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Old 02-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #521
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i guess my only ???? is did the michigan "U" pass muster?
Since the "Michigan U" gave us Tom Brady you'll always get a free pass with us.

Actually, it was quite good. Yours is sweeter than ours, with a soy sauce twang that ours does not have. You have more of a dark fruit rummyness while ours is more of a malty port. Like ours, yours has no higher alcohol note and the alcohol is quite well incorporated into the solid body of the brew.


I said that day, I'd drink it, I'd pay for a bottle and I'd buy a second after having the first.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:57 PM   #522
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yeah, I agree with Paul...

We actually did the tasting of it on the webcast and Paul's comments above are pretty consistant with what everyone's impression was. Bottom line is it was very good. I thought it was still a bit too sweet but that is really a fine tuning thing more than a knock on beer because again, it was really good.

I kinda disagree with Paul's "malty port" words... I think Paul and Yeager's U1 has the hint of bourbon, a tiny hinty of sweet and the malt is there but I think the whole thing is balanced really well. I don't think of it as overly malty. The Michigan U was just a bit more on the sweet side.

I totally agree on the alcohol... it's amazing not to get any hot off a beer like that and I wasn't getting any at all.

I think Bird said it best... the Michigan U was better than the Sam's original but not quite as good as PTN's and Yeager's U1.

... now... U2... yeah, you guys smoked the U2 (or as I like to call it... the "Utopia IPA")

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:28 PM   #523
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Yeah. The "Michigan U" is >>>>>>>>>>>> Sam Adams U. It's also a little better than U2, I think (although I'm still convinced U2 will be great in 18 months). Not as good as U1, because it's not as well-attenuated.

A lot of soy on the nose (we were all worried it was going to be like the god-awful Triple Bock), but very little, if any, of that carried through to the flavor. Didn't seem to be as maple-front as U1.

Really, just need the sweetness to be cut a bit, somehow. Good luck with that!

Still, an outstanding brew, particularly the complete lack of hot-alcohol. Amazed that you guys can make a beer this big not be hot, yet Sammy's tastes like you could use it for sanitizing your brew gear.

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:36 PM   #524
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... maybe if you guys had done a barleywine starter.

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Uhhh, Brian?

We're all waiting....

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Still waiting....

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Still waiting....
I've been reading this thread religiously, and his silence is deafening!

Come on Cape, we're waiting!!!
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Actually, I find his silence refreshing.

It also speaks to the fine job his mother did in raising him. Think about it. How often have you turned to your child at rhe table and said, "Don't talk with your mouth full!"

Cape has such a mouth full of crow we may enjoy this blessed silence for weeks.

Remember that crack he made about proof that God exists? I think we have a winner!

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whatta ya mean?

All I gotta say is... keep focused on making sure my share is perfect.

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Hey, change your avatar sig to read, "There's no need to fear, Mega Tun is here!"

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