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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27 12 8:38 pm    Post subject: World's strongest beer Reply with quote

I guess most of you have probably seen this

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/10/the-worlds-10-strongest-beers/

at what level do they stop calling it beer Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27 12 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: World's strongest beer Reply with quote

Old Smoker wrote:
at what level do they stop calling it beer Shocked

When the name on the can changes from Old Milwaukee to something else. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27 12 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like beer that tastes like beer.....all these high alcohol beers usually taste like cr@p in my opinion......if I want something strong to drink.....I'll have a shot of Rum. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27 12 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must be getting old care more for taste than octane level in my booze .

jack daniels is stiil my drink of chioce just plain old jack
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28 12 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are not beers IMO.

It is one thing when its a Imperial and approaches the 10% mark but really anything more than that it is not a beer any longer.

I have to wonder if they go through the traditional brewing process to achieve that ABV, and if they are that is why they are still able to call it beer. Laws regarding brewed and distilled alcohol are entirely different along with the licensing.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28 12 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is way too high for my tastes.

I don't even like rye, rum, bourbon or scotch to be any more than 50% ABV.
I like to drink that stuff neat ... if it's good stuff. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28 12 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just nuts. Who wants to drink 'beer' @ 134 proof? Not me Laughing . I was in the Islands a few months back and bought some double proofed Jamaican Rum. IIRC it was 137 proof - and tasted like chit. I think that was the first bottle of liquor I've EVER poured out Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28 12 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 20 years ago I tried a limited holiday run of a Sam Adams bock. Allegedly used 5 pounds of grain for each bottle worth. They used champagne yeast because beer yeast would not survive. It came is a small, cobalt blue bottle that looked black when full. Tasted like sherry to me. Not bad but did not remotely resemble beer in my opinion.

Edit: Found a short review on it: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/111
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28 12 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to mention ...
I do have a bottle of Yukon Jack purchased stateside 12 yrs ago.
It's 100 proof, and I have yet to crack the cap ... Shocked Shocked
That stuff will keep anybody warm on a cold winters night. Very Happy
It's only 80 proof up here. Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28 12 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: World's strongest beer Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:
Old Smoker wrote:
at what level do they stop calling it beer Shocked

When the name on the can changes from Old Milwaukee to something else. Wink


No, it stops being Old Milwaukee when skunk piss comes off the top three in the list of ingredients.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29 12 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oregon smoker wrote:
Those are not beers IMO.

It is one thing when its a Imperial and approaches the 10% mark but really anything more than that it is not a beer any longer.

I have to wonder if they go through the traditional brewing process to achieve that ABV, and if they are that is why they are still able to call it beer. Laws regarding brewed and distilled alcohol are entirely different along with the licensing.


They Freeze distilled it to reach the 65%. IMO its not beer if there is any distillation involved.

Sam Adams holds the title of strongest beer that is actually brewed. Latest batch I looked up came out to 27% ABV.

http://www.samueladams.com/enjoy-our-beer/beer-detail.aspx?name=utopias
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29 12 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Old Smoker, not trying to hi-jack. Crying or Very sad

Just cracked this open as 'tis the season, don't you know.
It's 8%ABV. About as strong as I like a beer to be. Very nice, too. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29 12 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's it taste ? The strongest beer,ale or stout I ever tried was Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout at 9%, rather a little to robust for my taste buds.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29 12 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Smoker wrote:
How's it taste ? The strongest beer,ale or stout I ever tried was Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout at 9%, rather a little to robust for my taste buds.

I liked it. I'm a little partial to darker brews when the weather starts changing.
Lately it's been in the 40-45° range. That suits me fine - I sleep better.
No need for A/C and the furnace doesn't cycle on too much, either.
I must say, after 1 Litre of this stuff, I had a nice glow on. Very Happy Cool Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29 12 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any beer that has an alcohol content that is above what an ale or lager yeast can produce is no longer a beer.

As I type this I am finishing off a mug of a 9.2% black DIPA. Man it it tasty.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12 12 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another fine beer has been released from the folks at Muskoka Brewery.
I had to rush out and get some. It comes in at 8.4% ABV.
But the number that really stands out is this: it is 71 IBU!!

Most massed produced, big movers, lots of shelf space beer is in the range of 5-25 IBU.

This stuff slaps you in the face on the first sip ...
then it tries to kick you in the groin as you drink more. Shocked Shocked Wink






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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14 12 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T00lman wrote:
I must be getting old care more for taste than octane level in my booze .

jack daniels is stiil my drink of chioce just plain old jack


I thought you cared about taste???? Laughing
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