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Old 07-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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...every dark beer from a mild to a porter and stout that you brew is compared to Guinness. I understand that most people have never had another type of dark beer but my beer is night and day to the flavour of Guinness. lol ok a weak rant but still Anyone else have this problem?

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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Yep, and it bugs me as well. "If it's not light beer, it's DARK.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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I usually respond by saying "You think guiness is 'heavy'? It has less alcohol and less calories than budweiser."

That usually throws them for a loop!

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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My brother said my nut brown (which accidentally came out chocolatey) tasted just like guinness...I frowned.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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Ugh, "heavy." I cannot stand that description of a beer, especially when the person clearly doesn't know what a heavy beer is.

I've served a Bitter to someone before and they go, "Oh, it's pretty good, kinda heavy though."

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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"it tastes dark"

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:14 PM   #7
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My dad is a "light" (in terms of weight descriptions) beer drinker through and through. Anything with excessive flavor he does not like. He likes my kolsh, Darm english mild, ambers, but stays away from my stouts haha. He is up front about it so it doesn't bother me. He also likes me to carbonat to near champagne levels.

Its fine though, I would rather give him something I know he would enjoy rather than trying to make him like the same exact beers I like.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #8
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Of the beer ignorant people I know, "heavy" usually means too much flavor, but heavy just sounds like a manlier reason to not want to drink it.

Dark beer is just a victim of advertising. If it's not piss yellow and fizzy, then it'll fill you up in one pint! And then how will I ever get super drunk and post embarrassing pictures of myself on the internet?

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My father is the worst with this. He doesn't drink much, but he actually likes the beers of mine that he tries. For some reason, he just insists on comparing them ALL to Guinness. He even told me an American Wheat tasted like a "light colored Guinness." Sometimes I make sure he tastes particular beers just so I can laugh at him.

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Last weekend I had a party with about 25 BMC drinkers. I got a suprising amount of positive feedback on my brews but 5 or 6 different people said that my toasted coconut porter tasted like Guinness. I think the only thing they both have in common is they are not yellow and they are both served on nitrogen. I think the ESB I had on tap was alot closer to Guinness than that porter was. From now on, I'll keep a sixer of Guinness around and if anyone says that about my stout/porter, I'll make them do a taste comparison.

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