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#821 jollymania

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:43 PM

drank some beer on top of a mountain in Tyrol yesterday

Edited by jollymania, 13 June 2011 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

I sampled a ton yesterday at the Frankisches Bierfest
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

Review for Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold -

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale gold with a two finger width head that dissipates over time. Moderate lacing left behind.

S: Scent is grainy with sweet malts, slight hops. Hints of spice as well.

T: As with the scent, grainy with sweet malts. Good amount of noble hops along with earthy notes and a slight metallic hint in the aftertaste.

M: Light to medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth and clean - nice and refreshing.

D: Very easy drinking here.


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:48 AM

Review for Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold -

This beer is pretty great, even in the us, but I haven't had a bottle in the US that was as fresh as it is here, HP also has a beer called Edelhell here that they don't export which is even better.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:32 AM

This beer is pretty great, even in the us, but I haven't had a bottle in the US that was as fresh as it is here, HP also has a beer called Edelhell here that they don't export which is even better.


I got a sixer of this for my birthday, I'm not sure where it was bought but I enjoyed it.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:13 PM

I got a sixer of this for my birthday, I'm not sure where it was bought but I enjoyed it.

Nice, living in germany i have realized how important freshness is in certain beer types, everything is fresh here.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:38 PM

Nice, living in germany i have realized how important freshness is in certain beer types, everything is fresh here.

While I don't live in Germany I have traveled there a fair amount on Vacation before (I love traveling to Europe and I am the only one dumb enough to go with my Dad on his adventures :blink:) But in all seriousness I do agree with you and as I once said "The Beer is better in Frankfurt, Germany then it is Frankfort, Kentucky."

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:49 AM

While I don't live in Germany I have traveled there a fair amount on Vacation before (I love traveling to Europe and I am the only one dumb enough to go with my Dad on his adventures :blink:) But in all seriousness I do agree with you and as I once said "The Beer is better in Frankfurt, Germany then it is Frankfort, Kentucky."

Frankfurter beer is actually not the greatest, but I can't say I've had beer form Frankfort.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:14 AM

Frankfurter beer is actually not the greatest, but I can't say I've had beer form Frankfort.

I can't say I've had either but I'd like to try it someday. Munich has very good beer though especially the light at Hofbrauhaus. Though I will say Kentucky is more Whiskey country e.g. Makers Mark, Jim Bean etc.

Edited by IllinoisRedWingsFan, 01 July 2011 - 02:15 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:32 AM

Goin to Freising today to drink some beers at the Weihenstephaner tap, and try some form the other 2 breweries.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

I enjoy beer that makes ladies appear more attractive


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale review.

On draft.

A: Pours a clear copper brown with an ever so slight haze. Finger width head that dissipates rather quickly. Moderate lacing.

S: Hops with a generous floral note and citrus in addition to malts.

T: Sweet malts and citrus with a slight hoppy bitterness. Finishes smooth and clean.

M: Light to medium bodied and crisp. Moderate carbonation.

D: Nice drinkability. Easy to go through a few.

A good pale ale.


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

I enjoy beer that makes ladies appear more attractive


They sell cans of PBR's for $1 out here. Course, you have to find your limit between beer goggles and going home w/ the toilet.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:30 PM

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale review.

Eh, that's a nice marketing gimmick, but yeah, Sierra Nevada ale is the s*** -- like Gordon Biersch (both commonly seen on taps in Cali) always better on tap than bottled/canned. I used to have a thing for ales and other dark beers (Guinness included), but like beer in general, it's a taste that comes and goes.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:48 PM

Did a large lower Michigan brewery tour over the 4th of July weekend. Couple of standouts:

Michigan Brewing Company - Webberville, MI
MBC Maibock: A delicious bock-style lager, so delicious I bought a growler! Being used to maltier bocks, this one was quite different with its hop bitterness. The hops were not so much as to make it similar to a pale ale, but enough to distinguish it from traditional bocks. Nice amber color, small thin head. Easy drinking, so it can get dangerous as its 6.5% ABV.

Founders Brewing Company - Grand Rapids, MI
Founders is now sporting a renovated tap room, which is HUGE. Very long and roomy, with a stage setup on one end with the brewing facility in the background. Long bar with plenty of seats. Unfotunately, they were out of quite a few selections. I ended up getting the oatmeal stout, and I'm glad I did. If they had some of the other ales I was looking forward to, such as Blushing Monk, I probably would have passed it up. Most oatmeal stouts I've had have been on the sweeter side of the malt spectrum. This oatmeal stout was very roasty, almost bitter coffee like. It was a very nice surprise. On top of that, they have it on nitrogen, so the glass had a thick, creamy, delicious head of foam. Definitely a winner here.

Hop Cat Brewery - Grand Rapids, MI
Hop Cat is unique in that they have their own house-brewed selections, but they also stock 100's of bottles, and taps, from microbreweries around the world. I had a few samples (ok, more than a few!), but a memorable one was one of Hop Cats house beers, a pale ale brewed with sage and honey. It was delicious, the honey and sage flavors were subtle and just right. The beer poured golden with a moderate off-white head that left decent lacing on the glass.

Bell's - Kalamazoo, MI
Bell's has also renovated their tap room, and its a cross between modern elements and a lodge-type atmosphere. Had their version of a belgian tripel, which was good but didn't really stand out compared to others I've had. Also tried their Golden Rye at the suggestion of the bartender. It was a very good, pale ale brewed with rye malt. Had a decent amount of hop bitterness, flavor, aroma, as a pale ale should. It wasn't anything I'd go out of my way to have, but if they offered it in bottles (its tap room only right now), it would probably earn a permanent place in my fridge. Had a few other little samplers of their other tap room only beers. If I had one criticism of Bell's, its that they play it safe. I can understand sticking to the tried and true recipes for their bottled beer, but I was expecting a little more creativity in their tap room selections. Still worth the trip, their bar and outdoor area are very nice, wish I had more time to hang out more there.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:11 AM

Was just in Prague this weekend, tried an abundance of Czech beers.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:57 PM

Eh, that's a nice marketing gimmick, but yeah, Sierra Nevada ale is the s*** -- like Gordon Biersch (both commonly seen on taps in Cali) always better on tap than bottled/canned. I used to have a thing for ales and other dark beers (Guinness included), but like beer in general, it's a taste that comes and goes.


I stick with more pales and light beers than darks like porters and stouts, especially in the summer. Drinking a Guinness or a porter in July would be awful IMO.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 03:06 PM

I stick with more pales and light beers than darks like porters and stouts, especially in the summer. Drinking a Guinness or a porter in July would be awful IMO.

Guinness is always awful no matter the weather. I suggest you try Munich Dunkels though, or dunkelweizens, best summer beers.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 11:22 AM

Did a large lower Michigan brewery tour over the 4th of July weekend. Couple of standouts:

Michigan Brewing Company - Webberville, MI
MBC Maibock: A delicious bock-style lager, so delicious I bought a growler! Being used to maltier bocks, this one was quite different with its hop bitterness. The hops were not so much as to make it similar to a pale ale, but enough to distinguish it from traditional bocks. Nice amber color, small thin head. Easy drinking, so it can get dangerous as its 6.5% ABV.

Founders Brewing Company - Grand Rapids, MI
Founders is now sporting a renovated tap room, which is HUGE. Very long and roomy, with a stage setup on one end with the brewing facility in the background. Long bar with plenty of seats. Unfotunately, they were out of quite a few selections. I ended up getting the oatmeal stout, and I'm glad I did. If they had some of the other ales I was looking forward to, such as Blushing Monk, I probably would have passed it up. Most oatmeal stouts I've had have been on the sweeter side of the malt spectrum. This oatmeal stout was very roasty, almost bitter coffee like. It was a very nice surprise. On top of that, they have it on nitrogen, so the glass had a thick, creamy, delicious head of foam. Definitely a winner here.

Hop Cat Brewery - Grand Rapids, MI
Hop Cat is unique in that they have their own house-brewed selections, but they also stock 100's of bottles, and taps, from microbreweries around the world. I had a few samples (ok, more than a few!), but a memorable one was one of Hop Cats house beers, a pale ale brewed with sage and honey. It was delicious, the honey and sage flavors were subtle and just right. The beer poured golden with a moderate off-white head that left decent lacing on the glass.

Bell's - Kalamazoo, MI
Bell's has also renovated their tap room, and its a cross between modern elements and a lodge-type atmosphere. Had their version of a belgian tripel, which was good but didn't really stand out compared to others I've had. Also tried their Golden Rye at the suggestion of the bartender. It was a very good, pale ale brewed with rye malt. Had a decent amount of hop bitterness, flavor, aroma, as a pale ale should. It wasn't anything I'd go out of my way to have, but if they offered it in bottles (its tap room only right now), it would probably earn a permanent place in my fridge. Had a few other little samplers of their other tap room only beers. If I had one criticism of Bell's, its that they play it safe. I can understand sticking to the tried and true recipes for their bottled beer, but I was expecting a little more creativity in their tap room selections. Still worth the trip, their bar and outdoor area are very nice, wish I had more time to hang out more there.


If you didn't check out Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, you should have. An old monastery converted to a brewery that brews in the classic German style.

edit: The oatmeal stout is far and away the best beer Founder's has, in my opinion. It sucks that it's nitrogen infused because I can't get growlers of it. Luckily, Vivant fills other brewery's growlers.

Edited by Travis, 10 August 2011 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:21 AM

When I go out, I simply drink light beer, like Miller Lite or Bud Light. Don't like the feeling of being filled up by regular/craft beers.

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Edited by Hockeytown0001, 11 August 2011 - 11:21 AM.

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