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ultravista 03-05-2013 04:14 AM

Ever Mix Your Beers For The Hell of It?
I often mix my beers to experiment with different taste combinations. Most of the time it works out pretty well.

For example, I have a dark oatmeal stout, an Arrogant Bastard, and a Westvleteren 12 clone kegged. I'll take the Westy 12 as a base, add some of the Arrogant Bastard, then top it off with the oatmeal stout. I really dig the flavor of all three - the heavenly goodness of fine quad, the hop bite from the Chinook, and the dark roasty flavor from the stout.

That had me thinking of combining recipes, especially the Arrogant Bastard & Westy with Chinook hops, candy syrup, Chinooks, and maybe a little chocolate & oatmeal.

Whaddaya think, should I put the pint down ...?

NorthRiverS 03-05-2013 05:43 AM

I've taken an overcarbed beer and mixed it with a low carbed beer, to even out the carbonation.


helibrewer 03-05-2013 05:47 AM

I have blended a dark strong that was a bit sweet with a dry duppel.

hillhousesawdustco 03-05-2013 06:05 AM

I mix all sorts of stuff- often dark, malty beers with whatever ipa is on tap. Fun to experiment and sometimes will give you a swell idea for a hybrid beer!

DoctorDuvel 03-05-2013 06:28 AM

The idea of doing this is usually off-putting for me. I get a similar feeling when thinking about mixing italian and chinese food.

torstensson 03-05-2013 11:03 AM

"Black and Tan"
A mix of pale ale and a stout. If you use pale lager and a stout it's called a "Half and half"

Its not bad even though prefer not to mix :)

stratslinger 03-05-2013 11:12 AM

At one time I had a robust porter and a tart raspberry wheat that made a nice 30/70 blend. Another time I had a blueberry and a chocolate stout that I thought would make a good blend, but I never could find a good proportion. Most of the time though, I haven't really had beers around that screamed out "blend me".

454k30 03-05-2013 03:55 PM

I was going to say black and tan as well. Beer mixes well and can create some really cool flavors. Doing so certainly isn't for the traditionalist though. To many that is like putting a fruit slice on the rim of a hefeweizen.

matteroftaste 03-05-2013 04:22 PM

I have a Citra SMaSH that i find too overbearing, turns out i dont like citra very much, but blended with an aipa its lovely!

baulz 03-05-2013 04:38 PM

I mixed a lot of Porter and IPA last year.

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