Originally posted by winofiend
Best beer I've ever had was a Belgium once called Chimay.
You know I'd actually forgive myself if I had one of those belgium chimays now... they were so expensive for singles they limit themselves by the cost. But at 9% alc/vol you only needed about 12 or so...
ahh sobriety. only when you are here do I remember the times good beer was indeed good.
Originally posted by Chesterpudlian
Might as well make my first comment as an ATS account holder, on matters after my own heart...Ale!
Has to be Brewdog Punk IPA, though some of their other stuff is really good too. Each bottle label has the following statement of intent printed on it:
"This is not a lowest common denominator beer.
This is an aggressive beer.
We don't care if you don't like it.
We do not merely aspire to the proclaimed heady heights of conformity through neutrality and blandness.
It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate the depth, character and quality of this premium craft brewed beer.
You probably don't even care that this rebellious little beer contains no preservatives or additives and uses only the finest fresh natural ingredients.
Just go back to drinking your mass marketed, bland, cheaply made watered down lager, and close the door behind you.
BrewDog: Beer for Punks.
BrewDog is about breaking rules, taking risks, upsetting trends and unsettling institutions but first and foremost, great tasting beer."
I like the banter and the attitude that comes across in the branding and, together with the great tasting substance contained within, makes an all-round enjoyable experience.
Well worth a sample in my humble opinion.
Originally posted by Hendrick99
I've always been partial to Belgian beers. Used to like IPA's, but now I just can't stand them for some reason, I just never find myself in the mood for them.
I enjoyed a very sour sipping beer I tried about 6 months ago while doing a tour of the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO, called "La Folie". Unfortunately it's hard to come by outside of CO, and Fort Collins for that matter.
Shock Top makes a solid Belgian. Always loved Duvel, too.
Originally posted by InTheLight
Originally posted by MaMaa
Originally posted by Time2Think
Wow I never realized so many people liked pale ales... I tend to stick to lagers like Yuengling, but these days I'm really getting into Belgian whites - ever since my friend bought us a case of Blue Moon a while back. Right now I'm enjoying a case of Shock Top. I also really like drinking molson and labatt's. Not really into the hoppy stuff like Stone IPA (Gargoyle). One of my friends had some of that a while ago too, and I found myself chugging it to heavy metal... fun stuff lol. I can't stand drinking stuff like Black and Tan's, makes me want to puke just thinking about it.
I don't drink coffee at all, that probably has a lot to do with people's tastes in beer.... I don't smoke anymore either. If you think about it coffee and cigarettes taste like crap.edit on 24-2-2013 by Time2Think because: (no reason given)
I'm a fan of Blue Moon and shock top too! I have not tried shock top's honeyscrisp apple wheat, but their pumpkin and Belgian white is really good!
I'm drinking Shock Top right now, it's very tasty.
Originally posted by Time2Think
reply to post by MaMaa
The honeycrisp is really good stuff, but if you're not into the apple flavoring like say.. hard ciders or stuff such as woodchuck, or hardcore apple (whatever it's called) I don't think I would recommend it - it kinda has an aftertaste of apples. I personally like it a lot... probably too much, it did give me some heartburn haha.