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Old 07-22-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default BrewDog, still not beer, 55% ABV, 500/bottle, Dead Animal Bottles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-10725024

Anyone want a stout stoat? I cannot decide if I like or dislike these bottles. They're novel, but oh so horrific.

Thoughts?

How is this even beer at 55%?

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Old 07-22-2010, 07:24 PM   #2
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I love them. I think these guys are hilarious even though I don't really like their beer. Pretty sure it's harvested roadkill.

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Old 07-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #3
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If it is made by simple fermentation from barley, hops, and water. It is beer.

Even beer can be freeze concentrated and still be beer. Eis-Bock?

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Old 07-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #5
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Who in the world s dumb enough to pay £500 for a bottle?

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:29 PM   #6
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If it is made by simple fermentation from barley, hops, and water. It is beer.

Even beer can be freeze concentrated and still be beer. Eis-Bock?
So you're saying that freeze distillation qualifies as beer, but fractional distillation makes it whiskey? What about chemical separation? What if someone used a centrifuge? I bet you could get to 95%.

I just don't see any logic in the distinction. There are much stronger "beers" on the market. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_T._Stagg
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So you're saying that freeze distillation qualifies as beer, but fractional distillation makes it whiskey? What about chemical separation? What if someone used a centrifuge? I bet you could get to 95%.

I just don't see any logic in the distinction. There are much stronger "beers" on the market. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_T._Stagg
Many liquor commsions do not consider freezing, distillation. So it is those commissions who decide whether or not it is still beer or if it has become a spirit. But, even the German purity laws recognized Eis-Bock as beer.

I do, however, expect as this type of product becomes more and more diverse thanks to Brew-Dog and BBC taht it will develope into a spirit category based solely on alcohol content alone rather than method of distillation.

And yes, i do realize that whiskey is based on malt barley. The distillation process is much different than freezing tho'.
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Who in the world s dumb enough to pay £500 for a bottle?
With only 11 bottles being released, I'm sure many people would be "dumb" enough, and it will probably prove to be a good investment. None of those will be drank so it doesn't matter how it tastes.


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So you're saying that freeze distillation qualifies as beer, but fractional distillation makes it whiskey? What about chemical separation? What if someone used a centrifuge? I bet you could get to 95%.

I just don't see any logic in the distinction. There are much stronger "beers" on the market. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_T._Stagg
No amount of centrifugation will separate the EtOH from the H2O!
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in the video ad for the new 55% beer, they mention that it contains Mead ??:


Its funny, but its only a gimmick; nothing more. There are a hell of a lot better and more important things to spend money on than $700 bottles of gimmick beer that probably taste like ass from a couple of stoner-looking brewers dressed in animal costumes.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #10
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haven't had any of their frozen beers and don't really plan on it. Not into that stuff really but whatever floats your boat. I will be trying the hard core IPA soon though.

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