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Old 01-31-2007, 02:22 AM   #21
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2 Below frankly blows Fat tire out of the water. I dont think that Fat Tire is bad beer, but it seems to be variable. Sometimes I have one and its great, sometimes its just meh.

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I have actually noticed some variability in 2 below also (I have drank a lot of it), some batches are hoppier than others, but they are all good!


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Old 02-08-2007, 06:43 AM   #22
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Just thought I'd throw in a quick update to this thread.

I have a friend that works at a local beer/wine/liquor store with a massive beer selection. He'd had 2º Below in a bottle from the store, and was recently in my bar. He saw that we had it on tap and wanted to try a pint. He said the bottled version was MUCH hoppier than the draft. I poured a little for myself tonight, and I could detect a faint hop aroma to it, since I was looking out for it. I suppose the kegged stuff just doesn't come out quite the same.



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I got a great clone. I just don't use the same Belgian yeast they do, I stick with good ol chico
My understading is that most of their mainline beers are not fermented with Belgian strains. To my taste buds, Fat Tire certainly isn't, for example.

I don't know about the 2 below, but I'd be pretty surprised if it were fermented with a Belgian strain.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:39 PM   #24
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My understading is that most of their mailine beers are not fermented with Belgian strains. To my taste buds, Fat Tire certainly isn't, for example.

I don't know about the 2 below, but I'd be pretty surprised if it were fermented with a Belgian strain.
I dont taste Belgian Yeast in most of their beers either. I have had the best luck with WLP001 Cali Ale yeast when shooting for something Fat-Tireish.

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