Mark's Bierzimmer

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Mark J, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Last night in chat we were goofing off as usual and a few of us were partaking of beverages and one member says hey Mark, why dont you start a thread on those German beers with a review and rating system.

    I kind of like the idea. I enjoy alot of different beer from around the world from the 60 and 90 minute IPA's to my favorite, the Bavarian brewed beers.
    There is a store in Fayetteville North Carolina that caters to fine wine heads, cigar puffers, and "real" beer lovers like myself so I keep an inventory on hand of bier (that's beer to you domestic drinkers) you don't find in grocery stores for those mellowing moments.

    I realize everyone has a different taste pallet but this will be all in fun and and education ;) .

    If anyone is interested in contributing or determining in what areas we could rate different biers please do.

    Some of my thoughts are as follows
    1) Smell
    2) Color
    3) Taste
    4) After taste
    5) Would I drink it again
    6) Bier for the masses
    7) Body
    8) Price
    9) Alcohol content

    Like many other people my venture into drinking "real" bier was one in which I had to aquire the taste for but once the taste was aquired there was no turning back.


    Here is a photo of a few in my stock I drink on a regular basis.
     

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  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    The Maudite in the middle is 6.99 a bottle but it's a 750ml bottle of beer at around 8.5% alcohol. Very good beer.
    Prices on these types of beers range from about $1.90 - $20.00 dollars a bottle and some are seasonal.
    Usually if it sports fancy foo foo packaging it is well deserved. :D
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Mark Ill be right over LOL them beers look good. My favorites would be Guiness Stout/ Warstheimer(sp)/Elephant on tap. Bass Ale is good to.
     
  4. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    What a cool thread Mark! :thumbsup:

    I'm more of a novice beer drinker, but I do prefer darker ones to the goldens. Ones I've tried and liked:

    Newcastle (my favorite)
    Guiness
    Bass

    I haven't tried any of the serious the more rare imports, but there is a shop here in town that is prolly a sister store to the one you have mentioned. Maybe you could recommend something new for me to try.

    I do have a question...or maybe a random thought. I've tried several beers here in town at WV Brewing Co. Alot of them have a bitter taste I can only describe as grapefruit rinds...ever noticed this? :confused:
     
  5. cook

    cook New Member

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    5) would I drink it again

    does that include the same beer making the return trip?Did a lot of that in college.Don't miss that one bit!! :crying:
     
  6. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    That taste is the hops. It can impart a "fruity" flavor on the beer.
    On the bitterness scale for example a Budweiser is about a 3. some of your India Pale Ales or IPA's might be a 25.
    Most of the bitterness you taste is from the hops itself and more then likely you were drinking an IPA.

    Bitterness isnt for everyone. I like it in some beers as it enhances the flavor.
    Other beers it may mask the ingredients.

    I would say that the hops are to beer to what flour is to bread.
    Some beers only have hops from a certain region or town in the world in them.
    Some have blends of hops.

    I would suggest a Shinerbock to wet your feet and thats probally the best domestic beer out there in a bock.
    One of my favorites is a Dopplebock from Germany .
     

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  7. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Thanks buddy! :worship:
     
  8. fwmud

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    Jen, the most important thing to remember;

    "NDOOTOLO"

    I've the ZShiner bock. It ain't that bad.Course I'm not as "up to date" on beer as you guys are.
    (He makes fun of me cause my beer comes in a can) :D
     
  9. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    In my posts always remember what I like you may not.
    Tastes are different for different people so this message should remain front and center for all of us.


    If you like the domestic Amber Bock you'll love the Dopplebocks.
    They are 7.2% alcohol. It comes in a 1 pint .09 oz resealable corked bottle.
    It's brewed by Der Hirsch-Brau
    Sonthofen, Germany

    Another one that I like with a meal is the Italian Birra Moretti.
    It's a smooth beer.
     
  10. elphaba7

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    Of course, Amber Bock was the first dark beer I tried. I think the main thing I like about the taste of the darker ones I have tried is the richness of them. Sorta like the same reason I like red wine, and dark chocolate. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Whistler

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    LOL, when I was stationed in Italy this was a main beer at the local restaraunt we frequented when I first got there. They serve it warm if you don't ask for it cold. It's pretty good over there as it's not pasteurized. Least that's what I was told. LOL I made the mistake when I first got over there of ordering one in Grande size. Huge stein of about a liter or more of beer. I drank it like it was kool-aid too. LOL My buddies had to carry me back to my room. I never have drank much, and it surely showed that night!! LOL My favorite German beer is Weisen. I like that very cold. I've had some from here in the class six store and it wasn't anything like what you get in Europe. Still OK, but not the same.
     
  12. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Bryan, I really like the lightness of that beer with a really good meal.
    Most of these Bavarian Bocks I like so much sit kinda heavy.
     
  13. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I drank a Maudite tonight.
    That is just one awesome beer without a doubt.
    It is caramelly and smooth at 8% alcohol.
    The brewer is Unibroue in Chambly Quebec.
    The wording on the bottle says...

    refermented on yeast base in the bottle, goes down uncommonly smooth.
    One taste of this excellent malt beverage will instill in you the highest respect and appreciation for its warm mellowing effect.

    I find this to be true in every facet.

    The bottle is 750ml and requires a cork puller to open it up.
    It has a nice pop when the seal is broken.
     

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  14. elphaba7

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    All I can say is TGIPayday! :p Can't wait to try something new!
    I'm going to look for the Shinerbock and Dopplebock.