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Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by Bambi_1319, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. diji

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    I'm a pretentious wanker so I like to sip my spirits neat and play connoisseur, trying to discern flavours. As if that weren't pretentious enough, I do it with coffee too. :)
    With beer I found I couldn't enjoy it the same way. I found letting the beer warm a little allowed me to taste a bit more complexity (my beer drinking friends quickly informed me that this is considered heretical) but it still didn't satisfy me.
     
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    La Trappe make some awesome beers.
     
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    they knock you round a bit though!
     
  5. OJR

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    Hence why they're awesome! :lol:
     
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    Reminds me why they stopped selling them at Mona Foma concerts. Drink that outside in the sun makes for a sorry head the next day, plus they were cheapish.
     
  7. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I've gone off it a bit in recent times. Probably really only enjoy it after doing some hard yakka in the garden or after sport and that only tends to be on the warmer summer months. Went 10 months last year without one.
     
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    Going a nice riesling outside for the Friday after work drinks, but also finishing off the last of a bottle of whisky from Christmas is on the cards. From Bellerine Distillery, it's a Christmas Pud flavoured whisky (their first, they usually do gin).

    It was pricey ($200 for a 500ml bottle :tongue:) but it lived up to the name, definitely a warming, spicy drop. Would have been a good idea to keep for winter, but it was pulled out Christmas day and most of it vanished then.
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Got given one single beer recently by a co-workers wife.....wow, it was gross :lol:

    I dunno if it was just the beer itself or the fact it was effectively zero alcohol beer, but either way never ever again! :sick:

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    Must be the no alcohol because their tallies when on special taste very nice IMHO.
     
  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I think you're right, never really tasted anything so terrible and I've had many different types of beers over the years. This was like sewer water, no that I've tasted sewer water :p

    Will be staying away from the no alcohol beers that's for sure.
     
  12. macktheknife

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    Dunno if this should go in the coffee thread or here, but I made a big batch of cold brew and decided to try it in my rum & coke. goes well. apparently there's an existing (not particularly well known) cocktail called the "dark moon" which uses cola plus the cold brew PLUS some coffee liqueur and cream.

    This one is just those three ingredients, and you get the aroma of the coffee, and a nice mix of the cola, coffee and rum in taste. :thumbup:
     
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  13. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Reminds me of one of my favourites alcoholic drinks, the Irish Coffee....that mix of whisky + coffee with a nice cream head on it is just superb. Would only have it a few times a year, mostly during winter of course, definitely a special treat.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Speaking of Irish Coffee....

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    Not really the best thread for it, but didn't feel it warranted starting another.

    Does a half-decent Non-Alcohol red wine exist? Specifically heavier Shiraz style?
     
  16. hsvguy

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    Cracked this one tonight.

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    The 2019 was definitely my favourite of the lot. How’s it tasting?
     
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    I believe my tasting notes were "Smoking a cigar whilst eating rum and raisin ice-cream soaked in vanilla essence, paired with a tawny port". :tongue:
     
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  19. OJR

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    Sounds delicious.
     
  20. MR CHILLED

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    Looks like you could cut it with a knife. Love a good heavy stout in winter. I'm starting to swap to stouts now in winter after golf with the boys.
     
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