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Caber-Net
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From: Manchester, CT
Posted: 2003-03-09 09:38 am   Permalink

Ahh... yes, I've heard of this one. Quite a few people looking for it back east.

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On 2003-03-08 23:34, Shipwreckjoey wrote:
If any of you guys manage to make out here to San Diego you might get a taste of my favorite brew - Arrogant Bastard Ale brewed by Stone Brewery in San Marcos,CA. Comes in 20 oz bottles, 7.2% alc. "hated by many, loved by few" mmmm...delicious!



 
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Caber-Net
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From: Manchester, CT
Posted: 2003-03-09 09:49 am   Permalink

Yes, these are the best Canadian beers I've ever had. (The La Fin Du Monde and the Maudite... never seen the Terrible) but these are Belgium style beers. As much as I like British and German beers (Aventinus is in my top 5) I think the Belgium’s are the King Ruler Supreme in the brewing category.



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7.5 percent? Pussies!

You ought to try some of our fine Canadian Beverages:
Fin Du Monde (End of the World)
Maudite (the Damned One)
Terrible


You can only have a few Maudite before some Terrible things happen, and trust me, the next morning it will feel like the End Of The WOrld!



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Shipwreckjoey
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-03-09 10:06 am   Permalink

Ben,
EKU28 was the beer of choice when I was last at Olde World Village in your part of town. Is that place still there?

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Shipwreckjoey
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-03-09 10:19 am   Permalink

OK, if 7.2 is too light weight for you, pick up a bottle of Stone's Ruination Ale...it kicks it up another notch.

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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-03-09 10:45 am   Permalink

As a student, I developed a taste for Owd Roger (8%) served in pints of course. A lunchtime session on Owd Roger would always end in utter disgrace around the streets of Newcastle. That actually wasn't the strongest beer in that particular pub. That was 11% but only served in small bottles. It tasted like Marmite.

These days my favourite is Double Chocolate Stout, which is like Guinness but with loads more taste. I think it's only about 5%, though.

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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2003-03-11 12:05 pm   Permalink

I have to chime in when you mention ABA (Arrogant Bastard Ale). It is great beer but not for the faint of heart. Even if you don't like the flavor, you've got to like their slogan. I have a coaster in my office that says "Fizzy Yellow Beer is for Wussies".

If I don't have all the ingredients for a fruity mixed drink, a good beer is always on target.

Newcastle Brown
Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale
Belhaven Scottish Ale
Petes Wicked Ale
Sierra Nevada Wheat Beer (or Porter)
Stone Brewing Co-Arrogant Bastard Ale
Buffalo Bills-Pumpkin Beer (yes pumpkin)

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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2003-03-11 5:29 pm   Permalink

Trader Woody - when in England in '94 I developed a taste for Tetley Bitter. I even went as far as going on their brewery tour in Yorkshire...my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, couldn't get over the fact that they use some powderized fish enzymes to get the clarity in their beer. She also had a problem with the temperature at which bitters are served. Tetley has recently started popping up in the states but it just doesn't taste the same!


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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2003-03-14 3:57 pm   Permalink

Johntiki,

Yep, Tetley's is very widespread over here as it's a classic bitter. There are many more interesting or better quality ales, but it's a beer that seems to travel well, at least within the island.

Those fish enzyme thingys are used in most beers here, so vegans beware. (They are called finings?? Something like that) It's not as though you'd ever realise they have been used, though.

German lagers have a 'purity law' where no additives can be, er, added, but I don't think that applies to their dark beers.

The warm beer deal puts a lot of people off when they have been used to being served beers at just above freezing temperature to mask the wierd chemical taste of the beers. Any beer tastes ok if served brutally cold.

Keep tasting new brews,

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Tiki Chris
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From: London
Posted: 2006-05-21 09:45 am   Permalink

Mongozo has a coconut & quinua beer which is really yummy. for some reason, it's not listed on the products page of its website:
http://www.mongozo.org/eng/main_eng.htm

but, they have lots of other exotic beers.




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Degarth
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Posted: 2006-06-12 11:25 pm   Permalink

Coconut is hard to brew with because it is kind of oily. I've had a toasted coconut porter that a buddy made as a homebrew. Was nice, but really tasted more like vanilla and oak than coconut. There are a few coconut beers made, but they are all very low distribution beers usually made at brewpubs.

Chapeau (availible at Total Wine and More at least in Florida) makes a whole line of fruit beers that have tropical flavors like bannana and mango. They aren't bad for what they are and would fit in well at a Tiki party.

As far as the fierceness that is the Canadian La Fin Du Monde I'll stick with good old American excessiveness:

18% ABV Stout
http://ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-world-wide-stout-2001-2003-present-(18)/5923/

14.7% ABV Barleywine http://ratebeer.com/beer/drakes-barley-wine-brandy-barrel/53169/

18% ABV Raspberry Fruit Beer http://ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-fort/42723/

21% ABV IPA http://ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-120-minute-ipa/22904/

18.5% Strong Ale Brewed with Raisins http://ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-raison-d-extra/12834/

And the grandaddy of them all:

25% ABV Barleywine http://ratebeer.com/beer/samuel-adams-utopias/12228/

Canadian brews are laughably tame by American craft beer standards though Bièropholie, Dieu du Ciel, St. Ambroise and Heritage Brewing make some tasty stuff.


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Tikiwahine
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From: Ontario, Canada
Posted: 2006-06-15 10:41 am   Permalink

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Canadian brews are laughably tame by American craft beer standards though Bièropholie, Dieu du Ciel, St. Ambroise and Heritage Brewing make some tasty stuff.



Pardon me, but I highly doubt you've tried every hand crafted micro brewed bottle of love in Canada. Though it is your opinion only, I still don't appreciate that remark.

If you are speaking of the mass produced crap that is Molson Canadian, Kokanee, and all the other garbage beers(which are ok if you can't afford the more expensive, quality stuff) then I apologize.

To name a few: Backhand of God Stout by Crannóg Ales, Hermannator Ice Bock by Vancouver Island Brewery. Pretty much anything by Phillips Brewing Company, Spinnakers Brewery and Buckerfields Brewery all right here in Victoria B.C.

Please understand that this is a forum spanning the globe, many different countries are represented here. I personally don't appreciate such anti-beer sentiment. The same thing could be said of any country. The are many 'laughably tame' beers available everywhere, so take the time to seek out those worth while of your gullet, and ralax a little, guy.

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marika
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From: montreal
Posted: 2006-06-15 10:49 am   Permalink

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On 2003-03-09 07:15, tikifish wrote:
7.5 percent? Pussies!

You ought to try some of our fine Canadian Beverages:

Fin Du Monde (End of the World)
http://www.unibroue.com/products/fin.cfm

Maudite (the Damned One)
http://www.unibroue.com/products/maudite.cfm

Terrible
http://www.unibroue.com/products/terrible.cfm

(in french, 'terrible' means something more akin to 'fearsome' or 'scary' as opposed to just lousy)

You can only have a few Maudite before some Terrible things happen, and trust me, the next morning it will feel like the End Of The WOrld!




Eau benite (holy water) is awesome too. You gotta love those unibroue beers. In spring McAuslan makes an apricot beer and in fall a pumpkin beer. I wish I knew where I can find coconut beer.


 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-06-15 10:51 am   Permalink

Oh ya,

Welcome to TikiCentral!



 
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Degarth
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Posted: 2006-06-20 07:40 am   Permalink

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On 2006-06-15 10:41, Tikiwahine wrote:
Pardon me, but I highly doubt you've tried every hand crafted micro brewed bottle of love in Canada. Though it is your opinion only, I still don't appreciate that remark.



Certainly I have not tried them all. Neither have you. But, yet you still choose not to "appreciate that remark" even though it is founded on evidence. I have had enough to know what the general approach to beer is in different regions. And I have had enough different beers from around the world to know the stylistic approach in other countries.

Now of course you can find a general crossover point for bland stuff in any country as almost every country favors pale lagers as their beer of choice. But, you must consider the context of my reply which was in response to a statement that Canadian beers were stronger than US beer (or that the word pussy should be associated with American beer) and that simply is not true.

From Canada I have had:

Scotch Irish Tsarina Katarina Imperial Stout
Upper Canada Lager
Unibroue Maudite
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
Unibroue Raftman
Unibroue Don de Dieu
Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Unibroue Édition 2005
Boréale Noire
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
La Barberie Stout Impériale
Unibroue La Terrible
Boréale Cuivrée
Boréale Blonde
Unibroue La Bolduc
Unibroue Éphémère Apple
Unibroue Éphémère Cassis
Boréale Rousse
Molson Canadian
Moosehead Beer

I also have a Unibroue 10 sitting in the cellar to be enjoyed later.

Granted I've had nothing from Alberta, but what is there to seek out? Alley Kat's beers, Brew Brothers? Brewsters? None of their offerings are very highly touted. I've had nothing from BC, but again what is there that is worth a trip just for the beer? Fat Cat makes a decent Barleywine, but that's not a style I much care for. I've had nothing from Manitoba and again they don't put out anything worth seeking. I would like to try some of the Bushwakker Beers from out of Saskatchewan and I'll get to it someday. Of the remaining-Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Yukon there are a handful of interesting beers, but still nothing that is so compelling it probably doesn't have a better example of the style here in the states.

I've kept ratings on 1375 different beers from 47 different countries. I've probably had in total 2000 different beers, but I've only kept notes on the 1375. Granted the vast majority of my ratings are from US brewers, but as I don't keep ratings on things like Bud and Coors that only speaks to the huge proliferation of craft beer in the US.

But, back to my original premise what is the highest abv beer availible in Canada? Do you know? It is nowhere near the highest abv beers in the US if you want a hint.


Ohh and do you mean this 57 out of 100 overall Hermannator?
http://ratebeer.com/Beer/vancouver-island-hermannator-ice-bock/6195/

At 9.5% abv that is, unarguably, very cute. But, try an American attempt at an Eisbock:

http://ratebeer.com/beer/southampton-double-ice-bock/11744/
http://ratebeer.com/beer/ramstein-eisbock/30309/
http://ratebeer.com/beer/new-glarus-symposium-eisbock/17531/

And yes the modestly rated Crannog Back Hand of God Stout sounds like something I'd like, but I'd hardly toss it out there as world class.



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