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"World's strongest beer contains 67.5% alcohol"

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by MR CHILLED, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I'd absolutely love to try a bottle. Would be interesting to taste a beer that apparently still tastes like a beer but so potent.

    "World's strongest beer contains 67.5% alcohol"

    http://www.smh.com.au/executive-sty...beer-contains-675-alcohol-20131029-2wcv0.html

     
  2. aXis

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    I've had the Brewdog "Tactical Nuclear Penguin", which is only half that strength at 32% - though at one time they did keep upping the ante with a german brewery and were in the mid 50's.

    All of the super high gravity beers I've had start tasting like port/raisins. The extreme end is still delicious but not worth the price when the lower tiers (Brewdog "Tokyo" 18%) still taste very similar.
     
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    and heres me thinking a la trappe quadrupel was strong at 14% or so

    thats kind of scary to be honest....
     
  4. Smoke87

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    takes me back to drinking Soju straight from the bottle (the entire 375ml-ish bottle) in South Korea. Got a lot of funny looks. Didn't realise what I'd done until I got up to walk away...don't remember too much of that day.

    Joker of a tour guide recommended it to me after I asked for something stronger than the local beer (HIT) which isn't amazing.
     
  5. [PnP]dredd

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    That's cool (!). Esentially freeze and filter, to increase ethanol content. More info on ice beer. Essentially a kind of distillation, except through freezing rather than boiling.
     
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    hmmm beer....

    theres no way that shit would taste like beer

    like to try some thou. anyone in for a group buy? :)
     
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    You cant drink these like beer, they are basically spirits. Over here they are like $100-$200 a bottle.

    Bit pointless imo other than bragging rights, while some of the Brewdog range are quite nice (eg Trashy Blonde), many are just overpowered by the alcohol content as aXis said
     
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    MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Exactly what I first thought, how could it possibly taste like genuine beer?

    Guess I'll have to sample to find out :leet:
     
  9. Thudd

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    For the price I'd rather drink 15 or so regular-strength beers. If I wanted to sip it like whisky, I'll drink whisky.
     
  10. yanman

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    I tried one line this in a pub when the owner was showing it off to my mate.. apparently was $250 a bottle though I can't remember if it was the same brand. I don't drink beer but this didn't taste much like it either... tasted like ass :/
     
  11. bobfranklin

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    I'm guessing it'd be quite syrupy like Sink the Bismarck was but with that smoked peated malt in there it'd certainly take on a more pleasant beery/scotch flavor.

    Yeah they got up to the "end of all history" which was 55% (then beaten by a few % then topped again by brewmeister).

    La Trappe Quad is 10%

    That'd be Brewdog's Sink the Bismarck at that price I'd say (it's way more common than the others).
     
  12. EuroSlave

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    85 bucks is actually a decent price unlike some of the other high ABV beers
     
  13. ironized

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    So what you are buying is some mildy hops flavoured ethanol?
    May as well just add straight ethanol to normal beer. Not like you're going to ruin the taste...
     
  14. aXis

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    Nothing mild abut it!!! Usually with fortified beers they are trying to remove water and concentrate everything that remains - as opposed to distilling spirits with takes just the ethanol and some volatiles.
     
  15. security

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    freeze distillation

    Like to see a Elemental analysis,
    In freeze distillation, methanol and fusel oil, can reach harmful concentrations.
    For Perry or pre applejack I can understand,\
    Stick with my stills and tap beer I think...:)
     
  16. bobfranklin

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    It shouldn't be that high as the ratio is the same still and you're talking very minute concentrations in beer to begin with.

    It's not recommended to be consumed by 1 person all at once either.
     

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