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Old 03-06-2009, 09:12 PM   #21
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Hey, I used to hate beer till I started brewing my own. I also like less hop bittering than HWMBC but we have found a medium balance. Althought you guys all think its funny for some reason lime in the beer cuts the bitterness for me so maybe she can get by with that. Wow, too many typos today, just finished half a pint from my grocery store brew and it is a little strong for me.

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Old 03-06-2009, 09:15 PM   #22
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Grocery store brew eh...... cheater!! unless of course you're talking about premier malt extract purchased from your local grocery store and then brewed into a tasty homebrew!

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Old 03-06-2009, 09:40 PM   #23
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Lindemans Framboise eh? I'll have to keep an eye out for that.... as a note of curiosity... why that one before the wit? just curious.....
It's as extreme on the sweet, fruity, not-beery side as you can really find in a beer (Lindeman's tends to be sweeter than the average lambic). So if the problem is thinking all beers taste alike, that's about as extreme on the girly/froo-froo side of the spectrum as you can get.

The Framboise is raspberry flavored (They have a cherry (Kriek) and peach (Peche) version as well, but the Framboise is generally considered their premier lambic).

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Framboise looks for all the world like red pop. The nose is intensely fruity and smells like concentrated essence of crushed, sweetened raspberries. It is, by far, the most powerfully fruity nose of any beer that I've ever had the pleasure to sniff.

Thankfully, the beer tastes exactly like it smells. There's only one flavor here and that is... raspberries! It's simple, it's direct, it's flavorful, it's the liquid essence of the fruit. There's a delightful balance between sweet and tart.
A good wit (Allagash White, Hoegaarden) is another direction to go, but it's going to taste more like a beer with some citrus and spice notes than a fruit drink.

Basically, I'd go with the framboise first to ensure that she sees:
a) how _extremely_ different a beer can taste
b) that they don't all have any sort of bitter or hoppy notes

Once her mind is open to the possibilities, use the wits and weizens to nudge her into different, more "beery", flavors that may still appeal to her.

Once she grows to like wits, then even many bars will have a beer (Blue Moon) that she's open to. It's not a great wit, but it's not terrible either and if you're in the "stick a lemon in it" phase it's perfectly acceptable.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:25 PM   #24
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Try a raspberry wheat. Abita Purple Haze would be a good one.

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:29 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the input folks... I appreciate the time spent!

As a side note.... We did recently try a Pyramid Apricot Ale (an unfiltered wheat beer) and may I just say that we both both found it to be nearly gag reflex inducing..... Are other fruit/wheat beers similar.....

....please let the answer be no.......

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:53 PM   #26
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I can drink Framboise, because I like rsapberries, but I gag on apricot or peach flavors. So don't judge the fruity flavors from that.

+1 on try the Framboise, if she can drink that and likes it, then you have some place to start.

If she doesn't like it, like my wife, then...

+1 on more for ME to drink!!!

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:54 PM   #27
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Just get drunk and punch her in the mouth.

I'm just sayin'...

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LOL... I wondered when you'd get here with your amazing wit and wisdom llama!!

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:59 PM   #29
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LOL... I wondered when you'd get here with your amazing wit and wisdom llama!!
Yeah, I got off work super early today (8 hours earlier than usual) so I've been celebrating by drinking lots of beer. Then again, I often celebrate the coming of Wednesday by drinking lots of beer. Tuesday sometimes too.
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sigh.... you're getting home and I'm going into work...... life can be so cruel.....

more random posting in the morning I suppose!

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