I Am Lothar, post: 2092053 wrote:
The stout is really fucking tasty, much better than Guiness. It pretty much tastes like coffee. Here's a review:
People jizz themselves over it.
Rochefort 10 (blue cap, dark beer, 11.3% ABV). Reddish-brown colour, with a very compact head and an aroma of figs, feels like honey in the mouth. The alcohol profile is a major component in the flavour of this rich ale. It is very similar to 6 and 8, but has much more of everything. Some may find the high alcohol content to be disagreeable.
The brewery is located inside the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rmy, near the town of Rochefort, and has been brewing beer since 1595. There are approximately 15 monks resident at the monastery. The monks are very secretive about the brewing process, and the brewery is not open to the public, therefore much of the information publicly known about the brewery comes from only a few sources.
Like many strong Belgian beers, those produced at Rochefort age well and can be cellared for at least five years whilst maintaining quality. Each of these beers is brewed to the same recipe, with the only difference being the alcoholic content. The water for the beers is drawn from a well located inside the monastery walls.
As with all other trappist breweries, the beer is only sold in order to financially support the monastery and some other good causes. The monks will not increase production based on demand or profit motives, but only enough to support themselves, resulting in a fairly limited supply of beer availability. In practice, there is currently no shortage through regular channels.
surewhyyoucan, post: 2092059 wrote:
That obsidian looks great. Just had one of these two days ago....really like it.
Although, real men brew their own ; )
I'm doing a batch up this weekend. Maybe I'll do something SRK inspired.
In the meantime,
Bedfast Emperor, post: 2092065 wrote:
I don't know if you can get this outside of Wisconsin but anything made by the New Glarus Brewing Company is top notch stuff. Spotted Cow's really popular but Fat Squirrels probably the best I think they have.
Wisconsin kicks ass for beer.. I went to New York and almost shat myself when I saw Sierra Nevada and Newcastle being $11 for a 6 pack. That's almost double the price then it is in Wisconsin
C_2, post: 2092067 wrote:
anyone tried Hoegaarden? it's 1 of the best beer i've had. too bad i have yet to be able to find it here in the states.
DropOff, post: 2092010 wrote:
I'm pretty into stella artrois at the moment.
Manx, post: 2092071 wrote:
Word. Best beer eva.
Shiner Bock, Heineken, Ziegenbock. In that order.
I had my first winter ale last yea and I'm looking forward to more this year. I found out that Shiner makes a winter brew.
cobra_waltz, post: 2092070 wrote:
What do you guys think is the worst commercially available/known beer? I'd say Coors light. I seriously think it tastes like piss and had to huck it when I tried some.
Has anyone tried the beer "XO" .. I believe it was from france.. have to go look on the bottle. Anyway, its the 2nd to last beer on my picture there. Its cognac & beer mixed. Fuck, I had to poor it out it tasted so bad.
platinum_pinoy, post: 2092075 wrote:
Chimay is good beer.
Okazaki III, post: 2092079 wrote:
Ohh man if you like Chimay you have to try the Rochefort I mentioned before.
Hey that guy who collects beer bottles from all over: you want me to send you a few?
I have some in the closet, just waiting to throw them out:
orochizoolander, post: 2092083 wrote:
What are some good dark beers?
3b1r4h, post: 2092089 wrote:
*dock st bohemian pilsner.
recomondations for that ass.
edit- i didn't go into the more popular asian pilsners because i figured you tried them but japan is probably the best pilsner producing country outside of europe.
3b1r4h, post: 2092093 wrote:
the worst beer i've ever had is cave creek chili ale.
it's got a chili pepper in the bottle and it's fucking disgusting.
DarthTrey, post: 2092096 wrote:
Are there any good wheat ales?
coco_j, post: 2092097 wrote:
I had a couple Gulden Draaks the other night. Woke up and found out I had made 3 seperate shits on my carpet.
Septimus Prime, post: 2092086 wrote:
Tried Hoegaarden. It's not bad, but it's not really my favorite. The orange flower or whatever gives it a soy sauce taste
cobra_waltz, post: 2092061 wrote:
So, I collect beer bottles..
Irennicus, post: 2092062 wrote:
Haha! My room mates are currently aging a Porter that they made for six months. They just past the half-way mark.