hefe. I think the best example of that style and I've tried plenty.


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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 21st, 2017, 4:09 pm

weirdboy on Mar 17 2017, 11:09:31 AM wrote:Apart from knowing details about the label or packaging (bottles and labels change over the years) I don't think it's really possible.
maybe best before date - asking manufacturer is the only way i guess, no database or something for that?

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Post by zuma » March 21st, 2017, 4:34 pm

nimimerkillinen on Mar 21 2017, 10:09:17 AM wrote:
weirdboy on Mar 17 2017, 11:09:31 AM wrote:Apart from knowing details about the label or packaging (bottles and labels change over the years) I don't think it's really possible.
maybe best before date - asking manufacturer is the only way i guess, no database or something for that?
Karmeliet sets the best before date to two years after bottling.

I believe a lot of the trappist breweries set it to three years after bottling.

I have faced the same problem as you in certain cases where I could not verify the age. I could not find an easy reference site, but a google search with the details usually works.

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Post by zuma » March 21st, 2017, 4:37 pm

Kasparius on Mar 21 2017, 08:28:48 AM wrote:https://medium.com/@TheRevLeague/dontdr ... .m8kgxmeu5

No more Sculpins for me :(
Ha. They were dead to me since they sold out. Even more reason to keep ignoring them.

However, it might not be a good idea to scratch under the surface to see the donation history or political affiliations of any of your favourite craft brands. You never know what you will find.

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Post by jeff_v » March 23rd, 2017, 4:44 pm

That thread is pretty dumb. As pointed out, Constellation is a huge conglomerate and like any big-ass business, it donates a lot of money to both political parties.

I don't buy many Ballast Point bottles/cans because there's so much other better or more interesting stuff out there now. But I will have a Sculpin or Victory at Sea from time to time, especially if it's the best option in a non craft-centric bar.

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Post by weirdboy » March 23rd, 2017, 5:59 pm

I sure do like Grunion in cans. It's probably my favorite readily available pale ale.

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Post by mimurph1 » March 25th, 2017, 12:58 am

322 days since I joined untappd, 327 beers logged (105 unique), didn't realize I was averaging almost one a day.

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Post by weirdboy » March 25th, 2017, 1:07 am

untappd: giving you concrete statistics on your alcoholism

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Post by monty » March 25th, 2017, 1:07 am

mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 06:58:59 PM wrote:322 days since I joined untappd, 327 beers logged (105 unique), didn't realize I was averaging almost one a day.
So your beer gut is progressing nicely then?

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Post by weirdboy » March 25th, 2017, 1:09 am

There's a guy that works at one of the homebrew shops around here who goes through about ~40 liters of homebrew every week.

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Post by mimurph1 » March 25th, 2017, 1:14 am

monty on Mar 24 2017, 07:07:49 PM wrote:
mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 06:58:59 PM wrote:322 days since I joined untappd, 327 beers logged (105 unique), didn't realize I was averaging almost one a day.
So your beer gut is progressing nicely then?
It's a struggle on weekends whether I want to increase fitbit or untappd stats.

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Post by jvv » March 25th, 2017, 1:15 am

mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 07:14:27 PM wrote:
monty on Mar 24 2017, 07:07:49 PM wrote:
mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 06:58:59 PM wrote:322 days since I joined untappd, 327 beers logged (105 unique), didn't realize I was averaging almost one a day.
So your beer gut is progressing nicely then?
It's a struggle on weekends whether I want to increase fitbit or untappd stats.
Guess you'll have to walk/run to the bar then. :P

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Post by mimurph1 » March 25th, 2017, 1:23 am

jvv on Mar 24 2017, 07:15:15 PM wrote:
mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 07:14:27 PM wrote:
monty on Mar 24 2017, 07:07:49 PM wrote:So your beer gut is progressing nicely then?
It's a struggle on weekends whether I want to increase fitbit or untappd stats.
Guess you'll have to walk/run to the bar then. :P
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Post by monty » March 25th, 2017, 1:41 am

weirdboy on Mar 24 2017, 07:09:06 PM wrote:There's a guy that works at one of the homebrew shops around here who goes through about ~40 liters of homebrew every week.
Sounds like he's up for an AA meeting soon. Btw, do you get to sample his stuff?

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Post by weirdboy » March 25th, 2017, 1:47 am

monty on Mar 24 2017, 07:41:44 PM wrote:
weirdboy on Mar 24 2017, 07:09:06 PM wrote:There's a guy that works at one of the homebrew shops around here who goes through about ~40 liters of homebrew every week.
Sounds like he's up for an AA meeting soon. Btw, do you get to sample his stuff?
I have before. It's pretty good but he tends to rush the fermentation last time I tried his beer. So, there's a bit of acetaldehyde and/or diacetyl sometimes.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 28th, 2017, 10:14 pm

thanks zuma

BrewDog threatened lawsuit against plan for bar with 'punk' in name
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... are_btn_tw

phuck you brewdog :<

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Post by afirm » May 14th, 2017, 4:59 pm

mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 06:58:59 PM wrote:322 days since I joined untappd, 327 beers logged (105 unique), didn't realize I was averaging almost one a day.
I've been on Untappd for 191 days, and I have 235 unique beers.. I'm quite sure that I should delete the app, I really don't need that extra reason to drink beers..

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Post by nimimerkillinen » May 14th, 2017, 6:41 pm

afirm on May 14 2017, 10:59:32 AM wrote:
mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 06:58:59 PM wrote:322 days since I joined untappd, 327 beers logged (105 unique), didn't realize I was averaging almost one a day.
I've been on Untappd for 191 days, and I have 235 unique beers.. I'm quite sure that I should delete the app, I really don't need that extra reason to drink beers..
557 unique in 346 days, past few weeks ive toned the drinking down plenty :P

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Post by afirm » May 14th, 2017, 6:43 pm

nimimerkillinen on May 14 2017, 12:41:11 PM wrote:
afirm on May 14 2017, 10:59:32 AM wrote:
mimurph1 on Mar 24 2017, 06:58:59 PM wrote:322 days since I joined untappd, 327 beers logged (105 unique), didn't realize I was averaging almost one a day.
I've been on Untappd for 191 days, and I have 235 unique beers.. I'm quite sure that I should delete the app, I really don't need that extra reason to drink beers..
557 unique in 346 days, past few weeks ive toned the drinking down plenty :P
Haha, that's impressive!

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Post by Gershwin » May 15th, 2017, 7:13 pm

I happened to make an account exactly 1 year ago, but it's been 143 days since I started actively using Untappd. Since then, I've had 151 beers, of which 134 unique. So that would be about 1 beer a day as well.

But I have to admit I mostly don't check regular Dutch and Belgian lagers (Brand, Grolsch, Hertog Jan, Jupiler, similar stuff) I often drink when thirsty or when going out with certain friends, and I often forget to rate beers I've already had before. So maybe it's 2 a day.
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Post by maxwelldeux » August 26th, 2017, 8:32 pm

Well, my wife is out of town today, and I'm home alone watching movies, so I clearly need to start drinking beer at noon, right?

Alaskan mixed pack. I've had the all before, but it's a solid brewery. Starting with their Amber (which is an altbier, and the name annoys me as its not reflective of the style). I've found it pairs well with Tarkovsky's "Solaris"

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Post by nimimerkillinen » December 24th, 2017, 5:02 pm

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got this as yule gift, tasty!

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 24th, 2017, 7:35 pm

Nice - I picked up one of those the other day and enjoyed it. I also picked up an Even More Coco Jesus, thinking (mistakenly) that it was going to be a chocolate-infused version. I could not have been more wrong.

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Post by OldAle1 » December 25th, 2017, 3:16 am

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A collaboration between De Proef (Belgium) and New Glarus (Wisconsin), this is a pretty smoky, intense and less-sweet-than-usual Belgian Quad, 9%. It's pretty solid but a bit much for me at the moment - I've been mostly drinking pils and pale ales the last couple of months. Will be hard to get through 750 ml of this.

Tomorrow, New Glarus Belgian Red, my favorite beer, with Christmas dinner.
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Post by weirdboy » December 25th, 2017, 4:06 am

Smoky, like something from Bamberg?

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Post by OldAle1 » December 25th, 2017, 6:27 am

weirdboy on Dec 24 2017, 09:06:22 PM wrote:Smoky, like something from Bamberg?
No, not really. "Burnt" is probably a better word. Sort of the acrid quality of smoke, in the flavor rather than in the aroma. But not overpowering, just enough to cut the sweetness and thickness of the malt. But you remind me that a smoked beer would be good for Christmas too, alas I don't have too many available choices.
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Post by matthewscott8 » December 25th, 2017, 10:38 am

I discovered a variety of beer recently that I don't like, Flanders Red Ale. First time I had a Duchesse de Bourgogne I thought it was a bad batch, something had gone wrong, but no, it does taste like balsamic vinegar as standard, had a less vile one recently, but still undrinkable.

Got some Sam Smith Apricot Beers in for Christmas, very nice.

Most enjoyable beers I had this year were Fantome - Magic Ghost, and Omnipollo - Mazarin. Also I had a double black IPA that was fine but I can't remember the brewery. Could have been Electric Bear, but can't see a reference to it on their website.

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